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Summerville Wrongful Death Attorneys

When a loved one dies unexpectedly, the shock and grief are hard to deal with. You may have many questions after an unexpected death. How did it happen? What caused the accident? Who is responsible? How are we going to cope with this devastating loss? What do we do next?

South Carolina defines a wrongful death as one caused by the “wrongful act, neglect, or default” of another. It must be the type of action for which a personal injury claim could be filed if the deceased had lived. Put another way, a wrongful death lawsuit is a personal injury case in which the victim is not alive to file the claim for themselves. We understand that money is the last thing on your mind as you grieve the loss of your loved one, but you need to be aware that the death, caused by negligence or carelessness, may provide you compensation to pay your bills and move forward.

South Carolina permits surviving family members to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. Even though this type of suit cannot bring your loved one back, winning the case allows the family to move forward and ease the financial burden of losing their beloved family member.

At the Steinberg Law Firm we understand your grief and are here to help you move through the process and assist you in settling your legal concerns in a timely and compassionate manner. Be aware, that you have only three years from the date of the deceased’s accident to serve a wrongful death lawsuit.

What kinds of accidents can involve a wrongful death?
There are many ways that someone may be a victim in an accident that results in a wrongful death. Some of the types of accidents are:

  • Reckless driving
  • DUI/DWI
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Construction workplace accidents
  • Unlawful use/operation of machinery, tools or equipment
  • Careless, unlawful or untrained use of a firearm
  • Use of a faulty product
  • Defective manufacturing
  • Car crashes
  • Bus crashes
  • Tractor-trailer accidents
  • Self-driving car accidents
  • Nursing home abuse/neglect
  • Trucking accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Plane crashes
  • Medical malpractice
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Oil rig accidents
  • Explosions
  • Electrical accidents
  • Negligence
  •  
    Who may file a wrongful death claim in South Carolina?
    A wrongful death action may be brought in South Carolina by or in the name of the executor/administrator on behalf of the deceased’s children and spouse. Should there be no spouse or children, the deceased’s parents may file. In the event that there is no one surviving, the wrongful death action/claim is to benefits heirs.

    Damages awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit are typically proportioned out to the spouse, children, parents or heirs based on the portion they would have been entitled to if the deceased had died without a Will and recovery was part of the personal assets of the estate.

    Damages typically awarded in a wrongful death action may include:

  • Lost benefits
  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses related to the death
  • Property damages
  • Other financial losses related to the death
  • Funeral, burial expenses
  • Pain, suffering and mental anguish of the surviving family
  • Loss of deceased’s care, protection and companionship
  • Loss of deceased’s judgment, experience and knowledge
  • Loss of financial support of deceased
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of household services
  • Punitive/exemplary damages
  •  
    If someone you love has been involved in a fatal accident, connect a Summerville wrongful death lawyer. You do not need to try and deal with everything on your own.

    Contact a Summerville wrongful death attorney from the Steinberg Law Firm. They thoroughly assess your case and explain how wrongful death lawsuits are different in some ways from a personal injury case and what you can expect if you file a claim.

    To obtain fair and equitable compensation for the loss of your loved one you need the assistance of a capable and experienced wrongful death lawyer to address every concern you have about the case and to advise you of your legal rights. Your Summerville wrongful death attorney from the Steinberg Law Firm is with you every step of the way, from case evaluation to settlement or court.

    Talk to a Wrongful Death Lawyer
    Our initial consultation is confidential and completely free of charge. You pay nothing to speak to a lawyer about your case? Our attorneys can help you understand the details of your case, your legal rights and how to get the compensation and justice you deserve.

    RESULTS

    WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
    $2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

    Summerville Wrongful Death Attorneys

    When a loved one dies unexpectedly, the shock and grief are hard to deal with. You may have many questions after an unexpected death. How did it happen? What caused the accident? Who is responsible? How are we going to cope with this devastating loss? What do we do next?

    South Carolina defines a wrongful death as one caused by the “wrongful act, neglect, or default” of another. It must be the type of action for which a personal injury claim could be filed if the deceased had lived. Put another way, a wrongful death lawsuit is a personal injury case in which the victim is not alive to file the claim for themselves. We understand that money is the last thing on your mind as you grieve the loss of your loved one, but you need to be aware that the death, caused by negligence or carelessness, may provide you compensation to pay your bills and move forward.

    South Carolina permits surviving family members to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. Even though this type of suit cannot bring your loved one back, winning the case allows the family to move forward and ease the financial burden of losing their beloved family member.

    At the Steinberg Law Firm we understand your grief and are here to help you move through the process and assist you in settling your legal concerns in a timely and compassionate manner. Be aware, that you have only three years from the date of the deceased’s accident to serve a wrongful death lawsuit.

    What kinds of accidents can involve a wrongful death?
    There are many ways that someone may be a victim in an accident that results in a wrongful death. Some of the types of accidents are:

  • Reckless driving
  • DUI/DWI
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Construction workplace accidents
  • Unlawful use/operation of machinery, tools or equipment
  • Careless, unlawful or untrained use of a firearm
  • Use of a faulty product
  • Defective manufacturing
  • Car crashes
  • Bus crashes
  • Tractor-trailer accidents
  • Self-driving car accidents
  • Nursing home abuse/neglect
  • Trucking accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Plane crashes
  • Medical malpractice
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Oil rig accidents
  • Explosions
  • Electrical accidents
  • Negligence
  •  
    Who may file a wrongful death claim in South Carolina?
    A wrongful death action may be brought in South Carolina by or in the name of the executor/administrator on behalf of the deceased’s children and spouse. Should there be no spouse or children, the deceased’s parents may file. In the event that there is no one surviving, the wrongful death action/claim is to benefits heirs.

    Damages awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit are typically proportioned out to the spouse, children, parents or heirs based on the portion they would have been entitled to if the deceased had died without a Will and recovery was part of the personal assets of the estate.

    Damages typically awarded in a wrongful death action may include:

  • Lost benefits
  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses related to the death
  • Property damages
  • Other financial losses related to the death
  • Funeral, burial expenses
  • Pain, suffering and mental anguish of the surviving family
  • Loss of deceased’s care, protection and companionship
  • Loss of deceased’s judgment, experience and knowledge
  • Loss of financial support of deceased
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of household services
  • Punitive/exemplary damages
  •  
    If someone you love has been involved in a fatal accident, connect a Summerville wrongful death lawyer. You do not need to try and deal with everything on your own.

    Contact a Summerville wrongful death attorney from the Steinberg Law Firm. They thoroughly assess your case and explain how wrongful death lawsuits are different in some ways from a personal injury case and what you can expect if you file a claim.

    To obtain fair and equitable compensation for the loss of your loved one you need the assistance of a capable and experienced wrongful death lawyer to address every concern you have about the case and to advise you of your legal rights. Your Summerville wrongful death attorney from the Steinberg Law Firm is with you every step of the way, from case evaluation to settlement or court.

    Talk to a Wrongful Death Lawyer
    Our initial consultation is confidential and completely free of charge. You pay nothing to speak to a lawyer about your case? Our attorneys can help you understand the details of your case, your legal rights and how to get the compensation and justice you deserve.

    RESULTS

    WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
    $2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

    What Our Clients Say About Us

    I am very pleased with my experience

    I have, and will continue to recommend The Steinberg Law Firm. They have worked very hard on my behalf.

    It is hard to really put in writing how much Tom was there for me

    He really did such an unbelievable job. Even when the settlement was made, he returned a text with a call to share in the joy over another medical event we were going through, that had a great outcome. Yes, they really do care.

    I would highly recommend them

    Enjoyed the fact that every time I called, someone called me back. It made me feel like my case mattered, and that I mattered. They answered all of my questions and concerns in a timely manner.

    They will go the extra mile for you

    David Pearlman and his staff did an exceptional job on my claim. Mr. Pearlman was honest, patient and steered me in the right direction. A’Riel was always nice and very helpful. I would recommend them to everyone.

    I would never seek help from any other Firm!

    The lawyers and their staff are very professional, caring about your situation! They are one of a kind!Get this Firm behind you and you will never be sorry!

    It was a pleasure working with Steven Goldberg and his staff

    They were courteous and professional. They maintained regular contact for status reports on my case and provided needed documentation on a timely basis. I would recommend this firm.