I have helped several families collect money damages after a loved one was killed due to negligence. Wrongful death can result from several types of negligence - automobile accidents, medical negligence, and defective product liability are all types of cases that I have handled. It is very important to me to see to it that the person who acted negligently be held accountable and that the decedent's family is compensated for their loss.
In South Carolina, there are two types of lawsuits that can be filed when someone is killed as a result of another's negligence. The wrongful death lawsuit allows the heirs of the deceased to collect for the loss of their loved one, including lost earnings that they would have made if they had not died. The survival lawsuit allows for the estate of the deceased to collect for the pain and suffering endured by the deceased prior to their death.
It is always difficult to lose a loved one, but when someone is unexpectedly killed by another's negligence, it can throw the lives of their family into complete turmoil. The untimely death can leave the surviving family members in terrible financial condition. The pain of losing someone coupled with the resulting financial strain can be too much for anyone to handle on his or her own. I am proud to help people when they find themselves in such a situation so that they can concentrate on grieving with their friends and family.