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Wrongful Death Claims

Losing a loved one is never easy, and when the loss is due to the negligence of another person, it makes it even harder. Time and time again, our firm has seen what wrongful death cases can do to families. The added stress that comes with the legal processes can oftentimes make it an unbearable road to walk through. For our attorneys at Philpot Law Firm, helping a family become whole again after one of these situations is one of the most rewarding things we can do. The process to gaining wrongful death compensation can be exhausting, but we work to guide our clients through until the end.

What Is A Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death lawsuit involves the death of a human being caused by negligent, careless actions of another. If surviving family members are negatively impacted, they may be entitled to compensation. Common causes of wrongful death include product defects, occupational hazards, and more. Our attorneys fight to establish the responsible party’s negligence, breach of duty, how their actions caused death, and damages owed.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Case?

This type of case may be filed by survivors of the deceased to assist in alleviating their loss. The individuals that may file a wrongful death claim include the wife or husband, child or children, and in some cases, the parents.

What Kinds of Damages Will Be Covered?

In South Carolina, a wrongful death claim provides financial compensation to surviving family members of the deceased. It is intended to help with financial and emotional loss and can include loss of financial support, funeral and burial expenses, and emotional suffering, among other things.

We realize that losing a loved one in this way is often unexpected. Our firm is ready to right the wrong that has been inflicted upon the families in these situations. From establishing an estate, to guiding them through the probate process, all of it is overwhelming for grieving families. Our focus is to ease the burden and help obtain the deserved compensation so they can begin the healing process. Our team will compile the facts, represent you in court, and provide advice you can trust. Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our caring attorneys.