A wrongful death case includes the death of a human being as a result of another person’s negligence or thoughtless behavior. Surviving family members may be eligible for compensation if they have been negatively impacted. Product faults, job dangers, and other factors are common causes of wrongful death. The Philpot Law Firm Attorneys attorneys work hard to prove the responsible party’s carelessness, breach of duty, how their acts caused death, and the amount of damages owed.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Case?
Nothing can ever resolve the hurt from the death of a loved one and the effects of losing someone suddenly can have an immense impact. Spouses, children, or other family members may have relied on the deceased for financial assistance, food, and other needs. If this is the case, those family members have the right to demand compensation. The funds received will assist in recovering from the loved one’s loss and plan for a future without them.
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. More complex calculations are necessary to establish the amount of money the victim would have provided for his or her family in everyday life. The court will take into consideration the following:
- The age of the deceased individual
- Their health status prior to the accident
- Their earnings potential
- Their children’s needs
- Other specifics about the case
How We Fight for You
Our personal injury attorneys understand that losing a loved one in this manner is more than likely unexpected. Philpot Law Firm is prepared to correct the wrongs done to the families in these cases. Our goal is to alleviate this burden and assist in obtaining the just restitution deserved so that the healing process may begin. Our family of personal injury attorneys will be by your side in every way that we can during this difficult and unimaginable time.
At Philpot Law Firm, we truly care about our clients, and we fight for you like family.
Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our caring attorneys.