Wrongful Death Lawyer in Charleston, SC
Sanders Law Firm, LLC Can Help Seek Justice for Your Loss
At Sanders Law Firm, LLC, we represent victims and families who have experienced catastrophic injury or death resulting from dangerous products, defective products, unexpected fires, unsafe working conditions, aviation accidents, auto accidents, roadway defects, and other negligent acts.
Attorney T.O. Sanders is not only AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, he holds an engineering degree as well, giving him a unique insight into many civil cases where mechanical and structural failures play a key role. We understand that no amount of money can make up for the unexpected loss of a loved one, but we are dedicated to seeking relief for those emotionally and financially impacted by these tragedies.
What Is Considered Wrongful Death In Charleston, SC?
Wrongful death in South Carolina refers to a situation where a person's death is caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another party. It can occur due to various circumstances, including car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, defective products, or criminal acts.
Who Can Sue For Wrongful Death In South Carolina?
The South Carolina Code of Laws specifies who can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Generally, the spouse and children of the deceased have the first right to file a claim. If there is no surviving spouse or children, the parents of the deceased may file the lawsuit. In some cases, a personal representative or administrator or executor of the deceased's estate can also bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of the beneficiaries.
What Are The Damages For Wrongful Death?
There are various damages can be sought by the surviving family members depending on the specific circumstances of the case. These damages may include compensation for medical expenses related to the final injury or illness, funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, loss of companionship and guidance, mental anguish, and pain and suffering endured by the deceased before death.
Is There A Time Limit For Filing A Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Charleston, SC?
Yes, there is a time limit, known as the statute of limitations, for filing a wrongful death lawsuit. In South Carolina, the statute of limitations is typically 3 years from the date your loved one passed away. Be sure to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney promptly to ensure compliance with the applicable deadlines.
Our Approach to Wrongful Death Claims
Losing a loved one unexpectedly due to another's negligence can be debilitating and mind-numbing. Even so, you have a limited amount of time to pursue your wrongful death case before losing your right to pursue compensation. Critical evidence and eye witnesses must be gathered and assessed quickly. Our firm can assist with this process and ensure that everything needed to establish liability is included in your suit.
The value of the wrongful death claim depends on many factors, including:
- The cause of death
- The deceased's salary
- The funeral/burial expenses
- Any medical expenses resulting from the accident
- Any financial dependents (such as children) the deceased had
Knowledgeable Counsel You Can Count On
To understand the issues in a wrongful death case, scientific and mechanical expertise may be required of the lawyer. As an engineer and a lawyer, T.O. Sanders is uniquely qualified to help you. Sanders Law Firm, LLC's network of legal resources and established professional relationships provides us with every advantage needed to pursue compensation from even the largest companies.
We know that the stakes are high in these cases, the client has lost a loved one in a violent manner. If we take your case, then we will not charge you a fee unless we recover money. We also advance the expenses for you. Expenses in a wrongful death case may be substantial.
Our goal is to ensure that the gravity of your loss is compellingly put forth before the law. Call our offices at (843) 573-8828.