The thought of losing a loved one is unbearable in any circumstance, but when someone loses their life because of the negligence of another, they must be held accountable. Contact a Columbia wrongful death lawyer from Mann, Blake & Jackson today to learn more about how we can help you and your family seek justice.
Columbia Wrongful Death Lawyer | Here for You & Your Family
We have significant experience representing families of those who lost their lives as a result of someone else’s negligence in Columbia and throughout South Carolina. A Columbia personal injury lawyer from our firm can assess your case and determine the best path forward for you and your family.
Wrongful Death Claims in South Carolina
In South Carolina, there is a hierarchy in place regarding who may bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved one. The first party who can bring a claim is the person’s spouse. However, if the decedent wasn’t married, his or her children can bring a wrongful death claim. If the decedent wasn’t married and had no children, the decedent’s parents can bring a claim. If none of these parties exist, the action will be for the benefit of the decedent’s heirs. In this case, the decedent’s executor or administrator of their estate will bring the wrongful death claim.
Our firm will have to prove that your loved one lost his or her life as a result of another party’s negligence, and that had your loved one lived, they would have had a valid personal injury claim against the defendant. As long as we can prove your claim, you should be financially compensated for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- The loss of companionship or guidance
- The loss of financial support
- The cost of funeral expenses
- The cost of the medical treatment your loved one received before he or she passed away
- The cost of household services traditionally provided by your loved one, such as mowing the lawn
- The loss of enjoyment of life
Statute of Limitations
Typically, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in South Carolina is three years. We understand that after losing a loved one, the last thing you want to do is go through the legal process of a wrongful death claim. This is why once we take your case, we will handle the heavy lifting and let you focus on what matters most. We will keep you updated, each step of the way, and we will fight for the justice you and your loved one deserve.
Contact a Columbia Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one is devastating, and though financial compensation can never make up for your loss, it can help cover the cost of any economic damages you and your family have sustained, as well as potentially give you a sense of closure. Our compassionate legal team understands that no injury case is more serious, and we will honor our promise to you, the client, that we will give your case everything we have. Contact Mann, Blake & Jackson today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.