Wrongful death claims in South Carolina are allowed where a person’s death was caused by the neglect, misconduct or wrongful act of another person or entity. Common causes of wrongful death include:
- Car Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Defective Drugs or Products
- Medical Malpractice
- Workplace Accidents
- Nursing Home Negligence
In South Carolina, the Personal Representative of the deceased’s estate on behalf of the family must initiate a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit consists of two claims: a survival claim and a wrongful death claim.
The survival claim allows recovery for the deceased person’s injuries until death. These damages may include conscious pain and suffering, medical bills up until death, and any lost wages from injury up until death.
At David R. Price, Jr., P.A., we understand the unique requirements and practical implications of every wrongful death action and stand ready to help you navigate the complicated interplay of the laws of inheritance for all concerned.
Our goal is to help you recover the damages and compensation for loss, which may include:
- Medical treatment expenses for the deceased
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of financial support and benefits
- Loss of household services
- Loss of companionship, love, and guidance
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages (if the defendant was reckless or malicious in causing the death.)
South Carolina’s wrongful death statute allows an action to be brought on behalf of the deceased’s spouse and children. If there was no spouse or children, the action is for the benefit of the person’s parents. If there was no spouse, children or parents, then the action is for the benefit of the other statutory heirs.
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