A wrongful death can destroy the lives of the family left behind. With so many questions left unanswered and mounting medical and funeral costs, not to mention the loss of income and companionship, someone must be held responsible. The family of the deceased has enough heartache, emotional trauma, and financial hardship to endure. It is the job of resourceful, knowledgeable and caring wrongful death attorneys from the Dick James Law Firm in Greenville, South Carolina to see to it that your family’s burden is lessened.
Filing A Wrongful Death Claim
Common Causes Of Wrongful Death
The immediate family of the deceased person including the spouse and children are eligible to file a wrongful death claim. In some cases, extended family such as grandparents or other relatives may be entitled to file. In exceptional cases where the party responsible for the wrongful death is a member of the family, restrictions may be placed on who can file against whom.
An accident in the workplace
Careless operation of a vehicle
Commercial vehicle accidents
Deliberate taking of a life
Substandard safety precautions
Elderly abuse and negligence
Determining Damages In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The surviving family members in a wrongful death suit can generally file to request payment of all accrued medical expenses and burial expenses. Other damages which stem from the absence of the deceased require the estimation of future losses resulting from this death. These assessments generally include:
Legal Representation For Wrongful Death Cases
No amount of money can replace the death of a loved one. But, with the help of our dedicated Greenville, SC Attorneys, residents of Spartanburg and Greenville, South Carolina have a way to ease the suffering brought upon them by such a devastating loss. Please contact the Dick James Law Firm today to learn how we can help you through this difficult time.