Seeking Justice & Fighting for Compensation
If someone you love died due to someone else’s negligence, we offer you our sincerest condolences. It is never easy to lose a loved one but it is especially difficult to do so when it occurs due to the negligent actions of another person. You may be looking at expensive hospital bills, lost wages, funeral expenses, and more. At Moore Taylor Law Firm, our wrongful death lawyers in Columbia will handle virtually all your legal responsibilities while you focus on your loved ones and your final preparations for the deceased. We will help you get the compensation you deserve and need. Additionally, you can count on us to provide you with the effective and compassionate legal services you are owed.
About Wrongful Death Cases in South Carolina
Not everyone who loses a loved one is eligible to file a wrongful death claim. The claim needs to be brought in the name of or by the decedent’s executor or administrator. If no children or spouse exist, a claim can be brought by the decedent’s parents. If there are no parents, a claim can be brought by the decedent’s heirs. A valid claim can only be brought if the decedent was killed due to another person’s negligence and if the decedent would have been able to recover compensation for their damages had they survived. The party responsible for a wrongful death can be a corporation, individual, or multiple individuals.
Compensation in wrongful death cases can be used to help cover:
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of care and protection
- Medical expenses for any treatment received by the decedent prior to death
- Loss of companionship between the deceased and surviving family members
- Loss of income the deceased will no longer be earning and contributing to the family
Our wrongful death lawyers in Columbia can help you hold the responsible party accountable both financially and legally. Visit our office today and find out how we can help you receive compensation for your losses.
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