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Understanding Wrongful Death Cases

Losing a loved one is a tragic and emotional experience. A surviving spouse, children and parents of a deceased person may file a wrongful death claim on their behalf in South Carolina. Even the deceased person’s heirs may file a claim if there are no parents, spouse or children. The Horton Law Firm is a team of Greenville-based wrongful death lawyers who serve the relatives of those killed due to the fault of another.

South Carolina law defines a wrongful death as a fatality caused by “the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another.” Types of wrongful death cases are varied, and can include instances such as:

  •    Nursing Home Neglect
  •    Car Accidents
  •    Motorcycle Accidents
  •    Bicycle Accidents
  •    Pedestrian Accidents
  •    Boat and Jet-Ski Accidents
  •    Trucking Accidents
  •    Violence
  •    Defective Products
  •    On-the-Job Accidents
  •    On-Premises Accidents
  •    Dangerous Animals
  •    Pharmacy Errors
  •    Medical Malpractice

Time Limits and the Statue of Limitations

If a loved one has been killed in an accident, contact South Carolina wrongful death lawyer Andy Arnold or Bo Campbell as soon as you can. You don’t want to run the risk of evidence lost or witnesses disappearing. In South Carolina, there’s also a statute of limitation, meaning a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within three years of the person’s death. In other states, however, there are different statues of limitations that can be as short as six months.

A wrongful death case can be complicated. Responsible parties can be individuals, companies and organizations, as well as their insurers. Damages may include financial support, such as lost wages, benefits, funeral and medical expenses, and household assistance. Pain, suffering and mental anguish can also be compensated. Where there is intentional acts or reckless conduct, punitive damages may be recovered as well.

Dedicated Wrongful Death Lawyers

Do you need to file a wrongful death claim but have no idea where to turn? Andy Arnold and Bo Campbell are experienced Greenville wrongful death lawyers representing the survivors’ loss. Contact the attorneys at the Horton Law Firm at 864-233-4351.

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