Compassionate Wrongful Death Attorneys in Beaufort, SC - Trust Twenge + Twombley to Protect Your Rights
Losing a loved one in an accident is a heartbreaking experience. If you lose someone due to another person or company's carelessness or wrongdoing, you may feel an overwhelming mix of emotions over the loss - sadness, shock and anger.
While no amount of compensation can bring back someone who died, the financial costs of an unexpected death can add up quickly. It's not only the immediate medical and funeral expenses that can cause an impact. You also may have lost someone who was a breadwinner in the family. You may have depended on that income to keep a roof over your head and support the children.
At Twenge + Twombley, our Beaufort wrongful death lawyers understand what is needed to help clients obtain compensation after the loss of a loved one. A South Carolina wrongful death lawsuit enables the family of the deceased to recover monetary losses - known as damages - for the loss of a loved one. We're ready to fight for you. Contact us today at 866-452-6315 for a free case evaluation.
What types of accidents result in a wrongful death claim?
Wrongful death claims cover a wide range of accidents and situations in which some person or entity is negligent. A loved one may have been struck and killed in a drunk driving car accident. Someone you care about may have died in a hospital. The wrongful death claim may be part of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances of death, you may be entitled to compensation if you've lost a spouse, parent or child due to negligence.
Can I file a wrongful death lawsuit in South Carolina?
The following must be established before filing a wrongful death lawsuit:
- Someone has died.
- That person died as a result of someone's negligence.
- The deceased is survived by immediate family members (for example, a spouse and children).
- The surviving family members have suffered a monetary loss as a result of the victim's death.
Damages awarded in a South Carolina wrongful death lawsuit might involve a combination of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Death and funeral expenses
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of benefits (such as health insurance)
- Emotional trauma and suffering
- Punitive damages designed to punish a particularly negligent individual or business whose behavior directly contributed to your loved one's accident
Our Beaufort-based wrongful death lawyers are ready to fight for you
A wrongful death may occur instantly, or may take months or years before the person passes away. The time between the action of the person who caused the harm and the death of your loved one is not a factor as long as it can be proven that the defendant's action was the cause of death.
Wrongful death claims can be complex. If you lost a loved one because of negligence, it's important to act quickly. Because of the South Carolina Statute of Limitations, you may lose your right to initiate a lawsuit if you wait too long.
At Twenge + Twombley, we understand it is a difficult decision to hire an attorney. That's why we strive to provide personalized, individual service to each of our clients. We take the time to answer your questions. We work with each of our clients one-on-one, on a case-by-case basis. Our goal is to build the most solid and successful legal strategy on your behalf.
We're ready to fight for you. Call 866-452-6315 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free case consultation with one of our aggressive, determined Beaufort, SC wrongful death attorneys. We serve clients in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and other communities throughout the South Carolina Lowcountry.
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