Myrtle Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer
If a person is killed because of the wrongful conduct of a person or persons, the decedent's heirs and other beneficiaries may file a wrongful death action against those responsible for the decedent's death.
A wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party is generally initiated by the surviving spouse, children, or family of the deceased person, through an attorney. A family in a wrongful death action may be able to recover damages for the:
Pain and suffering of the deceased family member
Hospital and medical care
Funeral and burial expenses
Financial or household support that the deceased would have provided
Loss of consortium
In order to be successful in a wrongful death claim, it must be proven that the acts or omissions of the defendant were the proximate cause of the decedent's injuries and death. This means that the defendant's wrongful conduct must have created a natural, direct series of events that led to the injury and eventual death.
If you need to speak with an attorney concerning a wrongful death situation in South Carolina, call The Chambers Law firm for a FREE consultation.