Wrongful DeathJustice for Everyone
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Types of Events Considered Wrongful Death
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death refers to a legal claim filed by the surviving family members of an individual whose death was caused by the negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of another party. In South Carolina, the purpose of a wrongful death claim is to seek compensation for the losses and damages suffered by the deceased person's family due to their untimely death. These losses can include medical expenses, funeral costs, lost financial support, and emotional pain and suffering.
Distinguishing Wrongful Death from Catastrophic Injury Claims
While both wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims involve serious harm caused by negligence, they differ in a fundamental aspect: the outcome. Wrongful death claims are pursued when the victim has tragically passed away due to the negligence of another party. On the other hand, catastrophic injury claims focus on seeking compensation for severe injuries that a victim has sustained, but the victim is still alive.
The Importance of Timely Legal Action
If you suspect that your loved one's death was caused by someone else's negligence, it's crucial to consult a knowledgeable personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The laws governing wrongful death claims in South Carolina have specific statutes of limitations that determine the time window during which you can file a claim. Failing to meet these deadlines can result in the loss of your right to seek compensation.
Furthermore, collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and building a strong case takes time. The earlier you engage an attorney, the better positioned they are to gather necessary evidence and advocate on your behalf. Brendan Green and his personal injury legal team can navigate the legal complexities, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, represent your interests in court.