Wrongful Death Attorneys
When a human life is lost because of the fault or negligence of another, the South Carolina Wrongful Death Statute provides for the family or beneficiaries to bring a civil action to recover damages. Claims must be brought through the estate of the deceased relative, and are brought by an administrator or personal representative of the estate.
Damages may be awarded for:
- Pecuniary loss,
- Mental shock and suffering,
- Wounded feelings,
- Grief and sorrow,
- Loss of companionship, and
- Deprivation of the use and comfort of the intestate’s society, including the loss of his experience, knowledge, and judgment in managing the affairs of himself and of his beneficiaries.
When gross negligence or reckless conduct is involved, punitive damages may also be awarded in addition to actual damages. By the same token, an injured party may be limited or barred from recovery as a result of their own contributory negligence. Regardless of cause, we encourage you to contact a Wrongful Death Attorney at the Smith & Haskell Law Firm, LLP at 864.582.6727 to schedule an appointment today to discuss the legal options. We are ready to put our experienced Wrongful Death attorneys to work for you.
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