There Is Nothing Worse Than Losing A Loved One Because Of Someone Else’s Wrongful Act

Our Lawyers Combine Compassion With A Commitment To Clients' Families

If a family member is killed as the result of someone else's negligence or a willful act, the victim's survivors can bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. Although monetary compensation will never ease the pain of losing a loved one, it can prevent surviving relatives from suffering financially.

Svalina Law Firm in Beaufort and Bluffton brings a sensitive approach to these emotional cases. We give family members space to grieve while also working with them to help determine the full financial impact of their loss.

Damages That Can Be Recovered In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The South Carolina wrongful death statute allows a lawsuit to be brought on behalf of a decedent's spouse and children. If there is no surviving spouse or children, a victim's parents can file a lawsuit.

In a wrongful death lawsuit, family members may be able to recover the following damages:

  • Medical expenses incurred by the deceased
  • Funeral costs
  • Lost wages for life expectancy
  • Loss of services the deceased used to perform that now cost money (such as housework)
  • Loss of companionship, love and guidance
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages in situations where the defendant was reckless, willful or malicious

An Attorney Who Offers Compassion And Commitment

Whether your family member was killed in a motor vehicle accident, a workplace accident or during a medical procedure, we have the extensive resources that are necessary to develop these cases and prevail on behalf of our clients.

Although South Carolina workers' compensation laws prevent individuals from pursuing personal injury lawsuits when they are injured, you may be able to recover wrongful death benefits if a loved one dies as a result of a workplace accident. Your resolution begins with a free consultation with our experienced wrongful death lawyer. Call us or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.