The loss of a loved one, whether expected or sudden, is a tragic event. Family members should have time to grieve and remember their loved one fondly; however, if the loss was caused by the negligence of someone else, coping can be even more difficult. Along with grief, anger and confusion are probably persistent emotions.
If you think your loved one’s death happened because of something someone else did, you may be able to seek justice and financial compensation. If you choose to file a wrongful death claim in South Carolina, it’s important to understand how the laws work so you can receive the compensation you deserve to ease any financial burdens you’re experiencing.
Wrongful Death in South Carolina
South Carolina law 15-51-10 defines wrongful death as a death that was caused by the “wrongful, neglect, or default” action of another person. If the deceased had survived, they would have been able to file a personal injury claim. [Read more…] about South Carolina Wrongful Death Statutes of Limitations