Losing a loved one to an accident or an act of violence is a tragedy. Our attorneys know that money cannot repair the loss that has occurred in your family; however, compensation awarded in a wrongful death case can replace the financial losses and pay for the expenses that resulted from your loved one's death. For a free consultation, please call the experienced South Carolina wrongful death attorneys of Whetstone Perkins & Fulda at (803) 828-6100.
Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim
The only way to know if you have a wrongful death case is to consult our experienced attorneys. During your free case evaluation, we can determine if the elements of such a claim are present, such as:
- Your loved one's death was caused by someone else's negligence, recklessness or by an intentional act
- You have experienced monetary losses and emotional suffering as a result of your loved one's death
- You are an eligible spouse, child, family member or other relation to the deceased
Wrongful death is a catastrophic event where someone pays the ultimate price as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness. Wrongful death may occur instantly, for example in a car wreck or construction accident. Wrongful death may also be the ultimate outcome when, for example, a doctor fails to timely diagnose cancer before the patient becomes terminal.
Damages Awarded in a Wrongful Death Case
A successful wrongful death case may provide compensation awards for the following things and others:
- Lost financial contributions
- Loss of loved one's benefits and future retirement account contributions
- Loss of future inheritance contributions
- Medical bills
- Funeral costs
- End-of-life expenses
These types of expenses and burdens can weigh heavily upon your shoulders, especially when you're experiencing deep grief at the same time. The attorneys of Whetstone Perkins & Fulda understand that wrongful death cases are very emotionally difficult. We are committed to handling interactions with families like yours, who have lost loved ones, with respect and sympathy as we strive to obtain justice for you in the courtroom.
If you lost a loved one to wrongful death in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree or any of the surrounding areas, please call the law firm of Whetstone Perkins & Fulda at (803) 828-6100, for a free case evaluation.