Losing a loved one is a tragic and emotional experience. A surviving spouse, children and parents of a deceased person may file a wrongful death claim on their behalf in South Carolina. Even the deceased person’s heirs may file a claim if there are no parents, spouse or children. Andy Arnold is a Greenville-based wrongful death lawyer who serves these relatives of those killed due to the fault of another.
South Carolina law defines a wrongful death as a fatality caused by “the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another.” Types of wrongful death cases are varied, and can include instances such as:
Time Limits – Statue of Limitations
If a loved one has been killed in an accident, contact South Carolina wrongful death lawyer Andy Arnold as soon as you can. You don’t want to run the risk of evidence lost and witnesses disappearing. In South Carolina, there’s also a statute of limitation where a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within three years of the person’s death. In other states, however, there are different statues of limitations that can be as short as six months.
A wrongful death case can be complicated. Responsible parties can be individuals, companies and organizations, and their insurers. Damages may include financial support, such as lost wages, benefits, funderal and medical expenses, and household assistance. Pain, suffering and mental anguish can also be compensated. Where there is intentional acts or reckless conduct, punitive damages may be recovered as well.
A Dedicated Wrongful Death Lawyer
Do you need to file a wrongful death claim but have no idea where to turn? Andy Arnold is an experienced wrongful death lawyer in Greenville representing the survivors’ loss. Contact Andy and the attorneys at The Law Office of Andy Arnold at 864-242-4800.