Your family may be entitled to financial compensation if you can prove that someone else was to blame for the death of your loved one. First, you need to hire a lawyer to investigate your case and fight on your behalf. The Hite Law Firm’s wrongful death lawyers serving Laurens are the tough advocates you need in a difficult time. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases We Handle
The Hite Law Firm assists families with wrongful death cases in a number of circumstances, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Medical malpractice
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
The common element in all of these cases is the grief and loss that your family has suffered. You could receive a wrongful death settlement if you meet your legal burden of proof.
Survival Actions When Your Loved One Dies
Wrongful death damages compensate your family for your own loss that they sustained when a loved one died. Your loved one may have also suffered between the time of their injury and their death (if they did not die immediately). The estate can file a survival action that seeks to recover these damages on behalf of the estate.
These damages can include:
- Medical costs to treat your loved one
- Their pain and suffering from their injury
- Lost wages between the time of their injury and death
- The emotional distress that they suffered from the accident or being aware of their impending death
Proving a Wrongful Death Case
The first part of a wrongful death case is proving that the death was actually wrongful. If someone intentionally killed your loved one, it would be easier to prove. Otherwise, you need evidence that shows that someone else was negligent or reckless. Like every other personal injury case, you would need to demonstrate that another party breached the duty of care that they owed to your loved one.
Specifically, you would need to prove:
- There was a relationship that meant someone else owed your loved one a duty of care
- That person breached their duty by doing something that would be considered unreasonable under the circumstances
- Your loved one died
- Your loved one would not have died had it not been for the wrongful actions of someone else
Why Hire the Hite Law Firm?
Losing a loved one is hard enough. Having to get involved in the legal process will make a tough situation worse. You need an injury attorney who will fight for you while handling your cases with compassion. It is not a balance that every lawyer can manage. At the Hite Law Firm, we strike that balance, working to maximize your financial compensation.
Contact a Laurens, SC Wrongful Death Attorney
When you need legal help, reach out to the wrongful death lawyers at the Hite Law Firm in Laurens today. We stand with you when the insurance company is against you. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling us today at 864-664-2252 or sending us a message through our website.