Understanding the Value of Life in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Losing a loved one in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence is never easy. In many instances, spouses and families are dependent upon the deceased spouse’s income for financial support, not to mention the loss of the decedent’s care, companionship, and comfort. All of these losses go to the value of a deceased individual’s life and are compensable as part of a South Carolina wrongful death claim or lawsuit. 

Although money can never truly replace the loss of a loved one, it is the only means of compensation available in the law. It can also bring about a sense of closure and justice. In a wrongful death claim that is filed by a surviving spouse or child of the decedent, the claimant could pursue and recover compensation for the decedent’s pain and suffering leading up to death, funeral costs, burial expenses, loss of the decedent’s anticipated financial support, and loss of the decedent’s care, companionship, and comfort.

Contact a Compassionate Greenville Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, compassionate Greenville attorney Bobby Jones of Bobby Jones law is here to help. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced Greenville wrongful death lawyer, please give us a call at 864-432-1759 or contact us online today for more information about how we can help. 

Wrongful Death FAQ

When Can a Wrongful Death Claim Be Filed?

A wrongful death claim can be filed if a loved one dies due to the wrongful act of another, such as in an accident that occurred because of negligence, carelessness, or recklessness. 

How Much Time Is There to File a Wrongful Death Claim or Lawsuit?

In most instances, a wrongful death claimant has three years from the decedent’s death date to file a wrongful death claim. 

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In wrongful death claims, the decedent’s spouse and children have priority, then parents, and finally heirs. Once a wrongful death claim is filed, the claimant’s lawyer will try and resolve the case with the at-fault person’s insurance company. If a favorable resolution can’t be reached, the attorney could file a lawsuit in court. 

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