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Wrongful Death Lawsuit: How Much Money Can You Get?

If your loved one passed away in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, carelessness, or some other wrongful act, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. This includes deaths that occur in motorcycle accidents, car and truck accidents, and as a result of defective products. 

The types of damages that you may be able to recover as part of your wrongful death claim depend upon several factors, including your dependency upon the decedent for financial support, the extent of his or her medical treatment leading up to the accident, and the cost of the decedent’s end-of-life expenses. Therefore, the amount of money a wrongful death claimant gets will vary from case to case.

Speak to an Experienced and Compassionate Greenville Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

Greenville attorney Bobby Jones of Bobby Jones Law is ready to assist you with pursuing a wrongful death claim on your behalf today. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a knowledgeable and compassionate Greenville wrongful death attorney, please give us a call at 864-432-1759 or contact us online for more information about how we can help. 

Wrongful Death FAQ

What Types of Damages are Recoverable?

As part of a wrongful death claim, you may be in a position to recover all of the following costs:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses to cover the treatment leading up to the decedent’s death
  • Compensation for loss of the decedent’s care and companionship
  • Compensation for the decedent’s pain and suffering leading up to death
  • Loss of the deceased individual’s financial care and support

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim in South Carolina could be filed by the spouse or children of the decedent. If no spouse or children survive, the decedent’s parents could pursue the claim. Otherwise, the decedent’s heirs could file the claim.

How is a Wrongful Death Claim Filed?

A wrongful death claim is usually filed with the at-fault person or entity’s insurance company. The claimant’s lawyer will work to negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company. If the case does not settle, the claimant could bring a wrongful death lawsuit in the South Carolina state court system.

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