Lost A Loved One?
OUR INJURY LAWYERS ARE HERE FOR YOU WHEN WRONGFUL DEATH AFFECTS YOUR LIFE
The passing of a loved one is always difficult for those left behind. However, this grief can become mixed with confusion and stress when the death is wrongfully caused by the negligence of another. Our injury attorneys want to ensure that your family holds the parties responsible for fatal carelessness legally accountable.
When someone dies due to a fatal crash, medical malpractice or other incidents caused by negligence, loved ones may not only suffer emotional pain, but they will likely face extreme financial burdens. Family members may have the right to seek compensation for their loss. Our injury lawyers cannot undo what happened, but we can work to ease some of the financial burdens created by this tragic occurrence.
We stay in touch with our clients throughout the entire process, and we are available for an initial consultation at any time to answer any questions you might have. There is no charge to schedule a consultation with us to learn about your rights and to discuss your legal options.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death suit is appropriate when a person or business entity is legally at fault for the death of another person. Individuals may file a wrongful death lawsuit against a company if an employee acted negligently or if a defective product caused a family member’s death.
Wrongful death claims are separate from any traffic citations or criminal charges. This allows surviving family members to seek funeral expenses, lost wages and support, pain and suffering in addition to other damages resulting from the loss of the loved one.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
The laws that decide who can sue for wrongful death vary from state to state. While technically, a personal representative of the deceased’s estate will have legal standing to file the lawsuit, compensation will be distributed victim’s immediate surviving family members, such as a spouse and children. However, if the person who died was not married or had no children, the deceased person’s parents or other relatives may be the beneficiaries.
Wrongful death lawsuits can be particularly complex as well as emotionally difficult for grieving families. If a terrible tragedy affects your family, speak with the lawyers at Stewart Law Offices, LLC to find out if you have the right to a wrongful death lawsuit. We can give you legal advice that will allow you to make informed decisions. We will work hard on your behalf while you focus on your family and personal well-being.
Looking for Lawyers Who Handle Fatal Accidents?
Residents of Charlotte, Columbia, Rock Hill and Beaufort* can trust our injury attorneys to represent them when wrongful death suddenly affects their lives. We even offer free consultations to give you advice and help you decide if a lawsuit is the best course of action. Consultations in Beaufort* are by appointment only. Call our office anytime or fill out the contact form on our site for confidential and compassionate attorney advice.
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