If you lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence, incompetence, or wrongdoing, Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, can help you pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties. Under South Carolina’s Civil Remedies and Procedures §15-51-10, certain family members can recover the costs associated with a wrongful death claim. However, only a qualifying representative or executor of the decedent’s estate can file this type of legal action. For this reason, filing a wrongful death claim can become complicated.
Yet, a Gaffney wrongful death lawyer from Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can advise you on your legal options for pursuing financial recovery. We can determine if you qualify for a wrongful death action against the party (or parties) whose actions led to your loved one’s death. If you are eligible, we will collect evidence and build a claim on your behalf. We will take on the responsible parties and their insurers to help you recover compensation.
To speak with a member of our team today and receive a free case evaluation, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC at (828) 286-3866.
We Will Hold the Right Parties Liable for Your Loved One’s Death
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC will hold the right parties liable for your loved one’s death. The term “wrongful death” is broad and covers an almost endless list of situations, to the point where it would be impossible to list them all. Essentially, if your loved one died as a direct (or indirect) result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you could have the basis of a civil action against that party.
The legal team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC has helped clients recover compensation for the following situations and more:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
We can help you hold the other driver liable if your loved one lost their life in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. If the other driver violated a traffic law, drove drunk, or otherwise displayed negligence at the time of the collision, we can hold them liable for the cost of your outstanding expenses.
Defective or Damaged Products
Damaged or defective consumer goods kill hundreds of people every year. In many situations, liability rests on the manufacturer of the product in question. As long as your loved one was using the product for its intended purpose and did not materially alter it from its original form, we can pursue the manufacturer in a product liability claim for your loved one’s passing.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Falls are a leading cause of death in the United States, particularly among the elderly, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). If your loved one lost their life in a fall on someone else’s property, we will determine if the fall resulted from a hazardous condition that should have been reasonably addressed. If so, we will pursue the responsible party (or parties) in a wrongful death action.
Medical errors are another leading cause of death in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Medical professionals are held to a high standard of care when administering treatment to patients in their charge. If your loved one died while under the care of a healthcare professional, we can investigate their passing and determine if you have a valid wrongful death claim for medical malpractice.
If your loved one died after taking a drug prescribed by a doctor or dispensed by a pharmacist, we may be able to recover wrongful death damages from a number of parties, including the doctor, pharmacist, drugmaker, and others.
Other Wrongful Deaths
As we mentioned, the list of possible wrongful death scenarios is far too long to print in its entirety. At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we want you to know that no matter what circumstances resulted in your loved one’s passing, we can help you. We can investigate your loved one’s passing, collect evidence to assign liability, and from there, pursue the cost of your related expenses.
We offer a free initial case review, during which you can ask us any questions you may have regarding a wrongful death action. To get started, call us today at (828) 286-3866.
Your Gaffney Wrongful Death Compensation
One of the things your Gaffney wrongful death lawyer can do for you is estimate the cost of your economic and noneconomic damages. This will give your legal team an idea of what constitutes a fair settlement offer. How your case will unfold will rest on the facts of your situation. You may be able to resolve your case through an insurance settlement from the liable party’s insurer. You may have to take your case to court and receive compensation at the behest of a judge’s ruling.
Your legal team can advise you on your options and help you make decisions that promote your interests.
Should your case be successful, you may be eligible to collect the following damages and more for your loved one’s death:
- The cost of funeral expenses, including memorial services, burial, and cremation
- Various end of life services, including life support and hospice
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of household benefits
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of income
- Loss of inheritance
Under South Carolina’s Civil Remedies and Procedures §15-3-530, you have three years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit. It is important to take action quickly after the passing of your loved one.
Call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC for a Free Case Evaluation Today
The Gaffney wrongful death lawyers at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, want to help you collect fair compensation for the death of your loved one. For a free case evaluation, call us today at (828) 286-3866.