What is a "Survival Action?"

If someone dies an untimely death related to another's actions, a survival action may brought for the benefit of the Estate, and includes any damages that the decedent could have sought, had he or she not died.  

Therefore, you need to prove negligence, recklessness, or intentional conduct.

The following damages can be obtained in a survival action:

1. Medical bills incurred in the accident;

2. Pain and suffering incurred before death; and

3. Possibly punitive damages if the at-fault party was reckless or acted intentionally.

If you lost a loved one due to another's actions, you may have a wrongful death and survival action claim. Contact Myrtle Beach Personal Injury Lawyer Dirk Derrick for a free consultation. 843-248-7486.

Has Your Loved One Died To The Negligence Of Others?

If you're loved one has died due someone else's negligence you need to speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Conway, South Carolina office directly at 843-484-0707 to schedule a free consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.

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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.