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.
Has Your Loved One Died To The Negligence Of Others?
If you're loved one has died due someone else's negligence you should speak to a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Charleston, South Carolina office directly at 843.488.2359 to schedule your consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Conway, Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Mt. Pleasant, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.