What Is Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death is when someone is killed by a negligent or intentional act. The at fault party can be a person or a corporation. These types of cases arise from a number of different circumstances. The Derrick Law Firm has handled wrongful death cases for families arising out of motorcycle accidents, car and truck accidents, jet ski accidents, defective products, as well as pedestrians that are killed while walking and/or riding bikes. In South Carolina, a wrongful death actually gives rise to 2 separate claims. The personal representative of the estate brings both of these claims:

  1. The first is the wrongful death claim which is for the benefit of specific family members that have been injured both emotionally and financially by the death of their relative.
  2. The second claim is the "survival action" which is brought for the benefit of the estate of the person killed. This claim is for damages incurred by the person killed, such as medical expenses and conscious pain and suffering before his or her death.

Do You Need A Wrongful Death Attorney In South Carolina?

If your loved one has been killed by the negligent act of another, your life has changed drastically. In coping with your loss, the last thing you should be worried about is your insurance company lowering the amount of money you are rightly owed. 

If your loved one was prematurely taken away, what can you do? You can contact The Derrick Law Firm, a wrongful death law firm practicing across South Carolina..

The Derrick Law Firm has been working on behalf of the families of lost loved ones since 1991 across the state of South Carolina. 

Why Choose The Derrick Law Firm ?

At The Derrick Law Firm, you will be treated as an individual, not as another case or another settlement. You have the right to be compensated for the loss of your loved one, and The Derrick Law Firm can help.

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 ConwayMyrtle BeachMurrells InletMt. PleasantNorth Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.