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:
- 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.
- 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.
If your family member was wrongfully killed in South Carolina, please contact The Derrick Law Firm today. They will work diligently so that you receive the compensation you need.
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. A wrongful death attorney can help you receive the benefits you need following your family member's death.
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, who will assist you to protect your family's best interests.
The Derrick Law Firm has been working on behalf of the families of lost loved ones since 1991 across the state of South Carolina. As your wrongful death attorney, The Derrick Law Firm will fight for the full value of your case. We will not settle quickly for what insurance companies are willing to pay, but see your case through, even if a trial is necessary.
Why Choose The Derrick Law Firm Over Other Wrongful Death Attorneys?
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 will help maximize your recovery and fight to get you the best results possible.
The Derrick Law Firm's philosophy is to obtain the full value of a case, outwork our opponents, and treat our client's like family. Voted Best Law Firm 2018 by the readers of the Myrtle Beach Herald as well as Attorney Derrick winning Best Attorney for the 3rd year in a row (2016, 2017, 2018), The Derrick Law Firm strives for the best for each client that walks through the door.
The Derrick Law Firm has locations in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Conway, Columbia, Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston, and Charleston, South Carolina.