Have You Lost a Loved One in an Accident?
Our compassionate attorneys can help you seek justice
Losing a loved one is always difficult. And the loss is made worse when it was someone's negligence that caused your loved one's death. Nothing can bring your loved one back. But you may be able to seek compensation for your loss, which can help you hold the negligent person responsible and ease any financial stress. The experienced wrongful death attorneys at Lourie Law Firm offer compassionate representation to help you get justice for your loved one.
A wrongful death is one that was caused by someone's negligence or recklessness. It can be intentional or the result of inaction. Wrongful death can occur as a result of:
- Auto accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Product liability
- Slips and falls
- Dangerous drugs
- Medical devices
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
Whatever the circumstances, if someone caused your loved one's death, we believe that person needs to be held accountable.
We'll guide you through the process
Our attorneys are passionate and committed when handling these cases. Our legal team will conduct a thorough investigation to learn what really happened. We'll pore through accident reports, medical records and all other related documentation to search for evidence of negligence. We will also talk to witnesses and consult experts as needed.
When we can establish negligence, we can determine the value of your claim. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, funeral costs, loss of companionship, pain and suffering and other damages.
South Carolina's laws are complex. We can help you understand your rights.
In South Carolina, the legal options include wrongful death and survival actions. A survival action seeks compensation for funeral expenses and a loved one's pain and suffering prior to death. A wrongful death action seeks compensation for the family members left behind. There are many factors considered when determining the value of a claim. These include the loved one's age, earnings and the economic impact of the loss on family members. Punitive damages may also be sought in some cases.
Many times, we are able to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. But we will fight for you in court, if necessary.
Any verdict or settlement in a wrongful death or survival action case must be approved by a judge. The judge will look at the details of the case, the amount of damages, the beneficiaries and amount spent on pursuing the case. The money can be distributed only after a judge has granted approval. Our attorneys are very familiar with the process and know how to reach a successful resolution for your case.
If children are among the beneficiaries, we can help you place their assets in a conservatorship. This protects the settlement from being misused by other family members.
Don't delay. When you contact us soon after the loss of your loved one, we can get to work to preserve evidence that proves wrongful death. Don't worry about the cost. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means you owe us nothing until we come through for you.
If you have a lost a loved one due to wrongful death, contact Lourie Law Firm today. We offer a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We want to help you get justice for your loved one.