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What Kind of Compensation Exists in a South Carolina Wrongful Death Claim?

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If your loved one was killed in a fatal accident in South Carolina, the last thing you may want to do is become involved in a legal process. But when an accident is the result of someone else's carelessness or recklessness and results in death, the most appropriate action may be to file a South Carolina wrongful death claim.

By speaking with a Georgetown wrongful death lawyer after losing a loved one in an accident-whether it was an auto accident, a slip and fall accident or the result of a dangerous prescription drug-you can determine whether filing a wrongful death claim is an appropriate action for your family.

A Georgetown wrongful death lawyer can advise you on the types of compensation you may be able to recover through a South Carolina wrongful death claim.

When you look at the kinds of compensation involved, know that a settlement or award typically won't just include those damages that are easily quantified by numbers, things like: funeral expenses, medical care before death and so on. A lawyer will also talk to you about the non-economic damages involved in a person's death, such as the victim's pain and suffering prior to passing and your own mental anguish. These are very complicated damages to pursue, so it's important to work with an attorney who has strategies in place for how to convey these losses in a compelling manner. 

Understanding the types of compensation that you may be entitled to is best done with the help of a Georgetown wrongful death lawyer. A lawyer can help you decide if pursuing a South Carolina wrongful death claim is an appropriate move after the death of your loved one. 

Seeking the Help of a Georgetown Wrongful Death Lawyer

The Georgia wrongful death lawyer team at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm is available to help accident victims cope with the legal implications of a wrongful death. Our firm's focus on wrongful death cases includes injury from auto accidents including pedestrian and bicycle injuries, work-related injuries and Workers' Compensation claims, and injuries resulting from dangerous prescription drugs.

Before you file a South Carolina wrongful death claim, request a free copy of our South Carolina injury book. When you're ready to get started on settling your wrongful death claim, contact a Georgetown wrongful death lawyer for a free information packet and consultation, 1-888-690-0211.

Shelly Leeke
South Carolina Injury Lawyer
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