• Wrongful Death

WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS

Our Abbeville, SC Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

It is never easy to lose a loved one. This is especially true if their death was caused by the reckless negligence of someone else. At Hite & Stone, Attorneys At Law, we stand alongside families during this difficult time. Though no amount of compensation can make up for what you’ve lost, we want to help you gain financial security in the wake of your great loss. Our Abbeville, SC wrongful death lawyers are experienced victims’ advocates and we can help you seek justice.

WHAT IS A WRONGFUL DEATH?

As the name implies, “wrongful death” is a legal term used to describe any death that was caused by the wrongdoing of another person, whether the death was an accident or not. The lack of malice does not insulate someone against criminal and civil charges.

A wrongful death lawsuit may be filed following:

  • A fatal car accident
  • An act of homicide
  • Fatal exposure to hazardous materials
  • The death of a patient due to medical malpractice
  • A child who died in foster care
  • A death that occurred at work

Any death that occurs during a supervised activity would also be a candidate for a wrongful death suit. Most of the time, wrongful death lawsuits are filed after the criminal trial has already taken place.

WHAT IS THE PENALTY FOR CAUSING A WRONGFUL DEATH?

Because wrongful death claims are filed in the civil court system, and not the criminal courts, a favorable outcome results in the rewarding of monetary damages instead of a prison sentence. These monetary damages are intended to cover all medical bills and funeral expenses while also compensating the surviving family for lost income, companionship, and support.

If the death of your spouse, child, or parent was caused by the negligence or malice of someone else, talk to an Abbeville, SC wrongful death lawyer about your legal rights. At Hite & Stone, we’ve been serving victims in South Carolina since 1982.

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