Properly Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim in South Carolina

In order to recover damages for your loved one’s death, a personal representative must be appointed for the estate. Personal representative means the same thing as administrator or executor. The probate court will approve of or appoint the personal representative; then the wrongful death case can proceed.

Once we have a personal representative for the estate, we begin collecting medical records and other evidence (exp. photos, police records, coroner's reports). We will also put the negligent party on notice of the wrongful death action and request that they forward our correspondence to their insurance company.

How long does it take to settle wrongful death claims?

There is no exact timeline for how long a wrongful death case can last. Your case could settle in a matter of months or it could last for years if you’re forced to file a lawsuit or take the case to trial. Knowing this, it’s important to consult with a lawyer to share your story early on and get a professional opinion on what your best options are. Rest assured our team will listen to your concerns and let you know if we are able to help you, or if it may be a case you can handle on your own.

A South Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyer to Help With Your Claim

If you have questions about a wrongful death accident claim in South Carolina, I want to make sure they are answered. My job as a personal injury lawyer is not simply to seek compensation but to guide counsel, and comfort survivors. With offices in Columbia and Myrtle Beach, I handle fatal accident cases across our state because I believe in community safety, accountability, and the value of every human life.

Our offices are conveniently located in Columbia and Myrtle Beach, and we have been proudly servicing clients throughout the surrounding areas. Contact us online today or call us at 803-790-2800 (Columbia, SC) / 843-427-2800 (Myrtle Beach, SC).

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Columbia and Myrtle Beach car accident and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.