It is always a difficult time when a close family member passes away. It is even harder when the person who died is your spouse. When the death of a loved one is caused by the negligence of a third party, the circumstances change. Fortunately, there are actions in law that a surviving spouse can take against the party at fault.
At Alan M. Tanenbaum, P.A., we care about your case. We can provide you with the experienced advice, advocacy, and representation you need during this difficult time.
When negligence plays a part in the death of a family member, the surviving spouse can sue the party at fault, seeking monetary compensation for wrongful death.
In South Carolina, wrongful death claims can seek compensation for, among other things:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Present value of the losses of future financial support
- The value of the loss of the deceased's love, care, comfort and company
Charleston Survival Action Lawyer
In addition to a claim for Wrongful Death, another legal route to take in cases of loss of a family member is to have the estate of your loved one pursue a survival action. In this case, the estate litigates as the plaintiff of a personal injury claim to claim compensation for losses and damages of the deceased before death.
The elements of damages in a survival action lawsuit include pain and suffering sustained between the event that caused the injury and the moment of death. Other compensation recoverable in a survival action lawsuit may include medical costs, burial expenses, and other losses and damages.
If you lost your spouse due to the negligence of a third party in South Carolina, we are here for you. Contact us today online or by telephone at 843-722-2588 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Charleston personal injury attorney.
In downtown Charleston, near the Four Corners of Law.