Jump to Navigation

Wrongful death actions possible following fatal crash

An older gentleman recently lost his life in a crash in South Carolina. Local authorities are still investigating the incident. However, initial reports seem to indicate that this individual was not at fault for the collision. Depending on the results of a full investigation, the victim's family may be able to pursue wrongful death actions against the driver believed responsible for the wreck and/or the owner of that person's vehicle.

On July 9, a 69-year-old male was involved in a collision while riding his mo-ped on the Sea Mountain Highway. According to reports, in the late afternoon this individual collided with a truck that turned onto the highway in front of his vehicle. He did not have a helmet on at the time of the crash and, sadly, did not survive the incident.

The person deemed responsible for this collision is a 19-year-old male. He has been charged with failing to appropriately yield. At this time, no further information regarding this case has been released.

There is no doubt that this tragic incident has had a significant impact on the victim's loved ones. The emotional and financial losses associated with such an accident can take a serious toll. It may be possible for surviving family members to seek compensation for any damages sustained, such as the loss of consortium, loss of income and/or benefits and funeral expenses -- among numerous others. This can be achieved by filing and successfully litigating a wrongful death claim in a South Carolina civil court. While pursing such action may be difficult, doing so could provide much needed relief and, possibly, a sense of closure.

Source: myrtlebeachonline.com, "Update: Mo-ped driver killed in car crash on Sea Mountain Highway identified", Elizabeth Townsend, July 10, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Watch Our Videos

We have over 30 years of experience in personal injury and criminal law practice.

VerdictsAll Videos
Video

Personal Statement from Mr. Martin

“If you have been charged with a crime or been involved in a serious accident, the attorney you hire may be the most important decision of your life. There is no substitute for experience and commitment.

It is too late after unsatisfactory results to second guess your decision. If you would like to discuss your case, give me a call I’ll be happy to walk through it with you. “

Contact Us

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location

The Law Offices of L. Morgan Martin P.A.
1121 3rd Avenue
Conway, SC 29526
Phone: 843-484-0993
Toll Free: 800-506-0311
Fax: 843-248-2842
Map and Directions

Super Lawyers Distinguished   | AV | LexisNexis | Martindale-Hubbell | PeerReviewRated | For Ethical Standard and Legal Ability NACDL 1958 | National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers American Board Of Criminal Lawyers The National Association Trail Lawyers | The Association