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Why should I consider filing a wrongful death claim?

South Carolina residents who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of others may find themselves struggling in a variety of ways. Such losses can be extremely draining, emotionally and economically. When this type of tragedy occurs, it may be possible for surviving family members to seek compensation by filing a wrongful death claim.

Understandably, no amount of money can replace the life that was lost. However, pursuing a civil claim against the person or persons believed responsible can help surviving family members move forward. An unexpected death brings with it not only grief and pain. The financial implications can add a whole other level of devastation.

By choosing to file a wrongful death claim, a victim's surviving family members may be able to achieve monetary relief. This would be able to help cover funeral expenses, medical and other costs and provide compensation for current and future wages and benefits which have been lost. Any other damages that are recognized by applicable law may also be awarded.

In order for a wrongful death claim to be successful, a case must contain certain elements. These include proof that the death was the result of negligent behavior and documentation of the financial damages caused by the loss of life. A personal injury lawyer can help South Carolina residents gather the evidence necessary to take this type of claim to court. If litigation proves successful, a monetary judgment may be awarded which could certainly help a victim's loved ones focus on grieving their loss rather than worrying about financial matters.

Source: FindLaw, "What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?", Accessed on Nov. 22, 2015

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