Charleston Wrongful Death Lawyers
Pursue Justice & Restitution with Our Compassionate Legal Team
Grieving families encounter many personal, financial, and legal challenges after the unexpected loss of a loved one. After all, how can you find closure when you’re struggling to afford medical bills and funeral expenses? If your family member passed away due to the negligent actions of a person, business, or government entity, contact the Charleston wrongful death attorneys at the Kahn Law Firm today. Our firm is proud to provide cutting-edge investigation techniques, customized legal services, and innovative case strategies to the residents of South Carolina. We aren’t afraid to litigate against hospitals, insurance companies, and even the government if it means maximizing your claim and safeguarding your standard of living.
We have over 95 years of collective legal experience. Call our Charleston wrongful death lawyers at (843) 547-0240 to explore your legal options.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in South Carolina
According to South Carolina Code of Laws section 15-51-20, a wrongful death claim can only be filed by the executor or administrator of a deceased person’s estate. This individual works on behalf of the surviving family members and represents their interests throughout the duration of the lawsuit. Because a wrongful death lawsuit isn’t a criminal case, liability can only be expressed in terms of monetary damages.
A successful lawsuit can yield the following economic and non-economic damages:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning potential
- Property damages
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
Before filing a wrongful death claim, it’s important to review your case with an experienced legal professional. At the Kahn Law Firm, our attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of the various nuances associated with this complex legal process. Our legal team includes a seasoned reporter and skilled trial attorneys who are passionate about evaluating evidence and uncovering the truth. We know that sometimes it’s the forgotten details that lead to a positive case outcome.
Wrongful death cases can result from:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Assault & Battery
- Medical malpractice
- Industrial accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Product liability accidents
- Birth injuries
Per the statute of limitations, a wrongful death claim must be filed within 3 years of your family member’s death. If you miss this deadline, the court may refuse to hear your case or the defendant’s legal team will request a case dismissal. Either way, your right to compensation may be eliminated. Of course, there are legal nuances – such as the “discovery rule” – that challenge the statute of limitations, so it’s imperative that you reach out to a knowledgeable legal professional as soon as possible.
Discuss Your Case with a Trial-Tested Wrongful Death Attorney
At the Kahn Law Firm, we can help you hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. A positive case result can yield essential damages, provide you with a necessary sense of closure, and even protect other people from meeting your loved one’s fate. It’s our duty and privilege to manage every detail of your case so that you can focus on grieving and spending time with your family.