It is never easy to say goodbye to a loved one, but when the loss of a family member happens prematurely and unexpectedly, the experience can be devastating for the survivors. If you have recently lost a loved one because of an unnecessary tragedy, you are probably overwhelmed with grief. You may feel despondent and have anxiety and trepidation concerning the future, especially if the deceased was a primary breadwinner for the family, if expensive hospital bills are involved, or if there are outstanding funeral expenses. You should not feel ashamed to be concerned about financial stability in the wake of a wrongful death. We understand what you are going through and we want to help keep you on your feet financially for the duration of your grieving period and afterwards.
One possible cornerstone of a successful wrongful death suit or any other personal injury case is the legal doctrine of negligence. Negligence is a synonym for carelessness. If the loss of your loved one was caused by another person’s negligence, you and your wrongful death attorney will face the challenge of demonstrating this to a jury before you can expect to be awarded damages. Sometimes the cause of a wrongful death goes beyond mere carelessness and may involve wanton recklessness or misconduct. These sorts of civil suits often involve simultaneous criminal cases that are being prosecuted by the state. You have the right to bring a wrongful death suit against a responsible party even if they are facing criminal charges related to the wrongful death, such as when drunk driving or violent crimes such as assault are involved. Even if a person is not convicted of criminal charges in a case related to a wrongful death, a jury can still hold them liable in a civil court for their misconduct.
Call the Law Offices of Eric C. Davis at (803) 939-1340 to speak with an experienced wrongful death lawyer.
You may be unsure whom to hold responsible for your loss, or you may be wondering if the death of your family member was simply an accident or else a tragedy that could have been prevented. We understand. It’s not always easy to figure out whom to hold liable in the event of a wrongful death, or if anyone was to blame. Sometimes it takes an experienced wrongful death attorney to determine that negligence or misconduct was involved and identify those responsible. Give us a call and tell us what happened to your loved one. We have a track record of success when it comes to getting financial justice for our clients following an unexpected and preventable loss. We’ll listen to you and make the law work for you. Schedule an appointment with us today. We’re ready when you are.