The loss of a family member or loved one is a painful event that lasts a lifetime. When that loss is due to someone else's negligence, the pain can be even more difficult. Additionally, the medical costs and economic hardships of losing a loved one can be overwhelming.
Wrongful death claims can arise from fatal car accidents, medical malpractice, mechanical and structural malfunctions, defective products, or other accidents resulting in death from negligence.
There are a few things to know to bring forward a wrongful death claim in South Carolina. First, the estate must be opened with the Probate Court by a surviving heir or family member. Second, a Personal Representative or Executor will be named by the Probate Court. Once these steps are completed, the Personal Representative or Executor can make a wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved one.
Harmon and Felts, PA, can help with all aspects of your wrongful death claim, from opening an estate to managing and securing a settlement. While nothing will ever ease the burden of losing a loved one, Gerald Harmon and James Felts, along with their staff, will do everything possible to recover a fair settlement.