Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is a tragic experience, and you will address your losses through a wrongful death claim or case. If needed, a lawsuit will be filed to obtain fair compensation. While such compensation can do little to assuage your grief, it can provide you with the resources you need to continue moving forward. F
Your wrongful death case will be unique to the wide range of circumstances involved, but there are some indicators that can help you predict how long it will take to be resolved.
An important step you can take to help ensure that you receive just compensation is reaching out to an experienced South Carolina wrongful death attorney early in the process.
The basic steps in a wrongful death lawsuit include:
Your dedicated wrongful death attorney is well prepared to take on each of these primary tasks skillfully.
Some of the factors that tend to slow down a wrongful death claim include having a great deal of evidence that needs to be carefully analyzed, including eyewitness testimony and the need for expert witnesses and accident recreation models. Further, some insurance companies are more prone to pushing the boundaries and attempting to delay the process to the degree possible.
Some tips for keeping your claim moving in the right direction include allowing your seasoned wrongful death attorney to handle the insurance company and working with your attorney to ensure that your losses are well-established and that the necessary documentation is organized and readily available.
The Law Offices of Steven M. Krause, PA have the experience, drive and compassion you’re looking for and welcome the chance to protect your legal rights in pursuit of the compensation you need and to which you are entitled. Learn more by contacting or calling us at 864-225-4000 today.
Your wrongful death lawsuit will take as long as is necessary to resolve the matter fairly by allowing you just compensation, which can be from several months to a year or even two.
In South Carolina, you generally have three years from the date of your loved one’s accident-related death to file a wrongful death case. However, in some cases that time period is shortened to a lesser period of time. It is important to consult with an experienced wrongful death lawyer to make sure the suit is filed and your rights are preserved.
The personal representative of the decedent’s estate files the case on behalf of the decedent’s survivors, who include (in order of priority):
Steven Krause is a personal injury, auto accident, and workers’ compensation lawyer who practices in Anderson, SC. He graduated form the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law and has been practicing law for 40 years now. Steven Krause believes in fighting for the injured. Learn more about his experience here.