Wrongful Death

How a Myrtle Beach Wrongful Death Attorney Will Help You 

It is traumatic for a family when a loved one passes away, especially if it was due to preventable negligence or an intentional act. Families deal with grief, anger, depression and denial. If a loved one has died, a wrongful death lawyer in Myrtle Beach can sue on behalf of the family for financial compensation. While this cannot replace the love and comfort provided by the deceased, it does allow the family to grieve without financial burdens and pursue the justice their loved one deserves.

What Is the Deadline for Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in South Carolina?

When a family member dies, loved ones are generally consumed by grief, anger and a sense of helplessness. With time, other aspects of their loss affect the family in ways that were unexpected. Throughout the entire process, one overriding fact emerges – they want justice for a loved one taken all too early by a negligent party.

In a civil case, this can be accomplished by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. To do that, the family must comply with certain rules such as the deadline for filing a wrongful death claim in South Carolina. In addition, the period of time to file is influenced by the discovery rule. Let’s look at what this means.

Making a Pain and Suffering Claim

An essential part of any lawsuit is a claim for pain and suffering. Yet, many people do not fully understand this component of a personal injury lawsuit.

A lawsuit’s damages against an at-fault party are divided into two main segments. The first is labeled economic and the second is non-economic. Let’s get a handle on these segments.

Wrongful Death Due to a Defective Product

Morris Law feels the anguish a family experiences when a family member dies due to negligence. Our staff and legal team band together to help you through this horrific time and work to protect a family’s rights. Clients know that we will be there for them throughout the process. If this happens to you, we will be there for you too. Call us at (843) 232-0944 to set up a free case review to get started or contact us online. We will help you file a product liability claim against the company that designed, made or sold the product.

The Difference Between a Wrongful Death Claim and a Survival Action

While both a survival action and a wrongful death claim can be filed concurrently, they are decidedly different from one another. For instance, one is filed to compensate the family for their loss, and the other is meant to compensate the individual who died. Although this may seem confusing, it isn’t. The two claims actually complement each other in some cases. Let’s take a look at both in detail to understand their differences.

Punitive Damages in South Carolina

Each personal injury case is different, and this difference is essential when we are talking about punitive damages. For instance, some cases involve a simple lack of care where one party does not look out for another. This could be when a driver is distracted and does not see the car in front of them has stopped and hits them in the rear. In most cases, such damages would not be supported here.

The National Trial Lawyers Announces the Re-Selection of Jeffrey Morris as a Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in South Carolina After One Year

The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Morris of Morris Law LLC in Surfside Beach has been re-selected as a Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in SC after his first year as an exceptionally respected member. This honor has been given to Mr. Morris for his superior skills and qualifications in the legal field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only and is limited to the top 40 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law. 

Proving Negligence in a Wrongful Death Claim

ase of wrongful death by another person might be a fatal car accident involving a drunk driver. In the case of wrongful death caused by an entity, it might be someone dying on the job due to out-of-date safety measures at a work facility. Either way, the deceased met their untimely demise due to the harmful behavior of others. 

Morris Law Keeps Growing, New Location in Aiken, SC

Your Morris Law Injury team has grown again. We are excited to announce the Aiken South Carolina office at 1204 Whiskey Road, Suite D Aiken, South Carolina 29803. If you or someone you know is injured in an auto accident or at work, give us a call! (803) 470-4444.