skip to Main Content

Wrongful Death Settlements: Here’s What You Need to Know

Wrongful death claims and their settlements involve the loss of a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence. They are some of the most emotionally difficult and complicated claims out there. They shouldn’t be complicated, but they are. Compensation can give you the resources you need to continue on the path toward recovery. If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, it’s time to consult with an experienced South Carolina wrongful death attorney.

South Carolina Wrongful Death Settlements

Wrongful death claims are typically filed with the at-fault party’s insurance provider, such as a negligent motorist’s car insurance provider. Your skilled wrongful death attorney will negotiate for a just settlement amount that addresses your covered damages, including:

  • Your loved one’s lost earnings and lost earning potential
  • Your loved one’s pain and suffering
  • Your loved one’s final medical expenses
  • Your own loss of financial support
  • Your own loss of consortium

Consult with an Experienced South Carolina Wrongful Death Attorney Today

At Jeffcoat Injury and Car Accident Lawyers – proudly serving both Lexington and Columbia, South Carolina and elsewhere throughout the state – our caring and skillful wrongful death attorneys understand how difficult your situation is. We are committed to the pursuit of your claim’s best possible outcome. To learn more and to get a free consultation contact or call us at 803-200-2000 today. 



Who is the settlement distributed to?

In South Carolina, wrongful death settlements are usually distributed to the victim’s spouse and children and, if the victim has neither of those then it goes to his or her surviving parents.

Is a wrongful death attorney something I can afford?

At Jeffcoat Injury and Car Accident Lawyers we only get paid if we win compensation for you. No money is ever paid to us or owed to us up front in a wrongful death case. No out-of-pocket costs or expenses, in other words. Because our Columbia wrongful death attorney’s payment is contingent upon you receiving a settlement, you can afford an experienced wrongful death attorney.    

Is my spouse’s death a wrongful death?

If your spouse died as a result of someone else’s negligence, his or her death could be a wrongful death in the eyes of the law.


Contact Us Today!


It's free to speak with us about your case, and if you hire us, we don't get paid unless we win.

Awards & Associations

Our Locations

Jeffcoat Injury and Car Accident Lawyers

1333 Main St #510,
Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 373-1668

Jeffcoat Injury and Car Accident Lawyers

5465 Sunset Blvd Suite B,
Lexington, SC 29072

(803) 373-1302

Jeffcoat Injury and Car Accident Lawyers

161 Elliott St SE Suite B,
Orangeburg, SC 29115

(803) 373-7593

Jeffcoat Injury and Car Accident Lawyers

749-2 University Village Dr,
Blythewood, SC 29016

(803) 592-6553

! NOTICE ! No Legal Advice Intended. This website includes general information about legal issues and developments in the law. Such materials are for informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal developments. These informational materials are not intended, and must not be taken, as legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances. You need to contact a lawyer licensed in your jurisdiction for advice on specific legal issues or problems.

Files are primarily handled in our main office in Columbia.

Back To Top