If you have lost somebody you love due to the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of another party in South Carolina, you may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim. These cases can be complicated, and you should not attempt to handle this by yourself. At The Jeffcoat Firm, our qualified lawyers have extensive experience handling these cases, and we want to discuss the odds of winning a wrongful death lawsuit in South Carolina.
Understanding the chances of winning a wrongful death claim
It can be incredibly difficult to predict the odds of winning a wrongful death claim in South Carolina. The reality is that there are many factors that go into these cases, and no attorney can promise a win for any given case.
That being said, when there is a valid wrongful death claim, and when family members seek assistance from a skilled wrongful death lawyer to help with their case, the odds of winning the wrongful death claim increase and can lean in favor of the family members.
What is necessary to prove in an SC wrongful death case?
In order for a South Carolina wrongful death claim to be successful, the following four elements need to be proven:
- Duty. Your attorney will need to show that there was a duty of care between the defendant (the alleged negligent party) and the person who lost their life.
- Breach. After duty of care has been established, it needs to be shown that the defendant breached this duty in some way.
- Causation. Your attorney will need to show that the breach of the defendant’s duty caused the injuries and/or death of the victim.
- Damages. Finally, and it should be shown that the surviving family members have suffered a pecuniary (financial) loss due to the death of the victim.
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If you have lost a loved one in South Carolina due to the careless or negligent actions of another person or entity, contact The Jeffcoat Firm today. Our attorneys have the experience you need to have the best chances of success. We will stand by your side during this difficult time so you can focus on healing and being with your family. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 803-373-1302.