If you have lost somebody you love due to the negligent actions of another person in South Carolina, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At The Jeffcoat Firm, our wrongful death attorneys have extensive experience handling wrongful death cases. Here, we want to discuss a common question that many people have in these situations: “What is the average wrongful death lawsuit settlement in SC?”
How much compensation is available in these cases?
The total amount of compensation awarded for a South Carolina wrongful death claim will vary depending on the specific elements related to each particular case. Calculating the “average” amount of compensation awarded to plaintiffs can be incredibly difficult, and it is better to focus on the following factors that could affect your case:
- The age of the deceased
- The education and training of the deceased
- The amount of money the deceased would have been expected to earn over their lifetime
- The loss of gifts or benefits that the deceased would have provided
- The loss of household services the deceased would have provided
When looking at wrongful death compensation, we must also discuss intangible losses as well. While these may be more difficult to calculate, they must still be included in a wrongful death settlement:
- Loss of affection
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of sexual relationship (consortium)
- Loss of attention
- Loss of guidance
- Loss of moral support
Calculating these damages can seem difficult, and this will typically require assistance from a skilled South Carolina wrongful death lawyer. An attorney will have the resources necessary to call on a network of individuals to help make these calculations. This can include economic and financial experts who will be able to analyze every aspect of the deceased’s life. Not only will these experts use the past earnings history, but they will help articulate future expected losses to a jury in the event a trial is necessary.
Let our results speak for themselves
Because no two wrongful death cases are alike, giving an average settlement number may not be realistic. However, at The Jeffcoat Firm, our attorneys have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation through settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. We have no problem going up against aggressive insurance carriers, and we are not afraid to take a case to trial if necessary to secure maximum compensation for you.
Let us offer a free consultation of your case
If you have lost somebody you love due to the negligent actions of somebody else, contact the team at The Jeffcoat Firm today. Our qualified and experienced attorneys will conduct a full investigation into your case and work to secure the compensation you may be entitled to for your loss. Let our wrongful death lawyers get to work on your case today. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 803-373-1302.