South Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyers

Helping you earn justice for a lost loved one

We understand how painful it is to lose someone you love. Let us help you fight for their memory and proper compensation. We’re always here to do Right By You so you can take care of your family. Simply call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat and our team will get to work.
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HawkLaw wrongful death attorneys help you hold others’ carelessness to account

The loss of a loved one, under any circumstances, is an emotionally difficult time for the surviving friends and family members. When that loved one is lost due to circumstances that result in wrongful death, the pain is compounded by the fact that the loss didn’t have to occur.

As a law firm experienced in wrongful death cases, HawkLaw’s team of professional attorneys will coordinate the wrongful death filing alongside the executor or administrator of your loved one’s estate. Our entire team will work with diligence and relentlessness to fight so your family receives the justice and fair compensation deserved for a lost loved one.

HawkLaw’s 'Right By You' wrongful death legal process:

1. Talk to us

Call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat and we’ll get to work right away. You take care of you and we’ll take care of the rest.

2. Building your case

After we have the initial meeting, we’ll open an investigation into your case. Our investigators will speak with the coroner and any medical practitioners involved in your loved one’s treatments. As a digital-first law firm, you’ll be able to check in on our findings and see how your case is progressing.

3. Initial negotiations

When enough evidence is collected, we will contact the insurance company or at-fault party and attempt to negotiate a fair and just compensation for your injuries. Our goal is to do Right By You and agree on a fair and just settlement for your damages, pain, and suffering. If an acceptable settlement can’t be reached, a HawkLaw trial lawyer will advise you about the option of going to court.

Why Choose HawkLaw’s wrongful death lawyers

We are determined to move your wrongful death case forward as quickly as we can. South Carolina only affords you a short window of opportunity to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party, so it is important to consult with a lawyer right away.

HawkLaw’s wrongful death attorneys are dedicated professionals with compassion and empathy for each and every one of our clients. We feel your pain when a loved one is wrongfully taken from you, and we make it our mission to fight for justice and compensation to provide some solace for your loss. As a digital-first law firm, you can get your case initiated immediately so we can start doing Right By You. Just fill out our Instant Access form, and you will have access to an experienced lawyer any time, day or night.

How our wrongful death lawyers pursue compensation

A wrongful death claim in South Carolina should cover the financial losses you’ve incurred by the death of a loved one. It’s our mission to also help you find emotional closure for the loss as we fight for your right to fair compensation. Here is a list of damages you should receive compensation for as your wrongful death case moves forward:

Medical expenses

Prior to your loved one’s unfortunate loss, you and your family likely incurred medical expenses to treat their condition. You’re entitled to receive compensation for these expenses as part of a wrongful death claim. We can also help you pursue a medical malpractice claim in the event that negligence contributed to the loss of your loved one.

Funeral and burial expenses

Funerals are expensive; burial plots are expensive. In wrongful death cases, these expenses should not be your burden to bear. We’ll help you fight for reimbursement for these expenses to reduce some of the financial cost of losing someone you love.

Loss of income
When a loved one is lost, you’ll be required to take time off from work
to properly say goodbye. In wrongful death cases, this is time and money lost to you for reasons that should not be your financial responsibility. We’ll help you make the case for compensation to alleviate some of those losses.
Punitive damages

Also called exemplary damages, they’re placed on the at-fault party whose actions were especially negligent or malicious. These damages aren’t so much intended to compensate you, but to punish the person responsible for the death in the hope that this will prevent similar conduct from occurring again.

Common FAQs

Filing a wrongful death claim in South Carolina is the responsibility of an executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate. In the event that the deceased never named an executor or administrator of their estate, a court will appoint someone to fill the role. The executor or administrator’s role is to act on behalf of the surviving family members to ensure accountability and compensation are upheld.

South Carolina only affords you a short window of opportunity to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party, so it is important to consult with a lawyer right away.  But if some time has passed since your injury, the law does provide some limited exceptions so you might not be out of luck.  Contact Hawklaw today to find out if you still have a viable claim.

Wrongful death law firms practice in these cases all across the state of South Carolina. HawkLaw maintains offices that service grieving families in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg, and elsewhere to provide local service at your convenience.