When your loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness, you at least have a measure of time to mentally prepare yourself. However, when they are taken from you unexpectedly due to another’s negligence or malicious act, the reaction is shock and deep distress. This sudden onslaught of emotions can make it difficult to make appropriate and timely decisions for moving forward.
Auger & Auger is a family firm and we understand how painful it is to find yourself in this situation; especially with no one to turn to for advice when the aftermath is so devastating. Our Greenville wrongful death attorney is dedicated to fighting for your relief from the burden of medical bills, loss of household income, pain and suffering, loss of a spouse, and more. Having a legal expert to fight for compensation for the loss of your loved one is an invaluable asset at one of your life’s most challenging moments.
When a person dies as the result of misconduct or negligence, the emotional effects can be devastating, a criminal case might be the route — which is many times resolved with a settlement between the defendant’s insurer and the attorneys for both sides. There may be arbitration or mediation as a middle ground, with the next step being a civil lawsuit for which a lower standard of proof is allowed. Our Greenville wrongful death attorney will need to provide proof of the following:
There is a statute of limitations 3 years from the date of death within the South Carolina Code of Law, Title 15, Death by Wrongful Act. If the family files suit within this time frame and the elements of proof are met, they should be compensated for funeral and burial expenses, any medical bills associated with the injury that led to death, lost wages and benefits, loss of the decedent’s experience, loss of the decedent’s care, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.
Our Greenville wrongful death attorney truly understands the emotional difficulty you are facing. You and your family are grieving a death while grappling with the knowledge that the death was preventable. This can make moving forward incredibly difficult. You can rest assured that the entire team of Auger & Auger will treat you with the sensitivity and care that you deserve.
We also know that you may be dealing with a loss of financial support and we have no intention of compounding that difficulty. Our zero-fee guarantee means that we are paid from the proceeds after the case is won. Please reach out to us for a no-cost evaluation today, because we are here for you!
Call (864) 991-3532 today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!