Devoted South Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyers Who Fight for Families
We know what families are going through after the loss of a loved one
Wrongful death cases are among the most difficult cases we deal with at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC. Families suddenly deprived of a father, mother, or child – sometimes of their only breadwinner – can be overwhelmed, not only by grief but by the uncertainty of their future. A loved one’s death is normally upsetting; a loved one’s death due to someone else’s recklessness or negligence can be even more distressing. These kinds of cases cry out for an attorney who is not only an expert in South Carolina wrongful death law, but one who can offer a family strong moral support and empathy. You will find such attorneys among the South Carolina wrongful death lawyers at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC.
What qualifies as a wrongful death in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, wrongful death is a death caused by another person’s careless, reckless, or intentional act. It could be the result of a/an:
- Motor vehicle accident
- Truck accident
- Medical malpractice accident
- Animal attack
- Slip and fall
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Defective or dangerous prescription drugs or medical devices
Under the law, the deceased’s surviving relative or relatives—usually an immediate family member, such as a spouse, child, or parent—can pursue compensation for the deceased’s medical costs, funeral expenses, and the loss of income. Surviving family members may also be entitled to non-economic damages for emotional distress, loss of consortium, and more.
Are you considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit in South Carolina?
If you and your family are suffering through the agony of a wrongful death, we can work with you to file a lawsuit. The money obtained from a wrongful death lawsuit or claim serves a vital purpose: it can enable a family to continue living their lives without fear of financial ruin. Such lawsuits also send a strong public message that reckless or negligent behavior can result in severe financial sanctions.
We realize the last thing you will want to do at such a terrible time in your life is deal with the paperwork and red tape associated with a wrongful death lawsuit. Allow us to handle all those things, so you and your family can focus on what really matters: grieving the loss of a loved one.
Discover what a qualified South Carolina wrongful death attorney can do for you
Wrongful death lawsuits in South Carolina can be complicated, and the stakes are often high in cases involving fatal acts of negligence.
Whether your loved one died in a truck accident, a construction accident, or because of medical malpractice, the South Carolina wrongful death attorneys at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, are committed to fighting for your family to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.
Insurance companies will often contact families soon after someone died due to an accident. Often, insurance companies will make an offer and insist that they cannot offer any more compensation, or will try to take advantage of grieving family members and make a “low ball” offer. Good legal representation works to prevent this kind of conduct.
Put your trust in the South Carolina law firm that puts people first
Deadly negligence and accidents can cover a wide area – from fatal truck and construction accidents to medical malpractice cases involving surgical errors, diagnosing errors, and failure to diagnose cancer or other potentially deadly diseases. The South Carolina wrongful death lawyers at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, are committed to advocating for individuals and families whose lives are disrupted by such fatal acts of negligence, no matter where, how, or by whom they are committed.
Contact McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, today. Call 803-327-7800 and schedule a free case evaluation by an experienced South Carolina wrongful death attorney, or fill out our contact form from any device. We proudly serve people throughout the state from offices in Columbia, Anderson, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Georgetown.