Charleston Wrongful Death Attorneys
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest experiences anyone can go through. When you lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, there is often an added layer of emotional turmoil.
Whether the wrongful death was caused by a vehicle accident, medical malpractice, or other negligent incident, you can be left with a financial burden of medical bills, funeral expenses, and other damages.
At Query Sautter & Associates, we understand how challenging this period can be for you and your family and are here to help. Our dedicated wrongful death attorneys can help you seek justice for your loss and restitution for your damages.
What is a Wrongful Death Case?
A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that allows an eligible party to seek compensation for their loved one’s death. In South Carolina, a wrongful death is defined as a death that is caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another person.
To prove a wrongful death, you must demonstrate that the at-fault party owed a duty of care to the deceased and failed to meet that duty of care, which ultimately caused the death. You must also prove that the breach of duty of care led to damages to surviving family members of the deceased.
Our team of experienced Charleston wrongful death attorneys works to gather evidence, such as medical records, witness statements, and expert testimony, to build a strong case on your behalf. Our attorneys are seasoned negotiators and advocate for you to ensure you receive optimal restitution for your loss.
South Carolina Laws on Wrongful Death
Wrongful death cases often present complex legal issues as to who can pursue a wrongful death case. Only the legally appointed representative of the deceased person’s estate, also known as the executor, can pursue a claim for wrongful death. This and additional wrongful death guidelines can present unique limitations for family members of the deceased person.
In addition to limitations on who is eligible to file a claim, there is a three-year statute of limitations from the time of death to file for wrongful death lawsuits. These time limitations are strict, and it is essential to contact a wrongful death lawyer and take legal action as soon as possible.
At Query Sautter & Associates, our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of South Carolina wrongful death laws and will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected.
Why Choose Query Sautter & Associates, LLC?
With over 30 years of experience helping clients in Charleston, our seasoned attorneys work to achieve the most favorable outcomes for our clients. At Query Sautter & Associates, we are committed to helping our clients navigate this difficult time. We are passionate about advocating for our clients and providing empathetic and effective legal counsel.
Contact Us Today For A Free Case Evaluation
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you don’t have to go through this period alone. Contact Query Sautter & Associates, LLC today to schedule a free case evaluation and learn more about how we can help you.