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After a fatal motor vehicle crash involving one of your loved ones, you may be facing an uncertain future. You are missing their companionship, causing emotional distress. Additionally, you may be unsure about your financial situation since they were the breadwinner of the family.

When someone else’s actions led to the fatal crash, you may have the right to seek a settlement. Trust the Bluffton fatal car accident lawyer at Schiller & Hamilton to protect your rights and not let an insurance company try to avoid paying the compensation you rightly should have.

How Our Fatal Car Accident Attorney in Bluffton, SC, Can Help You

Certainly, as our lawyers see every day, car accidents can completely change the lives of victims and their families. Serious injuries could leave them unable to work or to enjoy time with family as they did before the crash.

However, when a fatality occurs in a crash, the complexity and consequences of the accident increase significantly. 

When another person or entity behaves in a negligent manner and causes a fatal accident, this person should be held accountable. That’s why the team at Schiller & Hamilton takes our job of representing your family so seriously. We know that the financial settlement we are trying to win for you can help your family, and we pour all our resources into representing you.

Types of Damages Our Fatal Car Accident Lawyer in Bluffton Can Try to Win for You

As we try to win an award for your family in the wrongful death case, we will focus on seeking damages that cover particular areas. Defining an award for each of these areas helps us make our case before the insurance company or a jury.

  • Medical costs: The award should take into account any medical bills your family accumulated as healthcare professionals tried to save your loved one.
  • Funeral costs: Costs related to the funeral and burial of your loved one will be part of any settlement amount we request.
  • Pain and suffering: If your loved one suffered before passing away, we can seek an award related to it.
  • Loss of companionship: We can seek an award that compensates you and your family members for the emotional trauma related to no longer having your loved one in your lives.
  • Lost income: We will seek a long-term payment for the income that your family will no longer receive from the decedent’s job.

Our Bluffton personal injury lawyer knows that a financial settlement on its own is not going to bring your loved one back. Money cannot completely fix the trauma you and the rest of your family are feeling after losing a loved one to the reckless behavior of another driver. Still, the financial settlement is important for your future, as it helps ensure you and your family are taken care of following this tragedy.

What You Should Expect When You Hire Our Bluffton Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer

It’s common for our clients to have a lot of questions for our team when they hire us. After all, they often are going through the process of seeking a settlement from a negligent party for the first time.

So what can you expect when you hire our law firm to represent your family after your loved one’s fatal accident?

We Talk to the Insurance Company for You

The other party’s insurance company probably will call you soon after the accident. The adjuster might ask questions and demand a lot of information from you.

Reliving the details of the crash and having to repeat yourself to insurance company representatives can be triggering, especially when you are in mourning.

At Schiller & Hamilton, we take over all correspondence and discussions with the insurance company on your behalf, giving your family time to grieve in peace. 

We Keep You Informed About the Case

We believe strongly that honesty and communication are vital parts of representing the families of victims of fatal car crashes. Trust us to keep you informed about the status of the case in language you can understand. We are always available to answer your questions, too.

We Make Sure to Hit All Deadlines in the Case

According to S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530, the executor of the decedent’s estate has up to three years from the date of the fatality to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party. If you do not meet this deadline, you might lose your right to seek damages. Given enough notice, we will make sure you do not miss this three-year window.

Filing the lawsuit doesn’t necessarily guarantee that your case will go to trial. It doesn’t force the case to settle in three years, either. It simply informs the other party that we are protecting your right to seek damages.

We Negotiate for a Settlement and Represent You at a Trial

We take over the negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf. If we can achieve a fair settlement through negotiations, the case does not need to go to trial.

However, should the insurance company treat you unfairly, we will be proud to represent your family at a trial. We will tell your loved one’s story and fight as hard as we can to win the court case for you.

Call Our Bluffton Fatal Car Accident Attorney for Help Today

Do not spend time questioning whether your family has a case that could result in a financial award. Instead, reach out to Schiller & Hamilton to discuss the facts of the case in a free consultation. We also work on contingency, so there is no upfront payment due.

Our Bluffton wrongful death lawyers are ready to start working on your case as soon as you hire us. Call today.

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