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If your family lost a loved one in a car accident in South Carolina, our fatal car accident lawyer will demand compensation on your behalf. We will investigate the accident, collect evidence, and identify the at-fault driver and their insurance company. Our law firm will fight to recover wrongful death damages for your family.

Our legal team has familiarity with state and local laws that allow you to recover damages from the at-fault driver. We will deal with the insurance company so that your family does not have to. At Schiller & Hamilton, our personal injury lawyers will review your case for free and explain all the steps we take to recover damages for you.

What Compensation Is Available After a Fatal Car Accident?

We know no amount of compensation can atone for your family’s loss, but you don’t deserve to struggle in your loved one’s absence. Determining the monetary value of your case can be difficult on your own, though. When our wrongful death lawyer accepts your case, we determine the damages you can recover and demand compensation for:

  • Funeral, burial, and cremation expenses
  • Your loved one’s pain and suffering
  • Your family’s mental and emotional anguish
  • Loss of consortium and emotional support
  • Loss of companionship and guidance 
  • Loss of your loved one’s financial input
  • Loss of your loved one’s domestic support

Just as no two families are exactly alike, no two sets of recoverable damage are identical, so we review your specific recoverable expenses and losses. Our team will carefully assess your case and fight hard to recover the compensation your family needs and deserves. 

Which Family Members Can Recover Wrongful Death Damages?

While the sudden loss of a loved one will affect every family member and friend, South Carolina law limits who can recover damages. According to S.C. Ann. § 15-51-20, the following family members can benefit from a wrongful death action:

  • The decedent’s spouse
  • The decedent’s children
  • The decedent’s parents

This list is not exhaustive. Others could be entitled to compensation based on their relationship with the decedent and their financial dependency. The best way to understand your possible recovery options is to review your familial relationship with our wrongful death team.

How Long Does My Family Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Your lawsuit must be filed by the decedent’s named or appointed personal representative. In general, they have three years from the date of your loved one’s demise to file a lawsuit, according to S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530

If the statute of limitations expires:

  • Your family will not be allowed to file your lawsuit at all
  • Your lawsuit will be dismissed without being heard
  • You will be left with no legal recourse to compel compensation

Complying with the statute of limitations can be complicated since it can fluctuate based on a variety of factors. Leave it to us. Our legal team will work hard to file your lawsuit within the allotted time and avoid the costly consequences of non-compliance.

How a Fatal Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

You deserve to grieve in peace with your family right now. Investigating and preparing a legal case after a fatal car accident can be time-consuming and stressful. While you honor their memory, our team can handle the legal process. For example, we can:

  • Explain the negligent driver’s financial responsibility
  • Explain South Carolina law and its impact on your case
  • The types and amount of compensation you can recover
  • Collect evidence that supports your right to damages
  • Locate and interview lay and expert witnesses
  • Draft and file your insurance claim or court case
  • Handle all case-related paperwork and communication
  • Provide ongoing updates on the progress of your case

At Schiller & Hamilton, we also handle the back-and-forth settlement negotiation process. We will create and send a demand letter on behalf of your family, field settlement offers, and weigh the feasibility of every offer you receive. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for your family. 

What Does It Cost to Work With Your Fatal Car Accident Attorney?

It will cost your family nothing at all upfront, and you will incur no out-of-pocket expenses when you hire our law firm. We will cover all upfront expenses required to build your case, including:

  • Investigative costs
  • Evidence collection
  • Court filing fees

No family should have to forego legal guidance and support out of concern for its cost. Our law firm will not expect or accept compensation until we recover it for you. If your family does not receive a financial award, you will owe us no legal or attorneys’ fees at all. 

What Do Previous Schiller & Hamilton Clients Say?

Our testimonials page is packed with reviews and recommendations like these from previous clients:

  • Satisfied Client: “Mr. Schiller was a true professional in every sense of the word…and I truly felt cared for…Top-notch experience! It was my first time and hopefully, the last time I need the use of a law firm…if the need arises in the future, they will receive my business.” 
  • Crystal M.: “These guys are amazing…Bennett Schiller and his paralegal Donna Cooper…handled my case fantastically. I was in a terrible situation, and they saw me through…I’m using them for another legal case and even referred them to my boyfriend’s mother!” 

Our team works hard to treat your family like clients and to give your case the personalized attention to detail it deserves. We offer 360-degree client support and fight for the financial recovery your family needs and deserves. 

Get a Free Review of Your Fatal Car Accident Case Now

If your family lost a loved one due to a negligent driver, our law firm will help you recover appropriate compensation. We will take on the insurance company—big or small—and handle all the details of building the best possible case for your family.

Get started by contacting our case review team at Schiller & Hamilton to find out how hard our fatal car accident lawyer goes to bat for you.

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