York County Fatal Car Accident Lawyer

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If your family experienced the loss of a loved one in a car accident, our York County fatal car accident lawyer will help you recover compensation. While your family takes care of each other, we will investigate the accident and negotiate a settlement with the at-fault driver. 

Your family can count on all-around client support from every member of our team at Schiller & Hamilton. We will demand wrongful death damages, explain how South Carolina law supports your case, and file your potential lawsuit within the allotted time. 

Put Our Law Firm to Work on Your Fatal Car Accident Case Right Away

The sudden loss of a beloved family member can leave you reeling and unsure of what to do and where to turn for help. Our wrongful death lawyer will take care of every detail of your case, including meeting any required notification and filing deadlines.

In York County, you generally have three years to file your lawsuit, according to S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530. If your lawsuit is not filed on time, you could be prevented from filing it at all and be left with no legal recourse that compels the at-fault driver to compensate your family. 

Our legal team works hard to prevent the statute of limitations from expiring. Even our fee structure supports the timely filing of your lawsuit by requiring no upfront costs. We will represent your family on a contingency fee basis, and you will only compensate us when we recover compensation for you.

Compensation We Demand for Your York County Family

We know that nothing can atone for your family’s loss of a loved one. We also know how an unexpected loss can cause financial hardship for you, so we demand appropriate compensation from the at-fault driver. Wrongful death damages can include:

  • The decedent’s pain and suffering
  • The decedent’s medical bills
  • Loss of consortium and companionship
  • Loss of emotional support and guidance 
  • Your emotional pain and suffering 

You might also be entitled to recover survivors’ benefits. These are the damages your loved one would have recovered had they survived to file a personal injury case.

According to S.C. Ann. § 15-51-20, the decedent’s parents, spouse, and children can benefit from a wrongful death or survivor action. This does not automatically exclude other relatives. If you relied on the decedent for financial support, review your case with a team member to learn more about your compensation options.

Frequently Reported Causes of Fatal Car Accidents

Fatal car accidents can have a myriad of causes. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics, speeding caused or contributed to as much as 29% of all fatal car accidents.

  • Disregarding traffic signs and signals
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Drowsy driving
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Improper lane changes
  • Recklessness or carelessness
  • Road and weather conditions

Our independent investigation of your accident will include witness interviews and accident scene reconstruction. We also build a robust evidence collection that will establish the cause of your accident and document any contributing factors.

Our Law Firm Will Document the Cause of Your Loved One’s Accident

When we accept your case, we work hard to resolve it with an out-of-court settlement rather than a lengthy trial. To steer your case in that direction, we build a compelling case file with evidence that points to the at-fault driver’s negligence. 

It will include the police report and any attachments, including police-generated photos and diagrams. We will speak to witnesses sooner rather than later while their recollections are fresh. We also collect every piece of evidence that substantiates your compensation request and will not start negotiating until we do. Waiting to collect evidence related to cost avoids a speedy yet insufficient settlement. 

We Will Manage Every Phase of Your York County Fatal Car Accident Case

At Schiller & Hamilton, we individually assess your case and take care of even the smallest details so you can focus on taking care of your family. Our legal team will:

  • Collect compelling evidence, including the police report, the decedent’s post-accident medical records and bills, their death certificate, proof of their income, and any available images or video footage
  • Conduct an independent investigation, including commissioning an accident reconstruction report, locating and interviewing witnesses, and consulting medical and other relevant experts
  • Handle all case-related communication, including verbal, written, and electronic communication 
  • Provide your family with regular and timely updates on any developments in your case so you are not left wondering about its progress
  • Negotiate with the at-fault party and their insurance provider or take your case to court if a settlement agreement cannot be reached

Leave the hard work of building your case to our fatal car accident lawyer serving York County families. We will stop at nothing to hold the at-fault driver accountable for your loss. 

See Why Previous Clients Recommend Schiller & Hamilton

We work hard to treat every client we represent like a person, not a case file. Clients we represented in the past say the following about our law firm:

  • Jeff M.: “The service is always good, and I know Bennett Schiller personally. He has someone named Donna working for him who was a sweetheart and goes out of her way to help everyone…They handled my case well and communicated well with me.”
  • Luecendor J.: “I was in a car accident…I was very devastated. So, I contacted Schiller & Hamilton…and they came to my rescue…I made the right choice by choosing Schiller & Hamilton…to solve my case in a timely manner.” 

Browse our testimonials page and learn more about our passionate pursuit of compensation for our injured clients and their families.

Contact Our Case Review Team Now

If your family lost a loved one in a negligence-based car accident, our York County fatal car accident lawyer will help you recover appropriate compensation. Find out how hard we go to bat for you against the insurance company. 

Get started now by contacting one of our case review team members at Schiller & Hamilton today.

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