Greenville Wrongful Death Lawyers
If an individual is fatally injured, the emotional toll it takes on a family cannot truly be defined. These matters come about suddenly and unexpectedly, making the reconciliation of death and grief much more difficult to overcome.
While you focus on the grieving process, it can be crucial to hire a skillful attorney to handle your wrongful death claim. Not only can we at Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC confidently pursue maximum compensation for these matters, we can do so with the level of attention to detail and thoroughness that you need on your side. Our Greenville wrongful death attorneys recover compensation for more than just funeral expenses, and we will be the steady hand to take control of the situation and help you get what you need.
In a wrongful death action, a family member appointed as personal representative of the estate files a claim on behalf of the spouse, parents, children or closest relatives who are named as beneficiaries. The lawsuit is brought in the county where the victim last resided. Damages include:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Lost earnings over the person’s projected life span
- Compensation for loss of love, companionship, consortium and guidance
- In certain circumstances, punitive damages
In the case of a child, a retiree or a stay-at-home parent, we make a case for other services the deceased provided and focus on the noneconomic damages so that the person’s life is not valued solely in terms of how much pay he or she brought home.
We move quickly in wrongful death claims, gathering evidence and investigating the matter as soon as possible to make sure that every pertinent piece of information is collected and taken into consideration regarding a claim. We hire medical experts and accident reconstructionists as necessary to establish a link between the negligence and the death. Whether the cause of death is apparent or more resources are needed to make the connection, our lawyers can build a case for you.