Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Attorney in Columbia, South Carolina

The passing of a loved one is always a difficult experience, regardless of whether it was sudden or expected. Even though we at the Law Office of Daryl Hawkins cannot truly understand the pain of what you are going through, we can fully provide every possible legal service relating to the loss of someone close to you.

Certainly the last thing on the mind of someone who lost a person close to them is legal action, but avenues exist for families of victims of wrongful deaths seek accountability for negligent actions that contributed to that death. While this does not substitute at all for the pain of loss, it is way for those who are affected by it to hold any wrongdoers responsible; if the negligence of another person is found to have caused or contributed to a death, the family of the deceased are entitled to legal recourse This negligence can come in many forms, some of which are elaborated on below.

Wrongful Death Representation in South Carolina

Deaths due to the negligence of another, or wrongful deaths, are what occur when the improper actions of another party contribute significantly to a person’s passing. Wrongful deaths can be the result of a number of different types of negligence, such as (but not limited to):

Medical Malpractice – A concerning amount of studies estimate medical malpractice to be much more common than is realized by the public, contributing to thousands of deaths yearly, despite advances in technology and medical training.

Personal Injury – Many severe injuries are directly caused by the actions of another person, some of which can be deadly.

Automobile Accidents – Automobile collisions are an enormous concern today, but other types of vehicular collisions have the ability to be just as dangerous.

Professional Negligence – This form of negligence can be rather broad. It refers to circumstances where damages were caused due to the actions of certain types of professionals, such as attorneys, veterinarians, or architects.

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Columbia, South Carolina

Unfortunately, many deaths that occur every year are preventable-according to the CDC figures for as recently as 2011, an estimated 31 million emergency room visits were caused by preventable circumstances such as automotive accidents, unintentional injuries or falls, or firearm discharges. Of those ER visits, over 130,000 resulted in death.

Nothing can truly make up for the loss of a loved one. However, if the unfortunate circumstances surrounding his or her death are the result of the negligence of another, we ask that you please give us consideration to represent you and your family-because it is important that you have someone by your side who has the experience and knowledge to protect your legal rights. If the situation should arise where you suspect that you may need legal assistance, please give us a call at (803) 733-3531 to see if we can help.

These notes are for guidance and general knowledge but are not intended to be legal advice and may not be relied upon as such. Questions seeking legal advice need to be asked of a lawyer and you should contact our office to set an appointment with a licensed lawyer.