Do you need a wrongful death lawyer in South Carolina?
Why not hire an attorney who covers the entire state of South Carolina, so you don’t have to worry about “home cooking”? Why not hire a lawyer who gets experts from across the country who are tops in their fields? Doesn’t your family deserve that kind of no-nonsense representation?
My experience with this firm has been nothing short of unbelievable. Mr. Hood and Tracey, his paralegal are very professional and dependable. I would definitely use them again.valdena lawrence, 2022/07/10
Our experience with The Law Offices of David Hood was extremely pleasant. Mr. Hood is very knowledgeable and helpful. Tracey Weiland was very helpful and patient with our special needs. They were there during a difficult process for us. Went out of their way to explain things and walk us through the legal process. Thanks so much. Highly recommend their practice.brenda deamer, 2022/09/06
The thing that I love most about them is that they listened to me thoroughly and didn’t try to interrupt until I was finished. Everything was related to me in layman’s terms and they made sure to ask that if I had any questions about anything. The fact that David came down from Columbia just to speak with me in person spoke VOLUMES TO ME! Peter, Ali and everyone that had a hand in case were always very professional and I always knew what was going on with anything involving my case. They took my case when a prominent firm in my city stated that they couldn’t help me so I feel very BLESSED that I had them fighting for me. A GODSENT!Mark McDomick, 2021/06/09
These are extremely difficult, emotional and financially draining times. Let the Law Offices of David L. Hood get justice for you, so you have time to heal. Attorney Hood has been taking the bad guys to court for over 30 years. Our approach is to identify everything you may be entitled to recover including medical bills, lost wages, long term care, punitive damages and pain and suffering.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What constitutes a wrongful death?
A wrongful death is when a person’s death is caused by someone else, legally referred to as someone else’s misconduct or negligence.
How hard is it to prove wrongful death?
In South Carolina, it can be tough, but it’s doable. If you’re dealing with a defective product, you’ll need an engineer to say the product was the primary cause of the wrongful death. With medical malpractice, an expert needs to review all the records and sign an affidavit swearing that they believe medical malpractice was committed. Then it’s time to prepare the case for Court, have a mediation, then trial, if it can’t be settled.
How long do I have to file a wrongful death lawsuit?
In South Carolina, it’s 2 to 3 years. Two years if you’re suing the government, or a county hospital or MUSC. If it’s a company, like Ford, you have 3 years. There may be exceptions, like when the malpractice isn’t discovered for several years.
In South Carolina, the people closest to the victim typically file the lawsuit. It’s normally the deceased’s spouse, then the minor children, then the adult children and finally, the deceased’s parents.
During this very tough time, why not contact the caring people at The Law Offices of David L. Hood to find out the best way to move forward, so you can focus on healing and leave the litigation to us? If you need answers, we’d be happy to listen and answer your questions, and there’s never a fee for an initial consultation.
Take care and best wishes, The Law Offices of David L. Hood.