Circumstances may arise where a family member or loved one tragically dies as the result of a collision with a car, train, tractor trailer, fire, medical negligence or some other tragic event.
Under the South Carolina law, beneficiaries of the estate may be able to recover monetary damages if one dies because of the negligence of another. In South Carolina, beneficiaries of the estate may be entitled to the following types of damages: grief, sorrow, mental anguish, loss of society, companionship, comfort, and guidance.
Expected loss of income from the descendent, reasonable expected loss of services, protection, care and assistance, which the descendent may have provided; expenses for the care, treatment and hospitalization of the descendent from the injury that resulted in death; and reasonable funeral expenses.
At Smith, Watts and Associates, we have more than two decades of experience in helping survivors and beneficiaries recover what they are due under the law. Our lawyers work closely with clients in often-difficult emotional times to fully recover what the law allows.