South Carolina Car Wreck Death
If you are reading this, it is likely because a family member or close friend died in a South Carolina car accident. For that, we have no words that can truly reflect our sympathy for what you and everyone in your family is going through. All we can say is that we hope your loved one's memory is kept alive and that s/he is remembered for all the good s/he did.
When someone dies in a car wreck, it is important to first grieve. Grieving with a professional is sometimes the best option. Though attorney Andrew Littlejohn Johnson enjoys becoming bonded with families in cases, he is not a psychiatrist or psychologist. Andrew is, however, in a position to offer some insight into your options.
A Decedent's Estate
In any personal injury death case, the deceased individual's family may need to open an estate, appoint a personal representative (PR), or appoint a guardian or conservator for a minor. These are pieces of the case that we can help with, whether it is handling the legal aspect personally or connecting you to a probate attorney to streamline the process. We understand that many wheels are moving at this time, and going through this alone is mentally exhausting.
South Carolina Wrongful Death and Survival Claims
Normally, two causes of action exist in a South Carolina automobile accident death case: survival and wrongful death claims. Wrongful death claims allow some surviving family members to recover for grief, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, loss of future income, funeral expenses, certain medical bills, and more. Survival claims permit the decedent's estate to bring claims against the negligent person for the decedent's suffering, lost earnings, past medical bills. Whether either of these claims exist depends on the facts of each case.
South Carolina Personal Injury Death Attorney
Andrew is here to guide clients through the processes and keep them informed. This allows your focus to stay on yourself and your family, remembering the life of someone you love. When you are ready, and only when you are ready, reach out to Andrew directly by phone or email to discuss your legal options.