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Losing a loved one in a sudden fatal accident is one of life’s most traumatic experiences. Our wrongful death attorneys in Greenville understand the adversity that you and your family are facing. We have the knowledge, experience, and tenacity to help you fight for monetary damages from the liable party.
You can reach us at 864-585-3873 to schedule a free consultation. No attorneys’ fees will be charged unless we win.
If your loved one died through the fault of another party and your family intends to pursue compensation for the resulting damages, it’s advisable to commence the proceedings as soon as possible. Here are some of the biggest reasons why time is of the essence when it comes to building a personal injury case:
Essential Evidence May Not Be Available Indefinitely: Depending on the circumstances in which your family member died, the strongest evidence of liability may eventually be altered, destroyed, or become unavailable. If your loved one slipped and fell on someone else’s property, for example, the premises owner will likely address the hazard that caused the accident immediately. If our Greenville wrongful death lawyers are able to perform the investigation right away, we may be able to document the hazard before it gets repaired. Eyewitness accounts also become less reliable as time goes on. Your lawyer will want to speak with eyewitnesses as soon as possible to find out if they might be able to provide useful deposition should the case proceed to discovery. Footage of the accident may also be time-sensitive. If your loved one was struck by a motorist in front of a gas station, for example, the facility’s surveillance system may be used as evidence of liability; however, the owner is under no obligation to retain such recordings for an extended period of time. If you think your family’s case won’t demand any time-sensitive evidence, keep in mind that some unscrupulous parties are not above altering or even destroying evidence that should be available indefinitely. If your loved one was a victim of medical malpractice, for example, the liable healthcare provider might alter their records to cover up negligence.
There’s a Deadline for Filing the Lawsuit: South Carolina has strict deadlines for filing tort lawsuits. If your family ties to bring the lawsuit after the statute of limitations has passed, your case will likely be dismissed. If the opposing party proves uncooperative and refuses to pay a fair settlement, then filing suit may be the only way to pursue the compensation you deserve. To ensure you don’t miss any critical filing deadlines, you should consult a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. That way your team won’t be rushed when it comes to the investigation or settlement negotiations.
The Damages Could Add up Fast: The costs associated with the death of a loved one can mount quickly—especially if the deceased was a primary source of income. The sooner you start building the case, the sooner it may be resolved.
Finding the right lawyer to handle your case can seem like a daunting task. You may be tempted to ask family and friends for suggestions or to call the number of a law firm you saw on a local billboard. At the end of the day, though, not every law firm that accepts wrongful death cases has the experience to provide effective representation.
Our Spartanburg wrongful death lawyers have the legal strategies and resources to help you fight for fair compensation. Here are a few qualities that set us apart from other practices in the area:
Experience Handling Wrongful Death Cases: Attorneys who have handled claims that are similar to yours will know the kinds of evidence needed to build the strongest case possible and will be able to anticipate disputes before they arise. Our lawyers have an in-depth understanding of wrongful death case law, statutes, and procedures in South Carolina. Our lawyers have handled a wide variety of wrongful death cases, and we know how to tailor our strategies to the unique circumstances of your claim.
Successful Track Record: You should never hire an attorney unless they have a history of success in similar cases. How many wrongful death cases has the law firm handled? What were their outcomes? At Hodge & Langley Law Firm, we are proud to have a portfolio of substantial settlements and verdicts in tort cases of varying complexity.
Trial Experience: Some lawyers are reluctant to enter litigation—to the point where they might discourage their clients from filing a lawsuit even if it is the best approach given the circumstances. Our wrongful death attorneys in Spartanburg always take every reasonable step to reach a favorable resolution to cases without proceeding to litigation, but we certainly are not afraid to file suit if it is in your best interests to do so. Our many decades of litigation experience can sometimes help during settlement negotiations since the insurance company will know that we won’t shy away from a fight.
A Dedication to Each Individual Case: Some law firms take a cookie-cutter approach when it comes to representing clients in tort cases. But every claim is unique. At Hodge & Langley Law Firm, we take the time to investigate each claim thoroughly so we are able to provide knowledgeable and strategic representation tailored to our client’s particular situation.
An Extensive Network of Experts: When building a wrongful death case, it is often necessary to consult with medical, financial, vocational, and accident reconstruction experts. Sometimes these experts are deposed during discovery to resolve disputes. Our attorneys work closely with well-credentialed experts in a variety of disciplines whose deposition often plays an essential role in determining the outcomes of cases.
If you would like to discuss your case with a skilled and highly accomplished wrongful death attorney, contact Hodge & Langley Law Firm at 864-585-3873. You can also reach us online by sending a message.
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