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Wrongful Death Caused by Truck Accidents

Compassionate & Aggressive Representation by Greenville Truck Accident Attorneys

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), nearly 4,000 people were killed in commercial truck crashes in 2016 in the United States. At Christian & Christian, we are passionate about helping our clients seek justice for the wrongful death of a loved one. Whatever your situation, our Greenville truck accident lawyers will answer your questions and guide you through the legal process. If your loved one has been killed in a commercial truck crash, call our firm today at (864) 408-8890 to discuss your situation. We offer free consultations for your convenience.

Wrongful Death Laws in South Carolina

If your loved one has been killed due to the negligent or wrongful actions of someone else, you have the right to pursue justice by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is 3 years. This means you only have 3 years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a lawsuit. If you miss this deadline, your claim will likely be denied, and you may be unable to pursue a settlement.

Damages you may be entitled to in a wrongful death claim include:

  • Medical bills of the decedent’s final injury
  • Lost benefits and wages of the decedent
  • Pain and suffering of the decedent prior to death
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of consortium

Punitive damages may also be awarded in rare circumstances. They are designed to punish the defendant for egregious behavior or gross negligence. For example, if a truck driver was drunk and caused the accident, you may be able to receive punitive damages. Surviving family members of the decedent, such as a spouse, child, or parent, may file a claim.

Proving Negligence in a Truck Accident

Trucking companies and truck drivers have a responsibility to abide by state and federal regulations, including strict hiring practices, mandatory rest breaks, and routine maintenance. Failure to obey regulations could lead to a deadly accident. Our Greenville truck accident lawyers pay close attention to detail, and will thoroughly investigate the crash to gather evidence.

Christian & Christian – (864) 408-8890

Christian & Christian has more than a century of combined legal experience. We believe truck drivers and trucking companies must be held accountable for negligence. With our Greenville wrongful death lawyers on your side, you can pursue the justice you deserve.

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