In South Carolina, when a person dies as a result of the negligence of another party, our law gives rise to two types of claims that can be brought on behalf of the deceased person and/or his “Statutory Beneficiaries”. First, under South Carolina Code § 15-51-10, a “Survival Action” applies “whenever the death of a person shall be caused by the wrongful act of another, the person who would have been liable, if the death had not ensued, should be liable to an action for damages, notwithstanding the death of the person injured.”
Second, South Carolina Code § 15-51-20 provides for a “Wrongful Death” Action shall be for the benefit for the wife or husband and child or children of the person whose death shall have been so caused. If the deceased person does not have a spouse or children, then the wrongful death action may be brought on behalf of other statutory beneficiaries in the family.
If your family has lost someone due to the negligence or the wrongful act of another person, please call The Peace Law Firm in Greenville, SC and we will help you analyze any and all potential claims that you may have against the responsible party.
You do not want to wait around on legal action, it is urgent you call us now so that we can get started on your behalf.