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Helping Those Who Lost A Loved One Due To Another’s Negligent Or Wrongful Actions

The passing of a loved one is always a difficult experience, regardless of whether it was sudden or expected. Certainly, the last thing on the mind of someone who lost a person close to them is legal action, but avenues exist for families of victims of wrongful deaths to seek accountability for negligent actions that contributed to that death. While this cannot take away the pain of a loss, it is a way for family members to hold wrongdoers responsible; if the negligence of another person is found to have caused or contributed to a death, the family of the deceased are entitled to legal recourse.

I am Daryl G. Hawkins, the founder of The Law Office of Daryl G. Hawkins, LLC. Although I cannot truly understand the pain of what you are going through, I can fully provide every possible legal service relating to the loss of someone close to you.

Sources Of Negligence That Lead To Wrongful Death

Deaths due to the negligence of another, or wrongful deaths, are what occur when the improper actions of another party contribute significantly to a person’s passing. Wrongful deaths can be the result of a number of different types of negligence, such as (but not limited to):

  • Medical malpractice: A concerning amount of studies estimate medical negligence to be much more common than is realized by the public, contributing to thousands of deaths yearly, despite advances in technology and medical training.
  • Personal injury: Many severe injuries are directly caused by the actions of another person, some of which can be deadly.
  • Automobile accidents: Automobile collisions are an enormous concern today, but other types of vehicular collisions have the ability to be just as dangerous.
  • Medical malpractice: This form of negligence can be rather broad. It refers to circumstances where death was caused due to the negligence of a medical professional.

I am attorney Daryl Hawkins. I handle wrongful death and survival actions resulting from any kind of negligence in South Carolina.

What Is A Survival Action?

In some cases, weeks, months or even years may pass between the time when a person sustains an injury and they die. Through a survival action, South Carolina families can recover damages for losses during the time before death occurs.

Many Deaths Are Preventable

Unfortunately, many deaths that occur every year are preventable. According to the CDC figures for as recently as 2011, an estimated 31 million emergency room visits were caused by preventable circumstances such as automotive accidents, unintentional injuries or falls, or firearm discharges. Of those ER visits, over 130,000 resulted in death.

Contact A Wrongful Death Attorney For Help

Nothing can truly make up for the loss of a loved one. However, if the unfortunate circumstances surrounding his or her death are the result of the negligence of another, I ask that you please give The Law Office of Daryl G. Hawkins, LLC consideration to represent you and your family. It is important that you have someone by your side who has the experience and knowledge to protect your legal rights. If the situation should arise where you suspect that you may need legal assistance, please give The Law Office of Daryl G. Hawkins, LLC a call at 803-594-8177 or send an email.