Effingham, SC (November 3, 2023) – A fatal accident reported in Florence County claimed one person’s life on Thursday, November 2.
Reports provided by the Florence County Sheriff’s Office indicate that a collision took place in the 3700 block of Savanna Grove Road. As a result of the crash, one of the vehicles went off the roadway and struck a tree.
Four people were inside the vehicle at the time of the accident. One of the victims suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
An unknown number of victims were injured.
At this time, the crash is being investigated.
We hope those hurt in this crash recover quickly.
Our condolences are with the family of the victim who lost their life in this fatal collision.
Fatal Car Accidents in South Carolina
Fatal accidents in South Carolina take the lives of countless people every year. The unfortunate truth is that these accidents can have an overwhelming impact on surviving families.
After injuring the loss of a loved one, you must be able to demonstrate negligence. A wrongful death attorney must establish that the negligent party’s actions or failure to act responsibly directly led to the decedent’s death.
In a wrongful death lawsuit, it is essential to demonstrate the following:
- The death of the individual in question occurred.
- The death resulted from the actions of another individual, entity, or organization.
- The plaintiffs are experiencing financial hardships due to the death of their loved one.
- A legal representative for the survivors has been duly appointed in accordance with state laws.
In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is three years from the date of your family member’s passing. Given this time constraint, it’s crucial for the estate’s executor to seek legal representation from an experienced wrongful death attorney to ensure adequate time for building a robust case. After proving the elements of negligence existed, you can seek compensation for various damages. These include:
- Expenses related to end-of-life, medical, and funeral needs.
- The financial support that your departed family member would have provided.
- The loss of services and assistance previously provided.
- The potential inheritance that is no longer attainable.
- The absence of companionship and emotional support.
- Emotional and physical distress experienced by the survivors.
- The void left by the absence of guidance and guardianship.
Seeking legal representation as soon as possible from a wrongful death lawyer can provide you with the best chance of proving your case and maximizing your recovery.
Our knowledgeable and dedicated car accident lawyers at Ted Greve & Associates have decades of combined experience fighting to protect the rights of families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. Our team will fight for your legal rights and advocate your best interests at every step of the process. We will do everything possible to ensure that you are able to hold the negligent party accountable for the loss of your loved one. To get started, reach out to our dedicated legal team by calling (800) 693-7833 to schedule a free case review.