Lexington, South Carolina Wrongful Death Attorneys
Our personal injury lawyers can help with your fatal car accident case
The death of a loved one can be traumatic and upsetting under any circumstances. When a family member dies in a car accident because the other driver made a mistake or broke the law, the flood of emotions can be overwhelming. You’re probably angry or confused or unsure what to do next. That’s why we’re here. We want to help you during this traumatic time.
Our Lexington, SC wrongful death attorneys at Johnson + Johnson Attorneys at Law can help your family every step of the way. We’re familiar with car accident injuries and how to handle them when they turn fatal. We also know the law and understand how the legal system works here. That’s because both our attorneys – brothers Kevin and Steven Johnson – were born and raised in Lexington. To us, you’re more than just a client. You’re family.
What is a wrongful death car accident?
Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe an accident in which someone was responsible for another person’s death. When used in terms of a car accident, wrongful death means that the other driver did something to cause your loved one’s fatal car accident.
If another driver caused your loved one’s fatal car accident, you can take legal action against them. In many cases, families choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the other driver who is often defended by their insurance company. That is just one way families can take legal action in these circumstances.
What are common causes of fatal car accidents?
Wrongful death car accidents happen for many of the same reasons that other car accidents happen in South Carolina. The accidents are simply much more severe in many cases. Some of the most common causes of fatal car accidents which result in a wrongful death case include:
- The other driver was speeding at the time of the accident.
- The driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
- The driver was distracted (texting, talking on cellphone, etc.) when the crash occurred.
- The driver fell asleep at the wheel.
Whatever the circumstances of your fatal car accident, our law firm can guide you through your wrongful death case, one step at a time.
Why are wrongful death car accident cases so complicated?
As you might expect, wrongful death car accident claims can often be very complicated legal cases. Reasons why include:
- The other driver denies doing anything wrong.
- The other driver tries to blame your family member for causing the crash.
- The other driver’s insurance company takes their side and denies your claim.
The stakes are often very high in a wrongful death car accident claim. That’s because of the amount of money your family may be able to obtain after your accident. Because your loved one cannot work again, your family may be able to obtain a substantial sum for lost future income and other accident-related expenses.
Count on a wrongful death lawyer who puts your family first
We realize you simply want to take time to mourn the loss of a loved one. The reality is, the sooner you take legal action, the stronger your legal case will likely be. That’s because the evidence needed to build a successful wrongful death case can disappear over time. Witnesses move away. Memories fade. Vehicles get destroyed.
Put your trust in a law firm that puts your family first. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation. One of our experienced Lexington wrongful death lawyers can investigate your loved one’s fatal car accident. We know what questions to ask, what evidence to look for and how to negotiate with insurance companies. If they don’t cooperate, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit on your family’s behalf.
Johnson + Johnson – a new class of attorney serious about winning.