When a loved one dies or is killed as a result of a defective or dangerous product or someone’s negligence, it is natural to be overcome with grief and sorrow, and time for grieving and healing is necessary. Understandably, immediately after such a devastating loss, the last thought on most peoples’ minds is seeking justice for the deceased and their beneficiaries. Unfortunately, the first few days following such a loss can oftentimes be crucial.
Key evidence in wrongful death cases is to be properly preserved, stored and possibly tested. Investigations during the first few days following a death are also very important, as evidence often disappears, whether through natural means, such as skid marks and other evidence on or near a highway where there is heavy traffic, or through other means, such as insurance companies salvaging vehicles. Witnesses’ memories can often fade or lose their clarity so it is important to interview them while the events are fresh in their mind. The sooner the family of a wrongful death victim reaches out to an attorney the better. Even if it is later determined there is no recourse, at least such a decision can be made based upon the best evidence available rather than uncertainty about the actual events or circumstances of the death.
The Hopkins Law Firm, LLC, has handled several wrongful death cases, arising from:
We have a team of investigators and expert witnesses who will immediately turn their attention to the investigation of your possible case to determine the cause of the death and whether it could have been reasonably avoided.
Contact Hopkins Law Firm, LLC, at 843-314-4202. If you would like more information about your specific case, you can meet with an attorney from our Pawleys Island team. We will listen to your story, let you know what we can do, and how we can help. You may also email us with a detailed description of your case and we will reach back out to you. We are your local attorneys and we are here to help.
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