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WRONGFUL DEATH

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Why You Need the Top Lawyers in Wrongful Death Accidents

If you lost your loved one in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact The Yates Firm. As a surviving family member, you might be entitled to financial compensation for final medical bills, funeral costs, and other expenses.

Losing someone you love causes a great deal of emotional pain. However, when it happens in an incident the at-fault party could have prevented, it can be devastating. Grieving while planning a funeral and pursuing a wrongful death claim can be overwhelming to handle alone. You should have an experienced legal team on your side to take on the responsibility for your case so you can focus on what matters most – taking care of yourself and your family.

At The Yates Firm, our Myrtle Beach wrongful death attorneys understand how challenging it can be to move forward after the death of a family member. No amount of money can change what happened, but it might provide the financial means necessary to pay for costs incurred from the fatal incident. You can depend on us to advocate for your rights and aggressively seek the maximum compensation you deserve.

Call The Yates Firm today for your free consultation at 843.692.3237.

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CAUSES OF WRONGFUL
DEATH

IN AN CLAIMS...

car accident

Car Accidents

Car accidents are common occurrences on the roadways in Myrtle Beach. Typically, driver error is the cause. When motorists exceed the speed limit, become distracted at the wheel, or ignore traffic signals, they place other people at risk of harm. Fatalities can result from a driver’s poor decisions that lead to a crash, catastrophic injury and all too commonly, death.

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Truck Accidents

During a collision with a commercial truck, the extreme forces and violent impact can crush a small car. Even at low speeds, large trucks can cause significant damage to a smaller vehicle and severe injuries to the occupants. Although federal regulations exist to keep people safe on the road, truck drivers and trucking companies violate the rules that aim to prevent deadly accidents.

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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are at a greater risk of death than the occupants of a motor vehicle. Crossing the street or walking through a parking lot puts them directly in the path of oncoming cars. If a driver isn’t paying attention to what they’re doing, they can collide with or run over a pedestrian in front of them.

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Construction Accidents

Construction workers often handle toxic substances, heavy machinery, and dangerous tools on the job. Even in the safest working conditions, an employee can suffer a fatal injury or illness while performing their work-related duties. Construction accidents are common and can lead to death.

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Nursing Home Abuse

The staff members in nursing homes are responsible for taking care of the residents. They must provide the assistance and medical treatment necessary to keep their patients healthy and safe. A nurse could administer the incorrect medication or forget to turn a bedridden patient to prevent bedsores. Abuse and neglect can become fatal for vulnerable older adults.

motorcycle/car accident

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists only have a helmet to protect them during an accident. They can become ejected from their motorcycles during a collision, suffering severe trauma to the body or head. Crashes involving cars and trucks can be fatal for the motorcyclist, especially at high speeds.

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Product Liability

Manufacturer error can cause defects in consumer products. Placing these products on the market increases the likelihood of serious injury and death while someone uses them. Defective pharmaceuticals, household appliances, and even motor vehicles can have fatal consequences if they malfunction or don’t work as intended.

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Premises Liability

Negligent security personnel, malfunctioning elevators, fire hazards, and other dangers on someone’s property can lead to deadly accidents. The property owner is supposed to maintain the property adequately and repair damage or defects they find promptly to avoid causing harm to their guests. However, the owner’s negligence can put visitors at risk of life-threatening injuries.

Car accidents are common occurrences on the roadways in Myrtle Beach. Typically, driver error is the cause. When motorists exceed the speed limit, become distracted at the wheel, or ignore traffic signals, they place other people at risk of harm. Fatalities can result from a driver’s poor decisions that lead to a crash.

During a collision with a commercial truck, the extreme forces and violent impact can crush a small car. Even at low speeds, large trucks can cause significant damage to a smaller vehicle and severe injuries to the occupants. Although federal regulations exist to keep people safe on the road, truck drivers and trucking companies violate the rules that aim to prevent deadly accidents.

Pedestrians are at a greater risk of death than the occupants of a motor vehicle. Crossing the street or walking through a parking lot puts them directly in the path of oncoming cars. If a driver isn’t paying attention to what they’re doing, they can collide with or run over a pedestrian in front of them.

Construction workers often handle toxic substances, heavy machinery, and dangerous tools on the job. Even in the safest working conditions, an employee can suffer a fatal injury or illness while performing their work-related duties. Construction accidents are common and can lead to death.

The staff members in nursing homes are responsible for taking care of the residents. They must provide the assistance and medical treatment necessary to keep their patients healthy and safe. A nurse could administer the incorrect medication or forget to turn a bedridden patient to prevent bedsores. Abuse and neglect can become fatal for vulnerable older adults.

Motorcyclists only have a helmet to protect them during an accident. They can become ejected from their motorcycles during a collision, suffering severe trauma to the body or head. Crashes involving cars and trucks can be fatal for the motorcyclist, especially at high speeds.

Manufacturer error can cause defects in consumer products. Placing these products on the market increases the likelihood of injury and death while someone uses them. Defective pharmaceuticals, household appliances, and even motor vehicles can have fatal consequences if they malfunction or don’t work as intended.

Negligent security personnel, malfunctioning elevators, fire hazards, and other dangers on someone’s property can lead to deadly accidents. The property owner is supposed to maintain the property adequately and repair damage or defects they find promptly to avoid causing harm to their guests. However, the owner’s negligence can put visitors at risk of life-threatening injuries.

COMPENSATION FOR
WRONGFUL DEATH VICTIMS

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$4,100,000

Total Recovered

recovered for family that suffered serious injuries in a tragic event

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$4,000,000

Total Recovered

for a client hit head-on by a commercial vehicle

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$200,000

Total Recovered

for a passenger in a single car accident

Surviving families can also recover compensation to compensate for the non-economic losses suffered due to their loved one’s death. Compensation for the deceased’s pain and suffering, for the family’s loss of companionship, care, and protection, and lost knowledge, experience, and judgment provided by the deceased are available in a wrongful death case.

$4,100,000 ​
Total Recovered recovered for family that suffered serious injuries in a tragic event​

$4,000,000​
Total Recovered for a client hit head-on by a commercial vehicle​

$200,000 ​
Total Recovered for a passenger in
a single car accident​

A HISTORY OF
SUCCESS

IN WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS..

The Yates Firm understands the uphill battle you face after a loved one’s death. It can be challenging to handle the financial, emotional, and legal aspects. You shouldn’t have to go through this alone. Our Myrtle Beach wrongful death attorneys can file a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf and pursue the money you’re owed from the negligent party.

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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF SOMEONE'S NEGLIGENCE CAUSED

MY LOVED ONE'S DEATH IN MYRTLE BEACH?

01

REQUEST A COPY OF THE ACCIDENT REPORT
If your loved one died in a car accident, you should obtain a copy of the police report. It could contain information about who was responsible for the crash and provide the evidence you need to prove fault. Incident reports might also be available if the death occurred on someone else’s dangerous property or at work.

02

HIRE A LAWYER 
You should hire an experienced lawyer from The Yates Firm immediately after your loved one’s death if you believe someone else is at fault. We can investigate the accident and obtain all available evidence to prove the negligent party should be held liable.

03

OBTAIN A COPY OF YOUR LOVED ONE’S WILL
Only the administrator or executor of the estate can pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of surviving family. You must determine who that person is to proceed with the case. If your loved one doesn’t have a will or didn’t appoint an executor or administrator, you will need to go to probate court for a judge to designate one for you. This is another reason to work with The Yates Firm.

04

KEEP DETAILED NOTES
You should write down all information related to your loved one’s death. That might include a description of the events leading up to the fatal incident, where it occurred, and who you believe should be held liable. Your notes can also include the injury or illness suffered in the accident and the type of treatment sought to heal the victim before the death, such as hospitalization and surgery.

05

MAINTAIN RECORDS
You might have medical bills and other documentation related to your loved one’s fatal injury or illness. It’s critical to keep copies of those and forward them to your attorney. They could be useful evidence during the wrongful death claim.

06

CONTACT US

If your loved one died due to another person or entity’s negligent actions, you should call The Yates Firm right now to discuss your legal options. We can investigate the incident to determine fault and gather the evidence we need to prove you deserve compensation for your losses.

Call us at 843.62.3237 for a free consultation with one of our Myrtle Beach wrongful death attorneys and let us help you seek the justice you deserve.

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