When a parent, spouse, child or loved one is killed in an accident, the loss is sudden and devastating. Emotional and financial loss are just part of the pain a family endures. Our team of South Carolina wrongful death attorneys helps grieving families make sense of the complex aspects of their loss and secure financial compensation from those responsible.Get Help Now
This recovery was obtained in a wrongful death case brought against several physicians and their practice. The Plaintiff, who was a college student, tragically died after going into respiratory and cardiac arrest during a routine wisdom tooth extraction. The lawsuit alleged that serious errors were made in the administration of general anesthesia by the Defendants, as well as in their failure to properly respond to her respiratory and cardiac arrest. It should be noted that this substantial result was achieved despite no appreciable economic damages and the fact that the claims would have been subject to the non-economic damage caps imposed by the 2005 SC Medical Malpractice Act, absent a finding of gross negligence.
Our client, a friendly, health-conscious, respected construction worker, was riding his bicycle home from work when he was struck and instantly killed by a drunk driver. After fleeing the accident, the driver, who was using his company’s vehicle, was apprehended by police and charged with felony DUI. An investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of beer, liquor, and prescription medication and had a history of alcohol-related misdemeanor and felony convictions. The employer’s insurance company sought to avoid coverage of the claim and the employer claimed no prior knowledge of the driver’s history of drinking and driving. The case was settled at mediation for $3 million.
Our client, a 56-year old mother of three and longtime child caregiver, was bicycling to work at a local church daycare center, when she was struck and killed by the 24-year-old driver of a flatbed commercial truck loaded with lumber. The local police’s initial investigation took the word of the driver, that he was obeying the speed limit and that the cyclist darted out in front of him – without downloading the truck’s ECM data, which revealed that the lumber truck was speeding at the time of the accident. The police initially found the decedent cyclist at-fault. Yarborough Applegate exposed the truck driver’s lies, the police’s flawed investigation, and ultimately secured a $1.2 million settlement for our client’s family.
Charleston, South Carolina native David Yarborough has more than 15 years of experience successfully representing severely injured people in complex personal injury, wrongful death and products liability actions.
William is a Charleston, South Carolina native with strong ties to the local and state-wide community. Having a broad range of legal experience, he has successfully litigated cases from securities fraud to wrongful death.
Yarborough Applegate represent most clients with personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. In these cases, we will not charge you a fee unless we successfully recover for you. If any recovery is made, the contingency fee is calculated before our expenses are deducted. If you have questions about your rights or believe you have a claim, call us. We offer free case evaluations. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Please call 843.407.0962 now, or complete our consultation form.
“Yarborough Applegate is my "go-to" firm when I associate co-counsel in complex and catastrophic cases. They are honest, aggressive and possess the knowledge and resources to outwork their adversaries and deliver superior results. They work every case as if it is going to trial and, as a result, most of them settle favorably for our clients. I value them as trusted co-counsel and friends.”
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