Category: Wrongful Death

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Wrongful Death at Rock Hill Daycare Leads to $16 Million Settlement and Safety Changes 
February 13, 2024

On the eve of trial, Yarborough Applegate secured a $16 million settlement for the parents of a six-month-old infant who died after being improperly placed on his side for a nap at a South Carolina daycare.

Attorneys David Yarborough (on left) and Perry Buckner (on right), who recently secured a $10 million settlement for the estate of a worker killed at Holcim concrete plant in Holly Hill, South Carolina
Yarborough Applegate Secures Landmark $20 Million Settlement for Estate of Worker Killed at Concrete Plant
August 9, 2022

After a North Charleston man was killed when he fell approximately 60 feet from an elevator he was working on at Holcim cement plant in Holly Hill, South Carolina, Yarborough Applegate attorneys helped his estate settle wrongful death and negligence claims for $20 million.  

Over $4 Million Recovered in Wrongful Death and Dram Shop Settlements with Two Shem Creek Bars
June 23, 2022

Yarborough Applegate attorneys have secured more than a $4 million settlement for their client in a wrongful death and dram shop case filed on behalf of the estate of a bicyclist killed by a drunk driver on the 4th of July in 2019 in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

Yarborough Applegate Obtains Key Court Ruling in Wrongful Death and Dram Shop Case
November 12, 2020

In a dram shop case stemming from a deadly July 4, 2019, hit-and-run in which a drunk driver hit a cyclist, Yarborough Applegate attorneys Liam Duffy and David Yarborough recently obtained a key court ruling on behalf of the cyclist’s family.

William Applegate & Liam Duffy Featured on The Great Trials Podcast
January 29, 2020

Listen to how they obtained the largest jury verdict in Colleton County history for the wrongful death of 41-year-old landscaper Jose Larios.

$6 Million Settlement Reached in Hanahan Apartment Complex Drowning
August 29, 2019

Yarborough Applegate attorneys David Yarborough and Chris Bryant recently reached a $6 million settlement for the family of a three-year-old child who tragically died in a Hanahan apartment complex pool drowning. We found the Hanahan apartment complex where the drowning occurred to be liable in this wrongful death suit because its open service entrance was […]

Bicycle Accident Wrongful Death
Yarborough Applegate Secures $1.2 Million for Childcare Worker & Mother of Three Killed by Lumber Truck Driver
October 10, 2016

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 […]

Cyclist Hit By Drunk Driver
$3 Million Settlement for Cyclist Killed By Drunk Driver
October 10, 2016

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 […]

James Island Senior Living Community Resident Found Dead
DHEC Investigating James Island Senior Living Facility After Death of Dementia Resident
May 25, 2016

The Post and Courier reported yesterday, that officials with the Department of Health and Environmental Control are investigating a James Island Senior Living Facility after one of its residents was found dead. Marie Duddy, who suffered from dementia is believed to have left the facility and wandered away towards the marsh. This is not the […]

Yarborough Applegate & Clark Law Firm Obtain $1M Settlement in Civil Rights Case
February 4, 2016

Yarborough Applegate and Clark Law Firm recently obtained a $1M settlement for a wrongful death lawsuit in Florence, SC against the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs and the Pee Dee Regional Center. Fantasia Franklin was a 21 year old, permanent resident of the Pee Dee Regional Center in Florence, South Carolina. The Pee […]

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