What is a “wrongful death?”

A wrongful death is essentially a personal injury case that results in death the injured victim is no longer living to bring suit for herself. S.C. Code Ann. §15-51-10 defines a “wrongful death” as one that is caused by “the wrongful act, neglect, or default” of another. A wrongful death can be filed against an individual or corporation that may be negligent in causing another person’s death.