Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Myrtle Beach

Compassionate Service & Aggressive Advocacy on Your Behalf

​There is nothing worse than losing your loved one due to the negligent actions of another. On top of the intensely emotional situation, you suddenly find yourself having to deal with the legal consequences of the incident as well. In the midst of all the chaos, know that you have a strong advocate in Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin.

Our Myrtle Beach wrongful death attorneys can offer you compassionate guidance and advice during this time. We make sure that you are not being taken advantage of by insurance companies and other parties involved in the process. We give you the resources you need to make an informed decision about your future. With decades of experience behind us, we can provide hard-hitting advocacy that holds the guilty parties responsible for their actions that have caused you so much loss.

Learn more about your case by calling us today at (843) 357-6454

Types of Wrongful Death Damages

A wrongful death case allows the surviving family members of the deceased to collect some sort of compensation to aid them in coping with the effects of their loved one’s death.

A successful wrongful death claim may award damages such as:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Loss of wages and benefits
  • Property damage
  • Loss of the deceased person’s companionship
  • Pain and suffering

Who Gets the Money in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

South Carolina allows surviving family members of the deceased individual to collect damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. This includes the following individuals:

  • Surviving spouse and children
  • Surviving parents of the deceased (if there are no children or spouse)
  • Legal heirs of the deceased (assuming there are no surviving parents, spouse or children)

The one restriction when it comes to parents collecting wrongful death damages is that a parent who abandoned the child prior to them turning 18 may not recover damages in the event of the child's death, even if the child was an adult at the time of their death.

How are Wrongful Death Settlements Paid Out?

According to South Carolina Code §15-51-10, all parties involved in the settlement are allowed to agree to their own distribution plan, however, the court must approve of any payout plans in a hearing.

South Carolina Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

Although it might be painful to do so, it’s important to begin the process of filing a claim for a loved one’s death as soon as possible. South Carolina limits the amount of time you have to file a claim to three years from the date of the incident. The benefit of getting started on your claim early is that you will have fresh evidence and a greater amount of information at your fingertips than if you were to wait. This is why it is imperative to reach out to our injury attorneys today. We proudly represent victims in Myrtle Beach and throughout Horry County.

Contact Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin for legal guidance from a trusted Myrtle Beach wrongful death lawyer.

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