Wrongful Death

Murrells Inlet Wrongful Death Lawyers

Compassionate Service & Aggressive Advocacy on Your Behalf

Unexpectedly losing a loved one in a tragic accident is one of the most emotionally painful things a person may ever have to face. This situation is made even more difficult when the accident could have been prevented if not for someone else's careless, reckless, or even intentional actions. In the midst of such a stressful situation, you can count on Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin to provide you with the sound legal advice you need to potentially move forward with a wrongful death claim.

Our Murrells Inlet wrongful death attorneys have decades of experience providing caring yet unrelenting advocacy to our clients. When you choose to partner with our firm, we'll provide you with trustworthy guidance while making sure you are not being taken advantage of by other parties. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that those responsible for the tragic loss you have suffered are held fully accountable for any damages they caused.

The following damages may be awarded in a successful wrongful death claim:

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

We proudly serve Murrells Inlet, Myrtle Beach, and all of Horry County. Request a consultation with a caring attorney at our firm when you call (843) 357-6454

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. This is why it is imperative to reach out to our injury attorneys today. 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.

elderly man visiting a deceased loved one's graveOur attorneys represent surviving family members who have lost loved ones in all types of accidents, including:

How are Wrongful Death Settlements Paid Out in SC?

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.

Who Can Pursue Damages 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.

Contact Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin today to discuss your potential claim with a Murrells Inlet wrongful death lawyer.

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