Losing a loved one is never an easy experience. Their loss can leave a hole in your family and your heart that can never truly be filled. Unfortunately, your grief can be compounded by anger and confusion when learning that your loved one was lost in an accident that could have been avoided, or was caused by the carelessness or negligence of another party. Our Charleston wrongful death attorneys at Bostic Law Group, P.A. understand the distress you feel after losing a loved one in an accident.
We also understand the pain and confusion involved when attempting to address the many legal issues stemming from your loss. We believe in assisting in wrongful death cases as compassionately and thoroughly as possible so you can spend more of your energy grieving for your loved one rather than stressing over a legal case. With your family’s best interests always in mind, we work by your side to help you understand your case, the compensation you may be entitled to, and the options you have for pursuing justice.
You and your family don’t deserve to suffer alone. Our Charleston wrongful death attorneys can advise and assist you every step of the way. Call us at (843) 350-9646 or contact us online to schedule your free, no obligation consultation today.
HELPING YOUR FAMILY INTO THE BEST SITUATION FOR HEALING
No amount of money will ever replace the loved one you have lost. It can be beneficial, however, to pursue compensation to avoid financial hardship in the future. Pursuing compensation through a wrongful death suit can help put your family into the strongest possible position to work on healing your emotional wounds.
Under state and federal laws, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for all your family’s losses, including:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of potential income
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Therapy and counseling costs
By holding the negligent party accountable for their actions, you may also be able to prevent another family from enduring the same heartache yours has experienced.
WHO CAN FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?
According to South Carolina law the executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate is eligible to file a wrongful death claim. While this person is usually a family member, there are some cases where an executor or administrator of an estate is not related to the deceased. Regardless of who is filing a claim the below family members are the only ones entitled to recover damages in a wrongful death claim.
- The deceased’s spouse
- The deceased’s children
- The deceased’s parents in cases where there is no spouse or children
- The deceased’s heirs at law in cases where there is no spouse, children or parents
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?
The statute of limitations to file a wrongful death claim in South Caroline is three years from the date of your loved one’s death. It’s important to note that the date of your loved one’s death may be different from the date they suffered from the accident that caused their injuries. In all cases, it’s important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible about your claim. Our experienced attorneys offer free, no-obligation consultations so you have nothing to lose contacting our firm today.
EXPERIENCED & COMPASSIONATE SUPPORT
Our staff is committed to providing the compassionate and informative guidance you need to pursue compensation for your loss as quickly and painlessly as possible. Throughout your proceedings, we strive to maintain open and accessible communication.
When you have questions, you will get answers, when you have concerns you will get advice, and when you simply need to talk, we will be there. Whether we are able to negotiate a settlement that covers your family’s losses or need to take your case to court, we will not rest until you find justice for your loved one’s loss.