The devastating personal loss of an unexpected death is often coupled with the potential for extensive medical bills and the loss of income from your deceased loved one.
When a person or company needs to be held responsible for negligent actions, you may be concerned about how to afford a wrongful death attorney.
Even if you are financial struggling, an experienced Myrtle Beach lawyer can fight on your behalf to hold the negligent party responsible for your loved one’s passing and help you get the compensation you deserve.
Handling the Costs of a Myrtle Beach Wrongful Death Case
Regardless of your financial situation, it’s important to find a skilled South Carolina attorney after a wrongful death. Since you are already dealing with a stressful and financially draining situation, wrongful death lawyers often work on a contingency basis.
Using a contingency payment method means you pay no upfront money to hire a lawyer. Rather than charging you an hourly rate, the attorney instead takes payment out of the settlement won for the wrongful death. After deducting payment the attorney then deducts fees and costs incurred on the case.
With a contingency fee arrangement, you don’t have to pay attorney fees and costs until the case is settled, which can be especially helpful if the deceased was the primary source of income for your family.
Costs Associated with a South Carolina Wrongful Death Case
While adjusting to life after such an overwhelming loss, you don’t need to spend your time hunting down documents and chasing after insurance companies. A Myrtle Beach wrongful death attorney can handle these aspects of your case without requiring any upfront payment:
● Hiring investigators
● Gathering police reports and medical documents
● Calling on expert witnesses
● Paying court filing fees
● Negotiating with insurance adjusters
There’s another extremely important reason to retain a knowledgeable legal team in this difficult time of your life. An insurance carrier or the negligent party responsible for your family member’s death may offer a settlement that is much lower than the total amount you could otherwise receive. Through the help of a firm with experience negotiating wrongful death cases, you will more likely to receive a fair settlement.
Has Your Loved One Died To The Negligence Of Others?
If you're loved one has died due someone else's negligence you should speak to a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Charleston, South Carolina office directly at 843.488.2359 to schedule your consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Conway, Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Mt. Pleasant, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.