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 ConwayMyrtle BeachMurrells InletMt. PleasantNorth Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations. 

Dirk J. Derrick
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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.