An unexpected death in the family due to an avoidable accident or misconduct — a car crash, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, or a defective product — is a heartbreaking experience. For many, the loss of a loved one has terrible financial consequences, too. When a death is caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, surviving family members have a right under South Carolina law to recover compensation for funeral and burial expenses, medical expenses, income lost with the deceased’s death, and more.
In Charleston, the attorneys of Joye Law Firm provide understanding, compassion and trusted legal guidance to families facing the aftermath of a relative’s untimely death. We can assist and advise you, including explaining your legal rights and options, finding answers to your questions, and demanding accountability and compensation for losses associated with the death. Wrongful death compensation cannot change what happened. But a settlement can provide financial security for your family and prevent financial distress caused by someone else’s negligent conduct.