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Wrongful Death

When a loved one dies as the result of an accident or negligence, the effects on loved ones can be devastating. Grieving families have to deal with the loss of their loved one in addition to the medical and funeral expenses, lost wages, and financial uncertainty that often follows an unexpected loss. At Murray Law Offices, we understand that making an insurance claim or filing a lawsuit during this time, when so much of your life is focused on dealing with the effects of the death of a loved one, can be more than you or your family can handle. This is where we can help you, at Murray Law Offices, our experienced staff can help you deal with the complexities of insurance claims and litigation.

Wrongful death is governed in South Carolina by the Wrongful Death Statute and is defined as the death of a person caused by the wrongful act, neglect or default of another. It may occur as the result of an automobile or other traffic accident, a workplace accident, or as a result of medical negligence. If your spouse or family member has died as a result of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensatory damages under South Carolina's Wrongful Death Statute.

At Murray Law Offices, our job is to take care of you and your family’s legal matters so that you can move on and begin the process of healing.

Why Should You Consult With A Lawyer Before You Talk To An Insurance Company?

First and foremost, insurance companies employ an array of lawyers, adjusters, statisticians and analysts to make sure they protect themselves from claims. Retaining an experienced lawyer prior to speaking with an insurance company can help you avoid pitfalls and misstatements that could lead to minimizing or even forfeiting the compensation that you and your family might have otherwise been entitled too.

We understand you have experienced a tremendous loss, and we understand that dealing with legal issues while you are grieving is difficult. But there is no need for you to give up your rights by waiting to consult with an attorney while the facts and circumstances surrounding the accident are readily available. Our job is to make sure your claim is documented correctly and prosecuted aggressively so that you receive the financial compensation that you are entitled to by law.

If you have lost a loved one in a automobile accident, work-related accident, or due to medical error take a moment and note the details surrounding your loved one’s accident and death, contact a lawyer prior to speaking to an insurance company and contact us for a free initial consultation.

To schedule a free consultation, please call us at 843-286-1000, or send us an email.

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