Representing the Injured & Bereaved

Charleston Wrongful Death Lawyers

Compassionate Advocates Protecting Grieving Families

At Pierce, Sloan, Wilson, Kennedy & Early, LLC, we understand how devastating it can be to lose a loved one. If you lost a loved one because of another person's negligent or reckless actions, turn to our team of advocates for guidance. Our wrongful death lawyers in Charleston are dedicated to helping grieving families seek justice and fair compensation for their losses. Our focus is to recover the maximum compensation possible so that you can cover practical expenses and have peace of mind knowing your loved one has been honored.

Over the years, our firm has taken on countless complex and challenging cases, including those involving fatal accidents. We are well-versed in the wrongful death laws in South Carolina and are equipped to assist with your claim.

If you are ready to trust your case to our Charleston wrongful death attorneys, we encourage you to call or request a free consultation today.

What Accidents Give Rise to Wrongful Death Claims?

In South Carolina, wrongful death claims can be filed when a person is killed due to the negligence or intentional act of someone else. Wrongful death claims are mostly the same as personal injury claims except the injured party has died and the claim is being brought on behalf of the deceased.

Wrongful death claims can be filed in relation to nearly any fatal accident, including:

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, the wrongful death statute allows for action to be pursued on behalf of the deceased’s spouse and children. In cases where there is no spouse or children, an action may be brought on behalf of the parents, heirs, or parties financially dependent on the deceased. We can help you determine if you are eligible to file and what damages you can recover.

Proving a Wrongful Death Claim

Generally speaking, a valid wrongful death claim must satisfy the following elements:

  • The defendant owed a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • The breach of duty caused the decedent's death
  • The death caused damages to the decedent's survivors

While these elements may seem simple, establishing proof in a wrongful death case can often be an extremely complex endeavor requiring expert evidence, lengthy investigations, and the skills of a knowledgeable attorney. You can trust our Charleston wrongful death lawyers to ensure no stone is left unturned in pursuit of justice for your loved one.

Wrongful Death Compensation in South Carolina

Many times, clients come to us concerned about the challenges of taking legal action so soon after the loss of their loved one. When you trust your case to our team, we can walk you through the entire claims process and shoulder the legal burdens for you. We can explain what your claim may be worth, what to expect with insurers, and what is needed to prepare an effective claim.

Wrongful death damages include:

  • Any medical bills incurred prior to death (for treatment)
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • The loss of financial support for the household
  • Loss of companionship for spouse and guidance for children
  • Pain and suffering felt
  • Punitive damages in extreme cases (DUI accidents, assault, etc.)

These damages will then be divided among the spouse and children or parents / heirs in a fair manner.

Get Guidance Through this Time

Pursuing a wrongful death claim can be challenging and bring emotional obstacles for mourning family members and loved ones. The good news is that Pierce | Sloan is here to ensure you don’t navigate this time on your own. When you retain the representation of our wrongful death attorneys in Charleston, you can rest easy knowing we have your best interests in mind. In fact, we don’t charge a single legal fee until and unless we win your case, giving you further peace of mind and assurance.

Ready to pursue justice for your loved one? Contact our firm at (843) 968-0886 today to set up a free consultation.

Why to Hire Us:

  • 125 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • Valuable Resources on Our Side
  • National Success
  • Accomplished Advocacy