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Myrtle Beach Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing a loved one is never easy. The blow may be softened a bit when you have time to prepare, as is the case with a terminal illness. But what happens when your loved one is taken from you due to the negligence or malicious actions of another? Whether this was caused by a vehicle collision, boat accident, dog attack, work injury or at the hands of a stranger — you are going to be understandably grief-stricken and overwhelmed.

Our Myrtle Beach wrongful death attorney is committed to stepping to represent families who have found themselves in this heartbreaking situation. As a family-owned law firm, we are here to offer guidance and advice to those who need it most. You are legally entitled to compensation for the loss of your loved one and we are here to fight for you all the way.

Most people do not realize what is entailed in deeming an incident a ‘wrongful death.’ There are many circumstances, including a violent vehicle collision, which may lead to the filing of a wrongful death claim in South Carolina.

Negligence and Error Can be Deadly

When a person is asked what they picture when they hear the word ‘accident,’ they often describe a traffic collision. It is certainly true that many vehicle accidents have led to death, but they are not the only cause of unexpected fatalities. The types of incidents that may end up in a wrongful death lawsuit include:

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Defective Products
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Vehicle Collisions
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Criminal Activity

South Carolina Title 15, Death by Wrongful Act provides a statute of limitations of 3 years from the date of death, for the family of a person killed due to negligence, error or malicious act. In addition to filing a wrongful death claim, the legal representative of the decedent’s estate can file a survival claim.

Under SECTION 15-51-20, the following people may benefit from a wrongful death claim:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Other Heirs

Funeral Costs are not The Only Expense

In some cases, a person is involved in an accident that is not immediately fatal. For example, a person may be hospitalized for their injuries only to pass away days or weeks, or even months later. The hospital stay may result in astronomical medical bills, not to mention pain and suffering.


A survival claim is filed in order to recover these costs. When a survival claim is successful, the proceeds are placed into the estate. This is different from the proceeds from a wrongful death claim, which are directed toward the heirs.

Auger & Auger is Here For You

When a wrongful death occurs in Myrtle Beach, the family left behind realizes a substantial loss. Not only is their beloved family member gone, but as hard as it may be to say, their source of income may have just disappeared. We are a family-owned-and-operated law firm, and we only represent the victims of personal injury. We have no problems going up against the big insurance companies and high profile defendants. 

Our A&A Zero Fee Guarantee™ means that not only is your initial case evaluation free, but also that you don’t pay a penny until your case is won. We are passionate about families and ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for you. Let us protect your legal rights by calling our Myrtle Beach wrongful death attorney at 866-932-0252 today!

The list of prior client settlement results and client reviews/testimonials, do not constitute a promise of any particular result in any particular case, as each and every case is unique. Each case was handled on its own merit, and the outcome of any case cannot be predicted by a lawyer or law firms past results.

If a recovery or settlement by trial is made, the client will be responsible for costs advanced in addition to attorney fees. Client remains responsible for costs, expenses and disbursements, including medical bills, within the scope of representation. The attorney’s contingency percentage will be computed prior to the deduction of expenses from the total recovery.

The principal office for Auger & Auger Law Firm is located at 717 S. Torrence St., Suite 101, Charlotte, NC. The attorneys and staff of Auger & Auger Law Firm work and process all of the firm’s files at the principal office location in Charlotte, NC. Other office locations listed on our website are satellite offices that are not staffed daily. Satellite offices are operated for the convenience of our clients and who live outside of the Charlotte, NC metro area and are unable to meet with us at our principal office location. All meetings at our satellite offices must be made by appointment only. Phone numbers for satellite offices forward to our principle office location in Charlotte, NC.

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