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Financial Difficulties After the Death of a Loved One

Financial Difficulties After the Death of a Loved One

Rock Hill, SC Wrongful Death Lawyer

The unexpected death of a loved one can cause great emotional hardship, but the financial suffering that follows can be just as crippling as the grief.  A  wrongful death attorney can work on your behalf to fight for justice after such a devastating loss.

Lost Income and Companionship

Perhaps the most significant element of financial hardship following a family member’s death is loss of income. Insurance carriers are responsible for providing family members with the decedent’s projected future earnings (which is mostly based upon work and salary history).

However, other factors are also involved; the deceased’s salary could have increased in the future had he or she continued to live. Therefore, insurance carriers must take that into account.

Insurance carriers may encounter difficulties in determining the deceased’s possible future salary if he or she did not demonstrate a consistent work history.

In addition to lost future income, families deserve reimbursement for lost companionship.

Insurance carriers also hold responsibility for evaluating how much the decedent’s presence was worth to his or her survivors.

Familial Burdens

One unavoidable and costly expense following a relative’s death comes in the form of funeral expenditures. Although this burden may be small compared to the loss of a family member’s income and companionship, many families still struggle to pay for the sudden and often overwhelming expense.

Contact the Wrongful Death Law Firm of Bice Law

If you believe your loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law.  We serve families across both North and South Carolina. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, however, so you must act quickly.  Contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling (855) 5-BICE-LAW or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a wrongful death attorneyResults are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.

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