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South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal Injury Attorneys in South Carolina Helping Victims Obtain Compensation

South Carolina personal injury law encompasses a wide variety of accidents that can occur as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence. Personal injury cases may involve car and truck accidents, defective products, slip and falls, and premises liability.

When someone acts in a reckless or careless manner and causes injury to another person, they can legally be on the line for damages. Insurance companies and their lawyers who regularly represent these individuals are not in the business of compensating you for your injuries. Instead, they will do everything they can to try and “poke holes” in your case and reduce its value.

The South Carolina personal injury lawyers at the Hughey Law Firm regularly take on the big insurance companies and represent injured accident victims during settlement negotiations and at jury trials. Our experienced lawyers can aggressively advocate for you at the negotiation table or in the courtroom to help you achieve the settlement or jury verdict you deserve.

Personal Injury Filing Deadlines

When it comes to South Carolina personal injury cases, timing is extremely important. The most important time period in a personal injury case is the statute of limitations deadline. Under South Carolina law, a claim or lawsuit seeking damages for personal injuries must be filed within three (3) years of the date of the accident (i.e. the date on which you sustained your injuries). This time period may be even shorter if the defendant in your personal injury case is a governmental entity or state agency.

If you miss these deadlines and fail to file a claim or lawsuit within the appropriate time period, you will never be able to seek monetary compensation for your injuries. Consequently, it is extremely important that you seek legal representation as soon as possible after sustaining injuries in your accident. The lawyers at the Hughey Law Firm can ensure that any claim or lawsuit is filed within the statutory period.

Types of South Carolina Personal Injury Cases

South Carolina personal injury claims and lawsuits cover a wide variety of accidents. Some of the most common bases for filing a personal injury claim in South Carolina include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents – If another motor vehicle driver negligently collided with you and caused an accident—and if you suffered injuries and damages in your accident—then you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the responsible driver and/or the owner of the vehicle.
  • Slip and fall accidents – If you slipped and fell on someone else’s premises, and the property owner knew about the danger but failed to warn about it or remedy it, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the property owner, occupier, manager, management company, or landlord for damages.
  • Defective product cases – When products are improperly manufactured or distributed, and a consumer purchases the product, serious injuries may occur. In those instances, the injured consumer may be able to file a claim for strict liability and/or negligence against the property manufacturer or distributor.
  • Negligent repair work – In cases where a repair facility performs negligent repair work and personal injuries or damages result, the accident victim may have a personal injury claim against the negligent repair facility. 

Elements of Proof in a Personal Injury Case

In order to prove negligence in a personal injury case, the accident victim must be able to demonstrate four legal elements. First, the accident victim must be able to show that the at-fault person or entity owed a legal duty of care. In most cases, this means that the at-fault party was supposed to act as a “reasonable person” under ordinary circumstances.

Secondly, the accident victim must be able to show that the at-fault person violated the duty of care. This means that the at-fault party acted did something that was unreasonable or failed to do something that a reasonable person would have done under the circumstances.

Thirdly, the accident victim must demonstrate both factual and legal causation. In other words, the accident must not have occurred without the at-fault party’s negligence, and the accident was the foreseeable cause of the injuries and damages sustained.

Finally, the accident victim must be able to show that he or she suffered injuries and damages as a result of the accident, or that the accident exacerbated a preexisting injury or medical condition. The South Carolina personal injury lawyers at the Hughey Law Firm can help you prove all of the elements of your personal injury case, in order to put you in the best position to recover damages. 

Available Damages in South Carolina Personal Injury Cases

Injuries sustained in personal injury accident cases can be debilitating, and in some cases, permanent. Under South Carolina law, individuals who are injured by the negligence of others are entitled to compensation for the economic and non-economic damages they sustain as a result of the accident. Common damages sought in personal injury cases include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical expenses;
  • Lost income;
  • Property damage;
  • Loss of quality of life; and
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering.

In a personal injury case, the at-fault party’s insurance company will try and undermine your available damages. For example, the insurance company may try to claim that you were injured before the accident or that you were not injured to the extent you may be claiming. A personal injury lawyer can be helpful in gathering and presenting evidence of your losses, ensuring that you obtain the compensation you deserve. 

Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation with a South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney

Personal injury law can be confusing and proving fault and damages in your case can be overwhelming. Proving the elements of your case may also require expert testimony from a medical provider, economist, or vocational rehabilitation expert. The lawyers at the Hughey Law Firm have the experience to litigate your personal injury case to a conclusion and help you get the best possible result.

To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a South Carolina personal injury lawyer, please call us today at (843) 881-8644, or contact us online.

Areas of Law We Practice

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Auto and Truck Accidents

If you have been injured in an auto accident, give Hughey Injury Lawyers a call today and find out what your claim is worth and how to fight for compensation.

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Personal Injury

Do not let a personal injury fall by the wayside due to improper representation. Our lawyers will fight for fair compensation so you can move on with your life.

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Nursing Home Injuries

Hughey Injury Lawyers fights for the elderly who have been injured or mistreated in our state's nursing homes. Protect our elder and do what is right.

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Workers' Compensation

Being injured at work can seriously affect you and your family. If this has happened to you, let Hughey Injury Lawyers fight for workers compensation today

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