Finding an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer for Your South Carolina Case
When preventable accidents result in serious injury, victims can sustain tremendous losses. Victims often incur significant medical expenses and lose income due to not being able to work. In addition, people who are hurt in accidents often experience substantial physical and emotional pain and suffering from their injuries.
Fortunately, South Carolina laws allow victims to recover compensation for these and other injuries that they may experience as a result of a preventable accident. Our personal injury lawyers at the Strom Law Firm are familiar with litigating South Carolina injury cases.
Why do you need experienced personal injury lawyers? Your injury or accident case is about more than the accident itself. It’s also about receiving fair compensation after the accident or injury. Having an experienced personal injury attorney representing you can enhance the value of your claim.
Our attorneys are dedicated to the principle of concierge customer service. We provide the same level of service for each and every client we serve. Our South Carolina personal injury lawyers never charge upfront fees and only get paid if, and when, we win your personal injury case.
We also offer all clients a risk-free initial consultation, whether it be at your home, hospital, place of employment, or in our Columbia, SC office. We can even handle it over the phone. Call us at 803-252-4800 to discuss your situation and schedule an appointment to talk with a lawyer today.
Understanding the Ins and Outs of Personal Injury Law and Hiring a South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in a truck accident, car accident, motorcycle accident, or as a result of someone else’s negligence, our South Carolina personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping you recover from your personal injury or accident.
As your team of personal injury lawyers in South Carolina, you can depend not just on our knowledge of the law and understanding of the way insurance companies work but also on our law firms resources and our proven ability to secure positive results.
You can also depend on our commitment to telling your story and to securing fair compensation under the law for all your injuries and all the ways you will continue to be affected by the accident, in the future.
Our personal injury attorneys and support staff have experience dealing with cases just like yours and can help ensure you receive fair compensation for all your personal injuries, both current and future. Our SC law firm will fight for your personal injury claim and the compensation you deserve.
Even those cases which do not involve life-altering personal injuries or complex legal questions are often defended aggressively by insurance companies. The insurance companies who most often defend at-fault drivers spend millions of dollars teaching their adjusters how to successfully deny South Carolina personal injury claims.
Attorneys Protecting You After Your Personal Injury, Now and in the Future
At the Strom Law Firm, we handle all types of personal injury cases including:
- Anesthesia Errors
- Bike & Pedestrian Accidents
- Birth Injury
- Burn Injury
- Camp Lejeune water contamination
- Car Accidents
- Class Action Lawsuits
- Construction Accidents
- Civil Rights Lawsuits
- Crime Victims
- Defective Drugs
- Defective Medical Devices
- Defective Products
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Plane Crashes
- Police Brutality
- Premises Liability
- Slip and Fall
- Toxic Tort
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Trucking Accidents
- Workers Compensation
- Workplace Injuries & Accidents
- Wrongful Death
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What Type of Compensation Can I Expect From My Personal Injury Lawsuit?
The most important thing that you can do immediately following your accident or injury is to focus on getting better. This is especially true for the most serious types of injuries, whether it’s brain damage caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, severely broken bones, or other serious injuries. Once your injuries are treated, you can contact a lawyer to start your South Carolina personal injury lawsuit.
Our team of accident injury lawyers is often asked what kind of compensation can be expected in a personal injury case. While every personal injury case is different, in South Carolina, you can expect compensation for the following:
- medical bills, including future medical care for permanent injuries
- lost wages
- pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life
A South Carolina personal injury attorney will discuss your personal injury claim with you to determine what type of compensation you can expect to receive.
Obtaining Fair Compensation in Personal Injury
The law in South Carolina recognizes that the quality of life of the spouse of an injured person also suffers when an accident occurs, and it allows personal injury recovery for this injury even though the spouse did not suffer physical injury himself or herself. A loss of consortium case is separate from the injured victim’s case.
A personal injury plaintiff may be entitled to a legal award of the costs for future medical care for permanent injuries. Typically, this must be proven with expert testimony. A personal injury lawyer can help you sort through the details of the case and determine if expert testimonies will be necessary for your claim.
Most states, including South Carolina, allow additional personal injury recovery when an injury interferes with a plaintiff’s ability to lead a normal life. With an elderly personal injury client, this could mean the ability to play with one’s grandchildren, walk and exercise as one did prior to an injury, communicate meaningfully with others, or engage in the pastimes one previously enjoyed.
A patient who was injured as a result of medical malpractice may be entitled to recover his or her lost wages, past, and future, incurred as a result of the malpractice.
Mental Suffering Damages in a Personal Injury Accident
Mental suffering in a personal injury for which one may recover damages can include the following:
- Fear of the consequences of a personal injury while awaiting help;
- Fear experienced in the period between realizing an incident likely to cause personal injury was going to occur and the time of occurrence;
- Fear experienced after a personal injury about what else could have happened;
- Anxiety about one’s physical health and future well-being;
- Fear of the need for future surgery as a result of one’s personal injuries;
- Fear of increased vulnerability to future personal injury;
- Post-traumatic stress disorder.
In a personal injury case, an injured person may be entitled to recover the costs of treatment for injuries as a result of the negligence or intentional conduct of a third party.
Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Accident
Pain and suffering is the term used for damages designed to compensate someone for his or her personal injuries that are physical and emotional in nature. Experienced personal injury lawyers may be able to add to the settlement compensation a victim can receive for out-of-pocket damages like lost wages and medical bills.
The South Carolina Courts generally do not recognize shortened life expectancy as a separate personal injury. However, in determining the seriousness of someone’s injury, the South Carolina Courts may consider decreased earning capacity, pain, and suffering, and mental suffering from knowing one’s life will be shorter.
South Carolina jurors are typically told to determine a plaintiff’s future damages based on standard life expectancy tables. However, due to improvements in medical science and living conditions over the years, your attorney might argue that your life expectancy was/is actually greater than the standard tables would indicate, thereby entitling you to greater damages and better results.
If you have followed good health practices, such as not smoking, exercising, maintaining a good weight, and eating properly, this information might help your attorney in arguing that you are entitled to greater damages due to your longer life expectancy. The more information you can provide to your personal injury lawyer, the better they will be able to argue for your claim.
Ask Our South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers about Punitive Damages
Depending upon the nature of the case, punitive damages may be awarded. For example, in a claim where it is shown that a nursing home engaged in malicious or reckless conduct, punitive damages may be awarded.
Because injured nursing home residents are generally older, in poor health, and have a relatively short life expectancy, damage elements that are common in other personal injury cases, such as lost earning capacity, future pain and suffering, and future medical expenses, will not be as significant.
Awards against nursing homes are mostly made up of punitive damages, and damages for mental anguish, pain and suffering experienced by the injured person, medical expenses, and the loss of affection and companionship by the surviving spouse or children. If your claim involves punitive damages, a personal injury attorney will highlight the injuries during your case.
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout South Carolina and Beyond
Our accident injury lawyers are skilled in dealing with the various obstacles that arise during the course of your case. Although many of the people we assist in these cases are from here in South Carolina, our personal injury law firm regularly helps clients from throughout the Southeastern United States.
In certain types of product liability or pharmaceutical cases, our accident attorneys help people who have suffered from across the country. If you or someone close to you has been injured or killed due to an accident, contact the Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. today. We are happy to provide a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
Call Today for a Free Consultation About Your Personal Injury Case
We encourage our clients to call us at 803-252-4800, whenever the need arises, to get help.
Many consider us a part of their family — because we do everything in our power to help solve the problems you’re facing. In the past, our personal injury lawyers have helped clients get medical assistance. We also help with car repairs and more. Our goal is to help handle all aspects related to your case, so you can focus on healing and your family.