South Carolina Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Columbia, SC
Strom Law Firm’s South Carolina Catastrophic Injury Lawyers represent many clients in South Carolina, and across the state, who have suffered various injuries due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or incompetence. No injury should be taken lightly. Catastrophic injuries, however, can alter a person’s life forever, often leaving victims with permanent disabilities and ongoing battles.
Since 1996, Strom Law Firm has represented South Carolinians injured by the careless, reckless, or intentionally harmful actions of others. It is our belief that anybody who suffers a catastrophic injury caused by the actions of another should be represented by experienced and capable lawyers.
We have a strong record of high-value settlements and verdicts for our clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries. A South Carolina catastrophic injury can permanently alter a client’s life. We treat every client with respect and dignity, and address each injury with the seriousness that it deserves. We never guarantee an outcome in any case, but we promise to do our due diligence on behalf of our clients and provide the best opportunity to obtain justice for their injuries.
How South Carolina Catastrophic Injuries Happen
Strom Law Firm’s clients have experienced catastrophic injuries due to various types of accidents and mistakes. Some of the more common circumstances causing a South Carolina catastrophic injury include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
- Medical errors
- Sexual abuse
- Nursing home abuse
- The absence of security at a business
- Defective products
- Injuries caused by conditions on-premises
Regardless of what has caused you or your loved one’s catastrophic injuries in South Carolina, the sympathetic, hardworking attorneys at Strom Law Firm are ready to fight for you.
Catastrophic Injuries in South Carolina
South Carolina residents and visitors can witness their lives completely altered by a multitude of catastrophic injuries. The most common catastrophic injuries, that we have seen, are the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Traumatic amputations/crushed limbs.
- Long-term health complications.
Regardless of the type of injury, the attorneys at Strom Law Firm are ready to fight for your recovery and compensation.
What steps should you take to pursue a catastrophic injury claim?
Victims of catastrophic injury, almost always need costly and extensive medical treatment, and often need continual in-home aid. Due to the severe consequences of such injuries, a victim may choose to file a catastrophic injury lawsuit.
Often, multiple parties are legally responsible for the same catastrophic injury accident. These cases can be time-consuming and costly, requiring the use of experts additional evidence.
Evidence might include expert reports, accident reports, reconstruction, and medical testimony.
To what type of compensation might a catastrophic injury victim be entitled?
A catastrophically injured plaintiff may receive damages of two types: economic and non-economic damages.
- Non-economic damages are intended to compensate a victim for different types of loss like pain and suffering or emotional distress.
- Economic damages are intended to cover financial loss caused by the accident, examples include medical bills and lost income.
Different types of personal injury compensation might include:
- Compensation for bills paid related to medical treatment of your injuries.These may include ER visits, nursing homes, or physical and occupational therapy. This often includes costs of future medical treatment.
- Pain and suffering.
- Emotional distress. Damages recovered for anxiety, depression, or PTSD resulting from the injury.
- Lost income and wages.If you’ve missed work because of your injuries, this form of compensation for lost wages will attempt to make you whole again. You may also receive compensation for your future inability to work over the course of your lifetime.
- Wrongful death.
- Loss of consortium.These damages are intended to compensate family members for the loss they suffer when a victim is unable to provide the same companionship as before the accident.
Depending on the carelessness or recklessness of the responsible party, a jury may also award a plaintiff punitive damages, which are intended to punish the behavior of the defendant that caused the injury.
The court will take into account the severity of the plaintiff’s injury and their expected current and future losses. Medical testimony will likely be used to provide evidence and support claims for current and future medical expenses.
Have you or a loved one suffered from a South Carolina catastrophic injury?
The impact of a catastrophic injury extends beyond the physical, emotional, and economic toll it has on the victim. A victim’s family and loved ones suffer as well. For the rest of their lives, victims of catastrophic injury will be dealing with the consequences. Some will never fully recover, others will have their life shortened by their conditions. “Catastrophic injury“ is a designation given to any injury that will require long-term disability treatment and cause long-term suffering.
If you or a loved one have suffered a catastrophic injury, it is important to protect your legal rights and exhaust all of your avenues for compensation.
There is no amount of monetary recovery that will make up for the suffering you have experienced from your injuries, but the South Carolina catastrophic injury lawyers at Strom Law Firm will fight for your compensation and protect your rights at every turn.
South Carolina Attorneys for Catastrophic Injury Victims
Strom Law Firm’s South Carolina Catastrophic Injury Lawyers have spent their entire careers in a constant fight for their clients. We will stand toe-to-toe with the insurance companies, at-fault parties, property owners, business owners, employers, and corporations and will not back down. We will fight against large and powerful corporations without hesitation.
If a South Carolina catastrophic injury has changed your life or a loved one’s, contact us today. Visit us at our Columbia office, contact us online, or give us a call at 803-252-4800 to schedule a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation with someone in our office.