Determining Whether You Have The Basis For A Charleston Injury Claim

South Carolina law protects victims of negligence, international acts or other wrongdoing. If you have suffered losses because of someone else, you should obtain compensation. Unfortunately, many victims do not know their rights.

Every injury is different and whether you have a case depends upon how your injuries happened. The best way to determine whether to make a claim is to schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our legal team.  If you aren’t ready to pick up the phone yet, consider these questions to help determine whether you have a damage claim:

Are you hurt or was a loved one killed?  You can take legal action not just for your own injuries, but also if negligence or wrongdoing caused your family member’s death.

Did anyone else contribute to your injuries in any way? You can bring a lawsuit against individuals, companies, and even government agencies.  You can sue drivers, doctors, manufacturers of defective products and owners of property that was poorly maintained, to name just a few. Any time a person or a company’s action, or inaction, caused you harm, you may have a case.

Did you get hurt at work? Then you likely have a case as this is a no fault system. the process for getting compensation is different- but you’re still entitled to benefits. In fact, any time a work injury happens, you can make a workers’ compensation claim even if your employer did nothing wrong and even if you caused your own accident..

Did you experience losses or damages? You are entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, medical costs, ongoing treatment expenses, and loss of income or earning potential.  South Carolina law says you should be “made whole,” or fully compensated for all damages your injuries caused.

With most cases you will have to prove that you got hurt because of someone else in order to make your case. Proving your claim is part of your lawyer’s job. An experienced attorney will help determine who to sue, help find evidence, negotiate with an insurer on your behalf or take your case to a jury or to the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission.  Many cases are even resolved without going to trial, so you may not have to go to court to obtain compensation.

You should never give up your right to take action after an injury. After you have been hurt or someone you love has lost his or her life, it is worth a phone call to an experienced injury law firm to find out if you have a case. Call today to schedule your free no obligation consultation.

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