Under the law in South Carolina, you are entitled to financial compensation if someone causes you injury. You have a limited time in which to pursue a damage claim, and it is up to you to prove that the defendant should be held legally liable for your losses. An experienced Hilton Head personal injury lawyer can help.
Howell & Christmas, LLC has more than 30 years of combined experience serving clients in South Carolina. Our injury attorneys have dedicated their careers to protecting the rights of injured victims. Attorney Christmas has served as President of Injured Workers Advocates and attorney Howell has served as president of the Charleston County Bar Association. They work hard to protect their clients and care about helping injured victims. Let us put our legal knowledge and compassionate representation to work on your injury case.
Legal Representation for Negligence-Based Injury Accidents
You may pursue compensation in Hilton Head after being injured in an accident caused by negligence. Some of the most common causes of injury include:
- Car accidents
- Truck or tractor-trailer collisions
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Collisions caused by defective vehicles
- Accidents resulting from poor road design or maintenance
In South Carolina, fault laws apply to auto accident claims. This means a driver who is negligent or careless in a way that causes an accident should be held legally liable for injuries to victims or for fatalities that result from the collision.
Other Injury Cases
Car accidents are not the only cause of injury in Hilton Head. Howell & Christmas, LLC also represents clients who have suffered damages as a result of:
- Medical negligence
- Dangerous products
- Defective drugs
- Maritime injuries
- Abuse and negligence in nursing homes
- Dog bites
- Accidents on construction sites
Taking legal action depends on whether someone failed to live up to an obligation to you. Drivers, product manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and doctors all have certain responsibilities to exercise caution and ensure that they don’t cause harm. There are different things you need to prove in different kinds of injury cases, and your attorney will help you to prove negligence or wrongdoing so you can recover the money you need to offset losses.
Compensation for Hard Costs and Non-Financial Losses
It is important to be represented by a lawyer because many injuries result in significant financial harm. From missed work time to a reduction in earning potential to medical bills and expenses, accidents and injuries cause actual financial hardship. You may also suffer non-financial losses like the loss of companionship of a loved one who is killed or ongoing pain and suffering caused by your injuries. You should be compensated for all of the damages you’ve endured.
While every injury causes harm, some of the most common types of injuries that lead to personal injury cases include:
- Burn injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Child injuries
- Broken bones
- Crushing injuries
These types of losses are, unfortunately, far too common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occur every year in the United States. Many of these injuries are caused by auto accidents or slip-and-falls, which can give rise to personal injury claims.
The law protects injury victims in Hilton Head. You should not suffer financial loss because someone else negligently hurts you. Contact Howell & Christmas, LLC today to speak with a personal injury lawyer for more information on how we can help with your case.