Serious and even fatal injuries can happen to anyone in James Island. Whether you or a loved one is hurt on the job, due to a fall at a restaurant, in a motor vehicle crash, or by a defective product, the consequences of an injury can devastate you both physically and financially.
South Carolina law protects people who are injured as a result of carelessness or wrongdoing. If any person or company is negligent or doesn’t behave with reasonable care to protect you, you can pursue a claim for compensation.
For victims injured in the James Island area, a James Island personal injury lawyer can help you pursue your damage claim. Our experienced, professional and caring personal injury lawyers have been recognized by clients and peers for dedicated and skillful legal advocacy.
With an Avvo rating or Superb and with a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, our injury attorneys in James Island have shown time and again that we can provide the assistance clients need to make an injury case. Call today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how we can help you.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a detailed list of the leading causes of deaths due to unintentional injury. The causes of death vary by age, but include:
- Unintentional falls
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Unintentional drowning
- Fires or burns
- Pedestrian accidents
In far too many instances, accidents leading to fatalities or to permanent injuries could have been prevented. Falls, for example, routinely result from slippery floors, debris in store aisles, or changes in flooring surface. When property owners fail to correct hazards or warn their guests about dangerous conditions, a slip and fall could lead to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, or death.
Falls are just one of many accidents that can result from negligence or a failure on the part of a person or company to keep others safe. After your accident or your loved one’s death, you need to determine the cause of the injuries and make a claim for compensation if some person or company is to blame. A James Island personal injury lawyer can help those hurt in the James Island area to evaluate how their accident happened and put together a case against those responsible.
Working With a James Island Injury Attorney
Victims of negligence or wrongdoing can pursue a damage claim by suing the person or company who caused their harm. It is common for lawsuits to settle outside of court, but James Island victims should have a James Island personal injury lawyer review any settlement offer to ensure it is fair before they sign. If a case doesn’t settle, the victim will need to prove that more likely than not the defendant’s improper actions were the direct cause of harm for which compensation is available.
Howell & Christmas can negotiate on clients’ behalf with homeowners’ insurers, auto insurers, malpractice insurers and other insurance companies. Our attorneys are also ready to go to court to make your case to a jury. Contact us today to speak with a legal professional with experience helping clients injured in the James Island area.