Howell & Christmas, LLC is a personal injury law firm with an office in Mt. Pleasant. If you or a loved one has been injured in a negligence-related accident, our attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and pursue a claim for damages so you aren’t left with financial loss.
Taking legal action after an accident is important because many common injuries cause significant expense. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, the estimated lifetime costs of a spinal cord injury can total from $500,000 to more than $3 million and the average annual cost of a spinal cord injury can be anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000 per year.
This is just one of many costly injuries that you could be left with after an accident or after you are harmed by botched medical treatment or a defective product. If you have been hampered by an injury or a loved one has been killed in an accident, a Mt. Pleasant personal injury lawyer can help you pursue compensation not just for the financial loss from treatment and missed work time, but also for non-financial loss such as pain and suffering or lost companionship. Call today to learn more about how we can help you.
Legal Help after a Vehicle Crash Results in Injury
Howell & Christmas, LLC represents clients after a wide variety of accidents. Some of the most common causes of injury include motor vehicle collisions such as:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicyclist accidents
- Single vehicle crashes
When these accidents result from the negligence of another driver, bad road design or maintenance, or a vehicle defect, the victims can pursue a claim for damages. An attorney will assist you in deciding who to take action against after your accident.
A Mt. Pleasant personal injury attorney can also represent you after other accidents or instances of negligence that cause injury, including but not limited to:
- Medical malpractice
- Defective drugs
- Dangerous products
- Birth injuries
- Nursing home abuse and negligence
- Construction accidents
- Maritime injuries
- Dog bites
Whenever someone has harmed you because of wrongdoing or negligence, it is important to speak with an attorney to understand your legal rights.
Free Consultation with a Mt. Pleasant Personal Injury Attorney
Howell & Christmas, LLC will begin by evaluating your case and helping you identify all potential defendants or responsible parties to take legal action against. Your lawyer will then file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf within the timeframe allowed for your claim.
It is up to you to prove your case, so your lawyer will assist with gathering evidence, finding experts to testify on your behalf and interviewing witnesses. Our experienced legal team will also work to make a strong and compelling argument to a jury about why you should be awarded compensation for your losses.
Since many accident and injury cases settle outside of court, your attorney can also negotiate with the defendant or insurance company on your behalf and review any settlement offers to ensure you are fully compensated for losses.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. If your mobility is limited due to injuries, we will gladly meet you in a mutually convenient location.