If you are injured in Walterboro or surrounding areas, an experienced personal injury lawyer at Howell & Christmas can help you pursue a claim for compensation. Victims injured in car accidents, motorcycle collisions, slip-and-falls and other types of accidents may be entitled to monetary damages. Surviving family members of those killed in accidents may also make a wrongful death claim.
While the law protects those who are harmed or who lose loved ones due to negligence or wrongdoing, victims must pursue their own claim for compensation and must understand their rights. At Howell & Christmas our personal injury lawyers have more than three decades of combined experience representing injured victims. We treat every case with the importance it deserves and we will provide dedicated legal representation throughout every step of your injury claim. Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
How to File a Personal Injury Claim in Walterboro
According to HealthFinder.gov, just 17 percent of drivers who are hurt in motor vehicle collisions have contacted a lawyer within six weeks of the accident. This means many people are either trying to deal with an insurer themselves or do not make a claim and are left coping with medical bills, time off of work and pain that they are not compensated for.
While you may not know how to get started with making a claim and contacting a lawyer might seem intimidating, you should never hesitate to speak with a personal injury attorney about your rights. Car insurance is supposed to cover the costs of injuries when a driver causes an accident through negligence. This means if you are a victim of a collision, you deserve to have your medical bills and other costs covered, including the non-financial costs of the pain you endure. Unfortunately, insurance companies sometimes refuse to pay as promised or try to get you to settle for less than you should receive.
An experienced attorney can advise you of your rights, help negotiate a settlement with the insurance company so you do not have to go to court, and can assist you if your claim does go to trial. Don’t hesitate to get help and protect your rights.
Taking Legal Action after an Injury
Howell & Christmas can represent not just victims of accidents in Walterboro but also those who are hurt in other types of preventable incidents. We can help you take action against individuals, companies or government agencies after:
- A slip and fall
- Medical negligence
- Dog bites
- Injury on dangerous property
- Violence due to negligent security
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
The laws allow victims to recover payments for medical treatment costs, loss of wages and earnings, pain and suffering, emotional distress or wrongful death. Our attorneys will do everything we can to pursue the money you should receive based on how the law applies to your situation.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation learn more about how our attorneys can represent you after your Walterboro injury.