Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are recovering from an injury or illness after an accident our Columbia personal injury lawyer may be able to seek damages from the party who caused it. Thus, Anastopoulo Law Firm has helped hundreds of injured clients pursue compensatory damages. Therefore allowing them to recover from their losses and rebuild their lives. Moreover, you should not have to pay for someone else’s actions or inactions that resulted in harm to you or your loved one.
Our legal team serving Columbia can represent you in a personal injury case and do everything we can to help you receive the compensation you need. We will meet with you for a free initial consultation where we discuss the details of your situation and consider a legal strategy for the case. Additionally, we work on contingency and require no upfront payment from you. So, we can get started on your case right away.
We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Our Injured Clients
We are proud of the level of service we provide to our clients and the honors we have received while serving them. Also, our team has achieved seven of the 10 largest verdicts in South Carolina in 2017, which include million and multimillion-dollar settlements and jury verdicts. Our results include:
- $50 million jury verdict for a motorcyclist who was fatally struck when a truck ran a red light
- $5 million for a judgment awarded to a hit-and-run accident victim
- $2.6 million for a case involving a passenger killed in a stolen car
- $1.9 million judgment for surviving family members whose loved one died in a motorcycle accident
We always set out to recover the maximum compensation for our clients, and we would like to do the same for you. Anastopoulo Law Firm will provide you with the legal representation, advice, and assistance that you deserve. Above all, you do not have to allow the person who caused you to suffer injury and losses to get away with their negligence or recklessness. We can help you. Similarly, our team will come to where you are to discuss your case, whether that’s at your home or your hospital room.
25+ Years of Legal Experience Can Work for You
Our lead attorney, Akim Anastopoulo, has more than 25 years of legal experience that helps people with various types of personal injury cases. Furthermore, he started Anastopoulo Law Firm to serve locations throughout South Carolina, including in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, North Charleston, and Florence.
Hence why our team of personal injury attorneys in Columbia delivers a wide assortment of legal services and solutions. At every branch, our lawyers are fully committed to providing thorough legal services and representation to our clients.
Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Case
Before you seek compensation from the liable party, you must first assess your damages to determine how much the case is worth. Each case’s circumstances determine how much financial recovery the victim can seek.
What kinds of injuries you suffered, and your recovery time are factors that will influence your compensation request. Overall, your damages likely will fall into two categories: economic and non-economic damages.
Recovering for Financial and Non-Financial Losses
Economic damages are expenses from your accident that you can document with records, receipts, and other documents. For example:
- Medical bills (past, current, and future)
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning ability
- Property damage or replacement
Non-economic damages do not come with a dollar amount but demonstrate the extent of your injuries or losses. Damages in this category include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Disability and disfigurement
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Loss of companionship
Our lawyer serving Columbia can look at the damages you suffered in your personal injury case with the evidence you present. In addition, we will help you find other damages you may not know you can collect.
We Can Help You File a Wrongful Death Action
Negligence sometimes causes fatal injuries. Please accept our condolences if you have lost a loved one to such an accident. We can help you pursue a wrongful death action on the decedent’s behalf. Also, recoverable compensation can help surviving family members take care of:
- Their loved one’s final arrangements for their funeral and burial
- Final bills for the medical treatment they received
- Survivors’ pain and suffering over losing a loved one
Our team will help you determine who in your family can file the action according to state law and how to proceed in the case.
We Can Take on Your Case, Saving You Time
We know that recovering from a personal injury takes time. This is why we do everything we can to make our clients’ lives easier as they heal and figure out their next steps. We manage all aspects of each case, giving them time and space to attend to their injuries and other matters that need their attention.
From the day you become our client, you can leave everything to us. For example, our team will:
- Ensure you understand all laws that apply to the case
- Regularly update you on all case developments
- Identify the liable parties
- Meet with all involved parties in the case on your behalf
- Represent you in all legal proceedings
- Manage all communications with other parties
- Review and collect evidence
- Build a strong case for compensation
- Determine your case’s monetary value
- Interview witnesses, including expert witnesses
- Negotiate with insurers for compensation
- Prepare and file a civil lawsuit if negotiations do not yield compensation for you
- Represent you at trial to get you court award
In addition, we will set out to prove the liable parties actions or inactions brought you injury.
Proving Who’s Liable in Your Personal Injury Case in Columbia, SC
When we build a personal injury case, we must prove each of the elements below to show why you have a right to compensation for your injuries:
- The party owed you a duty of care to keep you from harm.
- They broke with this responsibility, either through an action or inaction.
- Failing to keep their duty caused an accident.
- The accident led to you suffering various damages.
Establishing liability in a case can quickly become challenging, particularly if multiple parties bear responsibility for what happened. Therefore, having a lawyer from our firm advocate for you and protect your interests can help you navigate this process. We will look at the factors in your case and advise you accordingly.
What if I am Partially Responsible in My Case?
If we find that you bear some responsibility for your accident or injury, we will still fight for you and seek to prove that the other party is more responsible than you were. Under South Carolina’s comparative negligence, accident victims can still pursue financial compensation if they are 50 percent or less responsible for their injuries, according to S.C. Ann § 15-38-15.
You Have Limited Time to File a Case in South Carolina
The sooner you decide to take legal action and reach out to us, the sooner we can start working on your behalf. Also, as outlined in S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530, you have three years to file a lawsuit in a personal injury case. In the same vein, this timeline applies if you are pursuing a wrongful death case.
However, failing to file within the statute of limitations likely means you will not be able to move forward in your case. So, to protect your right to sue, we will:
- Review your case’s timeline with you to see how much time you have left
- Determine if any exceptions to the deadline apply to the case
- File your lawsuit on time to make sure you don’t miss the deadline
To clarify, it’s another way we make the legal process easier for our clients.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Columbia, S.C.
Anastopoulo Law Firm is a full-service personal injury firm, and we help clients with a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death actions. Our attorneys in Columbia are available today to deliver fast and efficient legal representation.
So, if you have suffered an injury, the legal professionals at Anastopoulo Law Firm can help you fight for just compensation. Our attorneys put their knowledge and experience to work to help clients seek an optimal resolution.
Among the types of personal injury cases we handle are:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Vehicle accidents cause minor-to-severe injuries that can leave victims in the hospital and with big medical bills. For example distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, driving while tired, and reckless driving all contribute to traffic accidents. Collisions also occur when people fail to heed traffic laws on Columbia’s roads that are meant to keep everyone who uses the roadways safe.
To clarify, our legal team can help if you have been hurt in an accident involving a car, truck, motorcycle, boat, or bicycle, among other vehicle types. We can seek recovery for your medical expenses, property damages, pain and suffering, and other damages you have.
Slip and Fall Accidents
No matter where you go, the possibility that a slip and fall accident can happen is there. In addition to slipping and falling, injuries can also occur when one trips or stumbles on someone’s property. These accidents can happen in stores, private homes, recreational areas, restaurants, fitness centers, hotels—just about anywhere. Even though they are common, these premises liability cases can become complex when it comes to establishing liability.
Generally, a business or property owner can be held liable if someone gets hurt on their property because of a condition they were aware of. Yet, proving what they know and when they learned about it can be challenging for the person suing for this kind of injury.
Our legal team can help you prove liability in your slip and fall accident, seeking compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. Furthermore, we may be able to help you recover compensation for ongoing physical therapy and other treatment you will need.
Nursing Home abuse
Especially residents in nursing homes and other senior care facilities are at risk of facing abuse and neglect year-round. If your loved one was a victim of such abuse at the hands of staff members charged with their care, we can help you bring a case against the facility where the abuse took place. Nursing home abuse is a crime, and families with loved ones in this position can seek recovery through civil action.
No matter what kind of abuse it is, our legal team can represent you and your loved one. We may help you bring an action against medical and healthcare providers, hired caregivers, nursing home medical staff, and anyone else responsible for the harm your loved one endured. We will protect your rights and work to get the compensation you need to help your family heal and move forward.
A medical professional’s errors or carelessness can greatly harm the patients who trust them with their care. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a medical worker or healthcare facility failing to meet the accepted standard of care, you could pursue legal action for medical malpractice. Some scenarios include:
- Surgical errors
- Failing to diagnose a condition
- Incorrectly diagnosing a condition
- Giving someone improper medical treatment
- Prescribing the wrong medication or dosage
However, doctors are not the only ones who could face this kind of case. Other professionals who could face a malpractice claim or lawsuit include dentists, nurses, chiropractors, and other healthcare professionals. Lastly, patients can also sue hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities.
We can review your case to help you recover damages, including pain and suffering, medical expenses, disability and disfigurement, and other losses.
Being injured on a job can be a truly life-changing event. If you have suffered an injury while carrying out duties for your employer, you can apply for workers’ compensation benefits under the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. Our attorneys can assist you in filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Under South Carolina law, you are entitled to compensation for your work-related injuries and resulting in lost wages. These benefits can pay your medical bills and other expenses associated with your disability or injury. If you have been hurt at a job site, you should let your employer know right away and seek medical treatment for your injuries as soon as possible.
Lastly, determining how much you can receive under workers’ compensation can be challenging. If your employer’s insurance rejects your claim, that can turn into another matter. Fortunately, our lawyer serving Columbia can help you navigate the paperwork, claim denials, and other issues you may face, and help you get the compensation you need to recover from your injury or illness.
We Offer Sound Legal Representation You Can Rely on
In addition to workers’ compensation and personal injury issues, our firm handles a broad range of legal matters, including workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, class actions, pharmaceutical litigation, wrongful death, defamation, and more.
We are willing to advocate for you and do not run from tough or challenging litigation. Our legal team is ready to serve you in whatever capacity you need.
Call Anastopoulo Law Firm Today for a Free Consultation
Whatever your legal needs are, we are here to protect your rights as you seek recovery that brings you justice, financial relief, and peace of mind. Our legal team wants to put its 25-plus years of experience to work for you and help you receive compensation to aid your recovery in Columbia.
In short, reach out to our personal injury team today at (800) 777-7777 for immediate assistance and a free consultation. Let us get to work for you.
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