South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer
Meeting the burden of proof and navigating the legal process in a personal injury case is often difficult. Which is why it can be critical to seek the assistance of an injury attorney. Our firm represents clients in several areas of personal injury law, fighting for their financial recovery while they heal and get back to their lives. Led by South Carolina lawyer Akim Anastopoulo, Anastopoulo Law Firm is here to evaluate the details of your case and pursue justice where it is needed.
We want to help you seek compensation if another party caused your injuries. Lastly, a free initial consultation is available 24/7 to all callers.
Our Law Firm Can Help You Fight for a Fair Recovery
When you hire our firm to take over your personal injury case, we will handle each aspect of the process. Our attorneys are well versed in:
- Investigation and case building
- Damage valuation
- Settlement negotiations
- Personal injury law
- Courtroom proceedings
In our more than 25 years of experience, Anastopoulo Law Firm has recovered millions for clients who have suffered due to another party’s negligence. Hear what some of our past clients have to say. Straight from our Google reviews:
- “I’m impressed with how time efficient they were in settling my case.” – Keondra James
- “Quick and easy process, very helpful with everything!” – Bethany Mcbride
- “I appreciate the job done at the Anastopoulo Law Firm. Great!” – Patricia Cherry
You Don’t Have Forever to Take Legal Action
Note that you could seek compensation from an insurance company through a liability claim in South Carolina. Also, a personal injury attorney from our firm can represent you in negotiations and fight for a settlement that addresses your injuries and losses.
If recovering a fair out-of-court settlement is not possible, our team will take the case to court on your behalf. However, the time we have to do so is limited by S.C. Code Ann. § 15-3-530. To clarify, in most personal injury cases, you only have three years to file a lawsuit. Outside of this filing window, the court could automatically dismiss your case, preventing you from recovering compensation.
Our team wants to help you avoid this, which is why our phone lines are open and ready to discuss your case any time, day or night.
The Scope of Personal Injury Law in South Carolina
Personal injury law addresses physical, emotional, and financial harms caused by the negligent acts of another. Bringing forward a personal injury case is a civil action in which a private individual seeks compensation for the damages the at-fault party caused.
With such a broad definition, personal injury cases can take various forms depending on the circumstances within which an injury arises. Some typical types of accident cases that our firm handles involve:
- Injuries from automobile accidents and motorcycle wrecks
- Workplace injuries
- Medical malpractice injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Injuries occurring on cruise ships and in other recreational locations
- Injuries from defective products
- Pedestrian accident injuries
- Animal bite injuries
- Injuries from nursing home neglect and abuse
The one factor these cases have in common – beyond a victim who suffered injuries – is that they all require proof of liability. To recover compensation, you must demonstrate that the other party acted negligently and is liable for your damages.
Proving Negligence Is Key in Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases commonly rely on proving negligence. Under this legal doctrine, the injured party claims that they suffered harm because the accused failed to act responsibly. In doing so, the at-fault party did not fulfill their duty of care, such as driving their vehicle safely or keeping their property free of hazards.
We must establish that a reasonable individual would have acted differently under similar circumstances, which would have prevented your injuries. Our team will also need to present evidence of your damages in order to seek compensation for them.
Damages You Could Recover for Your Injuries
You may have suffered many different kinds of harm in your accident. As such, you could qualify to recover various damages, both economic and non-economic. Examples of potentially recoverable damages include:
- Emergency transportation and medical treatment, such as surgeries
- Ongoing and future medical care, including medications
- Wages and benefits missed during recovery
- Diminished earning abilities if you cannot return to your job or industry
- Long-term impairment, disability, or disfigurement
- Property repairs or replacement
- Pain and suffering
Note that, based on S.C. Code Ann. § 15-38-15, financial recovery in South Carolina also depends on your percentage of liability. Therefore, if the at-fault party successfully proves that you played a partial role in the accident, this will reduce your compensation award accordingly.
There are also caps to non-economic damages in some cases, such as those based on medical malpractice. When our team represents you, we will be sure to account for all of your possible damages and prepare for any arguments the other party may make to devalue your case.
Understanding Intentional Wrongdoing and Strict Liability Claims
A personal injury case can be brought under the intentional wrong doctrine as well, which alleges that the injury was caused by a deliberate act. Under such circumstances, punitive damages – in addition to traditional damages – could be granted.
These cases can also be based on the strict liability doctrine, which holds a party liable for an injury regardless of whether they intended to or negligently caused the harm. Examples include cases against a dog owner when their pet bites someone in South Carolina.
Once the grounds for a personal injury claim have been established, our team can illustrate the harm you suffered and make the case that the at-fault party owes you compensation for your various damages.
Discuss Your Case with Our Legal Team at no Cost
If you have been injured due to someone’s negligent acts and are attempting to collect compensation from the liable party, don’t hesitate to contact Anastopoulo Law Firm today. Our team of legal professionals has years of experience in personal injury law, and we can fight on your behalf to obtain compensation for your losses in South Carolina.
We have team members waiting to take your call and begin a complimentary consultation. In addition, a lawyer from Anastopoulo Law Firm is prepared to offer representation in your case at no upfront cost, as we operate based on contingency. We will take care of the costs to fight for a fair outcome and only collect attorney’s fees if we are successful. Call (800) 777-7777 to reach us.