There are many different situations and reasons to consider consulting with and potentially hiring a South Carolina personal injury attorney. Some of the most common of these include the following circumstances and claims:
- Automobile/Motorcycle/Truck Collision Injury Claims
- Workers’ Compensation Claims
- Medical Malpractice Claims
- Defective Product Claims
- Slip/Trip and Fall Injury Claims
- Premises Liability Claims
- Dog Bite and Attack Injury Claims
- Child Injury Claims
It can be complicated to make sense of the various laws, statutes, and regulations of South Carolina, so it helps to have an experienced attorney in your corner when you’re facing any kind of personal injury claim. This is especially true when you are also focused on recovering from your injuries and trying to pay your bills and maintain your lifestyle. The requirements of the law and the details of pursuing a claim can be one stress too many. The fact is that you have a burden of proof to meet – meaning you must prove that someone is liable (responsible) for your injuries. This is much easier to do with the aid of qualified legal representation.
The attorneys at Double Aught Injury Lawyers are here for you. We know how to prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that they violated that duty, that you suffered damages due to the negligence of the defendant, and that you deserve compensation for those damages. We offer a free consultation to help you determine whether you have a valid claim and what it will take to prove that claim. We do not charge upfront fees. We work on a contingent fee* basis, so that we don’t get paid until you do. If you’re still not sure if your situation warrants the advice of a lawyer, consider the following circumstances in which it is vital to have legal representation.
When You Are Contacted by an Insurance Company
If you are contacted by an insurance company after your injury, you should politely and respectfully decline to comment on your case until you’ve had a chance to speak to an attorney. Then, you should call us. The last thing you want to do is communicate with the insurance company of the liable party on your own. They will be looking for any opportunity to twist your words, use them against you, or get you to agree to a low settlement. Do not trust an insurance claims adjuster, no matter how polite they may seem, because it is their job to settle claims for as little as they can – and outright deny payment if possible. As soon as you are contacted by an insurance company, make the call to Double Aught Injury Lawyers.
When Medical Malpractice is Involved
If you’re dealing with a medical malpractice claim, you have an uphill battle ahead of you. It is difficult to prove medical malpractice claims, and the doctors and hospitals will have adjusters and/or attorneys working for them to defeat your claim. Do not try to face them alone. Call the attorneys at Double Aught Injury Lawyers to even the playing field with an experienced attorney of your own. We’ll handle the most challenging aspects of your claim, including gathering evidence, addressing the important paperwork, and facing the attorneys of the at-fault medical professionals while you focus on recovering and getting back on your feet.
When You Require Medical Treatment for Your Injuries
If you have an accident that results in no injuries and no damages, or even simply mild injuries, such as minor bruising, then you may not need medical care, and you may not need an attorney. However, if you must seek any form of medical treatment, it is likely worthwhile to at least consult with Double Aught Injury Lawyers to discuss whether you have a South Carolina personal injury claim. The consultation is free, so you don’t have anything to lose by taking the time to find out if you should pursue a claim for compensation.
If you’re still wondering whether you need an experienced SC personal injury attorney, it is always better to be safe than sorry, especially when your initial consultation is free. Whether you have been injured due to an auto/motorcycle/truck accident, on the job accident, medical malpractice, defective product, slip or trip and fall incident, premises liability accident, dog bite or attack, or if someone you care for has been injured in any way, get the free consultation and enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that you are taking the necessary steps to ensure that you get any compensation that you need and deserve.
* All cases are taken on a contingency fee basis pursuant to a written Contingency Fee Contract between the client and Double Aught Injury Lawyers. The client shall be responsible for the attorney’s fee and costs. However, no attorney’s fees will be charged to the client unless there is a recovery. The attorney’s fee is calculated as a percentage of the gross recovery, before deducting the attorney’s costs.
Bryan Ramey is a Personal Injury Attorney who practices in the upstate of South Carolina. He graduated from The University of South Carolina School of Law, and has been practicing law for 27 years now. Bryan Ramey believes in representing the injured. Learn more about his experience by clicking here.