Personal Injury Attorney
Summerville · Moncks Corner · Goose Creek · Charleston
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You’ve been injured, it wasn’t your fault, and you’re seeking compensation for your injuries.
Naturally, you want to hire a personal injury attorney near you to get you the compensation you deserve.
If both of these statements sound like you, know that you are not alone. We hear the same things from almost everyone who contacts us that’s suffering from a personal injury.
The next question we usually hear is…
“Do I have a valid personal injury case?”
In order to have a valid case in South Carolina the following four elements must be established:
1.) Duty of Care 2.) Negligence 3.) Causation 4.) Damages
The personal injury attorneys at Templeton Mims & Ward have represented countless people who have suffered due to the negligence of another person.
Whether you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, slip & fall, injured on the job, neglected by a medical provider or nursing home, we can help.
Although we’re a small firm our personal injury attorneys are tenacious, highly focused and work diligently on each and every case to ensure you (the client) get the best protection available.
We take cases on a contingent basis which means that if we don’t win, we don’t get paid. There is absolutely no risk to you because we’re confident that we can get you the best possible outcome given your case.
Not to mention, if you’re currently injured and unable to meet with one of our personal injury attorneys in our office, we’ll come to you. We make it as easy as possible to help you get the compensation you deserve.
What We Will Do
While there are many complexities involved in a personal injury case, to keep it simple we’ve broken it down into four (4) actionable steps.
Our personal injury attorneys will:
- Assess and evaluate your case to ensure you have a valid claim in South Carolina.
- Negotiate with the insurance company to ensure you receive a fair settlement.
- Immediately seek medical coverage so you can get proper treatment for your injuries.
- Handle all of the paperwork so that you can focus on what matters the most–rest and recovery.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Routinely Handle
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Tractor trailer accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Dog bites
- Slip and fall
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Dangerous drugs
- Wrongful death
Most Often We're Asked....
Do I Have a Valid Personal Injury Case?
In order to have a valid personal injury case in South Carolina you or a loved one must have been injured due to the negligence of another person and the four (4) elements must be established.
Here are the four primary elements.
1. Duty of Care
A person is held to a legally recognized duty of care. Basically, this means that a person, through either their actions or inaction, must prevent reasonable harm to another. If they have a heightened responsibility or special relationship with that person the duty of care can be great. Here are a few examples of those with a duty of care over another: employers to their employees, business owners to their customers, and homeowners to their guests.
Proving negligence is the cornerstone of all successful personal injury lawsuits. It is also a very difficult concept to grasp. A defendant is negligent or breaches the duty of care by failing to meet the standard of care that someone of ordinary skill and good judgement would have exercised under the same circumstances. Negligence is that failure aspect.
Causation means that someone else must have been the sole cause of your injuries. There are two different types of causation: cause-in-fact and proximate cause.
You must prove that you have suffered damages as a result of the accident. Damages include things like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If these four (4) elements can be established in a case, then you have a valid personal injury claim in South Carolina. The courts may award damages which compensate you for your injuries or loss.
In addition, some jurisdictions may decide to punish the defendant by awarding punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages.