Remember that in order to file a South Carolina personal injury claim, another party must have been responsible for your injuries. If you were the at-fault party for the accident, you do not have a valid claim. Your claim will also be denied if there is no injury sustained or if the injuries are minor and do not result in substantial medical bills or loss of income.
When your South Carolina personal injury claim is denied and you know that you were not completely at fault and do have a valid claim, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit. A lawsuit could take the matter of your settlement to a full court trial where a judge and jury would become involved.
At this time, a Charleston personal injury attorney's help would be critical in proving and settling your claim for a fair amount.
Your attorney can:
- collect additional evidence;
- provide expert witnesses to support your claim; and
- negotiate a settlement on your behalf.
Any time you have been involved in an accident where you sustain injury, it's never a bad option to discuss your case with a Charleston personal injury attorney. Many attorneys offer free consultations and will advise you on when a South Carolina personal injury claim is necessary and whether you may need legal assistance to settle your case.
The Help of a Charleston Personal Injury Attorney
South Carolina residents can take comfort knowing that the attorneys at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm are there to help them settle their personal injury claims. Our firm's focus on personal injury cases includes injury from auto accidents, including pedestrian and bicycle injuries, work-related injuries and worker's compensation claims, and injuries resulting from dangerous prescription drugs.
Before you file a South Carolina personal injury claim, request a copy of our complimentary consumer guide, The South Carolina Accident Book for Personal Injury Victims. When you're ready to get started on settling your accident claim, contact a Charleston personal injury attorney for a complimentary information packet and no-cost consultation - 888-690-0211.