Steps to Filing a South Carolina Personal Injury Claim
After your accident, you will have to notify your insurer of your intent to claim compensation. Once your insurer has been notified, then an insurance adjuster will evaluate the value of your damages.
Be aware that the insurance adjuster may not have your best interests in mind. Oftentimes, an insurance adjuster will try to give you less money than you deserve. To do so, they may underestimate the value of your claim, or in some cases, they may deny your claim altogether. In either case, your Charleston personal injury attorney may defend your best interests throughout this process.
If your claim is underestimated, then your Charleston personal injury attorney may negotiate with the insurer on your behalf. If negotiations fail, or your claim is denied, your attorney can file a lawsuit in a formal court of law.
Damages in a South Carolina Personal Injury Claim
Depending on the specifics of your accident injuries, damages that you may seek through your South Carolina personal injury claim can account for a number of losses.
Damages can include:
- any medical expenses that were the result of injuries;
- any physical pain you have suffered;
- any mental anguish you have experienced;
- and wages you have lost, or wages that you might lose in the future; or
- a permanent disability.
To find out exactly what compensation you may be entitled, you can consult with a Charleston personal injury attorney.
Contacting 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 consultation - 888-690-0211.