Personal Injury Lawyer in Hilton Head and Beaufort, SC
Our team of personal injury lawyers can assist you with any type of injury or tort claim you may have. Whenever you sustain an injury that another party caused, you may be able to file a personal injury claim, also referred to as a tort claim, and seek financial recovery for your losses. The same holds true if your loved one died because of another party’s actions. Depending upon the circumstances, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit against an individual or a company. Discuss your accident and what types of compensation you may be entitled to with a personal injury lawyer in Hilton Head and Beaufort, SC. Call Workers Compensation Lawyers- at 843-790-5633.
What types of accidents qualify for a personal injury claim?
In general, torts fall under three categories: negligent torts, intentional torts, and strict liability torts.
Negligence torts are wrongful actions that are unreasonably unsafe. They are the most common grounds for which victims file personal injury claims. When a person, business, or entity is careless or negligent and their actions cause someone harm, victims can hold them liable for damages. Some common types of personal injury cases that the experienced personal injury lawyers at Workers Compensation Lawyers- handles include the following.
- Car, truck, bus, and motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Dog and other animal attacks
- Slip and fall injuries
- Industrial or construction site accidents
- Injuries at places of business, e.g., getting hit with falling objects, defective decks/stairways, acts of violence
- Defective or dangerous products, parts, or drugs
Intentional torts are willful harms someone commits, such as assault and battery. These are not really “accidents” per se, but if you are victimized by an act of violence, there is a good chance you can file a civil suit and a personal injury lawyer can seek compensation for your damages.
Strict liability torts often involve product liability cases, in which a manufacturer is liable for producing defective products that hurt people. These types of cases are not dependent upon intent or negligence; just the mere fact they manufactured a defective product that hurt someone.
What types of damages can I recover in an injury case?
The purpose of tort laws in South Carolina is to give victims a means to seek financial relief for damages they incurred. When you file a personal injury or wrongful death claim, you can list and seek restitution for all of the losses you sustained as a result of the accident. In some cases, this might mean a couple of thousand dollars in medical bills, whereas in other cases, it might be millions of dollars in current and future damages.
Below are a few examples of damages that are compensable in a personal injury case.
- Medical and rehabilitation bills
- All injury-related treatments
- Loss of wages and benefits
- Lost capacity to work
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Other expenses related to your injury, e.g., medical and assistive devices, transportation to medical care, and renovating your home or vehicle to accommodate your disability
- The effect of your injuries on your future physical and emotional health, relationships, and career
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional harms
Also, a personal injury lawyer can explore your potions for recovering punitive damages. When a judge orders the defendant (the party you are filing against) to pay punitive damages, it is not to compensate you for a loss, but to punish the defendant for very serious or malicious wrongdoing and to deter him/her from committing the wrongful act again.
Does my accident qualify for a claim?
Talk to a personal injury lawyer at Workers Compensation Lawyers- about your case. Your personal injury lawyer will help you decide whether to pursue a claim and can assist you throughout the process. If your case meets the following conditions, you may qualify to file a personal injury claim or suit.
- The defendant had a legal obligation to provide care to you. For example, a driver has an obligation to drive safely so as not to injure others on the road.
- The defendant either willfully harmed you, or acted in way that was negligent of his/her duty of care to you. For example, a driver can be negligent if s/he is speeding or texting while driving.
- The defendant’s negligence or wrongdoing caused or contributed to the harm you suffered.
- You can compile adequate evidence that proves the defendant was at fault, as well as that demonstrates all of your damages. Workers Compensation Lawyers- can help you do this.
To determine if you have a valid claim worth pursing in Hilton Head or Beaufort SC, call our personal injury firm, Workers Compensation Lawyers-. Our legal team can assist you with any type of injury or tort claim you may have.
We will evaluate your accident and evidence, calculate your damages, and then help you take the appropriate steps to get compensation. We are passionate about helping victims and their families obtain compensation for their damages to help them meet both their current and future needs.
Call us today at 843-790-5633 to get started.
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