MDSW Legal has helped many people in South Carolina get compensation for their accidents. People need personal injury lawyers to advocate on their behalf for the true value of their cases. The Thumbs Up Guys have successfully secured large compensation packages in previous case results. You could be next!
You may be owed compensation for an injury if someone else caused it, no matter what the situation was. To find out if your case qualifies, reach out to one of our personal injury attorneys in Daniel Island for advice. All consultations are free and without obligation.
Can’t I Negotiate Directly With the Insurance Company?
Yes, many people do it all the time. But it’s not a good idea. Insurance companies may sound like they’re on your side, but they know you’re at a disadvantage. You probably don’t know how to estimate the real value of your case, nor do you have the negotiating power and legal knowledge to argue with them.
Even other personal injury lawyers will hire outside counsel in an accident. It’s hard to negotiate when you’re dealing with injuries and you’re emotionally close to the situation. Once you have a lawyer, you can focus on healing while they focus on your compensation.
Comparative Negligence in South Carolina
Insurance companies also have many tactics to lower your compensation. One of these is to take advantage of South Carolina’s comparative negligence law under S.C. Code of Laws § 15-38-15. If the insurance company can prove you had a level of fault in the accident, your compensation will be reduced.
Here’s how it works. As long as you are less than 50% responsible, you can file a claim for damages. Your percentage of fault reduces your final settlement by that amount. Thus, the insurance company will hunt for evidence to show you had a measure of fault.
If they can show you’re over half responsible, that’s it. You could be denied coverage completely. Another task of your personal injury lawyer in Daniel Island is to dispute any evidence you had a role to play in your injuries. If it can’t be disputed, they will argue for the lowest percentage possible.
Protect Your Compensation With a Personal Injury Lawyer in Daniel Island
We’re the advocates you need in Daniel Island to protect your compensation from the actions of the insurance companies. Our aggressive approach to personal injury representation hunts down all avenues of potential compensation.
You deserve to have coverage for all your post-injury needs, not what the insurance company thinks you need. Our team will seek economic and non-economic damages that apply to your case, including:
- Current and future medical bills
- Replacement or repair of your vehicle
- Renovations to your home to accommodate your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death, in the case of fatal accidents
- Mental anguish
- Prescription payments
- Lost wages
- Lost potential income
Don’t let the insurance companies tell you what they think you’re owed. Get the genuine answer by hiring a personal injury attorney. Whether it’s a simple car accident or a complex medical malpractice case, our skilled attorneys can handle it. Ask us about previous cases we’ve handled during your consultation.
Get Started Now With the Thumbs Up Guys
Hiring a personal injury attorney in Daniel Island is easy and is free. You only pay us if we win your case. To get started right now, contact us by phone or through our website. A member of our team will schedule a consultation appointment and free case evaluation with you.
Miller, Dawson, Sigal & Ward are proud to serve Daniel Island and the surrounding area as one of the most respected personal injury law firms in the area. Let us show you what the Thumbs Up Guys can do for you. Call today.