When someone is injured in an accident, there may be another party that was responsible. Through the insurance industry and the civil justice system, victims can seek compensation from responsible parties to pay for the costs of the injury.
Our personal injury lawyers in Folly Beach can help you get the money you deserve after an accident. The Thumbs Up Guys have been helping the residents of the greater Charleston area with personal injury matters for years, with a sound record of success.
Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When you approach an insurance company with a claim, the insurance company will try to verify it and find evidence against you. Their goal is to pay you as little as legally possible. The reason is that insurance companies, while necessary, are for-profit institutions.
They have armies of lawyers and know all the intricacies of law to reduce and deny your compensation. Personal injury lawyers are your shield against these tactics. We know the law and will negotiate hard with the insurance company to reach a fair settlement offer.
Having a personal injury lawyer also allows you to take the insurer to court if you’re not happy with negotiations. Best of all, you can remove yourself from your legal worries and focus on recovery, not on handling your insurance claim or lawsuit.
A Legacy of Service in Folly Beach
Miller, Dawson, Sigal & Ward—our founding members—all went to law school in South Carolina, and have spent their entire legal career helping victims of personal injury win millions of dollars in successful cases.
Individually, we spent years fighting insurance companies on behalf of our clients. Later, we joined forces to form MDSW Legal. We know what insurance companies do to take advantage of victims. We will not let that happen to you.
South Carolina is our community, and our reputation is our most important asset. If your case does not need a lawyer, we will tell you and tell you what to do instead to complete your claim. All consultations with us are free, and you do not need to pay us until you win your case.
Compensation You Could Receive in a Personal Injury Case
Under the law and through insurance policies, you have the right to receive compensation after an accident that wasn’t your fault. Our personal injury lawyers in Folly Beach will investigate your case and study the evidence to discover which damages you’re eligible for, including:
- Property damage
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
This is just a small sample of the most common damages. You could receive compensation for any of these, depending on the circumstances of your case. The value of that compensation also depends on the evidence, similar cases in the past, and the persuasive skills of your lawyer.
Until we know the full details of your case, we cannot give you an exact value of your case. What we can tell you is that we will fight hard to get you the most value out of your personal injury case as we can. You deserve it after your accident!
Limits to Filing Personal Injury Cases in South Carolina
All personal injury cases have a deadline for suing. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. In South Carolina, you have three years from the discovery of the injury or death to file your lawsuit before the courts will reject your claim.
The reason this exists is to preserve everyone’s right to a speedy trial, as listed in the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution. What this means is that you should not wait to file a lawsuit. The earlier you start, the better your outcome will be.
Starting early makes it easier to find evidence and get accurate testimony from witnesses. It also gives lawyers more time to do research before suing. If a lawyer is working on your case, they can take steps to pause the clock on the statute of limitations.
Call Today for a Free Consultation
The Folly Beach personal injury lawyers of MDSW Legal are ready to help you with your personal injury case. Our firm serves the people of Folly Beach and the rest of the Charleston area. To see if we can help you after your accident, call us or contact us online for a free case evaluation and consultation.
Remember, you have a limited amount of time to pursue your case. Starting early affords you the best chance of success. Your consultation is free, confidential, and without obligation.