Anyone who has gone to the hospital or lost their job for a while knows how expensive it can be to get back to normal. If you’re forced out because of an injury someone else gave you, why should you bear the burden of payment?
Personal injury lawyers in Ladson fight on behalf of injury victims. Our team at Miller, Dawson, Sigal & Ward can help you pursue compensation after someone has hurt you in a car accident, on the job, on public or private property, and in many other personal injury situations.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
It’s important to choose a personal injury lawyer who has experience in your type of injury. Each practice area has its own laws and approaches. At MDSW Legal, our primary practice areas are:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Workers’ compensation
- Premises liability
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Dog bites
- Nursing home abuse
- Pharmaceutical liability
- Wrongful death
If you don’t know if your situation falls into one of these categories, contact our offices. We can tell you what area of personal injury law your case would fall into. Our team will discuss with you our experience in similar cases and how we would approach your case.
Never let someone try to tell you you don’t need a personal injury lawyer. There are many good reasons to hire one, and they’re not as expensive as you might think, especially when you compare how much we can improve your compensation offers compared to your first ones.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Personal injury lawyers advocate for your needs after you’ve been injured. Responsible parties and their insurers could drag their feet or resort to tactics to force a lower settlement payment. We counter these tactics through tasks like:
- Interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence for your case
- Comparing the value of your case to similar cases to estimate the true value of your case
- Negotiating with insurers and other parties on your behalf
- Prepare your case for trial if necessary
- Comply with all legal deadlines for paperwork and filing
- Give you legal advice on what you can do to maximize your case value and avoid complications
- Keep you updated on the progress of your case
- Handle the processing of your final settlement or award
Be very careful of any contact from an insurance company after your accident. Do not sign or agree to anything verbally without consulting with a personal injury lawyer in Ladson. If they insist on a statement, give them the bare facts of your case and tell them you plan to seek representation.
How Much Compensation Could I Receive?
In nearly all cases, you can receive more than what the insurance company first offers to you. The exact amount depends on the details of your case and what damages you’re eligible to receive compensation for.
Our results page will show you some of the highest awards we’ve been able to win clients, but results like these are all rooted in evidence and prior case history. We will start with all the economic damages first, like your medical bills, lost wages, and other costs of your case.
Then, on top of that, we can pursue non-economic damages like pain and suffering or disfigurement. These don’t have a dollar amount, but they are recognized in law as worthy of compensation. Be certain that we will fight for all the damages that you qualify to receive.
How Long Do I Have Before I Can’t Hire a Lawyer?
It’s natural to want to wait until you have all the bills before you approach a lawyer, but this is a mistake. There is a deadline to start personal injury cases before the law deems you took too long. If you break the so-called statute of limitations, you lose your right to be heard in court.
In South Carolina, the standard limit for personal injury is three years after the discovery of the injury. There are some variations in the time limit depending on if the injured party is minor or if the other party is a government agency.
Our personal injury lawyers can estimate your damages through prior case experience, and we can adjust our offers to the insurance company as more bills come in. Do not be afraid to call us as soon as you’ve had a medical diagnosis for an injury.
Start Your Case With Us Today
If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may have a case. To find out, get a free consultation from one of our Ladson personal injury lawyers at the Thumbs Up Guys. Call us at the number on this page or contact us online. Our team will schedule an appointment.
Remember, you have a limited time to start your case. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to gather evidence and win a favorable result. Reach out to us today.