Many accidents are preventable with the appropriate precautions. Our Spartanburg County personal injury lawyers understand the distress and turmoil a personal injury can cause, especially if it’s due to negligence. You should not have to pay for another person’s mistakes when they cause you harm. As such, we are dedicated to putting your needs first and getting you the compensation you deserve to move on with your life.
Examples of Negligence in Personal Injury Claims and Lawsuits
Personal injury refers to a physical or psychological injury or illness caused by another individual or organization’s negligence (or wrongdoing). To recover compensation, there must be recognizable damage resulting in physical, emotional, or financial loss.
The most common claim in a personal injury case is negligence (a legal concept used to establish fault for an accident). Proving negligence is a critical factor in personal injury claims and lawsuits relating to:
- Negligent drivers who take the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Accidents in the workplace due to a lack of health and safety precautions
- Medical negligence due to patient mistreatment or diagnosis
- Unsafe products that cause injury or illness
There are many other ways an individual or organization can be negligent, so if your injuries are not related to the examples above, don’t worry. A simple way to learn more about where you stand legally is by contacting our team for a free consultation.
How We Help Our Clients to Claim for a Personal Injury in Spartanburg
At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, our legal teams always seek to build genuine relationships with our clients and provide full-service support from the first consultation to case resolution. We will handle your case management, answer your questions, and help you navigate the legal process of pursuing compensation for your injuries. To achieve this we:
- Investigate the accident
- Identify liable parties
- Gather evidence to prove your case
- Build your case
- Assess your financial damages
- Negotiate with the insurance company
- Bring your case to trial where necessary
Insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits in South Carolina are subject to state laws that could affect your case outcome. For example, statutes such as S.C. Ann § 15-3-530 require claimants to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit within three years. Unfortunately, missing this deadline will likely mean you lose your right to pursue compensation.
How We Assess Financial Compensation
When someone else causes you harm, we believe that you should not have to worry about missing time from work or struggle to pay your medical bills and meet other financial obligations. As such, our injury lawyers are committed to helping you recover economic damages for losses which can include:
- Past, ongoing, and future medical bills and rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Compensation for reduced earning capacity if your injuries affect your employment
- Pain and suffering for the physical and emotional stress your injuries caused
- Long-term disability
- Permanent disfigurement
- Other losses related to the accident, such as property damage or loss
We are often asked how much a personal injury claim is worth. But each case is unique, and accurately assessing the financial impact of our client’s injuries is an integral part of the legal process our personal injury attorneys undertake. It enables us to evaluate potential settlement offers so that we can provide our clients with advice about accepting an offer or negotiating for a more appropriate amount.
Further, our clients are unique and face different challenges due to their injuries. Therefore, we take the time to listen and understand exactly how the accident has impacted their lives. This way, we can build an accurate financial report that includes measurable losses such as medical bills and expenses that are difficult to quantify, such as compensation for diminished quality of life.
Cases We Can Help You With
An auto accident’s physical, mental, and financial toll can be stressful and costly. We will review your situation and provide guidance on proceeding with your case, be it through negotiation or litigation. At your side every step of the way, we work tirelessly to recover the compensation you deserve.
Workplace and Construction Accidents
It can be challenging and stressful to be injured at work. However, you deserve to be appropriately compensated and have the time to recover properly without worrying about how you will pay your bills. Our attorneys can help streamline the legal process, provide support, and efficiently manage your workers’ compensation claim or injury lawsuit.
Social Security Disability (SSD)
If your injuries result in a disability that affects your ability to work or prevents you from returning to work, you may be able to receive SSD benefits. Our SSD lawyers can help determine if you qualify and can help you apply for benefits. We can also help you with the appeals process if your application for SSD is denied.
Fatal Accident Lawsuits
If your family has suffered due to the loss of a loved one caused by another party’s negligence, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy. Nothing can replace your loss, but our lawyers can file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover financial damages and see justice done.
We realize that your situation may not be listed above, but that doesn’t disqualify you from seeking our help. There are many different types of injury cases we represent, and our legal team would be happy to discuss your case during your free consultation.
Let Us Do All the Hard Work for You
The personal injury attorneys at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, are dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you deserve if you were injured due to someone else’s negligence. We are proud of the positive impact our hard work has on the lives of our clients. We want to help you, too.
For further information and a free consultation to learn about your legal options, call (864) 582-1310.