The Basics of Personal Injury Law in South Carolina

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Personal injuries, such as being hurt on someone’s property, dog bites, and wrongful death can have a financial cost for you and your loved ones. In South Carolina, the law of damages attempts to return the injured person to the position they were in prior to being injured. We understand that people who have experienced a personal injury have a number of things to consider when choosing an attorney to represent them in order to ensure that they receive fair and just compensation for their damages.

How much time do I have?

Across the United States, each state sets its own regulations surrounding personal injury law. In South Carolina, there are various deadlines depending on the type of claim you are submitting. In general, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases ranges from two to three years from the date of the injury, but in some specific instances can be longer. Knowing the statute of limitations for your case is very important because if you do not file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations period expires, your claim will likely be barred from proceeding.

Whose fault is it anyway?

In some cases it may not be clear who is at fault for the personal injury, especially during automobile accidents. If the person you are filing a claim against argues that you are fully or partially to blame for the injury then you may have to share some portion of the liability which impacts the amount of compensation you can receive for your injury claim.  During settlement talks, insurers may raise the issue of comparative negligence so it is important that you have strong representation on your side in the form of a skilled and educated attorney.

Is there a maximum amount I can receive?

In most states there are limitations on the amount of compensation a person who has experienced certain types of injury can receive. At CLS Law Firm, our injury lawyers will help you receive compensation for all of your damages, to the fullest extent the law allows, including your pain and suffering. We understand that a personal injury not only impacts your job, but also your personal life. Our lawyers will investigate your options and find the best possible path to pursue so that you can receive compensation for the harm you have suffered.