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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyers

When your legal needs require you to go up against a bigger party – an insurance company, the state or federal government – then you need a law firm on your side that can level the playing field and give you the chance not just to hold your own but to succeed. That’s what you’ll get at Simmons Law Firm. Our hard-working attorneys and caring staff work together with focus and dedication to provide you with the personal attention you deserve and get you the results you need. We are big enough to take on the most challenging and complex cases, yet small enough to deliver personal service to every client. We truly care about your well-being and the results we get for you, and you’ll experience that level of caring firsthand when you call or come by our offices in Columbia here in the heart of South Carolina.

Below is a summary of our firm’s main areas of practice. If you have legal needs in any of these areas in South Carolina, give our Columbia personal injury lawyers a call for a free consultation so we can learn more about your situation and let you know how we can help.

Personal Injury

We help people recover significant compensation when they have been injured by the negligence of another. We have helped accident victims suffering from the most severe and catastrophic injuries, including brain and spine injuries. We additionally bring wrongful death claims on behalf of family members who lost a loved one because of another’s negligence or wrongful conduct.

Medical Malpractice

If you went to a doctor or hospital for medical treatment only to leave worse off than when you came in, we can help you determine whether an avoidable medical mistake was to blame. We hold Columbia doctors and hospitals accountable for medical negligence and actions that fall below the acceptable standard of care for physicians. We represent victims and families harmed by a wide variety of medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose cancer and other serious diseases and illnesses, surgical errors, birth trauma, prescription drug errors, and more.

Car Accidents

Our comprehensive motor vehicle accident practice covers car, trucking, motorcycle, bus, bicycle and pedestrian accidents. We represent people hit by drunk drivers, drowsy drivers, distracted drivers, uninsured drivers, hit-and-run drivers, and other negligent or reckless drivers. We know how to prepare a case that proves the other driver’s fault and liability for the full extent of your legal damages.

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

When nursing facilities fail to take adequate care of our most vulnerable seniors and family members, Simmons Law Firm stands up to be their voice and a fierce advocate for their needs. We hold nursing homes accountable for their failures, stop abuse or neglect in its tracks, and make sure residents get the care and compensation they need and deserve.

Products Liability

Our firm takes on the biggest corporations, including the Big 3 automakers and pharmaceutical giants, and holds them strictly accountable when they release dangerously defective products onto the market. Our products liability practice covers design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects of consumer products, automobiles, dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and more. When greedy corporations put profits ahead of safety, personal injury lawsuits may be the only way to get their attention, force them to change their practices, and ensure injury victims get the care and compensation they need.

Premises Liability

Our South Carolina premises liability practice focuses on retail stores, shopping malls, restaurants, apartment complexes and other establishments whose inadequate security practices allow assaults and robberies to take place on their premises. A company’s duty to its customers and guests includes taking reasonable measures to protect their safety. Our lawyers help victims of assault and also take on other premises liability claims as well, including slip and fall injuries or other accidents caused by dangerous conditions on the property.

Workplace Accidents

We help injured workers and independent contractors bring negligence claims against third parties who cause an accident or injury at the workplace or on the job. We represent construction workers, factory workers, agricultural workers and others injured on the job in motor vehicle accidents, dangerous premises accidents, product defect injuries, and other instances where workers’ compensation fails to fully account for the damage done by a negligent third party.

Securities & Investor Disputes

Stockbrokers and investment advisors have a duty to know their customers, know their products, and only recommend or sell suitable investments. Older investors who spent a lifetime accumulating wealth for their retirement or to pass on a legacy to their loved ones can see their life savings wiped out by unsuitable investments. We help investors recover their financial losses and other damages caused by negligent or unscrupulous behavior of brokers and brokerage firms.

White-Collar Criminal Defense

Federal agencies like the Department of Justice, the US Attorney’s Office, the IRS and others have virtually unlimited resources and hordes of attorneys and agents they can commit to the investigation and enforcement of white-collar crimes like tax fraud, securities, fraud, bank fraud or healthcare fraud. These broad investigations often sweep up employees who had no part in a financial scheme or who unwittingly violated some technical law without any intent to do wrong. We put our litigations skills and experience behind people accused of white-collar criminal offenses and provide them with the strong, capable defense they are entitled to under the law.

Whistleblower Claims

If you are aware of false or fraudulent claims being submitted to the federal government or other illegal activity going on in your workplace, we can help you blow the whistle on illegal conduct while protecting your job and making sure you are rewarded for your courage in rooting out fraud, waste and corruption. We have been representing whistleblowers for more than 20 years and aggressively investigate every case from the very start to protect our clients’ rights.

Simmons Law Firm Is Here for You When You Need Us in Columbia and South Carolina

When you find a legal matter staring you in the face, calling the attorneys at Simmons Law Firm for a free consultation can put your mind at ease right away. After discussing the facts of your case with one of our compassionate attorneys, you will better understand what needs to happen to resolve your case.

The thought of obtaining legal help can seem expensive, but Simmons Law Firm endeavors to provide affordable services for our clients. Besides offering a free consultation, we take most matters on contingency whenever applicable (contingency fees are not allowed in criminal defense matters). We use our resources to obtain justice for you and only receive a fee after your case is resolved with a financial reward in your favor. Call Simmons Law Firm today for your free consultation in Columbia at 803-779-4600. You can also reach us toll-free throughout South Carolina by calling 888-715-8818, or contact us online to schedule your consultation. Our Columbia personal injury lawyers look forward to hearing from you and getting the opportunity to resolve your legal matter with personal attention and great results.

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Meet Our Experienced Attorneys

Attorneys John S. Simmons, Catherine S. Mongell, and Rachel Peavy have a wealth of experience and skill tackling challenging and complex personal injury and criminal defense litigation and can level the playing field when confronted with large corporations or the government. The entire team recognizes that success depends upon hard work, a caring staff, focus and dedication, and we have a long record of success in our areas of expertise.

  • John S. Simmons

    Mr. Simmons is a top-rated attorney who formerly served as the United States Attorney and Chief of the State Grand Jury.

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  • Catherine S. Mongell

    Ms. Mongell served as a law clerk to the South Carolina Court of Appeals before joining the firm to advocate for injury victims.

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  • Rachel Peavy

    Ms. Peavy has over 20 years experience handling personal injury and professional liability claims in a successful state-wide trial practice.

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