South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers
Drivers, doctors, nursing homes, pharmaceutical companies, and businesses all have a duty of care to everyone within our society. If this duty of care is violated, injured victims can seek compensation by filing a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Here at Simmons Law Firm, our South Carolina personal injury attorneys can help you get back on your feet by ensuring that your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and other expenses are taken care of by the party whose negligence caused your injuries.
Types of Personal Injury Claims we Handle
Our South Carolina personal injury attorneys handle a wide variety of unintentional injury claims, and can help you with any of the following types of personal injury lawsuits:
- Auto collisions;
- Truck collisions;
- Bus collisions;
- Motorcycle collisions;
- Pedestrian collisions;
- Bicyclist collisions;
- Drunk driver collisions;
- Slip and fall;
- Swimming pool accidents;
- Other premises liability claims such as negligent security;
- Medical malpractice;
- Nursing home abuse and neglect;
- Dangerous or defective drugs and medical devices;
- Dog attacks; and
Damages in a South Carolina Personal Injury Claim
Negligent parties can be held liable for the following types of damages incurred by injured plaintiffs:
- Pain and suffering;
- Lost wages and earning capacity;
- Loss of joy of life;
- Emotional distress;
- Property damage; and
Societal Cost of Unintentional Injuries
The true cost of our chosen method of transportation (single occupant motor vehicles) is not ever fully addressed, considering the grave expenses that it incurs in lost life, medical care, and lost productivity. The same can be said in other areas of our society—medical errors, dangerous drugs and medical devices, and dangerous premises all take a huge financial toll on our country and our state. South Carolina loses $3.9 billion annually in lost productivity and medical care expenses due to injuries, according to the Division of Injury and Violence Prevention. However, the damages to the individual are even harder to comprehend, particularly when an auto collision or slip and fall results in permanent, disabling injury.
Wrongful Death Claims
In 2019, poisoning, falls, and motor vehicle accidents were the three leading causes of preventable deaths in South Carolina, according to the National Safety Council. If your loved one died in a traffic collision, at the hands of a negligent physician or nursing home staff member, or as a result of a complication caused by a defective product, an attorney can help you file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death lawsuits are similar to personal injury lawsuits, with the added damages of loss of consortium, lost lifetime earnings, funeral and burial expenses, and certain other damages.
Call a South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney Today
Your injuries are the fault of another party. Therefore, you should not suffer the economic consequences of their carelessness. You have the right to seek full compensation for your damages. In order to be treated fairly and seriously by the at fault party’s insurance company, you must work with an experienced South Carolina personal injury lawyer. Do not hesitate to reach out to Simmons Law Firm today at 803-779-4600 to schedule a free consultation.