The Max Sparwasser Law Firm, LLC cares about what happens to you. After any type of personal injury accident in Charleston – car accidents, slips and falls, defective products, medical malpractice, etc. – let our firm be your first phone call. We’ll stand by your side during insurance settlement negotiations or trial to make sure no one takes advantage of you or infringes upon your rights. We will fight for maximum financial recovery after any type of accident in South Carolina. Call our Charleston personal injury attorney today for a free case evaluation.
Understanding Your Rights as a Victim in South Carolina
As an injured accident victim, the South Carolina civil justice system gives you the right to file an insurance claim and/or personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. If an insurance company won’t offer the settlement you believe you deserve then talk to our Charleston personal injury lawyer about representing you. A lawyer can ensure you get the greatest amount possible for your personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Here are a few rules to know when pursuing financial recovery after a personal injury accident in SC:
- Deadline for filing. There is an important statute of limitations you can’t miss when filing your personal injury claim. In general, you have three years from the date of your accident or discovery of injuries to bring a claim in South Carolina. There are several exceptions to this rule, so make sure you talk to a lawyer before you opt not to file.
- Modified comparative negligence rule. Afraid you aren’t eligible for recovery because you might have contributed to your injuries? Talk to a lawyer. South Carolina is a comparative fault state, meaning you could still receive compensation as long as you are less than 51% at fault.
- “Fault” insurance rules. South Carolina is a “fault” state when it comes to car accidents, meaning you have the right to request compensation from an a at-fault driver’s insurance company. A lawyer can help you assign fault, file an insurance claim, and negotiate a fair settlement with an insurance claims adjuster.
How we Can Help You After an Accident
The losses you incur after suffering an injury can quickly escalate into the thousands. Hospital bills, property damage, lost wages, and a temporary or permanent disability can compromise your financial future. At the Max Sparwasser Law Firm, LLC, it’s our mission to help accident victims recover the full amount for their losses, and often much more in pain and suffering damages. We aim to meet this goal with each client by taking a personalized approach to each unique case.
Your case will start with a free consultation with our experienced Charleston personal injury attorney. During our meeting we’ll discuss your incident, who might be liable for damages, and what legal action our firm recommends you take. If we believe someone else’s negligence caused or contributed to your injuries or illness, we might suggest filing a personal injury claim against one or more parties. Our team has worked on a number of significant cases, securing millions of dollars for our clients over the years.
If you don’t understand the laws, don’t know your rights, or simply want peace of mind during the entire claims process, retain our firm. We’ll take care of virtually every aspect of your case, from the accident investigation and evidence gathering, to hiring an expert witness and reconstructing your accident in front of a judge or jury.
Working with a lawyer gives you access to all the most important information and resources required for a personal injury claim or lawsuit. We work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we only deduct our attorney’s fees from settlements or judgments we win for our clients. That means if we don’t win, you don’t pay.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
Out of all the counties in South Carolina, Charleston County had the greatest number of injured people in car accidents in 2015 (4,019 injury collisions and 5,909 persons injured). Charleston County was second place in the number of traffic collisions (15,216) in the state, second only to Greenville County. Car accidents are all too common in Charleston, leaving victims severely injured and battling with insurance companies.
At the Max Sparwasser Law Firm, LLC we represent car accident victims in insurance settlements and personal injury lawsuits. We can help you fight for maximum compensation for your economic and non-economic losses. Our firm also welcomes clients with injuries from slip and fall accidents, swimming pool accidents, playground injuries, dog bites, medical malpractice, construction accidents, and many other types of incidents. Our personal injury lawyers are here for you in your time of need throughout South Carolina.
Our firm also handles wrongful death claims in South Carolina.. “Wrongful death” describes the death of one person from the negligence or wrongful acts of another. If your deceased loved one likely could have brought a personal injury claim for his/her injuries had they not been fatal, odds are the administrator of the deceased’s estate now has the right to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your family.