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Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injury

Our firm can provide answers to even the most difficult questions

Following an unexpected injury, it's natural to have questions about your legal options. Below, our team has provided some answers to some of the most common uncertainties and concerns personal injury clients have. For more answers about your specific claim, contact our team today.

What is my injury claim worth?

It is impossible to pinpoint what an exact recovery might be for anyone personal injury claim, however, our team at Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC (Pierce | Sloan) is committed to pursuing maximum compensation for our clients. That means we work with medical professionals and loved ones, assess a wide scope of the victim's burdens, and craft an injury suit that comprehensively speaks to the effects of the accident and our client's grounds for recovering relief. We are dedicated to ensuring that our clients are not left with "leftover" costs as a result of their injury.

What damages can I sue for if I am injured?

South Carolina law provides a number of different damages to be recognized by the court with a civil accident claim. These include:

  • All resulting medical expenses
  • All future medical expenses
  • All resulting lost wages
  • All future lost wages
  • Other costs of care (home modifications, home care, etc.)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

No matter what the effects of your injury have been and how your quality of life has been affected, our team of aggressive Charleston personal injury attorneys can make the gravity of your circumstances felt both in and out of the courtroom.

My injury happened years ago—can I still file a claim?

S.C. Code Ann. section 15-3-530 provides that all personal injury claims must be filed within 3 years of the accident. However, if you have been hurt, it is always recommended that you contact legal counsel as soon as possible. In cases where there needs to be an investigation, our team can help collect the appropriate evidence to support your injury claim.

How soon can I file suit against those who hurt me?

It's natural to want to take swift action against the parties that hurt you following an accident. While retaining proper counsel as soon as possible is always recommended, waiting to file may ultimately be advantageous: sometimes there needs to be time to collect the appropriate evidence and allow your injuries to recover as much as they can before calculating their medical costs.

What if my insurance payout is lower than I think it should be?

In order to "uphold" their responsibilities and minimize legal action, insurance companies will often pay a fraction of what they should in order to appease claimants. Whether you have been shorted by the negligence party's insurance provider or your own, our team is ready to reject the offer on your behalf, negotiate a settlement that actually covers your cost, and, if necessary, bring the company to court pursue an appropriate payout.

Can I file a claim even if I contributed to an accident?

South Carolina has a comparative fault law, which means that even injury victims who are partially responsible for their own accident may still have grounds to pursue some money. In court, these degrees of fault are represented in percentages and, as long as a party is found to be 50% or less at fault, they can receive money from an injury claim.

What is my next step?

To fully assess your legal options following your accident, speak with an experienced Charleston personal injury lawyer today. At Pierce | Sloan, our team is not only nationally recognized but has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients who were seriously wronged by others. We are ready to hear your story and, if possible, pursue the relief you deserve during this difficult time.

Start the process today. Use our online form to request a free case evaluation now.

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