Charleston Personal Injury Attorneys
If You've Been Injured, We Can Help!
Ability, experience, and exceptional client commitment — are some of the factors that set our Charleston personal injury attorneys apart. Our Charleston personal injury attorneys at Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC is dedicated to a high standard of excellence in our client representation.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or was wrongfully killed in South Carolina, let us protect your future and your rights, starting with a free case evaluation from our caring attorneys.
Over 20 Years of Experience
Since 1999, Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC has been a name synonymous with professionalism and excellence in client care. Our law office is located in Charleston and we serve clients throughout the tri-county area, statewide, and even on a national scale.
Our injury attorneys have handled cases in at least 30 different states, and are licensed in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Why Hire Our Charleston Personal Injury Law Firm?
Ours is a boutique law firm, dedicated to serving our clients’ individual needs with compassion and skill. We have extensive trial experience, legal knowledge, and connections with experts. These resources enable us to provide our clients with concise solutions to complex problems.
Our Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers Provide Dedicated Representation for the Injured
We are proud to offer representation in personal injury cases such as the following:
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits in South Carolina
All personal injury claims have a time limit. In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is generally 3 years. This means that you have three years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit, otherwise you give up your right to recover compensation for your injuries and damages.
The moment you are injured, take action and begin gathering records, talking to an attorney, and finding out the steps you need to file a claim. Your attorney can begin evaluating the types of damages you may be able to recover and start investigating liability.
Dealing with insurance companies can also take time because negotiations tend to go back and forth, so it is important that get started as soon as possible. Protect your right to compensation today.
Damages in Charleston, SC Personal Injury Cases
Before you file a personal injury claim, you need to know more than your claim type. You will also need to know the types of damages you could seek and their amounts. Our attorneys can help you calculate the value of your case and help you seek maximum compensation for your tangible and intangible losses.
Depending on the circumstances, we can help you pursue compensation for the following damages:
- Present and future medical bills
- Lost wages and other income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Property damage
- Wrongful death
Reasons to Hire a Charleston Personal Injury Attorney
The last thing you need after being injured at the hands of a negligent party is to face a mountain of paperwork and resistance from insurance companies during your recovery. You need a powerful advocate on your side who has your best interests in mind fighting for the compensation you deserve.
At Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC, we understand what you are going through and can provide the powerful advocacy you need during this difficult time.
Our Charleston personal injury attorneys can bring the following benefits to your case:
- We can handle all back-and-forth negotiations with insurance companies
- We can help you get the quality medical treatment you need when you need it
- We understand the strategies and tactics of the defense, allowing us to build a stronger case
- We can bring objectivity to your case and help you choose the best course of action
- We are experienced in the personal injury process and can help you maximize your compensation
- We are ready to go to trial if necessary to secure a positive outcome for your case
You Don't Pay Unless We Win
At Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC, we believe that no injured person should ever have to shoulder the financial burden of legal fees during their pursuit of justice. Nobody should be denied access to quality legal representation simply because they cannot pay.
We accept all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will not be expected to pay us a dime unless we are successful on your behalf. We will shoulder all of the financial risk of your case and cover all costs of litigation, ensuring that our goals are aligned with yours every step of the way.
Book a FREE Consultation With a Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer Today!
One of the first steps in protecting your future after suffering an injury is to get in touch with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina. Our Charleston injury attorneys are here to help you move forward with an effective claim for compensation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is my injury claim worth?
It is impossible to pinpoint what an exact recovery might be for anyonanyone'sonal injury claim, however, our team at Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC 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
- 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 attorney today. At Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC, 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.