Accidents can happen to anyone at any time, and when you’ve been seriously injured because of someone else’s carelessness, you have legal rights. You deserve to be compensated for the harm you’ve suffered. Unfortunately, it can be complex and difficult to collect this compensation. That’s why you need help from our experienced Charleston, SC, personal injury lawyers.
Have You Been Seriously Injured?
Getting Help Is Easy
Getting help is fast and easy. You can call us right now, and we’ll start reviewing your case today!
You Deserve Compensation
If you’ve been seriously hurt due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation. We’re here to fight for every cent you’re owed.
No Fees Unless We Win
We work on contingency. That means there’s no cost for your consultation and no hidden fees. In fact, if we don’t win your case, you won’t owe us a dime.
We Feel Your Suffering and Betrayal
It can feel like a real betrayal when you get hurt in a situation where you should be safe, because someone else failed in their basic duty of care toward others. You feel angry, stressed, and even scared. You’re facing a major injury with serious medical bills, and you may not even be able to work to make ends meet. We understand what you’re going through, and we want you to know we’re here for you.
We’re here to defend your rights as a victim. We’re known as the Thumbs Up Guys. That means when you work with us, you’ll have a dedicated and compassionate ally on your side as we fight tooth and nail to collect every penny you’re owed for the harm you’ve suffered.
Were You Hurt by Someone Else’s Reckless Behavior?
If you have suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of another, there’s still hope. We’re ready to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Dedicated to Helping All of Our Injured Neighbors
There is a wide range of situations from which personal injury cases arise. We are here to help with a variety of injury cases, and we’re ready to fight to seek compensation for all of our injured neighbors in Charleston and throughout the state of South Carolina. Just a few types of cases we handle include:
The Insurance Company Is Not Your Friend
Many people wonder whether they really need an attorney when the insurance adjuster seems to be so nice and helpful. The fact is that the insurance adjuster is not your friend. Their job is to get you to sign off on as low of a settlement as possible, or even to avoid paying you altogether. When they make their offer, it will likely be drastically lower than what you actually deserve.
When you refuse to sign, they may quickly turn less friendly. They might threaten to pay you nothing. They might bully or strong-arm you. If you feel uncomfortable speaking with an insurance adjuster, you can always direct them to your attorney for further communications. That’s what we’re here for. We’re the Thumbs Up Guys, and we’re ready to fight for your rights. Let us stand up and fight for you.
Personal Injury FAQs
The statute of limitations, put simply, is the time frame in which you have to file your lawsuit. It’s vital to act within this time frame to have a chance to collect compensation. In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is three years from the date of the injury; however, you should always consult with an attorney well in advance of that, as the statute of limitations may be shorter. In the case of wrongful death, South Carolina Code Section 15-3-530 states the statute of limitations begins to run upon the decedent’s death. Again, this can vary upon the type of case. It is very important to consult with an experienced attorney to ensure you don’t forever lose the right to recover for the loss of your loved one.
The compensation you receive will depend on the specifics of your accident. You may be entitled to compensation for a range of factors. These include but are not limited to:
- Medical bills.
- Doctor visits.
- Physical therapy.
- Lost wages.
- Potential earnings in the future.
- Loss of consortium.
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
- Pain and suffering.
- Emotional trauma.
Get a free case review with one of our experienced Charleston, SC, personal injury lawyers to determine what your specific case might be worth.
In general, a personal injury case results in a flat lump sum. This is one of the reasons why your attorney will want to establish how long your treatments will go on. We can’t determine the value of your claim if we don’t know the extent of your future medical bills.
Legally, you’re allowed to represent yourself. From a practical standpoint, however, the defendant is going to have powerful lawyers and insurance companies working for them. To have the best chance of building an ironclad case and getting the full value of your compensation, you need a Charleston, SC, personal injury lawyer in your corner who will fight for your rights.
Hiring the Thumbs Up Guys to represent your interests won’t cost you a thing! We work on a contingency-fee basis. We offer free consultations and we don’t get paid unless you do! There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain, so call us today. We’ve got your back!
To prove negligence, or fault, and recover compensation for your injuries and other losses, there are several factors you must be able to demonstrate. First, you must show that the other person involved in your accident violated a basic duty of care. Second, it must be proven that their irresponsible action(s) caused the collision or accident. Third, you must demonstrate that your injuries and damages were a direct result of the accident. Proving negligence without an experienced attorney can be difficult. Our team of personal injury lawyers can help you gather evidence and build the strongest case possible.
Special damages are also called economic damages. This refers to any financial harm and losses after your accident, like your medical bills, lost wages, and loss of potential future earnings.
General damages refer to “invisible injuries,” for which it can be harder to determine an exact dollar amount. These can include your physical pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and loss of relationships due to your accident. To learn the true value of your case and everything you may be entitled to receive after your accident, call the Thumbs Up Guys for a free consultation today.
The best answer to this question is, “Maybe, but it isn’t likely.” Generally, personal injury cases are able to be resolved through negotiation without the need for court. Sometimes, however, the two parties are unable to reach an agreement and a trial by jury becomes necessary. Whether we’re at the negotiation table or in the courtroom, our experienced Charleston, SC, personal lawyers at Miller, Dawson, Sigal & Ward Injury Attorneys will fight for your rights and every penny you are owed.