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Have You Been Seriously Injured?

If you've been seriously injured by the reckless actions of another, the Thumbs Up Guys are here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
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When someone else’s carelessness injures you, you deserve to be compensated. Unfortunately, the claims process can be complex, making it difficult to collect what you deserve. That’s why you need the guidance of experienced Charleston personal injury lawyers.

The Thumbs Up Guys at Miller, Dawson, Sigal & Ward Injury Attorneys are here to help you fight for the money you’re owed. We’ve helped our clients recover millions of dollars in their personal injury settlements.

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Getting Help Is Easy

Getting help is fast and easy. You can call us right now, and we’ll start reviewing your case today!

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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.

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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.

Our Personal Injury Lawyers Feel Your Suffering and Betrayal

You were hurt in a situation where you should have been safe, all because someone else failed in their basic duty of care toward others. You’re facing a major injury with serious medical bills, and you may not even be able to work to make ends meet. You feel angry, stressed, and even scared.

We’re here to defend your rights as a victim. We understand what you’re going through, and we want you to know we’re here for you.

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.

Types of Claims Our Personal Injury Lawyers Represent

If you were hurt in any situation that was caused by someone else’s negligence, our Charleston accident attorneys have your back. Our firm helps injury victims seek compensation after many different scenarios including:

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

We will review your case for free and give you our professional legal advice on how to move forward. To determine whether you have grounds for a claim, we will also look into the types of damages and other factors that might affect your case. These include:

Our personal injury attorneys in Charleston will look into who was at fault for your accident and injuries. If you were hurt because someone else was being careless, you already have cause to pursue a case. Identifying all possible liable parties is the next step.

The statute of limitations is a time limit the state puts on your right to file a lawsuit against the person who caused your injury. According to South Carolina Code Annotated (SCCA) § 15-3-530, this time limit is three years from the date of your accident. This deadline can vary based on the circumstances of your case.

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 the insurance agent makes 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 even threaten to not pay you at all. That’s what we’re here for.

Hurt? We’ve Got This!

The Thumbs Up Guys have your back! We’ll help you seek the maximum compensation you’re entitled to for your losses.

What Compensation Can I Recover from a Personal Injury Claim?

Our team will dive into every detail of your case, ensuring we seek every penny you’re entitled to. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to:

  • Compensation for medical bills accumulated as a result of the accident, from emergency care to ongoing therapy after the accident.
  • Compensation for wages lost due to inability to work.
  • Coverage for any direct financial losses you suffered as a result of the other party’s careless actions.

In South Carolina, you can often recover some compensation for your injuries, even if your own actions contributed to the accident. Our experienced Charleston personal injury lawyers can help you determine your level of fault in your accident and how it will affect your possible compensation.

How can a South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

Working with one of our experienced attorneys on your personal injury claim can greatly increase your chances of receiving the maximum compensation amount possible. When you choose to work with us, we will:

  • Seek compensation you might not have known you were entitled to
  • Collect crucial evidence related to your claim
  • Compile and correctly file documents to help build a strong case
  • Field calls from bullying insurance adjusters who want you to accept a fast settlement 

Insurance companies may try to make it impossible for you to secure significant compensation. The experience our firm has allows us to deal with insurance companies who would rather see you settle for less than you deserve.

Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney For Free in South Carolina

The lawyers at our firm are ready to help South Carolina accident victims with their cases. Here are some of the results that our firm has been able to show clients:

  • $4,000,000 settlement for a tractor-trailer collision
  • $2,000,000 settlement for a tractor-trailer collision
  • $825,000 for back surgery after a car accident
  • $437,000 for a back injury and surgery after a car accident

Don’t let insurance companies try to lessen your compensation. Our car accident attorneys have the experience to negotiate outside of court or in front of a judge. Contact us today for a free consultation.

What Comes Next?

If you think you have a personal injury case, it’s worth pursuing! You deserve compensation for your losses and a fighting chance at receiving it. Get in touch with us today and here’s what our next steps will look like:

We will review your case, going over details that will help us determine what damages to demand in your claim. We can do this in person, over the phone, or through an online video call. Your comfort and confidentiality is our priority. The choice is up to you.

We’ll help collect evidence and vital documentation for your case that will help prove who caused your injuries and what compensation you deserve.

We will work with the insurance adjuster on your behalf to come to an agreement on a fair settlement. We encourage you to sit back and focus on recovering while we take care of this for you. Our attorneys are experienced negotiators, known for getting our clients what they deserve.

Although very unlikely, some personal injury claims do have to go to court to reach a settlement agreement. If it comes to that, we will defend your rights with the full force of our firm, fighting for every penny you deserve.

If we are able to secure compensation for you, we will get your check to you as soon as we receive it. The insurance company usually sends these to us within two weeks of the date the settlement offer was formally accepted.

Injured and in Need of Compensation?

We’re The Thumbs Up Guys and we’re here to help. We know how difficult this time is and we’re ready to help you fight for every penny you deserve.

Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer FAQs

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 should have a Charleston lawyer on your side.

Hiring one of our attorneys won’t cost you anything up front. We work on a contingency fee basis, so we don’t get paid unless you do. After your case has successfully concluded, our fees will come from your settlement or court award. We feel this arrangement benefits our clients because you can seek justice, even if you don’t have the funds right now.

To prove negligence, or fault, and recover compensation for your injuries and other losses, there are several factors you must be able to demonstrate:

  • You must show that the other person involved in your accident violated a basic duty of care.
  • You have to prove that their irresponsible action(s) caused the collision or accident.
  • 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.
SCCA § 15-32-210 outlines general damages, which refer to “invisible injuries.” It can be harder to determine an exact dollar amount for these. These can include your physical pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and loss of relationships due to your accident.

The best answer to this question is, “Maybe, but it isn’t likely.” Generally, personal injury cases can 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 Charleston, SC, personal injury lawyers have the experience to fight for your rights and every penny you are owed.


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