Personal Injury Lawyers
A serious accident can put your entire life on hold while you are forced to deal with the consequences. When you’ve been hurt through no fault of your own, you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
At Johannesmeyer & Sawyer, PLLC, we have personal injury attorneys ready to represent you in several South Carolina locations and Nashville, TN. With many years of combined legal experience, we have the knowledge and resources to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your options.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim in South Carolina
Personal injury cases are based on the concept of negligence. To have a case, someone must have owed you a duty of care, such as not driving recklessly. If they breached that duty and you were injured, you may be eligible for compensation for your damages resulting from that injury.
It’s not a simple matter to prove negligence and support a claim for damages. It often involves gathering evidence and enlisting the help of various experts. Once you file a personal injury claim, the insurance company will respond. They might issue a denial or offer you a lowball settlement to avoid paying what your case is worth.
At Johannesmeyer & Sawyer, PLLC, we understand how these cases work, and the various tactics insurance companies use to avoid paying legitimate claims. If you believe you have a case, it’s in your best interests to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer who will stand up for you against the insurance companies.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At our South Carolina and Tennessee personal injury law firm, we handle a wide variety of cases, including:
Car and vehicle accidents are the most common cause of personal injury. These include accidents involving motorcycles, drunk drivers, bicycles, and pedestrians.
Large semi-trucks weigh significantly more than the average passenger vehicle, and accidents involving them can be complex due to various regulations and liability issues.
Property owners have a responsibility to those visiting the premises. Common injuries include slips and falls, dog bites, swimming pool accidents, and injuries due to a lack of security.
Consumers and businesses have the right to use products and equipment without fearing injury. When a faulty or defective product causes serious injury, the manufacturer or designer could be held responsible.
When you trust medical or nursing home professionals to deliver a certain standard of care and are harmed instead, you have the right to pursue legal remedies.
Serious Injury Cases
Serious injuries include traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries, burns, and other personal injuries that may require surgery or hospitalization or that cause permanent disability.
If someone else’s negligence caused a loved one’s death, you have the right to pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim.
The ways in which one party can cause harm to another are many. If you’ve been hurt through no fault of your own, you may have a personal injury case, even if you can’t place it into a neat category. Let us do that for you. We want to learn more about your situation.
Pursuing Justice and Fair Compensation for Personal Injuries
When personal injuries occur in South Carolina or Tennessee due to another’s carelessness, the responsible parties need to be held accountable. The legal system won’t put these people in jail unless a crime was also committed, such as drunk driving, which would be a separate case. As the injured party, you can pursue personal and financial justice through a personal injury case.
Whether you were rear-ended at an intersection or tripped over an uneven walkway outside a restaurant, the cost of treating personal injuries can be substantial. Economic losses can include medical treatment, lost wages, property damage, rehabilitation, and more. Non-economic damages can include pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of consortium.
An experienced personal injury attorney can help hold responsible parties accountable. By doing so, you may also prevent these people from harming others in the future.
What to Do Immediately After a Personal Injury Accident
The actions you take or fail to take immediately following a personal injury accident could have a significant impact on your case outcome. Here are some of the things we recommend:
1. Seek Immediate Medical Attention
Even if you don’t feel injured, it’s vital that you seek immediate medical attention after an accident. This is the best way to document your injuries and get the care you need.
2. Document the Accident and Your Injuries
Before you forget, write down what happened before, during, and after the accident. If you are able, take photos and video of the accident scene and get the names of any witnesses. Or ask someone else to do it for you.
3. Get a Copy of the Accident Report
If the police responded to your accident, make sure you get their information so you can follow up for a copy of the accident report.
4. Contact a Qualified Personal Injury Lawyer
Avoid giving a recorded statement to insurance company representatives. Instead, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who will represent your interests.
Reach Out to Our South Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys
Personal injury claims allow accident victims to pursue justice for injuries caused by another party’s negligence. Our South Carolina personal injury lawyers are available to help you negotiate a fair settlement so that you can focus on your recovery. When it makes sense, we aren’t afraid to take your case to court.
Don’t let greedy insurance companies determine how much you will receive. Allow Johannesmeyer & Sawyer, PLLC, to handle all aspects of your case. We have a proven track record of achieving favorable results for our clients and are ready to get to work protecting your interests.
Call us today at (844) 843-1589 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We have offices in Baxter Village, Lake Wylie, and Rock Hill and handle cases in Nashville by appointment only.