Personal Injury Lawyer

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Personal Injury Lawyer in Greenville

Have you recently sustained unexpected injuries in Greenville, South Carolina? If so, you may be coping with various life changes and developments. 

For example, you might need to figure out how to pay for costly medical treatment. Paying for your care may be particularly challenging if your injuries prevent you from working. 

You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses if your injuries resulted from someone else’s wrongdoing. 

Speak with a personal injury lawyer in Greenville, SC, for more information. A compassionate member of our team from Maxey McFarland Law will review your case and discuss how you could pursue the compensation you need. Call us today at 864-387-8362 for more information. 

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    The Personal Injury Cases We Can Handle for You 

    Types of cases we handle include: 

    Motor Vehicle Accidents

    Motor vehicle wrecks can take many forms. At our firm, we handle the following types of cases:

    • Distracted Driving Crashes
    • Drunk Driving Wrecks
    • Rollover Wrecks
    • Hit-and-Runs
    • School Bus Crashes
    • Bicycle Wrecks
    • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Crashes
    • Rideshare Uber/Lyft Wrecks
    • Trucking Crashes
    • Commercial Vehicle Wrecks
    • Motorcycle Wrecks
    • Pedestrian Accidents

    In South Carolina, the negligent party who causes a wreck is liable for the victim’s injuries. Negligence occurs when someone doesn’t take a reasonable amount of care to keep others from harm. If you’ve sustained an injury due to an auto wreck someone else’s negligence caused, we can help you pursue compensation. 

    Medical Malpractice 

    Medical malpractice cases arise due to many potential circumstances. Common examples of medical malpractice include:

    • Misdiagnosis
    • Failure to Diagnose a Condition
    • Medication Errors
    • Birth Injuries
    • Failure to Provide Appropriate or Adequate Treatment
    • Failure to Provide Necessary Follow-Up Care
    • Failure to Properly Monitor or Supervise Patients
    • Treating Patients Without Securing Informed Consent
    • Emergency Room Errors
    • Lab Errors 

    Proving a medical professional’s actions rose to the level of negligence can be a challenge, and it’s more difficult when you lack familiarity with the relevant laws. Our Greenville, SC, personal injury attorneys have experience with these kinds of cases. 

    Products Liability 

    Various parties may be liable when dangerous or defective products cause harm. They include: 

    • Designers
    • Manufacturers
    • Sellers/Marketers 

    We can identify the parties responsible for compensating you. We can also show why you deserve the compensation you’re seeking when a product causes injuries. 

    Mass Torts/Class Actions 

    Mass torts and class actions are not exactly the same. A mass tort arises when a liable party harms many individuals in a similar manner. The purpose of a mass tort is to efficiently process many similar cases. However, when you file a mass tort claim, you do so individually. 

    A class action lawsuit is different. When you’re part of a class action lawsuit, you’re one of many plaintiffs in a single case. Class actions arise when liable parties cause similar harm to entire classes of people. 

    We handle both types of cases. If you’re not sure what type you have, meet with our team for more information. 

    Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect 

    Nursing home abuse and neglect cases may involve: 

    • Physical Abuse
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Financial Abuse
    • Emotional Abuse
    • Failing to Provide for a Resident’s Needs
    • Isolating a Nursing Home Resident from Others
    • Failing to Administer Necessary Medication or Medical Care
    • Failing to Report Illnesses or Injuries to Family Members
    • Ignoring Resident Complaints 

    Those are a few examples. Speak with our lawyers for more information if you believe a loved one is the victim of such abuse or neglect. 

    Daycare Negligence 

    Daycare negligence can seriously endanger a child. If you have reason to believe your child sustained harm as a result of daycare negligence, we may be able to secure a settlement or an award of damages. Holding a daycare center accountable in this way prevents other children from getting hurt. 

    Workers’ Compensation

    Have you sustained injuries in a work-related accident? Have you developed injuries or an illness over time because of your work? 

    In either circumstance, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ comp benefits can cover your medical bills and replace a portion of your wages after a workplace accident. Workers’ comp benefits may also be available to the surviving family members of someone who passes away after a workplace accident. 

    Dram Shop – Liquor/Alcohol Liability 

    Did you sustain harm in a wreck caused by a drunk driver? If so, the establishment that sold them the alcohol might also be liable if they sold or served alcohol to someone who was visibly intoxicated. 

    General Personal Injury 

    The above aren’t the only types of cases a Greenville personal injury lawyer can assist you with. Other types of cases our firm handles include: 

    Is Negligence Always a Factor in a South Carolina Personal Injury Case? 

    There are instances in which you don’t need to prove that someone was negligent to be eligible for financial compensation after sustaining injuries caused by another. For example, you don’t have to prove negligence to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. You’re eligible to receive workers’ comp benefits as long as your employer is required to provide workers’ comp coverage and your injuries or illness are genuinely work-related. 

    South Carolina law also holds sellers (and other such parties) strictly liable when dangerous or defective products they sell injure consumers. In a case involving product liability, you may receive compensation without proving negligence. 

    Additionally, South Carolina law states that a dog’s owner or controller is strictly liable for any injuries the dog inflicts through a bite or attack on a person who is in a public place or who is legally on private property. There are exceptions, so it’s best to consult an attorney if you’ve been injured in this way. 

    How Can a Greenville, South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Help You? 

    There are many ways a personal injury lawyer can offer valuable assistance when you’re pursuing compensation. Examples include: 

    • Reviewing your case – Depending on the circumstances, you might not even be confident you have the justification to file a claim. An attorney can review your case and let you know what your legal options are.
    • Identifying liable parties – You need to know who is liable to know how to file a claim and seek compensation. In some cases, it’s not immediately obvious who is liable. A personal injury lawyer can determine liability.
    • Gathering evidence of negligence – The insurance company may deny your claim if you don’t show that the insured caused your injuries. A lawyer can investigate your case, gathering the evidence necessary when filing a claim.
    • Documenting your losses – Your attorney can help you gather medical bills and other documentation of your losses. They can also inform you of the best ways to document your pain and suffering and other losses.
    • Calculating compensation – It’s unethical for a lawyer to promise you’ll get a specific amount of money. However, they can add up all your losses to determine approximately how much compensation you may be entitled to.
    • Filing a claim – Your lawyer can handle all administrative tasks that filing a claim or lawsuit involves. They’ll ensure all paperwork has been thoroughly completed. Your lawyer will also meet any applicable deadlines.
    • Negotiating – The insurance company might not offer the full amount of compensation you deserve right away when you file a claim. If the insurance company’s initial offers are too low, your attorney can negotiate for a proper settlement.
    • Representing you in court – Settling a case out of court may be ideal. However, it’s not always possible. Sometimes, a liable party doesn’t have insurance. More often, an insurance company may not offer a fair settlement. If reaching a proper settlement is impossible, your lawyer can represent you in court. 

    Recovering from your injuries requires getting as much rest and having as little stress as possible. That’s much easier to do when a lawyer is handling your case. 

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    Don’t Wait to Contact a South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer 

    A deadline may limit how much time you have to take legal action after sustaining injuries. For example, the statute of limitations in South Carolina allows three years from the date of a car crash for you to file a car accident lawsuit. If you file a lawsuit after the deadline, you will be unable to receive compensation through the court system. 

    Contact a Greenville, South Carolina, Personal Injury Lawyer 

    The aftermath of an accident resulting in injuries can be a confusing time. You may need to undergo treatment, adjust to life with your injuries, and figure out your legal options. 

    Just remember that you don’t have to pursue compensation alone. Nor should you. Enlisting the help of an experienced Greenville, SC, personal injury lawyer may improve your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve. 

    Our office is located at ​​15 Whitsett Street, Greenville, SC 29601. We’re conveniently located off Interstate 385, near the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. At Maxey McFarland Law, we offer dedicated representation to clients like you in and around Greenville. Learn more about how we can help you pursue compensation by contacting us online or calling us at 864-387-8362 today for your free case review.

    Last Updated: 05-20-2024
    Written By: Will Maxey