We put the Personal back in Personal Injury.
Unexpected accidents can result in many life changes. These traumatic events can shake your world and bring about challenges to your health, mental state, and finances.
It is not uncommon to feel alone and hopeless. However, we are here to reassure you that you do not have to endure the impact alone.
The South Carolina personal injury attorneys at Hammack Law Firm have built a reputation for customer service that goes unparalleled. Our team is confident in its ability to help get you back on your feet after a tragic accident through litigation and individualized attention to your claim.
Our firm collaborates with a supportive team of professionals that will help build a solid claim for your unique circumstances. We will make sure your claim is as strong as your legal team is.
When you trust the Hammack Law Firm with your case, we will work diligently to provide a satisfactory legal experience and personal connection to help you overcome the obstacles you may face.
How Hammack Law Firm Can Serve You
If you are a victim of an accident where negligence played a role, you could file a personal injury claim to recover compensation. Our attorneys know that at this moment, you may be dealing with a lot, and a legal claim can bring about much stress. With the extensive knowledge of personal injury laws and the necessary experience in trial, a skilled South Carolina attorney can sort out all legal matters while you focus on recovery. The Hammack Law Firm is ready to serve victims of accidents involving:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Brain Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Garbage Truck Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Product Liability
- Slip/Trip and Falls
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Truck Accidents
- Workers Comp Disputes
- Wrongful Death
Through attentive and diligent legal practice, we will provide satisfactory customer service while working towards securing the settlement you deserve.Get your free case evaluation
Our Mission Is To Help You!
Our mission is to welcome each client to our family. We pursue excellence by using our knowledge and experience to provide a personal, empathetic, and compassionate voice to the injured.
01 Paul Hammack Works for you
We treat all our clients with a personal hands-on approach. In or out of the courtroom, we handle our cases as we would want our family treated. We don’t shuffle you in and out or treat you like a number. Instead, we spend the time to get to know you and your case. We are here to help you during the process, and, ultimately, to get the best results possible. My South Carolina team comes along-side you when you need it most to help you get the treatment you need and the compensation you deserve.
02 Experience you can trust
Since 1999 Paul Hammack has served as a South Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia attorney helping people who have been injured in accidents involving trucks, cars, motorcycles and boats. For 19 years Paul represented some of the largest insurance companies in North America, so Paul knows the insurance companies’ and their lawyers’ tactics. Paul has tried dozens of cases throughout South Carolina and Georgia so the insurance companies know he is not afraid to reject their pitiful offers and take them to trial.
03 Resources to Handle Your Case
No insurance company, defendant or lawyer is too big for us to take on. Our success has provided a war chest to take on the insurance giants. We will hire the experts and expend the necessary resources to go to battle against any foe. Rest assured when you hire Hammack Law Firm that we are in it until the end fighting for you. Bring…it…on!
Building a Strong Personal Injury Claim Through Evidence
In a South Carolina personal injury claim, it is essential to have support and evidence of negligence to hold another party liable for your damages. To build a strong and effective claim, our skillful attorney will collaborate with a team of experts to uncover necessary evidence including:
1. Police Report
If a police officer assists the scene of your personal injury accident, they should have filed a report. This report can provide an unbiased perspective of the situation- whether the accident was a car accident, occurred at your workplace, or another location. An accident report can provide the cause of the accident, information about the people involved, details of injuries sustained, and other relevant pieces of information.
2. Physical Evidence
Physical evidence can include anything from damaged property to tattered or bloody clothing that will serve to exhibit your injury sustained. If possible, preserve pieces of physical evidence at the scene before it gets lost. Our attorney will make sure that the defendant does not get away with getting rid of this essential evidence.
3. Visual Evidence
You have the right to take pictures and videos regarding the accident. This visual evidence will support the injuries and damages inflicted upon you. Try to document the following with visual evidence:
- The scene of the accident
- Injuries sustained
- Property damages
- Progress of your treatment
The more versatile and detailed your pictures are, the better help they will serve as evidence to build your claim.
4. Eyewitness and Personal Testimony
If there were eyewitnesses at the scene of your accident, try to gather their contact information so that our lawyer can later work on gathering their account of the situation. Furthermore, document your recollection of the accident on paper while the event is fresh in your mind. You should also keep a record of your injuries, medical statements, other fees related to the accident, and details of your treatment.
5. Medical Records
When you seek medical care to assess your health after the accident, make sure to ask for documentation of your injuries sustained to exhibit the extent to which the accident has impacted your life.
Seek records from the following health care providers you see after your accident:
- Emergency room
- Diagnostic centers
- Physical therapists
- Primary care providers
- Surgical centers
Additional documents that should be preserved include medical and hospital bills, prescriptions, records of treatment, any related expenses, and even information regarding discharge.
6. Interaction With Insurance Company
If you do engage with the other party’s insurance, be sure to take notes or even record the conversation. Beware that bad faith insurance adjusters may try to diminish the value of your settlement. Our firm will not let the defendant and their insurance company undermine you.
7. Loss of Wages
When you fall victim to a personal injury accident, your injuries may cause you to miss time at work. You should collect previous and current pay stubs that reflect a disparity of income. Lost wages may be compensated if they show an effect of your ability to sustain your lifestyle as it was prior to the incident. The liable party should pay for your losses at work. Additionally, you must provide documentation of the injuries or circumstances preventing you from returning to work or working at the same capacity before the injuries.
Damages That May Add Value To Your Personal Injury Settlement
Although there is no exact estimate to the amount of compensation you can recover in a personal injury accident, your lawyer can help you assess the extent of your losses that can count as recovered damages.
The South Carolina personal injury attorneys of Hammack Law Firm will work hard to help build up a strong claim that can secure the most amount of recover damages from your sustained pain and suffering, in consideration to your:
- Medical Costs
- Property Damage
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost Wages and Future Income
- Long-term Injury and Disability
- Loss of Consortium
- Emotional Distress
Our South Carolina attorneys want to best serve you and recover the necessary compensation to deal with the physical pain, emotional stress, and financial burdens that can result from a personal injury accident.
Get the help you deserve by calling 864-326-3333 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
What to do after a crash in South Carolina
- STEP 01
Check your vitals
Take a moment to check yourself – are you bleeding, brusied, or sore? Turn your flashers on, and be careful if you’re going to step out of your vehicle.
- STEP 02
Protect the scene and take pictures. Photos can even help build a case for minor accidents.
- STEP 03
Better call Paul
Call our law firm before you call your insurance company. Insurance companies will want you to give a statement as soon as possible, but consult our personal injury attorney first.