If you suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence in a York County, South Carolina, accident or incident, you may have a case against the at-fault party. You may be able to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation. A Rock Hill personal injury lawyer from Hammack Law Firm may be able to help.
You can learn more about your possible case during a free consultation with our legal team. During this meeting, you can ask us questions, express your concerns, and explore your options for taking legal action.
Personal Injury Accident Victims Can Recover Damages
At Hammack Law Firm, our attorneys seek justice for victims hurt by others’ negligence. Our primary goals in these cases are to hold the at-fault party legally responsible and recover compensation for the economic and non-economic losses our client incurred.
We investigate and document how the accident and injuries affected our client, coming up with a list of damages suffered. Then we value these damages and demand a just payout from the insurance company or negligent party.
Some commonly recoverable damages include:
- Medical treatment and care (past, current, and future)
- Accident- or incident-related expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible damages
We also seek wrongful death damages for families whose loved ones died from their injuries. S.C. Ann. § 15-51-10 governs this process. The recoverable damages in a wrongful death action could include:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income, benefits, and more
- Loss of services
- Intangible damages suffered by surviving family members
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How Hammack Law Firm Helps Rock Hill Accident Victims
At Hammack Law Firm, our previous clients are not afraid to endorse our team and recommend our services to friends and family. You can read over and over again in our Google reviews how our clients said they felt like a family member or friend. We strive to provide warm, compassionate support to every client, in addition to our strong legal representation.
Every case receives a lot of one-on-one attention, allowing us to provide a small firm even while building on our big firm experience. Our recent case results also show how hard our team works to ensure every client gets the cash settlement or court award they deserve based on the facts of their case. Some of these results include:
- $4,400,000 settlement for the family of a car accident victim with catastrophic injuries
- $1,600,000 in a truck accident case where a husband and wife suffered debilitating injuries because of a careless trucker
- $525,000 in a wrongful death settlement after an elderly pedestrian died from injuries from a parking lot collision
Our team represents our clients based on contingency, so we do not charge our clients anything upfront. There are no retainers or other demands for out-of-pocket payments for us to get started. We only recover attorney’s fees after the case and only if we win money damages for our client.
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Negligence and Liability in a Rock Hill Personal Injury Incident
Negligence is central to every personal injury case. If we can show the other party acted carelessly, recklessly, or without regard for another’s safety, we can likely hold them legally responsible for our client’s injuries and damages. Because negligence occurs in so many ways, almost any type of injury accident could support a claim or lawsuit.
This could include:
- Car accidents
- Truck collisions
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Pedestrian collisions
- Slip and fall
- Boat injuries
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Wrongful death
How Our Rock Hill Injury Lawyer will Help You
When we represent a victim of a negligence accident, we go to work developing a case, protecting their rights, and pursuing justice on their behalf. This may require us to:
- Investigate what happened
- Identify all potentially liable parties
- Value the insurance claim or lawsuit
- Demand fair compensation from the insurers
- Negotiate with the insurance company and liable party
- Sue in a York County civil court if necessary
Proving Negligence Occurred is Key
Winning a personal injury case in South Carolina requires us to prove negligence occurred. There are four elements to negligence, and our team knows the evidence we need to prove each one. We will show:
- The party had an obligation to follow a rule or make a reasonable choice
- They did not do so, which put others in danger
- Their behavior caused an accident or incident
- You suffered harm as a result, including financial losses
For example, when we handle a car accident case, we look at the police report, eyewitness statements, video of the crash, and other evidence. We see our client was stopped at Celanese Road and India Hook when a distracted driver hit them from behind. In this case, we can prove:
- The driver had a duty to stop when approaching the intersection.
- They did not stop.
- This caused them to collide with our client.
- Our client suffered whiplash and other injuries.
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Do I Have to Go to Trial to Recover Compensation in my Rock Hill, S.C., Case?
Most personal injury claims do not require a lawsuit or any court appearances. We can usually negotiate a fair settlement with insurers and recover compensation for our clients without entering the civil court system in any way.
However, if the insurer and liable party will not agree to a settlement that we believe is fair, a lawsuit may be the best option based on the case’s facts. If we need to sue, we generally have up to three years from the injury date to do so per S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530.
Missing this or other deadlines could put your rights in jeopardy. For this reason, we encourage all injured parties and their families to reach out to us as soon as their injuries and treatment allow.
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You can discuss your potential personal injury case with our team today for free. Hammack Law Firm offers complimentary consultations for victims hurt by another party’s negligence. Let us assess your rights and legal options for you.
Call (864) 326-3333 to learn more about your case for free.