Bringardner

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Mark won my case and got me a big settlement. Before I hired Mark, I didn’t know where to get my car fixed, which doctor I should go to, or what to do about missing time from work. Mark took care of everything and answered all of my questions. Mark and his team were there every step of the way and took the burden off of me and my family. He was always available to talk to me whenever I had a question. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney.

Erin - Charleston

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Personal Injuries

Why Choose Bringardner Injury Law Firm?

We will do everything we can to win your case, maximize your settlement amount, and resolve your case as quickly as possible. You can leave everything to us. We will deal with the insurance companies and build your case while you focus on your health and recovery. When you’ve been injured in a car accident or other incident, it is important to hire a personal injury attorney who can protect your rights and guide you through the complex legal process. The decision to hire an experienced lawyer should not be taken lightly. The sooner you hire us after an accident, the better we will be able to prepare your case and protect you from the insurance company’s tactics, common mistakes, and costly pitfalls that can happen along the way.

When you choose us, you can be sure you’ll always understand the status of your case, and feel confident your case is in good hands.

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“Exceeded my expectations by far.”


“Mr Bringardner exceeded my expectations by far with his professionalism and expertise. He was very persistent and put my interest before his. I found his team to be very responsive in answering all my question in a very timely fashion He will always be my attorney for any need I may have.”

Phillip – Charleston, SC

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“The results exceeded my expectations!”


“Provided excellent service throughout the whole case process. All of my questions and emails were answered in a timely fashion. Mark was a brilliant strategist in helping reach a successful conclusion. The results exceeded my expectations! I would highly recommend Mark Bringardner”

Linda – Charleston, SC

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Case Results

$5M

Settlement

Wrongful Death in a Truck Accident

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$3.5M

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Pedestrian Accident

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$2.2M

Verdict

Car Accident + Bad Faith Insurance Claim

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$1.93M

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Trial Verdict for driver injured by unlicensed driver

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HELPING FAMILIES RECOVER

The Personal Injury Case Process:

If you have been injured because of the negligence of another person or a company, you may not be sure what to do next. However, the insurance company for the at-fault party will immediately begin working against you to pay you as little as possible, or nothing at all. After all, insurance companies do not make money by paying out claims. They want to keep all of the money for themselves to buy more TV commercials and invest for their own benefit. You may be asking yourself, “Do I need a lawyer or should I handle it myself? Often times injury victims think the insurance company will do the right thing and are later surprised to find out that is not the case.

The insurance adjuster may tell you that they will pay for your medical bills and lost income, but as the weeks and months pass, that does not always happen. The insurance adjuster may give you “the runaround,” or dispute that your medical bills are related to what they claim is a “pre-existing” condition, or challenge other aspects of your claim to minimize paying you what you are owed.

Having an experienced personal injury attorney in South Carolina may be a good idea to protect your legal rights. The days after an accident can be very important to your case. In order to build the proper foundation for your case, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help conduct the proper investigation. Often times, injury victims seek to hire a personal injury attorney after trying to represent themselves. Studies show that injured people who hire attorneys receive significantly larger settlements, and net more money in their own pocket even after the attorneys’ fees are paid. You only get one case. Hiring an experienced personal injury in South Carolina immediately after an accident can be a smart financial decision.

Choosing the right attorney will ensure that you are able to focus on recovery, and know that your case is in good hands. Our legal team is prepared to do everything we can to reach a favorable outcome in your case.

How Much Does A Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

We take all of our injury cases on what is called a “Contingency Fee.” This means that our fee is contingent on the success of your case, so if you hire us to represent you, you won’t pay a dime for attorneys’ fees or expenses unless we obtain a recovery for you. The fee amount may vary depending on the nature of your case. The fee will be computed based on the gross recovery before expenses are deducted. If we do not obtain a recovery, you will not owe us a fee or be billed for case expenses.

Hiring a lawyer is a serious decision

While researching attorneys, you should consider the following:

Will this attorney maintain regular communication throughout my case, to ensure I understand what is happening at each phase?

Does this attorney have experience handling injury cases like mine?

What do this attorney’s former clients say about their experience hiring them?

Choosing a South Carolina personal injury attorney is an important decision, and should not be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free case evaluations and provide in depth client testimonials so that you can determine if we are the right law firm for you. You can meet with us quickly and at your convenience so you can understand exactly how we will customize our approach to handle your personal injury case if you decide to hire us.

The Auto Accident Claims Process

You are Injured in An Accident

What should I do after an accident?

Immediately after an accident, if you are injured, you should call 911 and seek immediate medical attention. This may seem obvious if you have pain at the scene of the collision, but often times injury victims may not feel pain until the adrenaline wears off, hours or even days after an accident. Any delay in seeking medical attention and the appropriate diagnostic testing could lead to problems down the road. Next, before contacting any insurance company, it can be smart to consult an experienced South Carolina accident attorney to protect your rights.

You will likely want to make sure that your medical records, bills, lost income, and other issues are being handled and documented properly.

Does health insurance pay for your medical bills? Does the other person’s insurance company pay? What is Medpay? How do you submit a claim for lost income? Should you go to your primary care doctor or a specialist? What if you don’t have a doctor? Who fixes your vehicle? Where do you take your vehicle? These are questions an experienced South Carolina personal injury attorney can assist you with. It may also be a good idea to have your attorney conduct an investigation on your behalf as soon as possible so important evidence does not get lost.

How do I hire Bringardner Injury Lawyers?

First, you should call our office and speak with us directly about your case. Or, you can fill out our online form and we will call you as soon as possible to go over your claim and answer all of your questions. We are happy to meet with you in-person, through a virtual conference, or over the phone.

If you decide to hire us, we will send you the necessary paperwork so we can immediately begin working on your case.

So I've Hired A Lawyer. Now What?

When you hire us, we immediately go to work on your case. We will deal with the insurance company, the investigation, gathering of your medical bills, and building your case.

After getting your vehicle repaired or replaced, you only have 1 job to do after hiring us. Get better. We want you to focus on your recovery and follow all your doctors' orders. Doing this will hopefully put you on the path toward a full recovery.

Building Your Case

Immediately after you hire us, we will begin building your case. First, we will send a letter to the insurance company stating that you have retained representation, and that they are not allowed to contact you directly. They must go through us.

The Investigation

We quickly start investigating your accident by obtaining witness statements, obtaining evidence, gathering your medical records, calculating your wage losses and future medical bills, and any other damages you may have suffered as a result of your accident. Your only job is to go to the medical appointments and try to get better.

Settlement Negotiations

What's a Settlement?

A settlement is typically a sum of money paid by an insurance company. The vast majority of cases settle before going to court. However, we prepare all of our cases for a trial if that becomes necessary. We will fight to the fullest extent of the law to try and get you full and fair compensation.

How Long Will It Take?

Typically clients want to know two things: How much is my case worth and how long will it take? No lawyer knows the answers to those questions when you first hire them. The fact of the matter is that there are hundreds of factors that will determine the answers. Early in the case, you may not know the extent of any permanent injuries for which you may need compensation, and you may not know the total amount of your medical bills until a later date. Once your condition stabilizes and our investigation into the case is completed, your South Carolina accident attorney will be able to give you a more informed legal opinion. At that time a “demand” is typically sent to the insurance company to begin the potential settlement process.
Once a demand is sent to the insurance company, the insurance company usually responds after completing an evaluation of your case. At that point, your accident attorney will discuss the insurance company's response with you. If you are not satisfied with the insurance company's settlement offer or response, and no settlement is reached, then the next step is for your accident attorney to file a lawsuit. Most settlements are paid within 4 weeks of being accepted. However, if an acceptable settlement is not reached at this phase, the next step is for us to prepare and file a lawsuit.

Filing a Lawsuit

Filing The Complaint

Most of the time, auto accident cases are resolved in a settlement, but in some instances, they require a lawsuit to get resolved. In this instance, the first step is for your auto accident attorney to write a legal document called a complaint. The complaint is filed at the courthouse, and then the defendant (more likely his insurance company) will have an attorney file a formal response with the Court. Filing a lawsuit does not mean that you are going to trial. Again, the vast majority of lawsuits also settle before trial. People often think they are “going to court” if the file a lawsuit. In layman’s terms, the filing of a lawsuit simply takes the case out of the informal setting between your lawyer and the insurance company and formally puts it in into the court system so that a judge can assist with any legal disputes that arise.

Discovery

The discovery phase begins after a lawsuit is filed. This phase of the case allows both sides to ask questions and obtain additional documents that may not have been available without a subpoena. The purpose is to “discover” the other side's evidence, and learn more about the opposing party's case. This is done by many methods, including submitting requests for documents, and submitting interrogatories (questions in writing that the opposing party must answer) or depositions (in-person or videoconference interviews conducted by the attorneys.)

We will be by your side, every step of the way, to fight for a favorable outcome in your case.

Alternative Resolution Methods

At any point during the case, you can decide to settle your case. There are several ways to settle a case.

Negotiation

Sometimes cases settle on “the court house steps”. That means that the case settles right before trial. Often times, the threat of a jury trial is the only thing that encourages the insurance company to increase their settlement offer. That is because during your case, the settlement money is under their control. Once a trial begins, the insurance company loses some of that control and it is placed in the hands of the judge and/or jury – who may order a lot more money to be paid to you than what the insurance company wants to offer. Sometimes the most reasonable and fair settlement offers do not get made until right before a trial is scheduled to begin. Some cases even settle during or even after trial. While this is less common, it occurs from time to time.

Mediation

Mediation is a process where both parties meet in front of an agreed-upon mediator. Mediators are trained professionals who are skilled at moderating fair negotiations. The goal of mediation is a resolution, but if no resolution is reached, the case will continue on.
During The Course Of The Case, Both Parties May Also Engage In Direct Negotiations.

Trial

We prepare every case as if we are going to trial. We believe the best way to avoid trial and obtain the best settlement possible is to show the insurance company that we will accept nothing other than a fair settlement, and take it to a trial if it is necessary.

What Happens At Trial?

At trial, we will present your case in front of a jury or judge to let them decide the fair value of your case.

Resolution

At the end of trial, we typically receive a verdict, which can result in a judgement. Trial can take anywhere from a day to a week (or more) depending on the complexity of the case.

Get in touch with us today to get started on your free case review. After you submit your information, we will contact you as soon as possible before the end of the business day. We review all submissions as quickly as possible in the order in which they are received.