A serious injury has the potential to upend your life, making it hard for you to earn a living, take care of your family, or otherwise continue on with life as you know it.
At Bringardner Injury Law Firm in Charleston, our South Carolina personal injury attorneys have helped many people who suffered a preventable injury explore their options and rebuild their lives after an accident. We are taking new cases across the state of South Carolina and can put our vast experience to work for you. Request a free personal injury case evaluation today.
Why Is a Personal Injury Lawyer Necessary?
When you experience a serious injury, you may not know where to turn, what to do or what your options are. South Carolina’s personal injury laws are intricate and complex, and your chances of a successful outcome improve when you have someone who understands the law and other aspects of a personal injury case advocating on your behalf.
Personal injury cases almost always involve insurance companies. Many insurers rely on similar tricks and tactics to avoid having to pay out large claims after an accident. Our South Carolina personal injury lawyers are well-versed in the methods insurance companies employ to minimize what they have to pay you and will negotiate on your behalf to help you secure appropriate compensation.
A personal injury attorney can help you pursue and, if necessary, litigate your claim in court by gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses and helping build the strength of your case.
Our attorneys conduct investigations independent of insurance companies and law enforcement, as their investigations may focus on matters that do not help your injury case. If a lawsuit, or even a jury trial, is necessary to win the full value of your claim, many insurance companies know of our reputation for success in the courtroom.
What Types of Personal Injury Cases Do We Handle?
At Bringardner Injury Law Firm, our South Carolina personal injury attorneys handle personal injury cases and claims resulting from many different circumstances.
A car wreck can impact everything from your love life to your earning potential. When someone else’s negligence causes or contributes to your injury, you may be able to hold the responsible motorist accountable for it. Every car accident case is unique and requires a personalized approach from a South Carolina car accident lawyer.
Truck accidents are often devastating for the drivers and passengers traveling in smaller vehicles, as the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks pose a serious threat. While the negligent truck driver may be at fault in a truck accident case, other parties, such as the driver’s employer, may also face liability, depending on the circumstances. Our truck accident attorneys in South Carolina will work to hold any party and its insurance company accountable for a collision and recover as much coverage as we can.
Commercial vehicle accidents
Our commercial vehicle accident attorneys also handle cases throughout South Carolina involving vehicles other than tractor-trailers, such as injuries caused by the drivers of work trucks, Amazon delivery vans, company vans, taxis, limousines and buses. Like truck crashes, these incidents may involve more than one negligent party or insurance company, and our team can help you determine exactly who is responsible for your injuries and how you should proceed.
Motorcycle crashes can have devastating consequences due to the lack of protection between a rider and the roadway. Many motorists are also unsure of how to safely share the road with motorcyclists, and they often fail to exercise appropriate caution when navigating around them as a result. We are motorcycle lawyers serving South Carolina and are fierce advocates for riders and their families.
Drunk driving accidents
We are experienced litigators against intoxicated drivers who get behind the wheel. When impairment is a factor in your crash, turn to our drunk driving accident lawyers. In South Carolina, our state unfortunately has a high rate of drunk driving fatalities. Our legal team has secured multi-million-dollar verdicts representing the families of those who lost a loved one.
Dram shop cases
In a drunk driving accident, more than one party may be liable. Dram shop liability cases typically involve a third party, such as a bar or restaurant, that was negligent in selling drinks to a patron who then gets on the road and injures someone. Our attorneys can seek to hold business owners liable for serving underage patrons or overserving patrons who show signs of impairment and then cause an avoidable wreck.
What If I Cannot Afford a Personal Injury Lawyer?
After experiencing a serious injury, you may question whether you have the funds available to hire a personal injury lawyer to advocate for your interests. Our South Carolina personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we never send you a bill. We only get paid if you get paid. You only pay attorney’s fees out of the money you receive in a settlement.
If the case does not have a successful outcome, you are not responsible for paying your attorney. Not only does this mean you avoid paying upfront costs for legal representation, but it also helps ensure your legal team does everything it can to help you, as your team’s income depends on their ability to prove fault and secure a settlement on your behalf. This approach makes legal assistance possible even if you lack the means to pay for legal representation outright.
Do I Have To Go to Court?
Many personal injury cases end with settlements. However, in the event we are unable to negotiate an agreeable outcome with the insurance company, our South Carolina personal injury attorneys are skilled in the courtroom.
Can I Sue on Behalf of a Loved One?
If someone you love experiences an injury so substantial that it prevents him or her from moving forward with a case, you have the option of pursuing the claim on your loved one’s behalf. You may need to become their legal representative or guardian to do so, and there may be specific requirements and processes involved.
Schedule a Consultation With Our South Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys
To learn more about Bringardner Injury Law Firm and how our personal injury attorneys in South Carolina may be able to help you in the aftermath of an accident, contact us today. We are standing by to evaluate your case and give you an honest assessment of your legal options.