Anderson, South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers
Imagine driving along U.S. 76 when, out of nowhere, another driver runs a red light and slams into your car—or taking a stroll through the Historic District when a motorist fails to yield the right of way and hits you. In a single moment, an accident can forever change your life.
One moment, it's just like any other day, and the next, you find yourself in the hospital. You now confront missed work, lingering injuries, and mounting medical expenses. All because of someone else's negligence.
At the Peace Law Firm, we proudly represent clients injured in Anderson personal injury accidents. Since 2002, we have provided dedicated, aggressive representation to accident victims throughout Anderson County, helping them obtain monetary compensation for what they've been through.
We are not afraid to go toe-to-toe with the largest insurance companies to ensure that our clients get everything they deserve.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At the Peace Law Firm, our Anderson SC personal injury lawyers represent clients in a wide range of injury cases.
Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of severe injury and death in South Carolina. In fact, someone is injured in a South Carolina car accident every 13.8 minutes, and someone loses their life in a car accident every 8.5 hours.
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety keeps track of all car accidents in the state. According to the most recently available data from 2018, more than 58,000 people were injured and another 1,000 people lost their lives in South Carolina car accidents.
If you've been injured in an Anderson car accident, you deserve an attorney who will take your case as seriously as you do. At the Peace Law Firm, we have extensive experience dealing with even the most difficult insurance companies, helping to ensure our clients get the compensation they need to move on with their lives after a potentially life-changing accident.
We represent clients injured in all types of motor vehicle collisions, including Anderson truck accidents, car crashes, motorcycle accidents, and collisions involving pedestrians.
Slip and Fall Accidents
South Carolina law requires businesses and residential property owners to take certain steps to ensure that their guests are safe. The extent of the duty a landowner owes to a guest depends, in part, on the reason for the guest's visit. Property owners owe the highest duty to invitees, who are present on the other person's land for the landowner's financial benefit.
The most common example of this is a customer. Businesses that fail to take the necessary precautions to ensure safe premises can be held liable through an Anderson slip and fall lawsuit.
Common types of slip and fall accidents involve:
- Spilled liquids,
- Cracked pavement,
- Unmarked hazards,
- Uncleared snow or ice,
- Torn carpet,
- Damaged stairs,
- Defective or missing handrails,
- Insufficiently lit areas, and
- Uncleared clutter.
If you suffered serious injuries after slipping and falling at a business, the attorneys at the Peace Law Firm can help. We command an impressive knowledge of South Carolina premises liability law, which we put to use in each of our clients' cases.
Wrongful Death Cases
Losing a loved one in a preventable accident is a tragedy that no family should endure. Yet according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, more than 2,400 people die from unintentional injuries each year. Motor vehicle accidents and falls account for about half of these deaths.
While no amount of money can adequately compensate a family after the tragic loss of a loved one, an Anderson wrongful death claim can help families cope with the financial costs of their loss. A wrongful death claim is very similar to other types of personal injury cases, except that instead of being filed by the accident victim, the personal representative of the deceased accident victim must file the claim.
If successful, the personal representative then distributes any proceeds recovered from the at-fault party to the deceased's surviving family members.
Damages Available Through an Anderson Personal Injury Case
If you've been injured in an accident or suffered the tragic loss of a family member due to another's negligence, you can pursue a claim for compensation. Of course, every case is different, and it will be difficult to calculate the amount of damages potentially available to you until you meet with an Anderson, SC personal injury lawyer.
Generally, South Carolina personal injury law allows victims to recover for the economic and non-economic damages resulting from the accident. Economic damages focus on compensating injury victims for the out-of-pocket expenses brought about by the accident. Examples of economic damages available in an Anderson personal injury claim include:
- Medical bills,
- Future medical care,
- Lost wages, and
- Any decrease in earning capacity.
Non-economic damages provide compensation for those injuries that are not monetary in nature. These damages can be more challenging to pin down but are equally important. Examples of non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering,
- Emotional distress, and
- Loss of the enjoyment of life.
An Anderson, SC personal injury lawyer at the Peace Law Firm can meet with you to discuss your claim and determine what damages you may be able to recover.
Contact the Anderson, South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers at the Peace Law Firm Today
If you or a loved one suffered severe injuries resulting from another's negligence, reach out to the Peace law Firm for immediate assistance. We provide all prospective clients with a free consultation, during which we will take as much time as necessary to answer all your questions. We recognize that this is an exceptionally difficult time. We want to inform you of your rights and options so you can make the best decision for yourself and your family. If you decide to proceed with a claim, we will be there every step of the way.