A catastrophic car accident, a back injury from a slip and fall, a crushed limb from a poorly maintained machine at work – these accidents can permanently change a person’s life. Personal injury accidents can occur anywhere, at anytime. Often, an injured victim can trace an accident back to someone else’s negligence, breach of duty, or failure to maintain an accepted standard of care. In these situations, the injured party has the right to sue the responsible party. The HawkLaw Firm handles all types of injury and accidents in Charleston, South Carolina, including Mount Pleasant and all of Berkeley County, and we can represent your accident case using our years of experience.
Our Charleston personal injury lawyer John Hawkins discusses the need for a lawyer for your case.
The law bases most personal injury cases on the legal theory of negligence. According to this theory, an injured person (the plaintiff) may bring a claim against an allegedly responsible party (the defendant) and pursue compensation for his or her injuries and property damage after an accident. Not every PI accident is grounds for a lawsuit, however. The plaintiff bears the burden of proof of negligence using four elements:
With these four elements, a plaintiff has the foundation for a personal injury lawsuit in Charleston. And Every injury case looks different. Trust HawkLaw with your case for a closer look at exactly what it might take to prove negligence.
HawkLaw is proud to represent citizens of Charleston and Mt. Pleasant who have suffered damages in all manner of personal injury accidents. The practice areas we handle range from automobile accidents to criminal assault. We also handle wrongful death cases, in which a loved one has died due to someone else’s carelessness, recklessness, or intent to harm. Practice areas we can represent include, but are not limited to:
Personal injury cases in Berkeley County follow specific state rules, such as deadlines for filing, so having someone who understands South Carolina law by your side is crucial. Work with an experienced accident or injury attorney for help with the entire legal process. The Charleston Personal Injury lawyers at HawkLaw offers free consultations at our Mt. Pleasant, SC office by appointment or over the phone.
Stop by our office! The Mount Pleasant location address is:
884 Johnnie Dodds Blvd #101
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
We will discuss the details of your Charleston personal injury accident during your consultation and help you determine the potential worth of your case. If you believe you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries, call the HawkLaw Mount Pleasant office at (843) 737-9356 or contact us online.