Personal Injury Attorney Serving Lexington
If someone is careless with your safety, you’ll need to act now to protect your finances and your future. Reach out to an attorney who serves Lexington soon if you’ve suffered a personal injury that could have been prevented.
Lexington residents have plenty to keep them busy. There’s not just your work and home life, either. Many residents enjoy a show at the Icehouse Amphitheater or explore the great outdoors on the Jim Spence Islands.
Unfortunately, these and other public locations can turn dangerous in an instant. Worse, someone else’s actions might have caused your injuries. Fortunately, you have options to recover, and a personal injury lawyer serving Lexington can help. Speak to the lawyers at HawkLaw, PA, to act now for your claim.
Lexington cases are primarily handled out of our Columbia office.
What Is a Personal Injury?
First, it’s important to understand the claim you’re facing. It’s not just an accident. A personal injury lawsuit comes when a person is careless with your safety, and that carelessness leads to an injury or other damages.
For example, let’s say you’re crossing the street when you’re hit by a car or truck. You’re hurt by the responsible party who was distracted at the time of the accident. In these cases, you may have grounds to file a claim against the driver for the damage they caused to your health and your finances.
Compensation for Your Injuries
Injuries can be expensive to recover from, which makes it more important than ever to seek compensation. These funds should cover the losses you’ve suffered—also known as damages– because of the accident. Typically, these cover two types of damages: economic and non-economic.
Your economic damages should cover all related financial losses. For example, your medical bills and lost wages should be covered if you’re hurt in a fall.
Your non-economic damages are intangible, however, which will make them more difficult to calculate. These damages, such as pain and suffering, may require special tools to calculate, which your attorney can provide.
South Carolina Laws on Your Claim
When you’re hurt, it’s important to protect your opportunity for compensation. If you don’t, your claim for compensation could be dismissed.
For example, you’ll typically only have three years to file your claim. If you don’t file in time, your claim will be dismissed without compensation.
Worse, you could lose part or all your compensation if you’re found partially at fault. In South Carolina, your compensation will be reduced by your amount of fault. For example, if you’re found 30 percent at fault, you would only receive 70 percent of your compensation. If you’re more than 50 percent at fault, your compensation will be dismissed.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Who Serves the Lexington Area
When you’re hurt because someone else was careless, you’ll need someone on your side for guidance. Getting your compensation is tough. Not only are you facing confusing laws, but you’re also hurt and trying to recover.
That’s why you need a lawyer from HawkLaw, PA on your side. We understand how tough South Carolina law can be, so we’ll help you get answers, starting with a free consultation. Here, we’ll discuss your situation and what we can do to help.
When you’re ready to begin, reach out by calling your personal injury lawyer serving Lexington today. We can be reached by calling 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or by completing the online form below.
*Results are not guaranteed and all cases are different. The summary of personal injury laws provided above is not intended to be legal advice for your claim, and is provided for information only.