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A personal injury in Spartanburg can occur in the blink of an eye. One minute you’re going about your daily activities, the next you are in the hospital with a broken bone, concussion, spinal cord injury, or other type of damage. Any of these injuries could happen as the result of a truck accident, motorcycle accident, or accident as a pedestrian. Who will pay for your medical bills during this time? Who will reimburse your lost wages for missed time at work? While money certainly isn’t everything during the aftermath of a serious injury, it should be a thought on your mind. The accident attorneys at The Hawkins Law Firm can help you fight for the compensation you deserve after an accident takes a toll on your physical, emotional, and financial well-being.
At Hawkins Law Firm, we know most “accidents” aren’t accidental at all – they result from someone’s negligence, recklessness, or unlawful act. As such, they come with legal remedies through the Spartanburg civil court system. The courts allow injured victims to seek damage recovery through a personal injury claim against the at-fault party or parties, like in the case of workers compensation. This process can be complicated and involve several stages of paperwork. Having an attorney represent you can make these steps easier on you while you focus on healing.
Spartanburg had the second highest number of fatalities from traffic collisions in 2015, with 75 lives taken. Investigations of these accidents estimate that 13 deaths were related to an alcohol-impaired driver. DUI accidents are just one of our many legal specialties at Hawkins Law Firm. Our legal team has helped dozens of local residents receive financial recovery after traumatic car accidents, slip and falls, dog attacks, workplace accidents, burns, and nursing home abuse cases. We know how to investigate a claim, identify possible defendants, and seek maximum compensation under the circumstances.
Our office is located in Moore, which is a community to the southwest of Spartanburg. We serve client throughout the county at the following address:
5506 Reidville Rd
Moore, SC 29369
(Located on Reidville Road southwest of the intersection of Reidville and Hollifield Lane)
The city, also known as the Hub City, is located at the foothill of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is located in Spartanburg County, as well as the other surrounding cities like Chesnee, Inman, Woodruff, Landrum and Wellford. According to the 2010 census data, Spartanburg was ranked #11 in total population, with a total of 37,013 residents. The city is bustling with great outdoor activities, excellent cuisine, and a thriving nightlife. In addition, the city hosts the Carolina Panthers Training Camp at Wofford College in the summer.
Any legal matters in the county can be taken care of at the designated Spartanburg courthouses. There are 2 main courthouses in the area. They are:
The Spartanburg Magistrate Courthouse is located at the following address: 180 Magnolia St, Spartanburg, SC 29306
Also, there is also a Spartanburg Municipal Court in the city. It is located at: 145 W Broad St, Spartanburg, SC 29306
When you retain an attorney, the burden of understanding the city’s personal injury laws leaves your shoulders. You have a legal team whose job it is to do this work for you. Still, it helps to have a general understanding of some of the state’s most important rules when it comes to personal injury claims. Keep in mind, there are different rules for different areas of law. For example, a car accident case will look very different from one involving a defective product. Speaking with a lawyer can help you understand the specific laws in your situation.
The time limit for bringing a claim in South Carolina is three years from the date of the accident or the date you discover your injuries. Missing this deadline can mean the courts bar you from seeking recovery. Spartanburg abides by the state’s shared-fault rules, meaning you may still recover compensation even if you were partially to blame for your injuries. The courts will deduct your award by an amount equivalent to your percentage of fault. If the courts blame you for more than 50% of the accident, you lose your right to compensation.
The right lawyer can make all the difference when it comes to proving your case and going up against major insurance companies. Pick a Spartanburg attorney that offers years of experience, compassion for their craft, and a driving desire to bring negligent parties to justice. The Hawkins Law Firm has the means to take your claim to the next level. Let us listen to your story and give you our best legal advice for your next step. Call us in Spartanburg (864) 574-8801 Or toll-free at (888) HAWK-LAW or go online to schedule a free consultation today!