Spartanburg Personal Injury Attorneys
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Victims in Spartanburg, Greenville, Cherokee, Union, & the Surrounding Counties
If you've been injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, the experienced team at KD Trial Lawyers is here to stand by your side. Our dedicated Spartanburg personal injury attorney is committed to fighting for your rights, pursuing justice, and securing the compensation you deserve.
With a thorough understanding of South Carolina's personal injury laws, our law offices in Spartanburg offer personalized and compassionate legal representation to help you navigate the complexities of your case.
Personal injury cases are often challenging due to the intensity of emotions involved. Our Spartanburg personal injuries attorney will work hard to earn you the compensation you deserve and give you the peace of mind you need.
What is Personal Injury in South Carolina
Personal injuries are injuries caused to individuals through the negligence or wrongdoing of others, whether persons, businesses, governmental agencies, or other entities. These injuries can be physical as well as psychological and are frequently long-lasting or even permanent. These are injuries that result in the need for
- medical care, including emergency room treatment
- rehabilitative therapies
- personal assistance
- lifetime medical attention
- home or vehicle renovations to accommodate a permanent disability
Injured individuals may bring a lawsuit to recover compensation for their damages and losses. This allows you to hold the responsible party or parties financially liable. This commonly involves going up against the other party’s insurer. These companies are known for their tactics designed to pay injury victims as little as they can get away with. Vulnerable injury victims are commonly no match for well-funded corporate interests defending their policyholders.
That is why it is a good idea to work with KD Trial Lawyers. Our Spartanburg attorneys know how to fight back in aggressive negotiations for fair and just settlements or through conducting civil trials in Spartanburg court. Contact us today.
What Causes a Personal Injury?
A person can get injured in many ways.
Common personal injury situations in Spartanburg include:
- Vehicle accidents, including
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Premises liability accidents, which are accidents caused by unsafe property conditions
- Medical malpractice, where a patient becomes injured or dies due to a provider’s mistake
- Accidents caused by defective products, including prescription drugs
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Alcohol sale liability
Our injury lawyers handle cases involving all types of injuries, ranging from whiplash to birth injuries and catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injuries, as well as injuries that led to wrongful death.
What is the Statute of Limitations in South Carolina for Personal Injury?
In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years. The clock starts when the victim is injured. You can lose your right to legal action if you miss the deadline.
There are some exceptions to the three-year statute of limitations:
- Suppose an injury is not discovered right away. In that case, the statute of limitations only starts to run when finding the injury.
- A patient may bring suit within six years of a medical error if the error was not discovered during the standard two or three-year period and other conditions.
- If the injured person is a minor, that person will extend the limitations period until one year after they turn 18.
- If an individual is declared “insane,” the limitations period is extended until one year after they are no longer considered “insane.”
The statute of limitations is a law that establishes a deadline for when a person must file civil claims. The length of time allowed varies by state and the cause of the injury suffered.
Damages in Personal Injury Cases in SC
The damages you may recover in a personal injury case are typically categorized as economic and non-economic. Economic damages are those that are spelled out in bills, invoices, and receipts, while non-economic damages are those without such tangible evidence. No limit exists on economic damages that may be recovered. For non-economic damages, only medical malpractice cases cap the amount that can be recovered.
Economic damages can include:
- Medical expenses, both past and predicted future, including hospitalization, doctor visits, medical equipment, and rehabilitative therapies
- Lost wages or earnings due to being put out of work during your physical recovery
- Out-of-pocket expenses, such as transportation costs traveling to and from medical appointments
- Home services, such as the cost of home or vehicle renovations to accommodate your disability, caregiver services, and other needed services
- Property damage, such as to your vehicle in a car accident
- Vocational rehabilitation or training
- Lost earning capacity, should you be unable to return to your former job or career
Non-economic damages can include:
- Physical pain and/or discomfort
- Mental trauma
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
In cases where the other party engaged in gross negligence or extremely egregious behavior, you may be awarded punitive damages. These are a form of punishment for wrongdoers in such situations. These damages are generally capped at three times the amount of total damages recovered or $500,000.
Our Spartanburg Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
Insurers will do everything possible to minimize your financial recovery in a personal injury claim or lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been injured in Spartanburg or anywhere in South Carolina, KD Trial Lawyers is ready to advocate for your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys in Spartanburg is here to help you recover all the damages to which you are entitled under the law.
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