Serious accidents happen every day, though they don’t need to, and if you are an accident victim in South Carolina, you should speak with an experienced Chesterfield County personal injury lawyer at our firm today. We understand just how important this is to you, and we are prepared to do everything in our power to help secure you the compensation you deserve. Contact the Cockrell Law Firm, P.C. today to learn more about personal injury claims in South Carolina and how our firm can assist you through every step of the legal process to come.
Chesterfield County Personal Injury Lawyer | On Your Side
Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, though their consequences can last a lifetime. No one who’s been hurt by the negligence of another should have to go it alone. Our firm has fought on behalf of accident victims in South Carolina for decades, and we are prepared to put our knowledge of the law and experience in the field to work for you as well. From the moment you step foot into our office, you’ll understand that we are on your side, and that to us, you are not just another client. You are someone who has been hurt, and in many cases, the compensation you receive may determine the course of the months or years ahead.
Our Legal Services
As you can imagine, accidents occur virtually everywhere here in South Carolina, and our firm is equipped to deal with a wide array of injury claims. The Cockrell Law Firm, P.C. proudly handles injury claims involving the following:
- Auto Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Work Injuries
- Defective Products
- Wrongful Death
Documenting an Accident
To win any personal injury claim, you will have to provide sufficient evidence to satisfy the burden of proof. This simply means that you are required to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Failing to provide this evidence will most likely result in you losing your claim. This is why, after an accident, you should do everything in your power to seek immediate medical treatment and document the facts of your accident. If possible, you should try to do the following:
- Call 911. Inform emergency services of your accident, your location, and your injuries. When they arrive, they should provide you with medical treatment on the scene, document the accident, and take you to a hospital for further treatment.
- As you await the arrival of law enforcement, if you were injured in an auto accident, you should ask the other driver for their insurance information.
- You should also ask anyone who may have witnessed your accident for their contact information so you can reach them at a later date to corroborate your claim.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident. Whether you were injured on the road or in a grocery store, there is bound to be some evidence of the cause/aftermath of your accident.
- After emergency services have arrived, transporting you to a hospital, and you’ve received medical treatment, obtain a copy of all documentation pertaining to your injuries. We can use this to help prove the origin and extent of the injuries you’ve sustained when we bring a personal injury claim against the negligent party.
- Finally, you should hire a competent Chesterfield County personal injury lawyer who can assist you in obtaining all additional evidence (such as surveillance footage of your accident) required to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.
Financial Compensation for Injury Claims in SC
Here in South Carolina, when an injured person wins their personal injury claim, they should receive compensation for the economic and non-economic damages they’ve sustained. This can include lost wages from missing work because of their injury, the cost of medical treatment, pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, and more. Our firm is ready to fight, tooth-and-nail, for the compensation to which you are entitled.
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in South Carolina
As you may know, each state has a time limit on filing a personal injury claim, known as the statute of limitations. Here in South Carolina, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is three years. This means that you are only given three years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party.
However, you should understand that if a government entity is a defendant in your claim (e.g. you were injured on a bus owned by the Peedee Regional Transit Authority), you will have to file your personal injury claim within two years of the date of your accident. Missing either deadline will typically result in you losing your right to sue. This is why it is always best to get in touch with a competent Chesterfield County personal injury lawyer as soon as you can.
Contact a Chesterfield County Personal Injury Lawyer
No one should have to endure a serious injury at the hands of a negligent party on their own. If you’ve been hurt due to no fault of your own, we are here to fight for the justice you deserve. Time is of the essence, and we are ready to get the ball rolling at once. Contact the Cockrell Law Firm, P.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation with our legal team.