R1-Different types of Personal Injury Cases in South Carolina
- André Rembert
- Personal Injury
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Personal Injury cases are very common, and they vary from slip and fall injuries to dog bites and many more. When a person has been injured and another person or business is to blame, there are certain steps you need to follow.
The first thing a person needs to do is to make sure that they have not been severely injured. If you have, seek medical help immediately, then contact your lawyer as soon as possible. The liable party may be held responsible for any medical bills you acquire due to the incident and any other damages that may have been caused by the accident.
The number one culprit for Personal Injury Claims in South Carolina is Automobile Accidents. The main reason most auto accidents occur is due to reckless driving. It can be very aggravating to obtain compensation from the liable driver's insurance agency even if it is clear that the other driver is entirely at fault. Most insurance companies will try to give you as low an offer as possible. Having an attorney can be very beneficial in situations like this because they can help you calculate how much damage has been done, how much money you have lost due to being off work because of the accident and the cost of your medical bills. An attorney can then contact the insurance company and discuss the appropriate compensation, and then they will try to reach an agreed-upon compensation amount and settle. Most cases are settled without having to even go to court. If the insurance company does not comply and agree on a settlement, your lawyer can then take them to trial so that you can potentially receive the compensation owed to you.
Another common type of Personal Injury case is Slip and Fall cases. Did you know that there are more than one million hospital visits each year due to slip and fall injuries? A property and business owner have to make sure that their premises are reasonably maintained to protect customers and people from being injured. When the proper maintenance procedures are not followed, it causes dangerous situations in which a person can potentially be harmed. For instance, if the floor is too slippery, the building codes are not met, there are unmarked holes, etc. If you have been injured due to a negligent business or property owner, you will have to prove that the liable individuals are responsible for your injuries. To see if you qualify for a personal injury case, call the Rembert Law Firm today.
Medical Malpractice can also be grounds for a Personal Injury Claim.
What is medical malpractice? It's when a medical professional causes a person an injury or harm. These sorts of claims can be very complicated and also require that proof be shown that the medical professional's negligence resulted in an injury.
Other grounds of medical malpractice include:
- Neglecting to advise the patient about the risks of a treatment or procedure
- Delayed diagnosis
- Making an error when administering anesthesia
- Surgical or procedure errors
- Neglecting to diagnose a serious health condition
- Giving the wrong medicine or to much medicine to a patient
If you have been a victim of medical malpractice, you will require the expertise of an attorney. The defendant will need to be notified of your intent to sue. Your attorney will be able to advise you on the necessary steps you are going to need to take in filing this claim.
Assault and Battery are also types of Personal Injury. Assault is when you know that an individual is trying to harm you, while Battery is when the individual actually causes you physical injuries.
If the Assault and Battery result in the death of an individual, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed, and compensation can then be sought from the liable person or party.
These are just a small list of the many types of Personal Injury cases that are typical in Sc. If you or a loved one in Charleston South Carolina is seeking to file a personal injury lawsuit, The Rembert Law Firm is here to help.