Personal Injury

 

Personal injury is a legal term for any injury to an individual caused by another person’s carelessness or deliberate actions. The injury which occurs could be physical; however, it could also be emotional, financial or intangible (such as damage to your reputation or loss of quality of life). Personal injuries commonly occur from: 

Car & Truck Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Products Liability

Dog Bites

Burn Injuries

Nursing Home Malpractice

Work Related Accidents

Personal injury laws are designed to protect you if you or your property are injured or harmed because of someone else's act or failure to act. A personal injury or tort lawsuit is a civil (not criminal) cause of action. The wrongdoer compensates the victim. The remedy in most tort suits is the same: payment of money by the defendant to the plaintiff.

Every tort claim, regardless of its basis, whether negligence, strict liability, or intentional, has two basic issues — liability and damages. Was the defendant liable for the damages you sustained, and, if so, what is the nature and extent of your damages? Even if liability is established, the parties in a lawsuit will likely disagree over the proper amount of damages. While some types of damages, such as lost wages and medical bills may be easy to calculate, reasonable minds can differ on other kinds of damages, like how to quantify "pain and suffering.

The lawyers at PROVENCE MESSERVY understand the personal injury laws in South Carolina, and would welcome the opportunity to review your case during a free consultation. Personal Injury cases are billed on a contingency fee, which means you can easily “afford” a lawyer as we don’t receive payment unless your personal injury claim is successful.

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300 N. Cedar St., Suite A

Summerville, SC  29483



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RESOURCES:




FreeAdvice.Com
Personal Injuryhttp://injury-law.freeadvice.com/injury-law/
Expert Law: 
Hiring a Lawyer http://www.expertlaw.com/library/personal_injury/injury_lawyer.html
SaferCar.govhttp://www.safercar.gov
American Bar
Public Educationhttp://www.abanet.org/publiced/practical/injury.html
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