Summerville Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured because of another person’s negligence, South Carolina law recognizes your right to recover compensation from the responsible party to pay for the harm they have caused you. Unfortunately, insurance companies routinely offer to pay only a fraction of the actual value of a claim, and if pressed will try to avoid making any payout at all. Even though you are the victim, the burden is on you to prove that the other party caused your injuries, and to prove the full extent of your legal damages. Shelbourne Law can help you with that. Attorney Brandt Shelbourne has decades of experience mediating disputes and litigating in South Carolina courts in Charleston and neighboring counties. Our Summerville personal injury lawyers can help you recover the full amount of your damages in a settlement with the insurance company, or at trial if an appropriate settlement cannot be reached.
Shelbourne Law can help you if you have been injured in any of the following situations, among others:
- Auto and Truck Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
- Defective Products
- Premises Liability
Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer, and how Shelbourne Law can Help
If you are not represented by an attorney after an accident, it is a given that any settlement offered by the insurance company will be less than the full value of your claim. Insurance companies handle accident claims every day. They know how much you are likely to accept to settle your claim, and they are trained in convincing you to accept their offer. At Shelbourne Law, our attorneys know how much your claim is worth and can keeping you from accepting less than you are owed. Also, when you have an experienced personal injury lawyer representing you, the insurance company is more likely to deal fairly with you in the first place to avoid having to face a jury trial.
Another common tactic of insurance companies is to defend their insured by claiming that your own negligence caused the accident, or at least contributed to it. Insurers do this to lessen the amount they have to pay, and if they can convince a jury that you are more than 50% to blame, then you can be kept from any recovery at all. At Shelbourne Law, we know South Carolina negligence law and won’t let you get saddled for any portion of the blame that does not belong to you. We fight to get you the full amount of compensation applicable to your case, including damages for present and future medical care; compensation for lost income for the time you missed work or if you are disabled from working; damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of quality of life; and even punitive damages in appropriate cases. We provide comprehensive assistance to get you the most compensation available, including helping you get workers’ compensation benefits if the accident is work-related.
Experienced Legal Representation for Summerville Personal Injury Claims
If you have been injured in a Charlotte auto accident, slip and fall, or other injury due to the negligence of another, contact Shelbourne Law for a free consultation with a skilled and experienced Summerville personal injury lawyer.