When someone is careless, you may be the one suffering for it right now. You may be severely injured, and you’re unsure where to start.
At Louthian Law Firm, P.A., we believe starting with a talk with a Greenville personal injury lawyer is your best first step. If you’ve been seriously injured and you may have a lawsuit, reach out to a lawyer for help.
What Counts as a Personal Injury?
Many Greenville residents suffer from serious injuries because someone was careless with their safety. But how do you know when you’re eligible for a lawsuit because of their actions?
If someone caused an accident that left you with injuries or expenses that have impacted your quality of life, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. These injuries are serious. For example, a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury can cause serious changes to your health and mobility, leaving you unable to live alone or independently.
If you’ve suffered an injury that was costly for you or left you with emotional trauma, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Someone was careless enough to cause this damage, and you may have grounds to hold them accountable for it.
Compensation for Greenville Personal Injury Damages
When you’re hurt in an accident, you may be due compensation for the damages, or for the losses and suffering you experienced because of the accident. But what are your damages worth?
First, you may already have thought about your economic damages. Your injuries and treatment for them may be costly, and you don’t want to pay out of pocket for these expenses. Your lawyer can help you add up the costs of these damages.
Your non-economic damages may be more complicated. You may have already included the hospital bills for a broken arm, for example, but what about the severe pain you suffered because of the injury? These non-economic damages can be difficult to calculate. You may need your lawyer’s help to calculate damages like pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life.
South Carolina Law Can Impact Your Claim
When you’re seriously injured, it’s not just the at-fault party you need to think about. You may also need to focus on South Carolina laws that may impact your personal injury claim. For example, you only have three years to file your personal injury lawsuit. If you don’t act on time, your claim may be dismissed, taking away your chance to get compensated.
Your compensation can also be reduced if you’re found partly at fault for the accident. For example, if you’re found 15 percent to blame for the injury, you may only receive 85 percent of the compensation you’d otherwise be owed. If you’re found more than 50 percent at fault, your claim may be dismissed.
Call a Greenville Personal Injury Attorney
Injured in a serious accident? Let a Greenville personal injury lawyer help you recover. Your lawyer from Louthian Law Firm, P.A. can help you gather evidence of the at-fault party’s actions and get compensated fairly for the suffering you experienced. When you’re ready to file a lawsuit, start with a free consultation with your lawyer. Call 803-592-6231 or fill out the online contact form below for help.