Myrtle Beach Personal Injury Lawyers
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The Lovely Law Firm Injury Lawyers has been representing clients in Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas with personal injury cases in South Carolina. All our attorneys and our staff of paralegals are fully committed to supporting each client as if they were assisting a family member.
Why Choose Lovely Law?
Justice is what we strive for every day at The Lovely Law Firm Injury Lawyers. If you have been injured in an auto accident and suffered a personal injury, the personal injury lawyers in South Carolina at The Lovely Law Firm Injury Lawyers can help. Justin M. Lovely and Amy S. Lawrence are experienced personal injury lawyers who can help.
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Serious Personal Injury cases require a knowledgeable attorney in order to achieve a favorable outcome in Myrtle Beach and Conway. Hire an attorney to help you through all seven basic steps of Personal Injury cases – from start to finish and beyond.
Contact us for a consultation with the personal injury lawyers to discuss the particular facts of your case and how The Lovely Law Firm Injury Lawyers can help.
Car accidents in Myrtle Beach are not uncommon, unfortunately. We see a lot of traffic and our tourism industry brings happy vacationers from all over the world. Sometimes their driving rules may not mesh well with our roads and conditions, and accidents happen. Knowing what steps to take immediately after an accident, what questions to ask the insurance companies or adjusters, or even understanding that you can hand it all over to a trusted ally if you’re injured or overwhelmed can help take the strain off you or your loved ones. In 2019 our own US-17 was named the most dangerous highway for summer travel. Nobody wants to get into an auto accident, but when you do – you need to know you have a team on your side that will handle the case and make sure you’re taken care of. When you’re looking for an experienced, local, compassionate Myrtle Beach-area car accident lawyer, our team at The Lovely Law Firm Injury Lawyers can help. We offer free case evaluations, and in some cases, you don’t pay unless we find a favorable conclusion*.
Our expert motorcycle accident law firm is led by motorcycle enthusiasts and attorneys knowledgeable in how the laws surrounding motorcycle accidents work. These cases can be incredibly complicated with fault split between multiple parties and even governmental entities involved. We are extensive experience sorting out the facts, collecting evidence, and representing you against the insurance companies. If you need help with a motorcycle accident injury, please reach out to us – we’re here to help you.
The Attorneys at the Lovely Law Firm Injury Lawyers are ready to defend you if you have been charged with a crime – from theft to simple marijuana possession – to more serious charges – we’re here to help. We also handle police brutality claims. You have the right to an attorney in South Carolina criminal court. The Solicitor’s Office and the State of South Carolina have the burden of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Criminal charges are prosecuted in one of several Municipal and/or Magistrate Courts in the area or at the area’s county seat in Conway, SC. The Myrtle Beach criminal defense lawyers at The Lovely Law Firm Injury Lawyers can review the facts of your case with you and develop all possible defenses that may be available to you.
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Personal Injury Accident Treatment Options in Myrtle Beach
Often we have clients who do not have health insurance but need personal injury treatment. Depending on your injuries, we may be able to get treatment for you whereby the doctor is paid at settlement – called a Letter of Protection. We have a variety of doctors in our network who can provide personal injury treatment. This is a huge benefit for our clients as many personal injury clients will try and “tough it out” by not getting the treatment they need. This is bad for your case and the insurance company will argue that you were not truly hurt if you delayed your personal injury treatment. If you have been injured in an auto accident you need to get treatment as soon as possible. This not only helps your Myrtle Beach personal injury case, but helps you, the client. Your health is always the first priory after an accident.
Negligence Cases & Personal Injury Law in South Carolina
Accidents happen every day and chances are, you have fallen victim to an accident on more than one occasion during your life. It might be that you didn’t take legal action because you did not suffer any true injuries. But, most likely, you have suffered injury, whether it is physical, emotional, or financial. Don’t sleep on your legal rights; hire an attorney so that you may be compensated for your injury. A lot of injuries are caused by automobile accidents. If you have been injured in an automobile accident, your car accident attorney will most likely file a negligence claim on your behalf.
Prior to filing a complaint on your behalf alleging negligence, your attorney will attempt to reach a settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. But, just as you may know yourself, insurance companies do not always cooperate. Rest assured, that your attorney will do everything in his power to ensure your losses are compensated for that resulted from the automobile accident.
If it so happens that a complaint must be filed and a lawsuit pursued, then as discussed earlier, your attorney may draft a complaint based on a negligence claim. The plaintiff always bears the burden of proof and as such the plaintiff will have to prove all of the elements of negligence. The elements of negligence are as follows: Duty, Breach, Causation, and Damages.
In the automobile scenario, all drivers owe a duty of care to operate their vehicles according to the laws of their state. Basically, you must operate your vehicle as a reasonable prudent driver, which means you must comply with all traffic regulations. For example, a reasonable prudent driver would stop at a stop sign as the law instructs him to do. Failing to stop at a stop sign could be proof of breach of duty. So now you see how duty and breach works. Next, causation: in a negligence action, the automobile collision must have resulted from the other driver’s behavior and you must have been a foreseeable plaintiff in the accident. If another driver failed to stop at a stop sign and as a result collided with your vehicle, you could say but for the driver failing to stop at the stop sign, a collision would not have resulted. Also, you could argue you were a foreseeable plaintiff because the at fault driver is traveling the road with you, another driver, therefore, you are foreseeable. Lastly, a negligence action requires you prove damages. In order to succeed on a negligence claim, you must prove you suffered some loss. You may seek a damage award for your physical loss, emotional loss, and financial loss.
The Seven Common Broad Phases of Personal Injury Cases
There are seven common broad phases to an injury lawsuit – our experts can help
- Contacting a Lawyer
The first step in a personal injury lawsuit, after seeking medical attention, is to consult with and hire an attorney. Although you can file a personal injury lawsuit without an attorney, having a lawyer can greatly increase your chances of a successful outcome in your personal injury case.
- Investigating Your Accident and Injuries
After you tell your lawyer everything about your accident, he or she will conduct a thorough investigation of your case. This includes gathering police reports, medical records, and any other documents that could support your case.
After determining the severity of your injuries and the likelihood of winning your case, a lawyer might talk to you about making a demand from the other party and trying to settle the case before the lawsuit is ever filed.
- Filing of a Lawsuit
If a settlement is not reached, then your attorney will file a lawsuit against the person who caused your injuries to recover damages that you incurred.
During the discovery phase, the parties will investigate the other side’s claims and determine the strengths and weaknesses of each side’s case. Each party can file documents called interrogatories and requests for production, which require the other party to provide certain information related to the case. The discovery process can often be the most time-consuming step in the litigation process.
If a case makes it to the trial stage, then a date will be set for the trial to occur. A personal injury trial can sometimes last only a day, but can last longer depending on the severity of the injuries sustained. During the trial, each side will argue their respective case. Following this, a jury and judge will make a decision and determine the damages that will be paid to you, if any.
It is likely that your case could settle before ever reaching the trial process. Parties are not bound to go to trial—you and the person who injured you can come to an agreement at any time during the litigation process.