Many different types of accidents happen each year in Charleston, South Carolina. When people are injured in accidents that are caused by the negligence of other people or entities, they have a right to pursue claims for damages. The attorneys at The Lovely Law Firm provide experienced representation to injury victims in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and North Charleston. We have more than 11 years of experience fighting for the rights of injured victims who have been hurt through no fault of their own.
Over our nearly two decades of practice, our lawyers have established themselves as leading practitioners in their legal field. Attorney Amy Lawrence has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers, which named her to the Top 40 under 40 and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers lists for South Carolina. Attorney Justin M. Lovely provides excellent legal representation to his clients and has earned a 10 out of 10 client satisfaction rating on Avvo. Our firm focuses on helping negligence victims to be fairly compensated for their pecuniary and non-pecuniary losses after their accidents.
How can The Lovely Law Firm help?
The personal injury attorneys at The Lovely Law Firm work closely with our clients. We view the people we represent as our partners in their cases. When you first retain us, we immediately get to work. Building a strong case requires a willingness to complete thorough investigative and preparatory work. Our attorneys retain experts and investigators to help us make liability determinations, find and interview witnesses, discover helpful evidence, and help us understand all of the various aspects of each case. By taking a thorough approach from the start, we are often able to present evidence of defendants’ liabilities to insurance companies in such a way that they agree to offer fair settlements instead of taking a risk of going to trial against us. While we successfully settle a large majority of our clients’ cases, we are always prepared to fight for their rights through jury trials if necessary to recover the compensation they deserve. Throughout your case, we will update you as things progress. You will be involved in the decision-making process and will be kept fully informed.
The Lovely Law Firm strives to help negligence victims recover all of the types of compensatory damages they should receive, including the following:
- Past and future income losses
- Past and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Property damage and losses
- Final expenses in wrongful death cases
- Reduced ability to earn an income
- Loss of the lifetime expected earnings of victims in wrongful death cases
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium or guidance
If the defendant in your case exhibited gross negligence or willful and wanton behavior, punitive damages might also be awarded. Punitive damages are ordered as a punitive measure against defendants whose actions are outrageous and are paid on top of the compensatory damages that are ordered in a case.
Types of cases The Lovely Law Firm accepts
At the Lovely Law Firm, we accept a broad variety of personal injury claims. Our extensive experience and legal knowledge allow us to successfully represent negligence victims in the different types of claims described below.
Car accidents in Charleston and Mt Pleasant are common occurrences. Many car wrecks only result in property damage and will not require the help of an attorney. However, if you are injured in a car wreck, getting the help of an experienced injury lawyer at The Lovely Law Firm might help you to recover substantially more compensation than you might receive on your own. If you have suffered injuries in a car wreck that was caused by the other driver’s actions, you are entitled to file a negligence claim. Our attorneys can review your case and help you to understand its merits and your options.
A trucking accident is among the most serious types of accidents that you might have. These accidents do not happen as frequently as auto collisions. However, when they do, the occupants of passenger vehicles who are involved in a trucking accident are much likelier to be killed or be severely injured. Truck accidents occasionally occur on Interstate I-26 at high rates of speed. When accidents between passenger cars and large trucks happen on Interstate I-26, the disparity in the weights and sizes of the cars versus the trucks may result in fatalities and catastrophic injuries. Because of the risks posed by commercial trucks to other motorists, trucking companies and drivers must follow stringent regulations. Our attorneys know the regulations and laws that apply to trucking companies and truck drivers and how to investigate these types of accidents. We represent accident victims throughout the area, including in North Charleston and Mount Pleasant.
Motorcycle wreck claims
Motorcycles appeal to many people because of their economy and the feeling of freedom riding can provide. Unfortunately, people who ride on motorcycles have a heightened risk of serious injuries when they are involved in a motorcycle wreck. Motorcycles are harder for other motorists to see, and many accidents happen when cars or SUVs fail to notice oncoming motorcyclists and turn in front of them or switch lanes into them. Our attorneys understand the unique challenges of motorcycle accident claims and are prepared to fight for you in your case.
Slip and fall accidents
Charleston has been named the best city in America. Because of that distinction, tourists flock to Chalreston and the Charleston area hotels. Each year, millions of people are injured in slip and fall accidents in the U.S. Slips and falls are very common, and they can cause serious injuries or deaths. Elderly adults are especially at risk of being injured in falls. Property owners and operators have a duty to keep their properties in a reasonably safe condition and to promptly correct or remove hazards that could cause someone to slip or trip and fall. When someone is lawfully present on the premises of someone else, he or she may be entitled to damages if the property owner’s negligence caused a fall and injuries.
Dog bite claims
Under the state’s dog bite law, dog owners in Mt Pleasant and elsewhere in the state are strictly liable to pay for victims’ injuries when their dogs bite them in public places. The dog owner’s strict liability also applies when a dog bites someone who is legally present on private property, including invited guests or those who enter for business purposes. People who are bitten by dogs may suffer severe lacerations, psychological trauma, scarring, fractures, and other injuries. If you have been bitten by a dog, contact the legal team at The Lovely Law Firm.
South Carolina has a workers’ compensation system that is designed to protect workers who are injured on the job. If you suffer a workplace injury or occupational disease, you can file a workers’ comp claim without having to prove that your employer was negligent. However, the availability of workers’ compensation also means that you cannot file a negligence lawsuit against your employer unless an exception applies. If a third party at your work caused your injuries, you can file a third-party negligence lawsuit against that party while also filing a workers’ comp claim with your employer. This can help you to maximize your recovery amount. The attorneys at The Lovely Law Firm can thoroughly review your claim and help you to recover all of the benefits and compensation that you deserve.
Consumers expect that the products they buy will be safe when they use them in an intended way. However, defective products seriously injure or kill people every year. A large number of product recalls are issued every year, demonstrating the fact that product defects are a pervasive issue. Product manufacturers, designers, and others responsible for offering defective products for sale to consumers may all be liable to pay damages to victims who are injured by them.
When a person or entity causes the death of a victim through negligence or wrongful acts, the estate’s executor can file a wrongful death action for the benefit of the surviving family members. While money can never replace a victim, a wrongful death lawsuit can help people to hold the wrongful actors accountable for what they have done while also securing compensation for the losses that have resulted.
Common injuries in tort claims
Negligence or tort claims can involve a variety of different injuries. Some of the common injuries involved in personal injury cases include the following:
- Broken bones
- Serious lacerations
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Skull fractures
- Permanent, disfiguring scars
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Extremities injuries
- Organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Facial and head injuries
Our attorneys are prepared to represent people who have suffered these and other severe injuries caused by negligence.
Contact a lawyer at The Lovely Law Firm
If you were injured by the negligent or wrongful acts of another person or company, you should talk to an experienced attorney at The Lovely Law Firm. We can help you to understand your potential claim and the rights that you might have. Schedule a free consultation with our attorneys today.