Many people in Columbia, South Carolina, and throughout Lexington County and Richland County, are injured in accidents each year. If someone else negligently caused your accident and injuries, you may have the right to recover compensation by filing an injury claim. The accident lawyers at The Lovely Law Firm represent negligence victims in a large variety of different types of personal injury matters. We have more than 11 years of experience fighting for our clients and are prepared to fight for you.
We have earned a great reputation among our peers in the legal community and our clients and have a long record of success. Justin M. Lovely has a client satisfaction rating of 10 out of 10 on Avvo. Attorney Amy Lawrence has been named by the National Trial Lawyers to the Top 40 under 40 and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the state. When you come to The Lovely Law Firm, you can expect to receive highly skilled, competent, and compassionate representation from our attorneys and legal staff.
What Can The Lovely Law Firm Do For You?
The personal injury attorneys at The Lovely Law Firm strongly believe that people who have been injured by others should be fully compensated for their losses. To maximize the monetary amounts our clients might receive, we immediately start investigating their cases. We work with experts and investigators to help us uncover evidence, find witnesses, and gain a better understanding of our clients’ cases. We approach each case like it will end up at a jury trial. While we are able to negotiate fair settlement agreements for the vast majority of our clients, preparing their cases as if they will go to trial helps us to present stronger arguments of liability to the insurance companies. In many cases, this helps us to secure more favorable settlement offers for our clients than the companies might otherwise be willing to make.
We also believe in keeping our clients fully informed about their cases. Our attorneys and legal staff are available to answer any questions you might have as they arise. We will never accept a settlement offer for you without your approval. When we fight for our clients’ rights, we work to help them recover the types of compensation they deserve. Some of the types of damages you might be eligible to receive include the following:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future wage losses
- Past and future rehabilitation expenses
- Mental anguish
- Property losses
- Reduced ability to enjoy life
- Loss of consortium for the victims’ spouses
- Loss of guidance for the victims’ children in wrongful death cases
- Funeral costs in wrongful death cases
- Loss of the earnings the victim would have contributed over his or her lifespan in wrongful death cases
The specific types of damages available in your case will depend on the severity of your injuries and other facts and circumstances. Depending on the nature of the defendant’s actions, punitive damages might also be available. Our attorneys will analyze your case and properly value your claim so that you can understand what it might be worth.
Types of Cases The Lovely Law Firm Handles
At our Columbia law firm, our attorneys handle a broad variety of injury cases. We have briefly detailed some of the types of injury claims we regularly handle below.
Car Wreck Claims
The volume of traffic within Columbia and on I-20, I-95, and I-26 results in a number of car accidents each year. If you were injured in a car wreck that was caused by another driver, you might be entitled to recover compensation through an injury claim. Car accidents can cause serious injuries or deaths. Filing a car accident claim can allow you to hold an at-fault driver accountable for his or her actions. Our attorneys can evaluate your claim and help you to understand its legal merits. If we agree to accept your case, we will fight to recover the most compensation available to you.
Being involved in a commercial truck accident can permanently change your life. While truck accidents are less common than other types of motor vehicle accidents, they typically result in injuries that are very severe, permanent disabilities, or fatalities. Truck accidents on I-95, I-20, and I-26 sometimes make the news because of their severity. When the truck driver, trucking company, or another entity is at fault in your truck accident, you can file a personal injury claim against all of the responsible parties to seek compensation for your losses. Truck accident claims are frequently complex and may involve multiple liable parties, severe injuries, extensive evidence, and large amounts of money. Getting help from an experienced attorney at The Lovely Law Firm can greatly increase your chances of prevailing on your claim.
A motorcycle wreck can leave you with permanent disabilities and severe injuries. While you might love riding on motorcycles, motorcyclists are much more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries or to be killed when they are involved in accidents with other vehicles. Motorcycle wreck claims also involve some unique factors that our attorneys know how to address. When we represent the victims of motorcycle accidents, our goal is to recover the most compensation possible for their losses.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Each year, millions of people slip and fall and suffer injuries. Slip and fall accidents can cause severe injuries or death, and elderly people are at the greatest risk. If you are a legal visitor to someone else’s property or store and fall because of a hazardous condition that the property owner failed to correct, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Our lawyers can review what happened in your case and explain the different options that might be available to you.
In South Carolina, dog owners are strictly liable to pay damages when their dogs bite people in public places or on private property when the victims are lawfully present. It does not matter if the dog’s owner knew that the dog had the propensity to bite. Dog bites can cause severe injuries, and some victims are killed in dog attacks every year. If you have been bitten by a dog, our lawyers can help you to recover the compensation you deserve for your losses.
Workers’ Comp Claims
When you are injured at your job, you have a right to file a workers’ comp claim with your employer’s insurance carrier. Workers’ compensation is a system that is mandated by the state government. Employers in the state must carry coverage to protect their workers when they are injured on the job or contract occupational diseases. In exchange for your ability to file a workers’ compensation claim, you cannot file an injury lawsuit against your employer in most cases. However, workers’ compensation can provide you with benefits to pay for your health care costs and related expenses. If you are disabled because of your injuries, workers’ comp may also pay disability payments to you while you are unable to return to your job. The system can be complicated. Our experienced Columbia, SC workers’ compensation attorneys are ready to help.
Product manufacturers are expected to produce products that are safe for consumers to use. Unfortunately, many products are defective and can cause serious injuries. If you or your loved one have been injured because of a defective product, you may be entitled to recover damages in a product liability claim. Our lawyers can review your case and explain whether it has legal merits.
Unfortunately, some people are killed each year because of the reckless or wrongful actions of others. If you have lost your loved one because of someone else’s actions, filing a wrongful death claim might allow you to hold the responsible party accountable for his or her actions. A wrongful death claim might also allow you to recover compensation for the losses you have suffered as a result of the death of your loved one.
Common types of injuries
People who are injured in accidents might suffer many different types of injuries, including the following:
- Face, head, and neck injuries
- Skull fractures
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe lacerations
- Pelvic and hip fractures
- Soft tissue injuries
- Clavicle fractures
- Rib fractures
- Organ damage
- Fractured legs or arms
Our attorneys and legal staff are experienced in handling many different types of injury claims. We are dedicated to helping you to recover compensation when your injuries have resulted from the reckless or negligent actions of others.
Contact The Lovely Law Firm
The attorneys at The Lovely Law Firm represent negligence victims throughout Lexington County and Richland County. After you have been injured by someone else, you should talk to our lawyers. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.