When an accident completely and unexpectedly upends someone’s life, the victim deserves the opportunity to get their life back together as quickly as possible. Depending on the circumstances surrounding their accident, that isn’t always easy. That’s why, if you’ve been injured, you’ll benefit from seeking legal representation from our Irmo personal injury lawyers.
Why File a Personal Injury Claim?
In most situations, people owe each other a duty of care. This means refraining from acting in ways that cause direct, preventable harm. In the event an individual, company, or other entity fails to abide by that standard, civil law allows the victim to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for their losses.
All accidents are different, meaning that the suffering and losses victims experience vary drastically. While some may walk away from an accident with easily-recoverable injuries and limited time away from work, others could have to learn to live with a life-altering disability. No matter the severity of your accident, it’s important to understand that you shouldn’t have to manage the losses on your own and the negligent party should be held accountable for their actions.
Personal Injuries Claims We Tackle
When clients come to us with a potential personal injury claim, every situation is unique. There are, however, certain types of accidents that we regularly see. A significant portion of claims we represent are derived from automotive accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect or abuse, and wrongful death.
It only takes a moment of distraction or disregard for the safety of others to cause a collision between two or more vehicles. In the event you’re involved in a car accident you believe resulted from someone else’s actions or inactions, an Irmo car accident lawyer is prepared to represent you.
According to the Revised 2018 South Carolina Traffic Collision Fact Book, accidents happen in the state once every 3.7 minutes. Crashes result in property damage every 5.1 minutes, injuries every 13.8 minutes, and fatalities every nine hours. The top three contributing factors in South Carolina wrecks include driving too fast for conditions, failing to yield right of way, and disregarding traffic signs and signals.
Of the 142,406 crashes that happened in South Carolina in 2018, over 5,000 involved a tractor-trailer. While these large vehicles are beneficial when safely hauling and delivering goods and services across the state, they have the potential to result in catastrophic, if not fatal, injuries.
Truck accidents are so dangerous because of the size difference when compared to a typical passenger vehicle. Severe injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, and burn injuries are a possibility. If you or someone who know has been involved in this type of collision, an Irmo truck accident lawyer can help determine if there are grounds for a personal injury claim.
Whether you’re heading to the doctor’s office for an annual checkup or you’re seeking emergency medical attention, you expect to receive a certain level of care at the hospital. In the event you do not receive that care and you suffer injuries as a result, you have the right to pursue a legal claim with the help of an Irmo medical malpractice lawyer.
Determining if what you’ve experienced in a medical setting is malpractice can be confusing. Some of the most common claims we see are based on instances occurring in the operating room, with medication, and as a result of improper or inadequate diagnoses.
Nursing Home Abuse
If the time comes that you’re searching for a skilled nursing facility to care for your elderly loved one, you’re going to find over a dozen facilities to choose from within a 25-mile radius from Irmo. Even if you do extensive research to determine which facility is the best option based on your loved one’s needs and wants, there’s no way to predict just what will happen once they’re settled inside.
Not every independent and assisted living home provides the level of care their patients and residents need. In the event you believe your loved one is suffering or has suffered because of abuse or neglect, an Irmo nursing home abuse lawyer can help. We’ll assist you with moving your loved one somewhere safe and investigating just what happened at their care home, so they have the best chance at making a full recovery.
When any of the situations above result in the unexpected and preventable passing of a loved one, the surviving family members have the right to take legal action on behalf of the deceased with the help of an Irmo wrongful death lawyer.
Wrongful deaths are complex, but determining if you have grounds for one is often as simple as asking whether or not your loved one would have been able to seek compensation for damages if they had survived. If that’s the case, you’ll want to work closely with an experienced attorney to ensure you secure your family’s future and hold the negligent party accountable for your loss.
It’s important to note that if you do not see your claim type discussed above, it does not mean you do not have a valid claim. An Irmo personal injury attorney from The Solomon Law Group will evaluate what you’ve been through and help you determine if pursuing a legal claim is the best option for you, your health, and your financial future.
How Much Is a Personal Injury Claim Worth?
Because one of the main goals of working with a lawyer to file an injury claim is to seek compensation for your losses, you’ll want to have a comprehensive understanding of the financial impact the accident has had and will continue to have on your life.
When you work with a personal injury attorney from The Solomon Law Group, they’ll calculate what you’re owed by looking at your past and future medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, property damage costs, and pain and suffering.
While damages like hospital bills and lost income are easily calculable, noneconomic losses like pain and suffering are not as easy to determine. Fortunately, your legal representative will have the knowledge and resources needed to accurately value your claim.
We’re Proud to Serve Irmo, SC
Voted as one of the safest cities in South Carolina and one of the most affordable places to live in the United States, Irmo is one of the most sought after places to live in our state. While Irmo was only a sleepy little town of 500 in the early 1970s, the city houses more than 13,000 residents today.
Incorporated on December 24, 1890, Irmo was once known as being a rural settlement around a water and refueling stop for trains traveling the Columbia, Newberry, and Laurens Railroad. Today, Irmo is known for being a quiet, quaint, and welcoming town.
The Solomon Law Group is devoted to helping residents in and around Irmo with their personal injury claims. Our lawyers understand the stress involved with managing a claim, which is why we’ll do what we can to handle the difficult paperwork and conversations, so you can focus on healing and getting your life back in order.
Maximize Your Recovery
No matter what type of situation resulted in your injuries and suffering, it’s important to understand your legal rights and options. With that understanding, you’ll be able to maximize your recovery and get your life back in order as quickly as possible.
With guidance and representation from The Solomon Law Group Irmo personal injury lawyers, you’ll be able to rest assured that your case is in good hands and the negligent party will be held accountable for the actions. The sooner you get in touch with an attorney, the better your chances are of making a full recovery. Contact us today for more information.