Personal Injury Attorneys in Spartanburg, SC
The attorneys at Cummings & Lewis LLC have experience handling a variety of personal injury cases, and that varied experience makes them perfectly suited to assist you no matter what the facts of your case may be. Our lawyers handle cases involving: automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, school bus accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, hit and run, wrongful death, medical malpractice, premises liability, slip and falls, and complex products liability cases. The lawyers at Cummings & Lewis, LLC are licensed to practice in all South Carolina State and Federal Courts, meaning we are equipped to handle cases all over South Carolina.
Whenever you are hurt it is critical that you obtain aggressive legal representation as soon after the accident as possible to protect your interests. We know that when you are injured the insurance companies’ representatives will be contacting you immediately and attempting to use everything they can against you to avoid compensating you fully. Our personal injury attorneys understand that dealing with insurance companies is often frustrating and confusing. We are here to help. We jump into every case with two feet and aggressively deal with the insurance companies on your behalf so that you don’t have to.
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When you are hurt through no fault of your own, the laws in South Carolina entitle you to compensation including: repayment of your medical expenses; lost wages; pain and suffering; loss of consortium; loss of enjoyment of life; and other damages. Each of these types of damages contain their own unique rules and requirements and our experienced attorneys know how to help you maximize the amount of your damages to receive the compensation you justly deserve.
Our firm handles most all personal injury cases on a contingent basis, this means that our fee is based off a percentage of the recovery we obtain for you. We don’t get paid unless you get paid.
Common Personal Injury FAQ
What qualifies as a personal injury?
No two South Carolina personal injury cases look exactly alike, but harm to an innocent individual lies at the heart of every case. Often, this harm occurs due to negligence — the person responsible for the accident did not use the caution and care that would be expected in such a situation. If this negligence results in injuries that cause financial losses or emotional distress, compensation may be possible.
What types of accidents can I be compensated for?
A variety of types of accidents warrant compensation. These incidents can vary dramatically, but, as discussed above, they typically involve some element of negligence. As long as the person or business responsible for the injury was over 50 percent at fault, compensation is possible.
Common types of cases handled by a personal injury lawyer include:
- Car accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim?
In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is three years. Personal injury lawsuits filed after this time are unlikely to see positive results. As such, it’s important to act quickly and consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as the role of negligence in an injury-causing accident becomes evident.
In select cases, the typical three-year deadline may be modified by the discovery rule. This mandates that the “clock” on the statute of limitations begins when the plaintiff first discovers a negligence-related injury.
What type of compensation can I receive?
Several types of compensation are available to the victims of personal injury accidents. Depending on the cause of the accident and the extent of the damage, compensation could cover medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering. These are known as compensatory damages.
In cases that involve extreme negligence or malicious intent, punitive damages may also be awarded. These are meant to punish the perpetrator. A skilled South Carolina personal injury attorney can significantly improve the likelihood of obtaining either type of compensation.