Charleston Personal Injury and Victims’ Rights Lawyer
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in Charleston, you may be entitled to financial compensation for costs associated with your injury. This can include the cost of your medical bills, therapy, loss of wages, and any additional pain and suffering. When another party’s negligence causes you harm, you should not be left to cover the costs of your recovery on your own.
The Charleston injury lawyers at Evans Moore, LLC are here to help you learn about your legal rights. We can help you file a claim to recover all the compensation you need and deserve after an injury caused by someone else’s negligence. Contact us today at (843) 995-5000 or online to schedule a consultation and learn more about your legal options.
Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you want to maximize your chances of getting the full amount of compensation for your injury, having a lawyer on your side is the best way to do that. The laws that surround all aspects of personal injury can quickly become complicated and confusing for the layperson to understand. It can be tricky to know how to prove liability, especially when the opposing side has a strong legal counsel on their side and you don’t. Sometimes liability can be found in a third party, and it can take extra research and a wider legal knowledge in order to prove it. There can be unanticipated delays in the legal process and a chance you will not understand the documents required in your case.
Whatever complication may arise, a personal injury lawyer will know how to anticipate and mitigate it in order to give you the smoothest experience possible while you can focus on your own recovery. A good personal injury lawyer will have the knowledge, experience, connections, and dedication to make a full investigation for your case and advocate for your rights in front of a judge or jury in order to get you the full amount of compensation that you deserve.
Why Choose Evans Moore, LLC To Handle My Case?
The lawyers at Evans Moore, LLC are proud to serve the Charleston community as well as the state of South Carolina as a whole. We represent everyone from individuals to small businesses that have suffered personal injuries or losses due to the negligence of another party. The Evans Moore, LLC team, Scott C. Evans and James B. Moore III, worked directly for the court system for several years and then built this firm together in 2010.
In the short time since the firm’s founding, we have recovered over $40 million for our clients who have suffered a personal injury. In the process, we have received national recognition: we were named Super Lawyers, listed under the American Society of Legal Advocates’ Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, and were included in 2017’s 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.
These accolades mean nothing to us without the trust of the Charleston community. We strive to make you feel cared for and listened to after your injury, and that’s why Scott C. Evans and James B. Moore III work as a team on each one of our cases. With two minds on your side working diligently to fight for your legal rights, we ensure that you get the financial compensation you deserve.
Cases We Handle
No matter what type of injury you have suffered or how the injury occurred, the team at Evans Moore, LLC will help you seek financial compensation from the responsible party. We know that every personal injury case is different, so we look at each case with fresh eyes so that we can provide individual advice that maximizes the strength of your case. These are some of the areas in which we have fought cases for our clients:
- Brain Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Civil Rights
- Defective Medical Devices
- Dram Shop Liability
- Hospital Negligence
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Jail Misconduct
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Personal Injury
- Police Misconduct
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Sexual Misconduct
- Truck Accidents
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death
If you were injured due to the negligence of another party in these or any other incidents, do not hesitate to reach out for help.
Statistics About Some of Our Practice Areas
Statistics from some of our practice areas show that, unfortunately, injuries, accidents, and abuse can be more common than you may think. For examples, car, truck, and motorcycle accidents happen quite frequently in South Carolina. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reported that in 2015, there were almost 38,000 traffic collisions with 911 fatalities. That works out to a traffic collision on the state’s roads every 3.9 minutes, with someone being killed in a fatal traffic collision every 8.9 hours. Unfortunately, not as many people seek damages with a lawyer to cover their medical bills and other expenses from the injuries they have suffered. And some people who try to do so are thwarted or treated unfairly by their insurance company. In fact, between 2015 and 2016, the rate for insurance premiums more than doubled due to such a high increase in auto accidents on South Carolina roads.
Another shocking statistic is found in the area of nursing home abuse. The U.S. House of Representatives reported that between 2000 and 2001, nearly one-third of the country’s nursing homes received citations for violating federal standards that were put in place to prevent harm to elderly residents. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is one of the most under-reported crimes, so that figure is likely to be even higher in reality. Almost 50% of surveyed assisted living staff have admitted to some type of mistreatment while caring for their elderly residents. Ninety-five percent of nursing home or assisted living residents have claimed that they have personally been neglected, or that they have witnessed someone being neglected, by the people who are charged with their care. And 44% reported actual abuse from the staff at their residence. With this much abuse this prevalent in our nation, the elderly citizens of South Carolina deserve solid legal representation to keep abusers accountable.
Frequently Asked Questions
If this is your first personal injury lawsuit, you likely have many questions about the process. To ease some stress, we have provided the answers to some of the questions we hear most often at our firm below.
Who can be held liable for my injury?
Most personal injury cases are the results of accidents, so you might not initially believe that someone else can be found liable. However, many accidents occur because of someone else’s earlier negligence or mistake that endangered your health and safety and caused you to suffer. This negligence can take several different forms:
- If an accident was caused on a property that became dangerous due to it being poorly built or not maintained, the property owner would be liable for their carelessness.
- If a negligent person was working for someone else at the time of your injury, either they or their employer could be legally responsible for your accident.
- If an accident was caused by a defective product, both the seller and the manufacturer could be held liable.
In general, anyone who owes you a duty of care to keep you safe and then violates that duty of care, causing you significant injuries, can be held liable. For example, when you take your car out on the road, you owe everyone else on the road a duty to keep them safe by operating your vehicle with care. Whether or not someone owed you a duty of care depends on the specific details of your case.
What compensation am I eligible for?
Through a personal injury case, you may be eligible for a variety of compensation, including:
- Medical expenses, past and future
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Disability-related expenses and losses
- Therapy costs
- Rehabilitative costs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
The exact amount of compensation you receive will vary depending on the details of your case.
What should I do after an injury?
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, it’s important to take these steps to maximize your chances of receiving the full amount of financial compensation that you are legally entitled to:
- Seek immediate medical attention: Make sure to see a doctor and keep all records of your diagnosis, treatment plans, and most importantly, all bills associated with your treatment.
- Collect evidence: If applicable, take pictures of your injury and anything that caused it (i.e. photos of damage done by a car accident). Keep a journal of the progression of your injury to show how it impacts your day-to-day life and for how long.
- Contact an attorney: Once you are in a stable physical condition, contact a lawyer at Evans Moore, LLC so that we can immediately get an investigation underway and start building a strong case. Especially with issues related to insurance, the chances of you winning the maximum amount of financial compensation significantly decrease as time goes on.
Depending on what caused your injury, there may be more things you can do to make your case stronger. Contact a lawyer as soon as you can to learn more about the details of your own case and what your legal options are.
Contact Evans Moore, LLC Today
If you have suffered an injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, they should be held accountable. You should not have to be financially responsible for an injury which was not your fault. The Charleston personal injury lawyers at Evans Moore, LLC are here to protect your legal rights and secure the financial compensation you deserve. To discuss your own case in greater detail, contact us at (843) 995-5000 today.