If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, illness, or injustice because of the negligent, reckless, or malicious actions of another, you may be entitled to financial compensation. After your incident, you may face high costs related to medical bills, therapy, and recovery, not to mention loss of wages and pain and suffering. Whether you were injured in a serious car crash, fell ill because of medical malpractice, or were the victim of sexual misconduct, you should not have to be financially responsible for something that was not your fault. After a serious incident, you should know your legal rights surrounding compensation. The Hemingway personal injury attorneys at Evans Moore, LLC are dedicated to helping the people of Hemingway fight for their rights, and we’re here to help you develop your case so that the right parties are held accountable. Contact Evans Moore, LLC at (843) 995-5000 today for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.
Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
The legal process can quickly become daunting without experienced legal assistance. Many factors come into play in personal injury cases: the question of liability, hospital bills from your injuries, information about insurance assistance, and the cost of lost wages, long-term therapy, and recovery. All of that can be a lot to manage, particularly if you are injured or traumatized and trying to recover. Moreover, it is less likely that you will be able to receive the full compensation that you are entitled to without the help of someone with legal experience. This is because lawyers are knowledgeable about the law and have the skills necessary to put together a solid case.
Why Choose Evans Moore, LLC To Handle My Case?
The attorneys at Evans Moore, LLC have been practicing together for nearly a decade, and have a proven track record of success for clients in Hemingway and all across South Carolina. Our firm’s founding attorneys, Scott Evans and James B. Moore III, formerly worked in the State and Federal Court and later entered private practice to continue helping disadvantaged clients win cases that drastically improved their lives. With over $100 million recovered for our clients, our reputation as trial lawyers remains strong not only within the state, but also nationally. Our firm has been consistently recognized as “Rising Stars” by South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, won victories listed among the Top 10 Jury Verdicts of 2016 by South Carolina Lawyers’ Weekly, named the 10 Best Attorneys in 2017 for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, and included in the American Society of Legal Advocates’ Top 40 Lawyers under 40 list. We’re proud to keep helping people all over South Carolina as we grow quickly throughout the state. But the recognition we’ve received confirms our primary goal: providing our clients the very best service by dedicating our full attention and resources to every case we take on.
Cases We Handle
Evans Moore, LLC handles a wide variety of cases. Every case is different, but know this: if you have been hurt in Hemingway after an incident which was not your fault, Evans Moore, LLC is here to fight for your rights to hold the responsible party accountable and get you the financial compensation you deserve. Whatever your unique experience has been, we are equipped and ready to work with you. We handle cases in three main areas: accidents, medical injuries, and civil rights violations.
If you suffered a serious injury in an accident, you are likely facing significant medical expenses for your recovery. Some accident-related cases we handle include:
- Brain Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Truck Accidents
- Dram Shop Liability
- Wrongful Death
Whether your accident was caused by negligence, deliberate recklessness, or even maliciousness, you have the right to hold the responsible party financially accountable for your resulting injuries and expenses.
Unfortunately, dealing with the medical field can sometimes yield more trouble when you are only trying to recover from an illness or injury. From billing issues and insurance hangups to more serious health problems due to medical malpractice, Evans Moore, LLC has helped clients with cases including:
- Defective Medical Devices
- Hospital Negligence
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Workers’ Comp
Medical issues can quickly stretch your family’s wallet, and you should be receiving careful and fair treatment from all parties involved. Negligence of any medical professional can put your health in jeopardy, and you deserve to be compensated if you encounter any further health issues because of it.
If an individual or institution infringes on your rights, we will fight for justice for you. At Evans Moore, LLC, we handle civil rights cases relating to:
- Civil Rights
- Jail Misconduct
- Police Misconduct
- Sexual Misconduct
The damages you can recover from a civil rights case will vary depending on the actual harms you experienced due to the injustice. Evans Moore, LLC can help you understand what compensation you might expect to receive as a result of a civil rights claim.
South Carolina Personal Injury Statistics
Statistics from just a few of our practice areas reveal that injuries, accidents, and abuse are more common than one might think. For example, in 2015, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety found that there is a traffic accident in South Carolina every 3.9 minutes, and one person dies as a result from such a collision every 8.9 hours. In 2016, almost 40,000 injuries and 975 deaths were reported as a result of an auto accident, a high figure compared to the relatively small size of South Carolina. In many of those cases, the fault was not of the driver.
As a result of increasing auto accidents on South Carolina roads, insurance premiums are rising dramatically. Post and Courier reports that just between 2015 and 2016, the rate of change for insurance premiums more than doubled. With such high costs associated with road risk, it is important to make sure that your insurance company is treating you fairly if you are ever injured in a collision.
The U.S. House of Representatives found that between 2000 and 2001, almost a third of all nursing homes in the nation were cited for violating federal standards that threaten harm for elder residents. That’s only what had been discovered by officials; much of the nursing home abuse remains under-reported. A shocking 95% of assisted living residents claim that they or another person had been neglected by the people charged with caring for them, and 44% reported they had been a victim of abuse. What’s worse is that 50% of assisted living staff actually admitted they had engaged in some type of mistreatment while caring for patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
Embarking on a personal injury claim can be overwhelming, particularly if you are trying to recover from serious injuries. To try to alleviate some stress, we have provided the answers to some common questions we hear at our firm below.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is three years from the date of the accident, meaning you must file your claim before the end of that period. This timeline is slightly different if a family member dies as a result of someone else’s actions. In these cases, you have three years from the date of their death to file a wrongful death suit.
Though you have three years, it is best to start your claim as soon as possible, because crucial evidence can disappear if you wait. If possible, take pictures at the accident scene to gather evidence before it is cleaned up, especially in the case of premises liability or car accidents caused by poorly maintained roads. If you are unable to do this yourself, ask a friend or family member to do it, or contact a lawyer immediately.
What if I was Partially At Fault?
With personal injury cases in South Carolina, you can still be entitled to compensation if you are found partially at fault. A modified comparative negligence rule allows you to be entitled to compensation as long as you are less than 50% at fault for an injury. When this happens, your compensatory award will be reduced by the percentage that you are found at fault. For example, if you are awarded $100,000 but are found to be 10% at fault for your injuries, your award will be reduced by 10% and you will ultimately receive only $90,000.
What Compensation Can I Recover?
The compensation you will be able to recover will vary depending on the details of your case. With personal injury cases, you may be able to recover money for past medical expenses, future medical expenses, physical therapy and rehabilitation, property damage, lost wages, lost earning capacity, disfigurement, disability, and pain and suffering. With wrongful death cases, you may be able to recover money for related medical expenses, funeral expenses, burial expenses, loss of support, loss of income, loss of inheritance, and more.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
An accident or serious injury can quickly impact all aspects of your life and put a heavy financial and emotional strain on your and your loved ones, but remember that you can fight for financial compensation to help alleviate that stress. Evans Moore, LLC is here to help you understand and then fight for your legal rights in a wide variety of cases, and we’re dedicated to helping the people of Hemingway who have suffered unfairly. If you would like to discuss your case, contact Evans Moore, LLC at (843) 995-5000 today for a free legal consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.