Plantersville, SC Personal Injury and Victim’s Rights Lawyers
At Evans Moore, LLC, our personal injury lawyers are passionate about helping injured victims get the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys have over ten years of experience in personal injury and accident litigation. We have a proven record of success and provide the highest standard of legal representation in Plantersville.
Our law firm represents individuals who have suffered injuries due to another person’s negligence or misconduct. Our attorneys will pursue the maximum compensation and damages that an accident victim can receive for their injuries. We also handle wrongful death cases by helping family members find compensation and closure after the tragic loss of a loved one. When another person or a business is liable for your injury, we will fight to ensure you will recover a fair and just settlement.
Whether you were injured in a collision, by a defective product, or because of a workplace accident, we will represent you to the best of our ability. It takes more than filling out a form or asking for reimbursement to receive the compensation that is owed to you. Insurance companies avoid taking responsibility by paying out small settlements or no settlement at all. You need skilled Plantersville personal injury lawyers on your side to hold the appropriate parties and insurers responsible. To learn more about what Evans Moore, LLC can do for you after an accident, contact us today by calling (843) 995-5000.
Why You Need a Lawyer
The aftermath of any accident can be overwhelming. You are likely in pain as you try to recover from your injuries. You are also likely extremely stressed about how you’re going to pay for your unexpected bills, particularly if your injury is forcing you to miss work. At such a difficult time, you don’t need to add the stress of trying to represent yourself in a lawsuit. The law is complicated, and trying to gather the necessary evidence, draft compelling claims, and negotiate with insurance adjusters and aggressive lawyers when you are unfamiliar with the legal process can be disastrous. Instead, hire an experienced personal injury lawyer. They can use their knowledge and skills to win you much more money than you otherwise would on your own, all while you sit back and focus on your recovery.
Why Choose Us?
The legal team at Evans Moore, LLC serves the communities in the Charleston area as well as the entire state of South Carolina. After working for Federal Court and State Court trial judges, Scott Evans and James B. Moore III formed their own practice. Since our inception, we have expanded to additional offices, including Plantersville, to help better serve our clients. We are proud to declare that our favorable verdicts and substantial settlements have allowed us to provide legal services to thousands of clients.
We handle each case as a team. Our firm has earned a national reputation for our verdicts, and, as a result, we have recovered over $40 million in compensation for clients. Our lawyers have also tried cases resulting in multi-million-dollar jury verdicts.
The lawyers at Evans Moore, LLC have received national recognition for their work on behalf of injured or disadvantaged victims. Some of these awards include multiple consecutive designations as “Rising Stars” by South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, the 10 Best Attorneys in 2017 for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, and Top 10 Jury Verdicts of 2016 by South Carolina Lawyers’ Weekly. We are also listed under the American Society of Legal Advocates’ Top 40 Lawyers under 40.
When you hire our experienced personal injury lawyers, we guide you through each step of the legal process so that you receive a favorable outcome for your case.
Cases We Handle
When you suffer an injury or illness, and another party is liable, you are entitled to compensation such as medical bills, therapy, lost wages, pain, and suffering. If you were injured in an accident caused by another party, you have been through enough without having to worry about how you will pay for any resulting injury, illness, or property damage. However, if you decide to handle your case on your own, you may not receive the full compensation you deserve.
Our experienced attorneys will fight on your behalf and work diligently to pursue the settlement that you need. We help individuals with the following types of cases:
- 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’ Comp
- Wrongful Death
If you or a loved one were injured in any of these events, Evans Moore, LLC can help you recover just compensation for your suffering and expenses.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have never been in an accident that warranted a lawsuit before, you likely have many questions regarding personal injury law. Some of the questions we hear most often at our office include the following.
What is Negligence?
In the law, negligence is a very specific term that means more than just carelessness. The following factors need to be in place for an act to be considered legally negligent:
- A duty of care is owed to the plaintiff.
- The defendant breaches their duty of care.
- The defendant’s breach of the duty of care causes the plaintiff injuries.
- The injuries caused by the breach were reasonably preventable and foreseeable.
All of these factors will need to be proved in order to recover any compensation from the party who harmed you.
What is the Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit is three years from the date of the injury. You can file anytime in that three-year window in the state’s civil court system. If you don’t file before the three-year window closes, the court may refuse to hear your case at all.
How Long Will My Case Take?
It is difficult to know ahead of time how long a personal injury lawsuit will take. The length of time can vary per case, depending on the unique factors in each case. If your claim requires eyewitness testimony, extensive evidence collection, or delays in proceedings, your personal injury case could take days, months or years. However, the best way to get an accurate estimate of how long a case could take is to consult with an attorney.
How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Every personal injury claim is different. The value of your claim and the amount of compensation you receive will vary due to the impact that the injury has on you financially, physically, and emotionally. You may be able to collect punitive damages in addition to compensation if the damage is extensive and the at-fault party’s behavior was particularly egregious.
What If I Was Partially at Fault for the Accident?
For personal injury cases, the state of South Carolina follows a comparative negligence rule to determine the amount of damages. If it is found that you are partially liable for an accident, the amount of any compensation you receive will be reduced by the amount of fault. For instance, if were awarded $100,000 in damages, but were found to be 20% at fault for your accident, you receive $80,000. If you are found to be more than 50% at fault, you will not be eligible to obtain any compensation.
Will I Have to Go to Court?
Most personal injury cases are settled out of court. However, the process can take weeks or months of negotiation. An insurance company may still choose to settle at any point before the case goes to trial.
In some instances, the insurance company may choose to fight a claim at trial. If this happens, our attorneys will help you build a strong case and will aggressively litigate for you in the courtroom.
In an article published by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety in 2015, one traffic collision happens every 3.9 minutes. A person is killed in an accident every 8.9 hours. These statistics reveal how common traffic accidents are in the state of South Carolina. The people involved could be your family members, friends, and cherished members of your community.
The National Center on Elder Abuse published a research brief which stated that from 1999-2001 the U.S. House of Representatives Report found that “nearly 1 in 3 U.S. nursing homes were cited for violations of federal standards that had potential to cause harm or that had caused actual harm to residents.” 44% of nursing home residents claimed they’d been a victim of abuse and 95% reported they’d been neglected or witnessed another resident neglected. 50% of nursing home staff admitted that they had engaged in mistreatment of patients. These alarming statistics demonstrate the frequency of elder abuse in nursing homes and how it is often underreported.
These statistics only cover two practice areas that our law firm handles. When considering the number of people affected by misconduct, abuse, and negligence, it is apparent that the residents of Plantersville needs experienced personal injury lawyers to represent them and recover the compensation they deserve.
Contact Our Plantersville Personal Injury Lawyers Today
No matter how your accident happened, the Plantersville personal injury lawyers at Evans Moore, LLC can help you pursue compensation against the responsible party. We understand that every case is different, and one standardized defense does not fit all cases.
For every case we take on, our clients work through the legal process with both attorneys as a team. Our lawyers will capitalize on their respective experience to help you develop a more comprehensive legal strategy against the party that was negligent and caused your injury. If you or a loved one has suffered harm in an accident caused by another party, contact our Plantersville personal injury lawyers for a free consultation. You may call our office at (843) 995-5000, fill out our email form, or click the “chat now” banner to speak with a representative and find out about what legal options are available to you.