South Carolina Personal Injury Statistics
Personal injury cases are common across the United States, due to the high number of accidents that occur throughout the year. In 2015 alone, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that approximately 2.44 million Americans were injured due to car accidents and over 35,000 of these injuries were fatal. Using these 2015 NHTSA statistics, a report ranked each U.S. states by the number of car accidents that occurred over the year. South Carolina was found to have the third highest number of car accidents and the highest number of road fatalities in the nation, achieving the poor title of being the worst for the number of fatalities per one million miles travelled. These numbers are shocking and represent just one of the many different types of accidents that result in injuries across South Carolina. In many of these cases however, the individuals harmed are entitled to significant compensation to help manage the effects of their accident.
Our Record of Success
If you have chosen to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, it is essential to hire a lawyer that will be able to effectively manage your case and help you get the results you need. Not all law firms are as equally experienced or prepared to help you throughout the legal process, and you must choose a lawyer that you feel will best protect your needs. The attorneys at Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group pride ourselves on our dedication to our clients, and our extensive record of success. Our firm has been practicing law for over 40 years, which gives us extensive knowledge and practice in the field. We have worked with many different types of cases and have received positive results for our clients across South Carolina. Some of our recent cases include:
- Representing a client who was thrown from their bike after a car swerved in front of them. They received a settlement to help them manage medical costs as well as full-time assistance after the accident
- Representing a construction worker who was severely injured from a falling wrench. The client received a settlement which helped them with the financial impact of the head injured they sustained
- Representing the wife of a man who was electrocuted and died while working at his job. The settlement our client received allowed her to remain financially stable even after the loss of her husband
In each these cases, our clients received a settlement that helped them manage the costs and losses caused by their accident. You cannot afford to work with any lawyer who cannot help you get the compensation you need.
Frequently Asked Questions
After any kind of accident, you likely have a number of questions on your mind. Most people, who have not faced a serious injury before are unsure what steps they need to take or what they can do. We have provided the answers to some common questions we receive below. If you call (843) 720-0810, our attorneys are prepared to answer any more questions you may have.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive?
After you have been in a serious accident, you will likely face a number of different losses, whether physical, emotional, or financial. You may seek compensation to help you manage any of these types of losses, so that you and your loved ones may maintain your normal lifestyle. Additionally, you may seek compensation for short-term expenses—such as those immediately apparent after the accident—and long-term expenses that have been caused by the circumstances of the accident. Some of the most common forms of compensation individuals seek includes:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Rehabilitation or therapy costs
- Long-term care
- Loss of income or working capacity
Although this compensation can never fully heal the trauma of an accident, it can help protect your family from significant debt or damage to your credit. The full extent of the compensation you may be entitled to depends on the severity of the accident itself. A skilled lawyer can help you determine what you may be able to receive.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney?
If you wish to pursue legal action after an accident, you must act quickly in order to avoid restrictions based on the statute of limitations. However, during that time, you must also have the time to rest and heal so that you may recover fully. You do not need the stress of managing a legal case hanging over your head during your recovery, and this is where an attorney can help. They understand the steps you must take to build a successful case and will work with you to make sure that it is taken care of quickly and efficiently. Additionally, they can help gather information pertinent to your case and advocate on your behalf with doctors and insurance providers to help you get the compensation you need. The money you receive from your lawsuit may mean the difference between financial stability or ruin for you and your loved ones. You cannot risk making mistakes that could jeopardize your case. Even if you believe you can manage your case on your own, the advice of an experienced lawyer will only increase your chances of success.
Why Should I Choose Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group?
The attorneys at Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group are committed to helping you recover after your accident. We treat each case and client with individual care in order to best understand your specific needs after your accident and ensure that you make informed decisions moving forward. We pride ourselves on strict principles and beliefs of a commitment to excellence, effective communication, innovative solutions, and client-driven practice. We are devoted to advocating for your needs and working with you until you achieve an appropriate resolution. Our attorneys are prepared to work very closely with you at any stage of the legal process after your accident, ensuring that you receive the guidance and counsel you need every step of the way.
Contact our attorneys today at (843) 720-0810
If you or a loved one has been injured due to another person’s reckless actions, you have the right to take action. You should not have to pay for the damages caused by another person’s mistakes. Whether you wish to learn more about your rights after an accident or you are ready to pursue a lawsuit, Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group is prepared to help. To set up a consultation with one of our attorneys, contact us at (843) 720-0810 today.