Personal Injury Attorney in South Carolina

South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney

Under South Carolina personal injury law, people who are injured in accidents caused by the negligence or recklessness of others have a right to compensation for their losses from those at fault. However, this money usually comes from insurance companies, which will do whatever it takes to avoid paying a full and proper claim.

For more than 20 years, the dedicated South Carolina personal injury lawyers of Schiller & Hamilton have helped victims of car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, and other serious accidents recover full and fair compensation for their injuries and losses. We are proud that so many of our clients have recommended us to friends and family, and we work hard every day to exceed their expectations.

If you or a family member has been seriously hurt in an accident someone else caused, you should act quickly to protect your legal rights.

Schiller & Hamilton Law Office has the following locations:

Rock Hill 

Beaufort

Lancaster

Bluffton 

You can count on our SC Personal Injury Lawyer to provide:

  • 24/7 availability. Our team takes phone calls, replies to email, and chats online whenever clients need us ─ including at night, and on weekends and holidays.  
  • Direct consultation with an experienced attorney. When you request an initial consultation on your case, you will be connected to an attorney for a one-on-one meeting. We don’t ask paralegals or assistants to evaluate your case.
  • Smart and strategic representation geared toward your goals. We are here to serve you with all the legal knowledge, skills, and abilities our personal injury lawyers have at their disposal. Your satisfaction is the only measure of our law firm’s success.
  • Outstanding customer service. Our entire legal team wants you to feel like family. We want to do everything we can to make your life easier during this difficult time. That includes managing paperwork and communication required by insurers and creditors, and arranging other accident-related assistance for you as needed. We’ll work toward your financial recovery while you focus on a medical recovery from your accident.
  • A sympathetic ear. Our firm is committed to taking cases in which we believe our attorneys can make a difference for the client. We won’t make any decision about your case without discussing it with you. If we think you have a fair settlement offer or can get one without an attorney, we’ll tell you. If we don’t think we can mount a successful claim for you, we’ll explain why. But no matter what, we will take the time to talk to you and answer your questions and concerns.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Client Review Stars

“The service is always good, and I know Bennett Schiller personally. He has someone named Donna working for him who was a sweetheart and goes out of her way to help everyone that she can. Donna is a great person. They handled my case well and communicated well with me all the time, this was the 2nd case that I have let them handle for me.”

Don’t trust an insurance company to protect your interests after you’ve been injured in an accident. A claims adjuster is obligated to settle your claim for as little as possible and protect the company’s bottom line.

Contact the S.C. personal injury lawyers of Schiller & Hamilton today. We provide free initial consultations in personal injury cases, and we won’t charge for legal services unless we secure compensation for you.

How Can our Personal Injury Lawyer Help After an Accident?

After being injured in an accident, your first priority should be to get the medical attention you need. You may also need to deal with the disposition of a wrecked car or other vehicle and make transportation arrangements. And, of course, your family has needs, despite how concerned they are for you.

At Schiller & Hamilton, we understand what you are going through, and what is ahead of you. We want to take care of the legal requirements of your accident so you can look after yourself and your family.

Here are some of the ways that our personal injury lawyers frequently help clients in your shoes:

  • Speaking for you to protect your rights as law enforcement or insurance investigators seek information about your accident
  • Gathering evidence required to prove your claim, including police reports, witness statements, security or traffic camera footage (as available), any damage reports and repair estimates, your medical records, work records, etc.
  • Ensuring that the full impact of your injuries is documented through video, photographs, emergency treatment notes, statements from family and friends, etc.
  • Hiring experts to analyze the effect your injury will have on you over the course of your lifetime and how it will continue to cost you into the future
  • Helping you find appropriate medical treatment, such as specialized care, and identifying ways to pay for it
  • Discussing how you can cover living expenses while you are out of work and recovering, or if you face other interruptions in your income
  • Referring you to services in the community, such as professionals to help you learn to cope with dramatic changes, loss, and/or grief

Our dedicated personal injury attorneys will have your back. As you recover from your injuries, we will make sure your claim takes into account the challenges you face now and in the future, and our team will fight for full and fair compensation for you.

Personal Injury Lawyer: Types of Cases We Handle in South Carolina

For more than two decades, our respected law firm has investigated accidents on behalf of South Carolina individuals and families to determine fault and identify what financial compensation our clients are due. We protect our clients’ rights when insurance companies try to deny claims or refuse to pay what’s truly owed.

Some of the common types of personal injury claims our team handles include:

Don’t try to fight insurance companies on your own after an accident. Insurers want to pay you as little as possible. They already know from past claims what to offer you, regardless of what costs and losses you have actually suffered.

If you have been injured in an accident in South Carolina, contact Schiller & Hamilton as soon as possible. We will provide a full legal consultation at no cost to you, and we can promptly begin our investigation of your accident and injuries. You won’t be charged a penny unless we recover money for you.

Compensation in a South Carolina Personal Injury Claim

After being seriously injured in an accident, you will likely face financial pressures from medical bills and other unexpected expenses. These losses will add up quickly, especially if you are unable to work.

At Shiller & Hamilton, our knowledgeable South Carolina personal injury lawyers can thoroughly evaluate your losses, calculate everything you are due, and make a solid case for payment to you. We will identify all insurance carriers with an obligation to you, file appropriate claims, and aggressively pursue full and fair compensation. This may include payment for:

  • Current and future medical expenses. Even if you have insurance that covers many of your medical bills, a personal injury claim will demand the full amount billed by the health care provider. This is often more than what a health insurance company pays because they have negotiated discounts with medical providers. In addition, we will analyze your Personal Injury Protection (PIP)/MedPay policy to determine other compensation options.
  • Lost income. A personal injury claim will demand restitution for wages or salary you lost while out of work to recover from your injuries. If you are unable to return to work or are forced to take a lesser paying job because of injuries suffered in an accident, we will also demand payment to recover this loss for what should have been your remaining working years.
  • Property damage. We will pursue the costs of repairing or replacing any personal property damaged in your accident, such as a car, motorcycle, or bicycle damaged in a crash.
  • Funeral and burial expenses. Family members of an individual who died from injuries suffered in an accident could recover theses costs in addition to other damages.
  • Pain and suffering. These noneconomic damages are money you are due for physical impairment, inconvenience, disfigurement, mental anguish, emotional distress, loss of society and companionship, and loss of consortium. Our team will work with you to document how your injuries have adversely affected you and your lifestyle, and we will demand that your losses are accounted for in any settlement or award.
  • Punitive damages. Under certain circumstances, a claim can seek damages that are awarded to punish a party whose intentional or extreme misbehavior caused an accident and injuries. For example, this might be available in a drunk driving accident caused by a repeat offender, or if a property owner had repeatedly ignored complaints of a hazard that led to an accident.

You should not sign anything or accept any payments from an insurance company after an accident without talking to our experienced personal injury attorneys about what you truly deserve to be paid. You could close your case forever at a significant loss.

Contact Schiller & Hamilton today for a free consultation. Our attorneys have a long track record of success in both personal injury settlement negotiations and jury trials and are always prepared to fight for the maximum compensation our clients are entitled to receive.

Contact our Personal Injury Attorney in SC Now

We know that you have a lot on your mind after being seriously injured in an accident. But don’t put off talking to an experienced personal injury attorney about your legal rights. South Carolina has strict statutes of limitations for filing personal injury claims.

Talk to our South Carolina personal injury lawyers today in a free consultation. We serve personal injury victims in Rock Hill, Lancaster, Beaufort, Bluffton, or wherever is most convenient for you

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