An unexpected injury can completely derail your future and put the financial security of your loved ones at stake. If your injury was caused by the negligence of someone else, you could be eligible to receive compensation.
At Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin, our personal injury attorneys in Murrells Inlet passionately advocate for the rights of those wrongfully injured. We believe the only one who should have to pay the price for negligence is the party truly responsible. With decades of collective experience representing clients, our firm can handle your injury case, no matter how big or small.
On This Page:
- Our Practice Areas
- Compensation You Can Receive
- How Do You Know You Have a Valid Personal Injury Claim?
- Is It Worth Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?
- Will My Case Go to Trial?
- How To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
- How Long Will It Take?
- Get Legal Representation
Our Areas of Practice in Personal Injury Law
From start to finish, our law firm will be there for you every step of the way. We take the time to fully understand your circumstances and provide you with the resources you need. Over the years, our personal injury lawyers in Murrells Inlet have handled many complex cases and are unafraid to take on your opponent
We represented injured clients in cases involving:
Personal Injury Compensation
If you are seeking compensation for the injuries that were caused by another person’s negligent actions, our Murrell Inlet attorneys can guide you through your case. You deserve to be taken care of and seek the compensation you need to recover. It’s important to know the types of personal injury damages there are in order to have a better idea of what your case is worth.
Below are the types of personal injury damages that you may be able to recover:
- Property damage
- Medical/hospital expenses
- Loss of wages/income
- Legal Fees
- Business Losses
- Emotional Distress
- Pain and Suffering
In some cases, punitive damages may be available. Punitive damages were created to punish the person at fault for their outrageous conduct and deter bad behavior, on top of any compensatory damages. Our experienced team is here to help you recover from any personal injury that you may have suffered and seek the right form of legal action.
How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Claim?
You may be wondering if you actually have grounds for a personal injury claim. Here are 5 questions you can ask yourself to determine if you may have a case:
1. Was someone else's negligence the cause of your accident?
2. Did the accident result in you suffering injuries?
3. Did your injuries require medical treatment?
4. Did you need to take time off of work because of your injuries?
5. Do you have evidence to support that your accident was caused by negligence?
If you answered yes to the above questions, you most likely have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Contact our office immediately to discuss your accident in greater detail and learn what your next step should be.
Is It Worth Getting a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Sometimes it may seem like more work than it's worth to hire a lawyer to represent you. After all, you're capable of talking to the insurance company yourself, aren't you? While you may be capable of it, that doesn't necessarily mean it's the best option for you. Hiring a lawyer gives you several advantages:
- Expert guidance through the legal process
- An understanding of what a fair settlement would be for your particular injuries and future related expenses
- The ability to take the case to trial if the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement
- Demonstrating to the insurance company that you mean business
Don't put your compensation at risk by trying to handle your claim on your own. The personal injury attorneys at Joye, Nappier, Risher & Hardin are ready to fight for you!
Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?
Statistics show that only 4-5% of personal injury cases actually go to trial in the United States. For the most part, personal injury victims are able to settle outside of the courtroom.
During the pre-trial phase of your case, our lawyers will investigate your accident and gather evidence to support your claim for compensation. We will then meet and begin negotiating with the responsible party's legal team. If we are unable to reach a satisfactory settlement with the other party, we will take your case to trial and fight for what you deserve.
Whether your case is able to be settled pre-trial, or if we need to take your claim to court, our injury lawyers are prepared to fight on your behalf to get you the justice and the compensation you deserve!
How Do I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
If a settlement is not an option, it may become necessary to file a lawsuit. Our attorneys can take care of the details, a process that involves:
- Filing a Summons and Complaint with the Clerk of Court in the appropriate county
- Serving the defendant with the Summons and Complaint
- Waiting up to 30 days for the defendant to answer to the complaint
If the answer is not filed within 30 days, the defendant or defendants are held in default (meaning that you, the plaintiff, will most likely receive a judgment in your favor).
How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take to Resolve?
Hire Powerful Injury Defense Lawyers in Murrells Inlet, SC
Our attorneys thoroughly investigate each injury case. We visit the accident site, talk to witnesses, discuss the situation with experts, and go the extra mile to craft a powerful defense. While we can’t guarantee a specific outcome, we can guarantee a high level of service from start to finish.
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