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Car accidents occur daily. Highway construction, confusing signs and unexpected objects in a vehicle’s path frequently lead to collisions.
However, the majority of traffic accidents happen simply because a driver is distracted. Dealing with unruly children, talking on a cell phone, changing the radio station and eating while driving all divert attention away from traffic and potential hazards.
If you are in a minor car accident, chances are you will have no difficulty handling an insurance claim and vehicle repairs on your own. But you need legal help if your accident involves fractures (broken bones), serious, catastrophic injuries or death. After a serious accident, you and your family could suddenly face not only life-altering injuries but also medical expenses, loss of income and rehabilitation. A skilled Personal Injury attorney from Savage Law Firm can protect your rights; deal with insurance companies and work to recover damages on your behalf.
At the Savage Law Firm, our attorneys’ experience will help you achieve the best possible result.
We aggressively pursue recovery of damages to fairly compensate our clients for their injuries, including bone fractures, brain injury, burns, whiplash, spinal cord injury and paralysis. If you are injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligent conduct, obtaining legal counsel at the earliest possible date allows for early investigation and thorough preparation of your case and improves your chances for fair compensation.
Our attorneys have won millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for injured clients in South Carolina, and we can help you, too.
Contact us today or call (843) 720-7470 to arrange a free consultation. If you are unable to travel, we will come to you. Evening and Saturday appointments are available for your convenience.
We help drunk driving victims.
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident or if a family member died a wrongful death because someone else made the decision to drink and drive, please contact the Savage Law Firm today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.
Our attorneys are experienced in representing victims of drunk driving accidents and helping them recover financial compensation for the damages they have suffered. If the driver who caused the accident was legally drunk, we will pursue punitive damages in addition to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage.
Whether or not the drunk driver who injured you is punished through the criminal court, you have a right to financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim in civil court.
Drunk driving is the very definition of negligence. Those who drink and drive knowingly put others at risk. At the Savage Law Firm, we have seen the tragic results of the reckless decision to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drunk driving accidents can leave victims permanently disabled, paralyzed, brain damaged, or dead.
Our attorneys aggressively pursue compensation on behalf of drunk driving accident victims. We will investigate to determine whether the drunk driver had any previous DUI charges. We will gather the facts, determine all sources of potential liability, and advocate on your behalf.
Fully loaded tractor-trailers weigh more than six times as much as the average passenger vehicle, so it’s no surprise that trucking accidents are among the most devastating. Every year in the United States, there are over 400,000 collisions involving heavy trucks, and more than 100,000 people are injured, a third of them suffer catastrophic, life-changing injuries, and over 5,000 die in these crashes. Every year over 100,000 are injured, one-third of those life-altering injuries. Statistics give you the numbers, but they can’t tell you the stories of the people involved: their daily struggles to survive and overcome their injuries, the pain they experience, the stress on them and their families, and the strain on their finances.
Even the best safety-equipped passenger cars, trucks, and SUV’s are at a serious disadvantage when up against the size, weight, configuration and sheer momentum of commercial trucks. Passenger vehicle drivers and passengers are more likely to suffer serious or catastrophic injuries in a collision with a commercial vehicle than with another passenger vehicle.
Drivers of passenger cars are often not as aware as they should be when navigating a road shared with big trucks. Truckers often complain that cars change lanes around them with inadequate room, slow too quickly, or follow too closely. Because of this, proving liability in a commercial truck accident is often easier said than done. Investigating the circumstances under which the accident occurred and proving who was at fault is the most critical aspect of your personal injury case. There are Statutes of Limitations that apply to personal injury cases. If you wait too long to take action, you will lose any right you may have to recover from liable parties. This is why you need an experienced attorney from the Savage Law Firm. Our strategy from day one is to focus on your case, so you can focus on your recovery.
Slip & Fall
Hundreds of thousands of slip-and-fall injuries occur every year, thousands of which are fatal.
When hazardous property conditions result in accidents, the property owner may be held liable based on a legal responsibility to maintain safe premises. Legal remedies are available to seek compensation for damages.
The body of law that covers slip-and-falls is called premises liability. The term “slip and fall” refers to an injury that results from slipping on and falling private or public property because of owner negligence. We help clients in the South Carolina area who have been seriously injured through a slip-and-fall recover the compensation they deserve. If you are injured on public or private property, seek legal counsel from an experienced slip-and-fall accident lawyer at Savage Law Firm who will file a premises liability claim on your behalf.
Recoverable Compensation for a Slip-and-Fall Compensation for a slip-and-fall accident is awarded to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Dangerous Conditions, Indoors & Outdoors In pursuing a slip-and-fall claim, your lawyer must prove that reasonably unsafe conditions existed about which the property owner knew or should have known. Your lawyer must show that the owner had adequate time to either repair or post warnings about the condition and failed to do so. Many premises conditions are considered reasonably unsafe:
- Uneven steps
- Insufficient lighting
- Broken handrails
- Wet floors
- Floor debris
- Accumulated ice or snow
- Mossy steps
- Cracks in concrete
- Lack of warning signs
- Potholes in parking lots
A serious slip-and-fall injury can occur anywhere – in a person’s home or backyard or in a public place, such as a hotel, store, parking lot, swimming pool, airport, sports stadium or school.
Common Slip-and-Fall Injuries
Some of the more serious injuries resulting from slip-and-fall accidents that require immediate medical treatment are broken bones and injuries to the back, brain, head, neck and spine.
Premises liability addresses a wider scope of circumstances than slip-and-fall injuries and includes exposure to toxic chemicals, injury from assault in a parking lot, burns from fires explosions, and electrocution from exposed electrical wires. Falling objects in a retail store that injure you also are a type of premises liability accident, as are accidents that occur on a construction site, at the Savage Law firm we have decades of experience in representing clients in this type of liability case.
Contingency Fees Based onSuccessful Outcome
Our lawyers have experience representing clients who have been seriously injured from slip-and-fall accidents and premises liability cases. We will handle your case on a contingency basis, which means we bear the cost of representation, and you owe us nothing until we recover on your behalf.
Neglect & Abuse
When you entrust a nursing home with the care of a family member, you expect to receive the highest standard of care for your loved one.
But according to the National Center on Elder Abuse, neglect or abuse of residents takes place at over 30% of nursing homes in America. If the physical or emotional health of your family member is compromised by the misconduct of a trusted healthcare professional, consult one of our understanding attorneys at Savage Law Firm to seek justice on behalf of your loved one.
When a drunk driver causes an accident it is of the utmost importance that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Through use of investigators, interviews with law enforcement and witnesses, Savage Law Firm can determine if the drunk driver obtained and consumed the alcohol at a bar or restaurant.
If this is the case, it is a likelihood the bar or restaurant can also be held to blame for the accident and a civil claim filed against, not only the drunk driver, but also against the bar or restaurant who over served them the alcohol (known as a “Dram Shop” claim). Prompt investigation is the key to making a claim of this type.
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