Charleston Injury Lawyers

Gary Christmas is an accident attorney and work safety advocate with over 23 years of legal experience representing personal injury victims and their families in South Carolina

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About Gary Christmas

Gary Christmas is a senior partner and founding member of The Christmas Injury Lawyers and has been featured in publications such as USA Today, CBSNews Moneywatch, Morningstar, and Market Watch.

His legal practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured people and their families, including representing injured employees under the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, the Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the Defense Base Act, and the Federal Employees Liability Act.

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If you have been involved in an auto accident, seek the assistance of one of our Charleston personal injury lawyers to assist with your claim.

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A workplace injury can be severe and life-changing. Adequate benefits should be available through workers’ compensation, but that is not always the case.

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Were you injured by or on a boat, barge, vessel or any other type of watercraft due to the negligence of someone else? A Charleston maritime injury lawyer can help.

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Malpractice by definition in Charleston is any time a health care provider uses a standard of care other than what professionals in the industry would use when treating a patient. Malpractice is a violation that standard.

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Injured in a Tractor Trailer accident in South Carolina? Consult an experienced Charleston truck accident attorney to learn more about the special issues and laws that govern truck related claims.

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Motorcycles have become increasingly popular in South Carolina. But if other drivers fail to drive safely, deadly accidents may occur.

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Working for the government as a private citizen on a military base or elsewhere in a foreign land can be a risky endeavor. Work is often labor intensive and sometimes dangerous, especially if your job tasks are performed in Iraq, Afghanistan or Kuwait.

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Construction is a dangerous profession, and construction sites are dangerous places. When something goes wrong, it is important for victims to understand their options.

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An untimely death is always a tragedy, especially if the death could have been avoided. An injury attorney may be able to help those left behind.

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Our Case Results

As experienced Charleston personal injury lawyers, we have represented hundreds of clients and continues to vigorously fight to help injured people receive compensation. Here are some of our results:

  • $1,250,000.00
    Award and lifetime medical care and treatment for his work related injuries, which includes 24…
  • $1,177,878.00
    Settlement ($177,878.00 of which funded an MSA account to cover Claimant’s future medical care) for…
  • $1,100,000.00
    Award (to be paid out over Claimant’s lifetime) which includes: $150,000.00 off the back end…
  • $1,002,500.00
    Settlement for a Program Manager/Fire Chief who was injured overseas when he was walking down…
  • $1,000,000.00
    At mediation for compensation for his future medical care and treatment for a mechanic who…
  • $1,000,000.00
    For a painter who suffered multiple injuries to his body including, but not limited to,…
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HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED?WE CAN HELP.

Suffering a personal injury is something that most of us may experience at some point in our lives. The simple fact is that a moment of inattentiveness could result in injuries that have a momentous effect on our health and finances. Oftentimes, these injuries are unavoidable.

However, if another party is responsible for the incident that results in your losses, you have the ability to demand compensation. This could include compensation for any medical bills, economic damages, and even emotional trauma.

A Charleston personal injury lawyer may be able to help you to collect these payments. They could handle every stage of your claim from the initial gathering of evidence, to filing claims against at-fault defendants, to pressing your rights in settlement talks and court.

COMMON SOURCES OF PERSONAL INJURIES

Most personal injuries are the result of accidents. In these cases, a defendant does not intend to cause any harm, but through their carelessness or recklessness, a harm does occur. These accidents could happen in any situation where a defendant has a duty to provide protection to others. Typical examples include: car, truck, motorcycle, or pedestrian accidents, slips and falls or other examples of defective land claims, medical malpractice claims where a doctor’s care falls below the acceptable standard and nursing home negligence cases

Other personal injuries are the result of intentional actions. Incidents such as assaults, sexual attacks, kidnappings, and homicides could also give rise to personal injury claims. In all these examples, any civil claim for damages is separate from a criminal case brought by the State. A Charleston personal injury lawyer could help to identify the legal cause of action to bring a claim for damages against a defendant.

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WHAT A PLAINTIFF NEEDS TO PROVE

In general, a plaintiff always bears the burden of proof to demonstrate that a defendant is liable for an action that results in an injury. In most of these cases that center around accidents, this means proving that a defendant was negligent.

A defendant is negligent when they have a duty to provide protection but fail to uphold this duty. For instance, property owners have a duty to keep their land safe for invited guests.

However, most accident cases are a balancing act between the actions of the defendant and the plaintiff. Charleston courts use a legal concept called modified comparative negligence to assign fault in accident cases. Under SC Code §15-38-10, courts would reduce a plaintiff’s recovery if they share responsibility for the accident. Making matters worse, if a plaintiff is more than 50 percent to blame, that plaintiff cannot recover any compensation. A Charleston personal injury lawyer could help to both demonstrate defendant fault and protect plaintiffs against allegations of contributory negligence.

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A Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer May be Able to Help You

The actions of another party that causes your injuries may be cause for demanding compensation. This could include all payments needed to make you whole again. Normally, this can involve compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, and mental anguish.

Of course, you could only demand this compensation if you prove that another party is responsible for your injuries. Usually, this involves proving that another party was at fault for an accident. However, many valid claims also center around intentional acts of crime that cause personal injuries.

No matter how your injuries occurred, a Charleston personal injury lawyer could help you. They could work to investigate the incident, identify all possible defendants, evaluate the evidence in your case, and make claims for every dollar of compensation to which you are entitled. State law says that most plaintiffs in personal injury cases have only three years to demand payment. Contact a Charleston personal injury lawyer today to maximize your chances for success.

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Gary Christmas is an accident attorney and work safety advocate with over 23 years of legal experience representing personal injury victims and their families in South Carolina.

2019 Visionary Scholarship

Christmas Injury Lawyers is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2019 Visionary Scholarship. The deadline to submit an application is November 30, 2019. Please click here to learn how to apply.

Hammer It Out Hustle 5K and Fun Run 2019

Thank you everyone who participated in the Hammer It Out Hustle 5K and Fun Run! All proceeds from this event went directly to the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Health to help aid in the fight against cancer. Click here to learn more.

Contact SC Injury Lawyers For a Consultation

At Christmas Injury Lawyers, our South Carolina injury lawyers provide representation after collisions, work accidents, construction accidents, accidents on property, and many other types of personal injuries. We believe firmly in the rights of injured victims and we have dedicated our careers to fighting for those whose lives have been derailed by accidents.






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Attorneys principally practice in Mt. Pleasant office, but we will meet you at the time and office most convenient to you. We will also come to your hospital room or home upon request.

The information given above are examples of actual cases with actual clients our law firm has handled in the past. The reviews listed on our website are endorsements and/or testimonials from actual clients. Any results our law firm may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.