Howell & Christmas represents clients throughout the Edisto area after they suffer injuries caused by negligence or wrongdoing. Our Edisto personal injury attorneys also represent clients in wrongful death claims and can assist in pursuing a claim for compensation after a family member is killed.
The laws protect victims who are harmed because of a person, company or government agency’s careless or wrongful actions. It is up to victims to understand their rights and to pursue a claim for compensation. Howell & Christmas is here to help. Our personal injury lawyers have more than 30 years of combined experience, call to schedule your free consultation today and learn more.
Common Causes of Negligence-Based Injuries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published statistics on the 10 leading causes of nonfatal injuries treated in hospitals, which include, among other things, unintentional falls and motor vehicle collisions. Fall injuries and car accidents are also the two leading causes of fatalities resulting from injuries.
Each of these top causes of injury and death often occur in preventable accidents. If property owners kept their buildings and land properly maintained, and if drivers were more careful behind the wheel, fewer people would suffer (sometimes fatal) injuries.
Because many injuries and deaths are caused by drivers or property owners, slip-and-fall and car accident cases are among the most common types of personal injury claims. However, you may take legal action after any type of injury caused by negligence or wrongdoing with the help of an Edisto personal injury lawyer. This includes, but is not limited to, injuries caused by:
- Defective products
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Dangerous dogs
- Negligent security
- Medical malpractice
An experienced attorney can review the facts regarding how the injury or death happened and help you determine if you have a claim for damages.
How to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Edisto
If you have a personal injury or wrongful death claim, you may be entitled to compensation including:
- Payment of funeral costs, lost companionship damages, medical expenses from prior to death and loss of the deceased’s wages in the case of wrongful death
- Payment of medical bills, lost income, lost quality of life, pain and suffering and emotional distress for non-fatal injuries
You can recover compensation in one of two ways: by pursuing a claim in court or by negotiating with an insurance company representing whomever hurt you.
At Howell & Christmas, our Edisto injury attorneys have represented clients throughout Edisto both in trial and during settlement negotiations. We can help you determine what your case is worth and assist in gathering evidence to help you pursue your claim. We can also deal with the insurance company on your behalf so you do not have to, and take care of court filings and paperwork so you get your claim in on time.
To learn more about how we can represent you and to have your claim evaluated by a member of our legal team, contact us today.