Getting Just Compensation
for Your Pain
At Morgan Litigation Group, we concentrate our practice on the representation of individuals and the families of individuals who have been injured or killed by the negligence or misconduct of others. Our legal team has the knowledge and dedication necessary to navigate the complex personal injury claims process on your behalf and obtain the compensation that you deserve for your personal injury case.Overview of South Carolina Personal Injury Law
Personal injury cases generally seek to hold individuals and/or businesses liable for their negligent actions or inactions. In South Carolina, negligence is defined as the failure to exercise due care (i.e. the degree of care which a person of ordinary prudence and reason would exercise under the same circumstances). Regardless of whether the injuries stemmed from a motor vehicle accident or a slip and fall at a retail establishment, in order to hold a wrongdoer liable for negligence, an injured party must prove the following elements:
If you or your loved one has been injured in an incident that you believe was caused by another’s negligence, the best way to determine whether you have a personal injury claim is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Morgan Litigation Group will review the facts and circumstances surrounding your incident and evaluate your legal options, all at no charge to you.Damages in Personal Injury Cases
Under South Carolina law, actual or compensatory damages are to compensate a victim for his or her injuries or losses. The purpose of these damages is to put the injured victim, as near as possible, in the same position that he or she was in before the incident occurred. While it’s true that money alone cannot always return an injured victim to his or her pre-injury status, it can compensate for both economic losses (e.g., medical bills, lost wages, impaired earning capacity, and other related expenses), and non-economic losses (e.g., pain and suffering, mental anguish, humiliation, scarring and disfigurement, loss of companionship or affection and other losses), both past and future.
In contrast, punitive damages are intended to punish a wrongdoer and to deter similar misconduct by the wrongdoer and others from happening again in the future. In order for an injured party to recover punitive damages, there must be evidence that the wrongdoer’s conduct was willful, wanton or in reckless disregard of the injured party’s rights. For example, punitive damages are often recovered in automobile accident cases where the at-fault party was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At Morgan Litigation Group, our South Carolina personal injury attorneys handle a wide variety of personal injury cases including injury cases that arise as a result of the following:
Our South Carolina personal injury attorneys represent our clients on a contingency basis. That means, we will not charge you a fee unless we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf. In the event that we are unable to successfully resolve your claim, you don’t owe us anything.Time Limit to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in South Carolina
In general, an injured party has three years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury claim in South Carolina. There are exceptions to this general rule that shorten this time limit and others that lengthen it. Therefore, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after you have been harmed by another person to ensure your rights will not be lost or jeopardized. If an injured party does not file a lawsuit within the applicable statute of limitations, he or she will be forever barred from seeking damages against the at-fault party or parties.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident due to no fault of your own, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Morgan Litigation Group to schedule a free consultation and case assessment.