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An injury causes effects that are much more extensive than physical pain. Although the pain that stems from an injury is significant, an accident can cause additional damage such as financial expenses, emotional anguish, and an
inability to fully live life. If you have been injured because of another person’s negligence, there is a way to recover compensation for the losses you have suffered.

The Columbia personal injury attorneys of Woron and Dhillon, LLC are here to help if you have been injured and are interested in pursuing legal action. We understand the immense impact that an injury can have on a person’s life,
and are dedicated to helping you get your life back on track.

If you are interested in speaking with our legal team, send us a message or call
(803) 626-1345 for a free consultation.

Personal Injury Claims in South Carolina

Personal injury law is an arena in which people who have been injured because of another person’s negligence can recover compensation for their damages. The types of accidents that may be the focus of a personal injury case include car accidentsmotorcycle accidentstruck accidents, and premises liability/slip and fall accidents. Personal injury law also covers incidents that result in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

Although the definition of personal injury is generally the same in every state, each state has their own laws concerning the terms of personal injury cases. One area in which state laws tend to differ is in the statute of limitations for personal injury claims. In most South Carolina, personal injury claims must be filed within 3 years of the date of an accident. There is an exception to this rule if an injury victim is under the age of 18 or is not considered legally sane at the time of an accident. If this is the case, the plaintiff is granted a one-year period that they can file a claim once they are considered eligible to do so. Plaintiffs are also granted an exception to the South Carolina statute of limitations if a defendant is absent, in which case the three-year statute of limitations would begin once the defendant is present.

What Is “Negligence”?

“Negligence” is a legal term that describes actions in which a person breaches their duty of due care to others. By failing to acknowledge danger or acting in a way that is known to be potentially hazardous, a person can cause injury to someone else.

Examples of negligence may include texting while driving or failing to maintain a property. In these actions, the person or company who is responsible is most likely aware that their negligence could cause injury to someone else, yet they act carelessly anyway. As a result, they can be held responsible for any damages that their negligence causes.

The Personal Injury Claim Process

The way that a personal injury claim proceeds will depend on the details of your case. You may be able to file a claim with an insurance company. Or, your claim may be a legal process such as a lawsuit.

For example, in cases of car accidents, you will likely be able to file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company. However, you will still need to negotiate with them to receive the compensation you deserve. Our legal team can assist you with negotiations and ensure your rights are protected while you work with the insurance company.

In other cases, such as in cases of premises liability, there will likely not be an insurance company that you can file a claim with. Instead, you will need to file a claim directly against the person or group that is responsible for your injuries.

Contact Us to Discuss the Details of Your Case

The legal team of Woron and Dhillon, LLC can help you understand your rights as an injury victim and ensure those rights are protected if you file a claim. We will hold liable parties accountable and ensure you are fairly compensated for the damages you have suffered.

Fill out our contact form or call (803) 626-1345 to schedule a free consultation with our Columbia personal injury attorneys.

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