Myrtle Beach Personal Injury Attorneys
Compassionate Representation for Injured Victims & Their Families
Lanier Law Group in Myrtle Beach is here to support and guide you after a serious accident left you with a catastrophic or life-changing injury. Since establishing our firm in 1997, we have continually refined our talents, grown our name, and built our reputation for outstanding legal counsel and representation. We know how to approach any case against any defendant with a clear objective kept in focus: Win big because our clients deserve it.
On This Page:
- What is Personal Injury Law?
- Types of Injury Cases We Handle
- What is the Personal Injury Claims Process?
- What Compensation Can You Recover?
- Benefits of Hiring a Local Myrtle Beach Attorney
- Frequently Asked Questions
If you've been injured in Myrtle Beach due to another party's negligence, please consider filling out an online contact form or calling (855) 757-4204 today.
What is Personal Injury Law?
South Carolina law defines personal injury as harm caused to one person due to another party’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional acts. Harm can be physical, mental, emotional, or financial. Using these definitions, you can use the civil court system in the state to demand compensation from the party that caused you to suffer a personal injury. Furthermore, South Carolina’s modified comparative negligence rule allows you to file against any defendant as long as your liability for the harm you have suffered does not exceed 50%.
At Lanier Law Group, P.A., our Myrtle Beach personal injury team believes that everyone should have access to reliable legal counsel after suffering a personal injury. You shouldn’t need to be a legal expert to file a strong claim under South Carolina personal injury law, and, with us leading the way on your case, you don’t have to be.
Types of Injury Cases We Handle
Types of personal injury cases that our Myrtle Beach team can handle include:
- Car accidents
- Uber & Lyft Accidents
- Truck accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home negligence
- Premises liability
- Birth injuries
- Product liability
- Sexual abuse
- Workplace accidents
- And much more
What is the Personal Injury Claims Process in Myrtle Beach?
You can depend on our attorneys to walk you through the entire personal injury claims process. Every case is unique, so the process for your claim or lawsuit will be unique. With us leading the way and acting on your behalf, you don’t need to worry about the next steps and complications. Leave it up to us while you rest.
Typically, the personal injury claims process in Myrtle Beach will include:
- Talking to an attorney after getting medical help. The sooner that you can contact a personal injury lawyer, the better.
- Investigating the accident to determine how it happened and what evidence exists to prove your point.
- Calculating the damages owed to you based on the losses you have suffered, which can be economic and non-economic.
- Sending a demand letter to the liable party to offer the chance to pay for your losses without needing to start a claim.
- Filing a claim in civil court to make the process official if the demand letter is not accepted by the liable party or their insurer.
- Preparing for courtroom litigation. We prepare cases for litigation early, so there are no surprises.
- Negotiating for a settlement, which can happen at any point after the demand letter is sent and before the trial ends.
- Going to court for litigation. You can let our Myrtle Beach personal injury attorneys represent you in court.
What Compensation Can You Recover?
No matter how much compensation is owed to you, our team will be there to pursue it in your name. We have secured victories in claims worth several thousand dollars and trial cases worth several million. Whether your case can be settled through negotiations or must go to trial to demand an award, we will keep your best interests in focus and strive to get the most compensation possible.
Compensation in personal injury claims can help pay for:
- Past and future medical treatment costs
- Lessened enjoyment of life
- Pain, suffering, and hardships
- Past lost wages and future unearned income
- Permanent disability complications
- Shortened life expectancy for catastrophic injuries
Benefits of Hiring a Local Myrtle Beach Attorney
When you need to pursue compensation after suffering a serious injury in an accident, you will want legal counsel that cares about you. A corporate law firm in Charleston or Columbia won’t be able to invest in your recovery, even if they wanted to. The better choice is to go local with a firm and attorney from Myrtle Beach.
Our local personal injury lawyers are genuinely committed to providing the best possible legal services because we care about our community and the people who make it unique. Also, our familiarity with Myrtle Beach courts, jury habits, and even insurance adjusters can give us a head-start when building your case.
Call our Myrtle Beach personal injury attorneys at (855) 757-4204 at your next opportunity to discuss your case with legal professionals. During a no-cost case evaluation, we can determine if your case is legally sound and if we are a good fit for it. If we are, then we will discuss what to do next to put you on the path to fair compensation.
Myrtle Beach Personal Injury FAQ
How much does it cost to hire a personal injury attorney?
The cost of hiring a personal injury attorney can vary depending on several factors, such as the complexity of your case and the attorney's experience. Our Myrtle Beach attorneys work on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases, which means that we only get paid if we win your case. This system makes hiring a personal injury lawyer highly affordable because it keeps the financial risk to the plaintiff minimal.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Myrtle Beach?
In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is generally three years from the date of the accident or injury. However, some exceptions to this rule may shorten or extend the deadline depending on the circumstances. To know how much time you have to pursue compensation, you should consult with a professional lawyer soon.
How long does it typically take to resolve a personal injury case?
The length of time it takes to resolve a personal injury case can vary depending on several factors, such as the complexity of the case and whether a settlement is reached. Some cases can be resolved in a matter of months, while others may take several years to reach a resolution. We can’t promise how long it will take to conclude your case, but we can say that our team of attorneys knows how to avoid unnecessary delays.
Will I have to go to court if I file a personal injury claim?
Not necessarily. Many personal injury claims are settled outside of court through negotiation and mediation between the parties involved. However, if a settlement cannot be reached, it may be necessary to go to court to resolve the case. Your personal injury attorney can help you understand your options and guide you through the legal process, whether your case is resolved through settlement or litigation.
What evidence will be necessary to prove my case?
Generally, evidence that can help prove a personal injury claim includes medical records and bills, witness statements, photographs or videos of the accident scene and injuries, police reports, and any other documentation related to the incident. We would be happy to help you gather and present this evidence effectively to build a strong case.
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We Never Back Down
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Regardless of when you contact our firm, we're here to make sure that you get the answers you need. We also offer weekend appointments and consultations.
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