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Personal Injury Cases in South Carolina: Your Local Surfside Beach Law Firm Here to Help

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Personal Injury Cases in South Carolina: Your Local Surfside Beach Law Firm Here to Help

Injuries can disrupt lives in an instant, leaving individuals and families grappling with physical, emotional, and financial challenges. At The Floyd Law Firm PC, we understand the complexities and uncertainties that come with personal injury cases. With a legacy of over 50 years serving Surfside Beach and beyond, our firm is dedicated to advocating for those who have been injured due to the negligence of others.

Understanding Personal Injury Cases in South Carolina

Recent data from a 2023 study commissioned by Florida personal injury lawyers showed that the state ranked fourth nationally in personal injury court cases per capita and third in the proportion of such cases overall. Per data collected in 2014 by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), SC ranked 17th in the nation for injuries resulting in 3,632 deaths, 39,269 hospitalizations, and 514,505 emergency room visits.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases can arise from various incidents, including motor vehicle accidents, drunk driving wrecks, wrongful death claims, defective products, slip-and-fall accidents, pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and more. In South Carolina, there are no limits on damages for pain and suffering in personal injury cases, except for medical malpractice claims, which are capped at $350,000 per claimant.

Legal Timelines for Filing

Understanding the legal timelines is crucial in personal injury cases. In South Carolina, most personal injury lawsuits must be filed within three years from the date of the injury. However, certain types of cases, such as medical malpractice and defamation, may have their own separate deadlines. Exceptions to these deadlines may apply in cases involving legal disability or the absence of the defendant from the state.

Comparative Negligence Rule

South Carolina follows a “modified comparative negligence rule” in shared fault injury cases. Under this rule, if you are found partially at fault for the accident, your compensation may be reduced by your percentage of fault. If you are deemed to bear more fault than the other party, you may be barred from receiving damages.

Compassionate and Professional Legal Support

At The Floyd Law Firm PC, we are committed to helping injured individuals navigate the complexities of personal injury law. With over 100 years of combined experience, our team is dedicated to securing the compensation our clients deserve. If you have been seriously injured in an accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for compassionate and knowledgeable legal support. Our attorneys serve clients in Surfside Beach, Myrtle Beach, and throughout South Carolina. We are here to advocate for your rights and guide you through every step of the legal process.

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