With its beaches, golf courses and endless list of attractions and entertainment options, Myrtle Beach is a one-of-a-kind place. It is no wonder that an estimated 14 million people visit Myrtle Beach each year, including many who come for events such as the Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival, Little River Blue Crab Festival and Myrtle Beach Bike Week.
However, like any other city in South Carolina, accidents happen in Myrtle Beach every day. If you or a loved one was recently involved in such an accident, Jebaily Law Firm would like to help you.
Our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys bring more than five decades of experience and a warm, compassionate approach to the clients we serve in Myrtle Beach and communities throughout Horry County. We have a record of delivering positive results, including numerous precedent-setting cases and six and seven figure verdicts and settlements.
Contact us today for a free consultation if you were injured due to a:
- Car accident
- Truck accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Pedestrian or bicycle accident
- Slip and fall
- Dog bite
- Defective product.
We can also assist you if you are having problems with a workers’ compensation or Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits claim. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about the specific facts of your case and to discuss the legal options available to you.
Our Myrtle Beach Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help
When you contact our personal injury lawyer in Myrtle Beach, you can expect to receive the highest level of service. It starts with your free consultation. We can meet with you at our office in Florence or at any other location that suits you such as your home or the hospital.
Our focus throughout the consultation will be entirely on you. We will want to know how you suffered your injuries and how they have affected your ability to work and enjoy life. We also will answer any questions that you may have about your case and our law firm’s experience. For instance, we can discuss the potential timeline in your case or the types of compensation that may be available to you.
As we move forward, Jebaily Law Firm can provide services that are aimed at helping you through a difficult time and pursuing a maximum recovery for you. Our attorneys can:
- Help you to work through pressing issues such as finding medical care and getting your car repaired or replaced
- Thoroughly investigate your case, including reviewing your medical records and consulting with knowledgeable experts
- File all required documents with the insurance companies and in court
- Pursue a full and fair settlement on your behalf
- If necessary, fight for you at trial or at a hearing
- Timely disburse any funds owed to you through a settlement or judgment.
If you suffered your injuries or the loss of a loved one in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Conway, Loris or elsewhere in Horry County, you should know that our team would likely pursue your case in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit.
The Court of Common Pleas is the Horry County Circuit Court branch with jurisdiction over civil cases in which the value at stake exceeds $7,500. The Court of Common Pleas and Clerk of Court are located at the Horry County Courthouse on Third Avenue in downtown Conway.
Were You Injured in a Car, Truck or Motorcycle Accident in Myrtle Beach?
Unfortunately, Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas can be dangerous for drivers. In fact, recent S.C. Department of Public Safety statistics show that Horry County has one of the highest accident rates in the state. During a recent year, nearly 19,000 collisions occurred in the county, causing more than $237 million in estimated economic losses.
Drivers who engage in distracted driving, drunk driving, fatigued driving, speeding and other types of careless and reckless conduct cause many of these accidents.
Intersections can be especially dangerous. Motorists often run through stop signs and red lights, make turns without looking or refuse to yield the right of way to other motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. WMBF News reports that the most dangerous intersections in the Myrtle Beach area are:
- Seaboard and Highway 501
- Carolina Forest Boulevard and Highway 501
- Seaboard and Oak Forest Lane
- Highway 501 and Highway 17 Bypass
- Highway 17 Bypass and Farrow Parkway.
If another person’s negligence caused your auto accident, Jebaily Law Firm can pursue compensation for you such as:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income and diminished future earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages (where appropriate).
As you get ready to meet with us about your case, you can take many helpful steps on your own. Three important steps are:
1. Get medical attention.
In order to understand the full extent of your injuries and receive timely treatment, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. A diagnosis will also help to establish that your accident caused your injuries and prevent an insurance company from arguing that they were caused by a different incident.
Several hospitals serve the Myrtle Beach area, including:
- Grand Strand Medical Center
809 82nd Parkway
Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572
- Conway Medical Center
300 Singleton Ridge Road
Conway, S.C. 29528
- Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital
4070 Highway 17 Bypass South
Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576
- Loris Healthcare System
3655 Mitchell Street
Loris, S.C. 29569
2. Report your accident to your insurance company.
You should report your accident to your auto insurer. The insurer will need to submit a FR-10 form to the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) within 15 days after the crash. When you give notice to your insurer, it will preserve your right to file an uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) claim with the insurer, if necessary, down the road.
However, if the other driver’s insurance company contacts you, do not give a statement or accept a settlement offer until you discuss your case with Jebaily Law Firm. We will protect your rights and help you to avoid a mistake that could hurt you later in your case..
3. Order a copy of your accident report.
A police accident report can serve as a launching point in the investigation of your accident. You should be able to order a copy through the SCDMV or the local law enforcement agency that responded to your crash such as:
- Myrtle Beach Police Department
1101 North Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578
- North Myrtle Beach Police Department
1015 Second Avenue South
North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582
- Conway Police Department
1600 Ninth Avenue
Conway, S.C. 29526
- Surfside Beach Police Department
811 Pine Drive
Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29575
- Horry County Sheriff’s Office
1301 Second Avenue
Conway, S.C. 29526
- South Carolina Highway Patrol – Horry Patrol Office
4195 Highway 701 North
Conway, S.C. 29526
Hurt at Work in Horry County or Myrtle Beach?
The hospitality and tourism industries drive Myrtle Beach’s economy. As a result, many people in the area work in the golf course, lodging, dining and entertainment sectors. However, as the area’s demographics change, other industries are growing. For instance, Myrtle Beach Online reports that an influx of retirees has caused an uptick in residential construction and created a high demand for health care services.
Additionally, like many other areas of South Carolina, manufacturing is strong in Horry County. According to one report, the leading manufacturing employers in the county are Conbraco Industries, MetGlas Inc., Precision Southeast Inc., Builders FirstSource Inc. and Palmetto Corp.
No matter where you work, you run the risk of suffering a work-related injury or illness that can disrupt your life. South Carolina workers’ compensation benefits can pay for your medical expenses and replace a portion of the wages you lose due to your condition. However, many employers (or their insurers) refuse to pay the benefits that workers are entitled to.
If you encounter any difficulty with your workers’ compensation claim, contact Jebaily Law Firm for assistance. We can steer you through the claims process and help you to appeal a denied claim, including representing you in a hearing before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Do You Suffer from a Disability in Myrtle Beach?
If you suffer from a physical or mental condition that prevents you from being able to earn a living, you may be eligible for SSD benefits in Myrtle Beach. However, unlike workers’ compensation benefits, you cannot qualify for SSD benefits if you have only a temporary or partial disability. Instead, your disability must be permanent, or one that has lasted at least 12 months or is expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death.
Additionally, to be eligible for SSD benefits, you must meet certain work history requirements. If you do not meet those requirements, you may still be able to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
Jebaily Law Firm can review your case and help you to determine whether you qualify for these benefits from the federal government. In some cases, you may be eligible to receive both SSD benefits and workers’ compensation. We can also help you to go through the process of applying for SSD benefits.
If your SSD benefits claim is denied, our attorneys can help you to appeal. We often represent clients in SSD hearings at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) located in North Charleston as well as the ODAR office in Columbia.
Myrtle Beach Personal Injury Attorney Serving Horry County
The attorneys of Jebaily Law Firm have proudly served Myrtle Beach and other communities in Horry County for Over 50 Years. If you or a family member has suffered injuries due to the negligence of another, contact us to discuss how we can help you. Our initial consultations are always free.