Common Types of Injuries in Myrtle Beach Accidents
Getting back to daily life can be incredibly difficult after an accident. We help personal injury clients who are coping with the results of significant trauma, such as:
- Traumatic brain injury – Brain injuries can result in permanent disabilities and cognitive changes that make it difficult for a person to work or manage daily affairs. But insurers can make TBI cases difficult, even when someone else’s negligence is clearly established. A TBI is often called an invisible injury. In other words, the person appears normal on the outside but suffers from significant internal impairments. Our lawyers can use medical records, neuropsychological test results, images, expert opinion, and testimony from friends and family to prove your case.
- Spinal cord injury – Catastrophic spinal cord injuries can result in permanent paralysis and extensive bodily complications. The estimated lifetime costs for someone living with an SCI often exceeds the million-dollar mark. Compensation can help victims and caregivers with medical expenses and other hardships resulting from the accident.
- Broken bones – Fractures are common results of many different types of accidents. Whether you fell down poorly maintained steps in an apartment complex or were hit by a car on your bike, we will build a case that holds the responsible party liable for their recklessness.
- Soft tissue injury – Whiplash is a common soft tissue injury resulting from a car accident. We also represent clients who suffered other soft tissues injuries such as muscle tears, sprained ligaments, stretched tendons, nerve damage and painful bruising. Insurance companies tend to question these injuries because they don’t always show up on x-rays. Your own report of the injuries may not be enough to convince them to compensate you fairly. A personal injury lawyer can assist you in getting the evidence you need for a proper settlement.
- Dog bite wounds – South Carolina has a simple dog bite law. If you were bitten in a public place or while you were legally on a private property, the owner of the dog will be liable for your injuries. However, your ability to recover money can be limited if the dog was antagonized or provoked. It’s important to contact a lawyer if you have been attacked by a dog. Bites can cause devastating and costly injuries such as lacerations, scarring, disfigurement and amputation.
What Types of Personal Injury Compensation Are Available to Me?
Our Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyers are proud of our results for our clients. While we cannot guarantee the same outcome for you, we only accept cases that we believe have merit. South Carolina law allows accident victims to obtain compensation for losses such as:
- Medical expenses (including anticipated future costs)
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning potential
- Renovations to your home to accommodate your new medical needs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Punitive damages
It’s important to remember that South Carolina has a statute of limitations or deadline for filing personal injury lawsuits. You have three years from the date of the injury or illness to file for compensation. The deadline is reduced to two years if the defendant is a government entity.
Although there are some very narrow exceptions to the rule, failure to meet the deadline means you cannot pursue compensation in virtually all cases. You should discuss your situation with an experienced lawyer. Even if you think you may have waited too long, it’s still a good idea to have an experienced lawyer review your case.
Our Myrtle Beach Personal Injury Lawyers Can Get Started Now
Working with Jebaily Law Firm ensures you a legal team that is professional, compassionate and dedicated to protecting your rights. We can begin work on your case today. Call us or contact us online now to arrange your free consultation.