Since Jebaily Law Firm was founded more than 40 years ago, we have focused on protecting those injured by the wrongful acts of others in Florence and surrounding areas in South Carolina.
We know the struggles that personal injury victims face. We also know what it takes to help them get back on their feet. Through the years, we have obtained numerous positive results for our clients.
If you have been harmed by another person’s negligence, you can count on our legal team to work hard for you. We will dedicate the full extent of our skill, experience, and resources towards seeking the maximum amount of compensation for you and your family.
We know how important your case is to you. It is important to us, too. Don’t wait to get help. Contact us today to get started on your case.
When you are injured in an accident, you may find yourself suffering financially as well as physically and emotionally. Mounting medical bills lost wages, and property damage from the accident can quickly become hurdles that you and your family may not be able to overcome without help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence or careless actions, you could be eligible to pursue an injury claim against the responsible party. The experienced South Carolina personal injury lawyers of the Jebaily Law Firm are ready to work to seek the money you need and deserve to stay financially secure at this stressful time.
To learn more, contact us today by phone or online to receive a free, no-obligation claim review and consultation.
What Qualifies as a Personal Injury in South Carolina?
You may have a personal injury claim if you’ve suffered any physical or emotional injury or trauma as a result of someone else’s negligence. For an action to qualify as negligence, the party in question must have owed you a duty to keep you safe and violated that duty in some way. This violation must have directly caused your injuries that resulted in compensable damages. Examples of damages include medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, rehabilitative costs, disability expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
How Can South Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys at Jebaily Law Firm Help Me?
The South Carolina personal injury lawyers of the Jebaily Law Firm are prepared to fight to pursue the justice and compensation you deserve from those who’ve injured you. You don’t have to struggle alone. We’ll be by your side, ensuring that you and your family’s future is protected and that you will not be burdened by the emotional and financial toll your injuries have taken.
The experienced attorneys of the Jebaily Law Firm can launch a thorough and independent investigation of your claim, identifying the parties responsible, documenting your losses, and negotiating for a proper settlement so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Contact us by phone or online now to schedule a consultation with us to learn more about your rights and how we can help make you whole again.
In the meantime, we urge you to:
- Not give a recorded statement
- Not grant the insurer access to your medical records
- Not sign away your rights.
The insurance company’s goal is to minimize the value of your claim. The insurer will try to use any statement you give or any medical condition in your records against you for its benefit.
To make sure your rights are protected, call the South Carolina personal injury lawyers at Jebaily Law Firm. We can provide a free, immediate, and confidential consultation.
We will discuss the facts of your case and review all legal options available to you, which may include personal injury damages as well as:
- Workers’ compensation benefits and/or
- Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
If possible, you should bring to your initial consultation:
- The police accident report
- Copies of any claims you have filed
- Your medical records
- Communications with the insurance company
However, if you do not have these items, do not let that stop you from seeking legal help.
Once we agree to work together, Jebaily Law Firm will deal directly with the insurance company on your behalf while you focus on getting better. Additionally, we will:
- Start immediate development of your case. We will put a team of investigators, consultants and experts to work on determining what happened to you, who should be held responsible, and how much you should seek to compensate you for the harm you have suffered.
- Demand a full and fair settlement of your claim. We will carefully prepare your case for damages and present it to the at-fault party’s insurer. In many cases, we can obtain compensation for our clients through a settlement and without the need for a trial.
- Present a compelling case in the courtroom. If the insurer fails to make a reasonable settlement offer, our trial lawyers will be ready to fight for you in court. Our firm features six attorneys with more than 100 years of combined legal experience. They know how to prepare cases for trial and make convincing arguments to juries.
We take cases on a contingency fee basis. You will pay no upfront costs or owe us any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.
You will work directly with your lawyer from the beginning of your case through its resolution. Our attorneys get to know our clients on a personal level and work with them as partners. If you have a question or want an update about your case, all you will have to do is call us.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?
Not every accident in Florence, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and elsewhere in South Carolina will result in a personal injury claim. Several factors must be analyzed. One of those factors is whether you were harmed by the negligence of another person, company, or government agency.
As we examine your case, Jebaily Law Firm will focus on the four elements that go into establishing negligence:
- Duty – The other party must have owed a duty of care to you. For instance, drivers owe a duty to other motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists to follow the rules of the road and drive in a reasonable, prudent manner.
- Breach – The other party must have failed to fulfill the duty of care owed to you. For example, a driver can breach a duty of care owed to others by speeding, running through a stop sign, driving drunk, or texting while driving.
- Causation – The other party’s actions (or failure to act) must have caused harm to you. In other words, did you suffer injuries because another driver fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed into you?
- Damages – Finally, you must have suffered actual harm due to the party’s wrongful conduct such as bodily injuries that require extensive medical treatment.
If the evidence in your case would satisfy each of those four elements, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the physical, emotional and financial harm you have sustained.
Jebaily Law Firm represents clients in personal injury claims that arise in many different scenarios, including those that involve:
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, we can assist you with pursuing a slightly different type of legal action. Please see our section on wrongful death claims to learn more about those cases.
How Much Is Your Personal Injury Claim in South Carolina Worth?
Many of the personal injury victims we assist in Florence and surrounding areas in South Carolina have suffered life-changing injuries due to the careless or reckless acts of another, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal injury (disc, bone, and nerve damage)
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Soft tissue damage (including whiplash)
- Emotional distress
- Bone fractures
We can work closely with you, review the medical records and other evidence in your case and consult with experts to determine the nature and extent of the damages you have suffered.
Whether through a settlement or verdict, we will seek full recovery of your damages, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Diminishment of your future earning capacity
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering.
If your spouse has suffered a loss of companionship and services due to your injuries, we may also pursue a separate but related claim for loss of consortium.
In some cases, punitive damages may be sought as well. These damages are awarded to punish and deter especially egregious misconduct rather than to compensate you for your losses.
Another factor that often comes into play in a personal injury claim is the amount of available insurance coverage. As we seek to maximize your financial recovery, Jebaily Law Firm will turn to all insurance policies that apply in your case, including your own coverage.
If an insurer makes a settlement offer to you, please allow Jebaily Law Firm to review the offer before you accept it. Based on our review of your case, we can advise you on whether the offer justly compensates you. You do not want to make the mistake of accepting an offer that falls short of fully covering your losses.
Types of Compensation in South Carolina Personal Injury Cases
If you have a personal injury claim, you may be entitled to several different kinds of compensation, including:
Medical expenses – Medical expenses can include hospital bills, doctor’s bills, surgery, medication, therapy, durable medical equipment, accessibility modifications to your home or vehicle, and much more.
- Lost wages – You may be able to recover wages you’ve lost for being out of work due to your injuries. You may also be able to recover future wages if you are unable to return to work or are forced to work fewer hours or take a lower-paying job due to lasting disabilities from your injuries.
- Pain and suffering – You may be also entitled to compensation for the physical and emotional pain you’ve experienced due to your injuries.
- Reduced quality of life – You may recover damages if you’ve suffered permanent injuries that have impacted your ability to do things you used to do before the accident, including sports, hobbies, and activities of daily living. Your family members may also be entitled to recover for the loss of your companionship as a result of your injuries.
- Property damage – If you had property damaged in the same incident that injured you, you may also seek compensation for the costs to repair or replace that property.
Personal Injury Claims and South Carolina Laws
You may be able to recover for personal injury that is intentionally or negligently caused by another person or entity.
Negligence can be either an action or a failure to act. An act or failure to act is a direct cause under negligence if an injury would not have occurred “but for” the act or failure to act. It is a proximate cause if there is no later act that is more responsible for the injury.
South Carolina courts evaluate negligence claims under a comparative negligence standard. In comparative negligence, a judge or jury assigns each party a percentage of responsibility or negligence for the injury. Each party is then liable for that percentage of a plaintiff’s damages.
For example, if a jury returns a verdict finding the defendant 80 percent responsible for an accident and the plaintiff 20 percent responsible, the defendant will only be responsible for 80 percent of the plaintiff’s damages. If a plaintiff is found to be 50% or more responsible for their own injuries, they will be barred from recovering any compensation.
Contact Our South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney Today
You can count on Jebaily Law Firm to provide the professional, compassionate legal representation you need after being injured through no fault of your own in Florence, Myrtle Beach, or elsewhere in South Carolina. Contact us today to discuss your case.
Generally speaking, you have three years from the date of injury to bring a personal injury claim in South Carolina.
If you fail to file a claim within South Carolina’s Statute of Limitations, you could lose your right to compensation. So, don’t delay getting legal help. We are ready to go to work for you today. Call now for your free consultation.