Have you been injured due to someone’s negligent acts? Are you attempting to collect compensation and damages for an injury caused by others? Don’t hesitate to contact the South Carolina personal injury attorneys at Anastopoulo Law Firm today. Our team of legal professionals in South Carolina have years of experience in personal injury law, and are prepared to aggressively fight on your behalf to obtain compensation for your losses. Call 1-800-313-AKIM(2546) or fill out the form to the right to get a free case review.
The Scope of Personal Injury Law
Personal injuries are physical harms caused by the acts of another. Personal injury is a specific type of tort. Bringing forward a personal injury case is a civil action within which a private individual seeks compensation for the harm caused by the acts of the accused party. It is important to remember that a proper claim of personal injury must allege actual injury to one’s person, which could include broken bones or other injuries, and not simply damage/injury to the personal property and valuables of another.
Personal injuries can take an almost infinite variety of forms depending on the circumstances and contexts within which an injury arises. Some of the typical types of personal injuries that can occur include:
- Injuries from automobile accidents & motorcycle wrecks
- Spinal and bone injuries
- Workplace injuries
- Medical malpractice injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Injuries occurring on cruise ships and other recreational locations
- Injuries from defective products
- Pedestrian accident injuries
- Animal bite injuries
- Injuries from nursing home neglect and abuse
Personal injury suits commonly hinge on the negligence doctrine, with the injured party claiming that they suffered harm/injury as the result of the accused failing to act responsibly and not fulfilling his/her duty of care. As a result, in order to prove negligence it must be established by the victim that a reasonably prudent individual in the same situation as the accused would have acted differently under similar circumstances.
A personal injury case can also be brought under the intentional wrong doctrine, which alleges that the injury was caused by the deliberate act of another. In such cases, punitive damages, in addition traditional damages, can also be granted.
Personal injury cases can also be based on the strict liability doctrine, which holds a party liable for an injury regardless of whether they intended to or negligently caused the harm. Once the grounds for a personal injury claim have been established, the victim must then show that actual physical, mental or emotional harm was suffered.
Meeting the burdens of proof and navigating the legal process in a car accident, personal injury or workers’ compensation case can be difficult, which is why it’s critical to seek the assistance of experienced injury attorneys. Our team of qualified legal experts are here to evaluate the details of your case and to pursue justice where it is needed.
Anastopoulo Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys
Pursuing a successful personal injury case requires the experience and knowledge of a trained attorney. The personal injury attorneys at Anastopoulo Law Firm are prepared to offer representation in your case to ensure a fair outcome. Call us today or contact us online.