SC personal injury case & accident info
South Carolina, with its influx of tourists every year, is unfortunately very familiar with car accidents, negligence and personal injury cases. Pinning liability on locals or out-of-towners becomes a back-and-forth between lawyers that can last years.
Maybe it was you who experienced a life-altering injury, or maybe it was a family member or friend. Whatever happens during your South Carolina journeys, if you need help for your personal injury case, Enjuris can offer guidance.
South Carolina personal injury law: the basics
- How to find the best personal injury attorney
- Personal injury statute of limitations
- Personal injury damages and damage caps
- The South Carolina court system
- How do I file a personal injury lawsuit in South Carolina?
- What's the value of your South Carolina personal injury claim?
- Pain and suffering damages in South Carolina
- South Carolina personal injury FAQs
- Establishing negligence in South Carolina personal injury lawsuits
- Resources for accident victims
More resources for South Carolina readers
South Carolina statutes online
This is where you’ll find the South Carolina Code of Laws. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
South Carolina's car accident statutes of limitation
In South Carolina, you have three years to bring both a personal injury and a property damage claim. That means you have three years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
Accidents & injuries in South Carolina
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Car accidentsView all articles
- Guide to South Carolina Car Accidents
- Distracted Driving Laws in South Carolina
- Drunk Driving Accidents and DUI Laws in South Carolina
- Guide to Bicycle Accident Liability in South Carolina
- Guide to Pedestrian Accidents in South Carolina
- Guide to South Carolina Bus Accidents
- Hit-and-Run Accident Claims
in South Carolina
- How to Recover Damages After a South Carolina Train Accident
- South Carolina Boat Accidents & Personal Injury Claims
- South Carolina Guide to Aviation Accidents
- South Carolina Guide to Car Insurance Laws
Landlord-tenant issuesView all articles
Premises liabilityView all articles
- Comprehensive Guide to South Carolina Premises Liability Claims
Product liabilityView all articles
- South Carolina Product Liability (Defective Product) Claims
Workplace accidentsView all articles
- South Carolina Workers' Compensation: What Are Your Rights?
Wrongful deathView all articles
Need a lawyer?
Hiring a lawyer in South Carolina
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free of charge. (Note that other legal specialties, such as traffic law or domestic relations law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will receive a third of the eventual reward, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.
If your case proceeds to trial, that percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
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Law libraries in South Carolina
There are a number of issues you can solve without the help of a lawyer. If you don't know where to begin, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.