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.
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.
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.
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.
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.