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Areas of Practice

  • Auto Accidents

  • Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith

  • Defamation

  • Dog Bites

  • Dram Shop

  • Business Litigation

  • Mediation

  • Construction Law

  • Trucking Accidents

Auto Accidents

Car accidents occur daily. However, the truth is that many accidents could have been avoided if drivers were not driving carelessly, disregarding traffic laws, or distracted. After an accident, you and your family may need an attorney to protect your rights, deal with the insurance company, and work to recover damages.

We aggressively pursue recovery of damages to fairly compensate our clients for their injuries, including bone fractures, brain injury, burns, whiplash, spinal cord injury and paralysis. If you are injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligent conduct, contact Allen Law to begin an early investigation and evaluation of your case.

Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith

In South Carolina, insurance companies have a duty of good faith and fair dealing in processing and adjusting insurance claims made by you or made by others against you. If an insurance carrier fails or refuses to properly and timely evaluate, adjust or pay your claim or a claim made against you, you have legal recourse to recoup the damages you suffer as a result of the insurance carrier’s bad faith and breach of contract.

Contact Allen Law if you believe you have believe an insurance carrier has failed to provide coverage, pay health care benefits, reimburse fire claims, pay retirement and disability benefits, and/or compensate you for other insurance benefits.

Defamation

False and defamatory statements spoken (slander) or written (libel) can ruin someone’s reputation. In today’s world, harmful words can be published to many people with a few clicks of a mouse and keyboard.

Unlike most other claims in South Carolina, a lawsuit for defamation must be commenced within two years of the defamed person’s discovery of the statement. If you believe you’ve been defamed, contact Allen Law to set up an initial meeting.

Dog Bites

Dog owners have a responsibility to ensure that their animals do not attack others. Sadly, too many dog owners fail to take the steps and precautions needed to prevent dog bites and attacks. As a result, dog bites cause hundreds of thousands of serious injuries each year in the United States.

At Allen Law, we understand the laws that allow victims of dog bites to seek compensation from the negligent owner. Some states allowed a dog owner protection under a "one free bite” owner. That protection shielded dog owners or keeps from liability for a dog attack, if that attack was the first sign of aggression.

Dram Shop

Restaurants and bars have a legal responsibility not to serve alcohol to patrons who may be intoxicated. South Carolina has statutes which make businesses and some party hosts responsible for injuries caused by serving alcohol to visibly intoxicated customers/guests. Allen Law is committed to holding businesses, which benefit from the sale of alcohol, responsible when people get injured.

Business Litigation

Businesses are important to South Carolina. Issues may arise that require a lawyer’s opinion and guidance both in and out of court. Some typical concerns a business may encounter are:

  • Lease disputes
  • Warranty claims
  • Real estate disputes
  • Commercial litigation
  • Payment disputes
  • Class action litigation
  • Partnership disputes
  • Business torts

These types of problems can impact productivity, resources, capital, and the company’s future. We strive to resolve matters without the time and expense of litigation. However, Allen Law has the litigation background and skills, if a resolution cannot be reached short of filing suit.

Mediation

Mediation is now a requirement in a majority of South Carolina state courts. As a certified mediator in South Carolina, Julian Allen provides a great balance and perspective in trying to resolve cases.

Construction Law

Construction litigation is a large issue in the Lowcountry due to the area's weather conditions. Allen Law has experience and knowledge to fully investigate, analyze, and determine the extent of a potential claim. We are very knowledgeable about the legal defenses, construction means/methods, and insurance coverage to represent our clients' interests.

Trucking Accidents

Commercial trucks, such as tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers, cover South Carolina’s highways, but when these large vehicles cause an accident, the injured victim could have substantial injuries and damages. Injuries can range from broken bones to brain injuries, even death. If you have been a victim of a truck accident, Allen Law understands the difficulty and uncertainty that comes from such a devastating event. You may be owed compensation from the responsible party, so please contact us for a free consultation to discuss your options.