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Personal injury law is also known as tort law. It is designed to protect people who have been injured or suffered harm through the negligent or wrongful actions of others. In a personal injury claim, the injured party seeks compensation for losses suffered from the responsible party.

People move at the speed of trust, and we aim to ensure our clients fully trust us with their case.”
- Julian Allen

What Types of Cases Are Personal Injury Matters?

A wide range of accidents and injuries can give rise to a personal injury claim. Types of personal injury matters we handle include:

  • Auto accidents: If you or your loved one has been seriously injured in a traffic crash caused by a negligent driver, our experienced Charleston auto accident attorney can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
  • Truck accidents: A fully-loaded 18-wheeler can weigh 80,000 lbs. or more. When a large commercial truck collides with 4,000 lb. car, the occupants of the passenger vehicle are likely to suffer serious injuries.
  • Dram shop claims: Under South Carolina dram shop laws, a bar or restaurant that serves alcohol to a customer who is visibly intoxicated can be held liable for injuries the intoxicated customer causes.
  • Dog bites: Dogs can cause serious injuries, particularly when they attack children. South Carolina has strict liability dog bite laws. This means the owner of the dog is liable even if he or she did not know and could not have known that the dog would attack.
  • Defamation: Statements that injure someone else’s reputation are known as defamation. Spoken defamation is called slander, and written defamation is called libel. A person who has been injured by defamation can sue the responsible party for damages.

Can You Deal Directly With the At-Fault Party’s Insurance Company?

After a significant injury that was someone else’s fault, dealing with insurance companies can be a challenge. These companies are in business for profit and primarily interested in their own bottom line. The goal of insurance company representatives is to minimize the company’s payouts. They may make you a lowball offer in an effort to settle the case quickly. Although they may appear to be friendly and concerned with your well-being, representatives of the insurance company may use what you say against you to minimize your claim.

How Can a Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer Help?

It is in your best interests to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney before you accept a settlement offer from an insurance company or make any written or recorded statement. Your case may be worth more than you think it is, if you are not familiar with the types of damages you may be entitled to claim. Factors to consider in assessing your case’s value may include future medical expenses, physical therapy, rehabilitation, loss of future earning potential, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources to:

  • Investigate your accident or injury and determine fault and liability
  • Obtain and secure evidence to support your claim
  • Assess the full extent of your damages and the actual value of your case
  • Negotiate skillfully with insurance company representatives for a fair settlement
  • Take your case to court if necessary to recover the compensation you deserve

Why Choose Allen Law?

Attorney Allen is a former insurance defense lawyer who has six years of experience in how the “other side” operates. This inside knowledge gives us an advantage for our clients in personal injury matters. We offer one-on-one contact with your attorney and more personalized service than the larger, mill-type firms provide. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us no fees until we recover compensation for you. If you have been injured through the actions of another, call Allen Law at (843) 882-5005 to schedule a free consultation with no time limit.