Our Areas of Practice
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.
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.
- Bicycle Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accident
- Drunk Driving Accident
- Hit-and-Run Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Passenger Injury
- Pedestrian Injury
- Rear-End Accident
- Reckless Driving Accident
- Rideshare Accident
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.
- Construction Defects
- Design Defects
- Faulty Electrical System
- Material Defects
- Unstable Foundation
- Water Damage and Intrusion
- Workmanship Defects
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
It's an unfortunate reality in today's society that elderly citizens frequently find themselves the target of malicious activity. It can be difficult for loved ones to place their trust in a nursing home or similar assisted living facility, and when they do, they expect their family members to be kept safe and comfortable to the best of the ability of the staff. However, the nursing home staff doesn't always get it right. Nursing home abuse comes in many forms and can result from the facility's financial limitations, poorly trained staff members' naivety, or just plain laziness. If your loved one suffered needlessly while in the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Call us today to discuss your options.
Police brutality often involves unnecessary and excessive use of force by law enforcement in dealing with civilians. It is extreme police misconduct and a violation of our rights guaranteed under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. A person who has been a victim of police brutality may be able to hold responsible parties accountable through a civil rights lawsuit brought in civil court.
- Excessive Use of Force
- False Arrest or Wrongful Imprisonment
- Jail/Prison Medical Neglect
- Police Racial Discrimination
- Wrongful Search and Seizure
Sexually abusive acts of all kinds are extremely serious, and perpetrators deserve heavy punishment via America's justice system. Many victims suffer irreversible damage, mentally or physically, and their lives become more difficult as a result. Though reversing those effects may be impossible, victims are sometimes able to seek financial restitution from responsible parties. Nothing could ever eliminate the suffering victims have undergone, but a sizable settlement may help make other aspects of their lives easier and possibly even restore a sense of comfort or normalcy. Contact Allen Law today to go over the details of your specific case with us and explore your options.
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.
- Jackknife Accident
- Truck Driver Fatigue
- Truck Equipment and Maintenance Accident
- Truck Underride Accident