Personal Injury Lawyer in Charleston, SC

When you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence or intentional acts, the Charleston, SC, personal injury lawyer at the Boles Law Firm is here to help you recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to under SC law and the facts of your case.

Your attorney at the Boles Law Firm has the experience you need to investigate your personal injury claim, negotiate with insurance companies, demand full and fair compensation for your injuries, and try your case to a jury if the defendant or their insurance company does not pay the full and fair value of your claim, including but not limited to:


FAQ for Personal Injury Attorneys in Charleston, SC

Why do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer to Handle My Case?

Your Charleston, SC personal injury lawyer knows SC law on liability and negligence and has the experience you need to investigate, settle, or try your personal injury case to a jury. When you call the Boles Law Firm, we will:

  • Meet with you to answer your questions and help you decide if we are the right law firm for you,
  • Investigate the facts of your case, using investigators and expert consultants as needed,
  • Identify all defendants and insurance policies that are liable for your injuries,
  • Research the legal issues that arise in your case,
  • Negotiate with the defendants and insurance companies to settle your claim,
  • File a lawsuit on your behalf and litigate your case, and
  • Try your case to a jury when the insurance company does not pay your valid claim.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Claim in SC?

If you do not contact an attorney and file your claim within the statute of limitations, you will forever lose your right to file a claim.

What is the deadline?

Although most personal injury claims in SC have a three-year statute of limitations, it varies from case to case. If you are not sure what the statute of limitations is for your claim, contact your personal injury attorney immediately. Don’t put it off, because 1) your claim has a better chance of success if your attorney can investigate soon after the incident, and 2) many attorneys will not accept your case if you wait until the last minute.

What Kind of Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?

In any personal injury claim, the negligent party is responsible for paying your damages which may include:

  • All medical expenses including future medical expenses, surgeries, hospital bills, doctor bills, medications, medical equipment, and long-term care when needed,
  • Lost wages including future loss of earning potential due to disability caused by the accident,
  • Compensation for disfigurement and scarring,
  • Emotional distress and mental injuries like PTSD,
  • Loss of consortium and loss of companionship,
  • Pain and suffering,
  • Property damage,
  • Funeral expenses and wrongful death damages, and
  • Punitive damages if the defendant’s conduct was willful, wanton, reckless, or intentional.

How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

In many types of cases – criminal defense, business litigation, or domestic cases, attorneys charge flat fees, or they pay an hourly rate that is billed against a retainer. Most personal injury cases are different, however.

In most cases, you pay a contingency fee – you don’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover damages for you, and then you pay a percentage of the total amount that is recovered.

Do I Need Experts and Investigators for My Personal Injury Claim?

Depending on the facts of your case and the issues involved, you might need experts or investigators to prepare your case and prove liability or damages.

We have access to a wide range of specialized experts and investigators who can assist in investigating, preparing, and trying your case when needed, including:

  • Private investigators,
  • Accident reconstructionists,
  • Medical experts,
  • Mental health and PTSD experts,
  • Economists,
  • Vocational experts,
  • Life-care planners,
  • Any expert who, based on the facts of your case, is needed to 1) help us to investigate your case and 2) present your claims to the insurance company or a jury.

How Long Will It Take to Settle My Case?

Once we have investigated your personal injury claim, and we are confident we can prove 1) liability and 2) damages, we will work hard to settle your case for full and fair compensation as quickly as possible.

Before we can make a demand, you must 1) finish treating your injuries or 2) get an expert opinion on your future medical expenses and damages. In a perfect world, the insurance company will quickly pay your claim once we prove liability and damages to them. When the defense refuses to pay, however, we will litigate your claim and present your case to a jury of your peers.

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Call now at (843) 576-5775 or send us a message through our website to set up a consultation to discuss your case.