Sumter Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, a Sumter personal injury lawyer can assist you. You may be able to take legal action if any third party was responsible for harming you. An attorney can evaluate the circumstances of your accident and help you pursue any legal claims that may entitle you to compensation for losses caused by your injuries.
Accidents can cause very serious financial harm, sometimes leaving you with significant medical bills and permanent injuries that make working impossible. You should not have to pay for the costs of damage caused by someone else. Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn how an attorney can help with your accident case.
What Constitutes Personal Injury in Sumter?
Many of the most common causes of injury occur as a result of someone’s negligence or wrongdoing. For example, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) data show that truck accidents have caused more than 3,500 deaths each year since 1975. In most years, collisions involving trucks cause more than 5,000 deaths.
Driver error is a contributing cause of around 31 percent of these accidents, as reported by the FMCSA. These accidents could have been prevented if the drivers had been more careful, and both the driver and trucking company could be held legally liable for losses.
Truck accidents are just one of many situations where someone else is to blame for an accident in Sumter. A personal injury lawyer can also help victims of:
- Bus accidents
- Car crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites
- Nursing home neglect or abuse
- Construction accidents
- Maritime injuries
- Injuries caused by dangerous drugs or other defective products
Whenever someone was negligent or did something wrong, your attorney can assist you in pursuing a claim for damages.
What Can I Be Compensated for in a Personal Injury Case?
When you can prove that a defendant was legally liable for your accident or injuries, you are entitled to have all of your losses compensated. This means you can obtain damages that cover:
- All medical treatment costs and expenses, including future ongoing treatment
- Lost income, including any permanent reduction in earning potential that results from your injuries
- Pain and suffering damages
- Emotional distress arising from the accident or injuries
- Wrongful death of a family member, including the cost of funeral expenses and lost companionship
A personal injury attorney can negotiate a settlement to get these losses covered without a trial, or can represent you in court to help convince a jury to give you the money you deserve.
At Howell Law, our knowledgeable injury attorneys have more than 30 years of combined experience representing injured victims and helping them get the money they deserve. Our attorneys fight for the injured, and have held professional positions in the community including President of Injured Workers Advocates and president of the Charleston County Bar.
We are here to help you. Your first consultation is always free. Call or contact us online to speak with a lawyer today.