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Charleston Car Accident Lawyers

Thousands of Charleston residents are injured in car accidents caused by the negligence of others. Many of the victims in these collisions are left with injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives. If the injuries sustained were catastrophic, victims may struggle with long-term disabilities that make it difficult for them perform daily living tasks or to return to work.

If you have been injured in a car crash, you may recover compensation for losses (McNeil v. United States, 519 F.Supp. 283 (D.S.C. 1981)) you have sustained such as:

  • Emotional pain, suffering
  • Physical pain, suffering
  • Past and future pain, suffering
  • Medical expenses, past and future
  • Disability, deformity
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost income, lost wages
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of spouse’s society and comfort
  •  
    If the accident you were involved in was the result of another’s carelessness or recklessness it is important to speak with an experienced car accident attorney. Recklessness, carelessness or negligence in causing an accident may be the result of:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driver error
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Tailgating
  • Running stop signs or red lights
  • Failing to drive according to road conditions
  • DUI/DWI
  • Driving while drowsy
  • Speeding
  •  
    In cases where a defendant acted recklessly, willfully or maliciously, punitive damages may be awarded as well. Punitive damages are intended to punish the liable party and stop others from committing the same acts.

    Time Limits for Filing Charleston Car Accident Lawsuits

    Charleston, as most other cities, has statutes of limitations — meaning there are time limits on bringing a personal injury lawsuit. Generally speaking there is a three-year statute of limitations in relation to a personal injury lawsuit. There are also many exceptions, depending on the details of the accident. Your experienced car accident attorney can explain what the timelines are and how to proceed with a lawsuit.

    It should be noted that there are different statutes of limitations for diverse negligence claims against a government agency and/or the federal government. If a plaintiff was injured by a state employee, it is likely their claim would fall under the South Carolina Tort Claims Act. If a victim was injured by a federal government employee, their claim would likely fall under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

    Car Accident Lawyer Representing Charleston

    To find out how our experienced attorneys can fight for you and your family following a serious car accident injury, call the Steinberg Law Firm, LLP, at 843-720-2800 for a FREE case review. We serve Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville and surrounding areas.

    RESULTS

    WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
    $2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

    Charleston Car Accident Lawyers

    Thousands of Charleston residents are injured in car accidents caused by the negligence of others. Many of the victims in these collisions are left with injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives. If the injuries sustained were catastrophic, victims may struggle with long-term disabilities that make it difficult for them perform daily living tasks or to return to work.

    If you have been injured in a car crash, you may recover compensation for losses (McNeil v. United States, 519 F.Supp. 283 (D.S.C. 1981)) you have sustained such as:

  • Emotional pain, suffering
  • Physical pain, suffering
  • Past and future pain, suffering
  • Medical expenses, past and future
  • Disability, deformity
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost income, lost wages
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of spouse’s society and comfort
  •  
    If the accident you were involved in was the result of another’s carelessness or recklessness it is important to speak with an experienced car accident attorney. Recklessness, carelessness or negligence in causing an accident may be the result of:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driver error
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Tailgating
  • Running stop signs or red lights
  • Failing to drive according to road conditions
  • DUI/DWI
  • Driving while drowsy
  • Speeding
  •  
    In cases where a defendant acted recklessly, willfully or maliciously, punitive damages may be awarded as well. Punitive damages are intended to punish the liable party and stop others from committing the same acts.

    Time Limits for Filing Charleston Car Accident Lawsuits

    Charleston, as most other cities, has statutes of limitations — meaning there are time limits on bringing a personal injury lawsuit. Generally speaking there is a three-year statute of limitations in relation to a personal injury lawsuit. There are also many exceptions, depending on the details of the accident. Your experienced car accident attorney can explain what the timelines are and how to proceed with a lawsuit.

    It should be noted that there are different statutes of limitations for diverse negligence claims against a government agency and/or the federal government. If a plaintiff was injured by a state employee, it is likely their claim would fall under the South Carolina Tort Claims Act. If a victim was injured by a federal government employee, their claim would likely fall under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

    Car Accident Lawyer Representing Charleston

    To find out how our experienced attorneys can fight for you and your family following a serious car accident injury, call the Steinberg Law Firm, LLP, at 843-720-2800 for a FREE case review. We serve Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville and surrounding areas.

    RESULTS

    WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
    $2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

    What Our Clients Say About Us

    I am very pleased with my experience

    I have, and will continue to recommend The Steinberg Law Firm. They have worked very hard on my behalf.

    It is hard to really put in writing how much Tom was there for me

    He really did such an unbelievable job. Even when the settlement was made, he returned a text with a call to share in the joy over another medical event we were going through, that had a great outcome. Yes, they really do care.

    I would highly recommend them

    Enjoyed the fact that every time I called, someone called me back. It made me feel like my case mattered, and that I mattered. They answered all of my questions and concerns in a timely manner.

    They will go the extra mile for you

    David Pearlman and his staff did an exceptional job on my claim. Mr. Pearlman was honest, patient and steered me in the right direction. A’Riel was always nice and very helpful. I would recommend them to everyone.

    I would never seek help from any other Firm!

    The lawyers and their staff are very professional, caring about your situation! They are one of a kind!Get this Firm behind you and you will never be sorry!

    It was a pleasure working with Steven Goldberg and his staff

    They were courteous and professional. They maintained regular contact for status reports on my case and provided needed documentation on a timely basis. I would recommend this firm.