COLUMBIA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

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COLUMBIA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

If someone else’s carelessness has caused you to suffer a serious personal injury accident in Columbia, you may feel anger and frustration about what has occurred and uncertainty about how to move forward. If your injuries prevent you from working, you and your family may be experiencing financial stress as well as emotional turmoil. Now more than ever, you need a Columbia injury attorney who understands your predicament and can provide dependable legal guidance to help you recover physically and financially.

Our attorneys at Joye Law Firm apply our many years of legal experience to make a positive difference in the lives of people we represent. As part of our unique approach at Joye Law, our friendly staff takes a personal interest in our clients. We will make sure you are getting all the medical attention you need and work with your doctors, physical therapists and hospital to ensure your care is uninterrupted while your injury claim is pending. Our goal is to help you regain the quality of life you had before the accident. We are proud to assist Columbia, SC residents who need legal assistance.

Columbia Personal Injury Lawyers

If someone else’s carelessness has caused you to suffer a serious personal injury accident in Columbia, you may feel anger and frustration about what has occurred and uncertainty about how to move forward. If your injuries prevent you from working, you and your family may be experiencing financial stress as well as emotional turmoil. Now more than ever, you need a Columbia injury attorney who understands your predicament and can provide dependable legal guidance to help you recover physically and financially.

Our attorneys at Joye Law Firm apply our many years of legal experience to make a positive difference in the lives of people we represent. As part of our unique approach at Joye Law, our friendly staff takes a personal interest in our clients. We will make sure you are getting all the medical attention you need and work with your doctors, physical therapists and hospital to ensure your care is uninterrupted while your injury claim is pending. Our goal is to help you regain the quality of life you had before the accident. We are proud to assist Columbia, SC residents who need legal assistance.

COMMON TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENTS IN COLUMBIA, SC

Many personal injury accidents are caused by the negligence or misconduct of someone else, such as a careless driver who causes a car accident or a business owner who does not correct an unsafe condition that contributes to a slip and fall injury. Injuries sustained in car crashes and other motor vehicle accidents are the basis of many personal injury claims in Richland County.

We know that physical injuries are just one of the challenges that you are facing after a serious accident. Our Columbia accident attorneys focus on pursuing compensation to help you cope with the financial and emotional consequences of recovering from a serious injury as well as your physical injuries. If you have been seriously injured in an accident in Columbia, elsewhere in Richland County or anywhere in South Carolina, you can count on our dedicated personal injury lawyers at Joye Law Firm to work to ensure that you obtain the maximum benefits that you are entitled to receive.

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"Working with Ken on this case has really changed some of the things I had thought about lawyers. If somebody I know has been hurt at work, I know where I will send them."

-- Charles, Actual Client

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WHAT TYPES OF COMPENSATION MAY I CLAIM AFTER A COLUMBIA CAR ACCIDENT?

You may have several ways to obtain compensation to help with your medical bills, lost income and other losses, depending on the specific details of how the accident occurred and whether you were injured on the job. South Carolina and federal laws provide for assistance to injured people through worker’s compensation insurance and the Social Security Disability program.

South Carolina personal injury law allows people who have been harmed by the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of others to seek compensation from the individual or business responsible for the injury. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may claim compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Permanent disability
  • Rehabilitation
  • Future lost wages if you cannot work again
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering, emotional trauma

A just settlement can provide financial stability and ease financial worries after a serious injury. You should not have to worry about bills caused by someone else’s disregard for safety. A reasonable settlement allows you to focus on moving forward. Our experienced Columbia injury attorneys will review the specific details of your injury during a free consultation. We will answer your questions and explain your options for pursuing compensation. Understanding your options can help you make a better decision with your future in mind.

If we handle your case, our accident lawyers in Columbia will identify the potentially liable parties and all the insurance policies available to provide compensation. If there are multiple insurance policies, it can increase the amount of insurance money available and maximize your settlement.

We will calculate your present and future losses and deliver a demand letter to the insurance companies. We will negotiate with the insurers on your behalf for a just settlement. We have handled numerous cases and understand the fair value of your claim based on the specific facts. Our experience protects you from being taken advantage of by an insurer seeking to limit their exposure with a low-ball offer. We will not let insurance companies pad their profits by taking advantage of your situation.

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COLUMBIA COURT SYSTEM

Lawsuits stemming from personal injury accidents in Columbia and elsewhere in Richland County are typically filed in Richland County Circuit Court. As the trial court of general jurisdiction in South Carolina, the Circuit Court hears both criminal and civil matters. The Court of Common Pleas is the branch of the Circuit Court that hears civil lawsuits such as personal injury lawsuits in which significant sums of money are in dispute.

The magistrate court has jurisdiction to hear small civil claims, when the amount in dispute does not exceed $7,500.

Richland County Clerk of Court

Richland County Judicial Center
1701 Main Street, Room 205
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 576-1950

Some personal injury matters such as product liability lawsuits involving injuries caused by unsafe products, defective medical devices or harmful prescription drugs may be brought in federal district court. In Columbia, the address of the federal court is:

U.S. District Court

Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Courthouse
901 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Our attorneys at Joye Law Firm are experienced trial lawyers and have achieved significant jury awards in a number of personal injury cases. Our reputation as trial lawyers makes insurance companies more willing to offer fair settlements to avoid going to court.

We are justifiably proud of the results we have achieved on behalf of individuals and families in South Carolina who were confronting difficult injuries. We cannot guarantee a specific outcome of a personal injury lawsuit. But our record of accomplishment shows that our hard work on behalf of clients has produced positive results in case after case.

COLUMBIA, S.C. HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CENTERS

If you have legal questions while you are in the hospital recovering from your injuries and would like to speak with an understanding attorney about your legal avenues available, an attorney from Joye Law Firm can schedule a time to meet with you at your hospital, rehabilitation center, home or other location convenient to you. If your injuries limit your mobility and it is difficult for you to visit our law office, we can come to you. We offer an initial free consultation as a courtesy and there is no further obligation.

If you have been injured in a car accident or a workplace accident, receiving prompt medical care is important. You may need emergency medical treatment if your injuries are serious. Hospitals and medical centers located in Columbia and the surrounding area include:

  • Palmetto Health Richland

    5 Richland Medical Park Dr.

    Columbia, SC 29203

    Phone: 803-434-7000

  • Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge

    400 Palmetto Health Parkway

    Columbia, SC 29212

    Phone: 803-907-7000

  • Palmetto Health Baptist

    Taylor at Marion St.

    Columbia, SC 29220

    Phone: 803-296-5010

  • Providence Health

    2435 Forest Dr.

    Columbia, SC 29204

    Phone: 803-256-5300

  • Lexington Medical Center

    2720 Sunset Blvd

    West Columbia, SC 29169

    Phone: 803-791-2000

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Disclaimer: Joye Law Firm is proud of the results our Columbia accident attorneys have achieved, but prior results should not and cannot be relied on to create any expectation about what can be recovered for a client in a subsequent case.

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CONTACT OUR COLUMBIA PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

The Columbia accident lawyers at Joye Law Firm handle a wide range of accident claims in Columbia, through the Midlands and across South Carolina. Our Columbia attorneys have received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal skills and ethics awarded by the respected legal rating directory. Our law firm is proud to celebrate 50 years of providing trusted legal representation to clients across South Carolina. Call us and let us explain how we may assist you. If we handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis. That means you will not have any upfront costs. We only get paid if we obtain compensation for your through a negotiated settlement or a jury award. Call Joye Law Firm at 877-936-9707 or use our online contact form.

OUR COLUMBIA ATTORNEYS

  • Ken Harrell

    PARTNER

  • Mark Joye
    Mark Joye

    Mark Joye

    PARTNER

  • Joye Law Firm Lawyer Sydney Lynn
    Joye Law Firm Lawyer Sydney Lynn

    Sydney Lynn

    ATTORNEY

  • Ramie
    Ramie

    Ramie Shalabi

    ATTORNEY

WILL I HAVE TO GO THROUGH A TRIAL IN RICHLAND COUNTY IF I PURSUE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT?

Our Columbia accident lawyers at Joye Law Firm settle most personal injury cases out of court. A settlement avoids the uncertainty of a trial and allows you to receive the money you need more quickly. But if an insurance company will not agree to a just settlement, our attorneys will be ready to seek justice for you in court after consulting with you.

Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers and have achieved significant jury awards in a number of personal injury cases. Our reputation as trial lawyers makes insurance companies more willing to offer fair settlements to avoid going to court.

We are justifiably proud of the results we have achieved on behalf of individuals and families in South Carolina who were confronting difficult injuries. We cannot guarantee a specific outcome of a personal injury lawsuit. But our record of accomplishment shows that our hard work on behalf of clients has produced positive results in case after case.

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