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
Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge
400 Palmetto Health Parkway
Columbia, SC 29212
Palmetto Health Baptist
Taylor at Marion St.
Columbia, SC 29220
2435 Forest Dr.
Columbia, SC 29204
Lexington Medical Center
2720 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC 29169