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Are you seeking an attorney in Columbia, SC? 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 personal 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 Columbia 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.

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Joye Law Firm

1333 Main St., Suite 260
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 771-3100
Joye Law Firm’s office in Columbia, SC occupies a suite on the 2nd floor of a multi-use office building at 1333 Main Street in the city center. The office is handicap accessible. Guests of Joye Law Firm may find complimentary parking in the attended lot behind the building, which is accessible by Assembly Street. Visitors can find metered parking on the Main Street in front of the office building or in nearby parking decks at 1232 Washington Street and 1227 Taylor Street. The law office is reachable by public transit through the Comet bus system. Comet buses stop in front of the building. An attorney from Joye Law Firm can also meet with you at your home or hospital or other location convenient to you if your injuries limit your mobility.
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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. Personal 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 Columbia personal injury lawyers at Joye Law Firm to work to ensure that you obtain the maximum benefits that you are entitled to receive.

About Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina. It is filled with historic landmarks and cultural significance. It is the first U.S. city named after Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer credited with discovering the Americas. With a population of just under 130,000, Columbia is the second-largest city in South Carolina.

Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina, one of the most respected universities in the country, as well as the U.S. army base Fort Jackson, which the army uses for basic combat training. The McEntire Joint National Guard Base is located just outside the city. Besides being a seat of state government and great college town, Columbia is a vibrant city with much to see and do.

Attractions and Things to Do in Columbia, SC

There’s no shortage of things to enjoy in Columbia, from world-class theaters, restaurants, and hotels, to local breweries and beautiful parks. Listed below are two of our favorite places to visit in Columbia:

  • Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park. Sometimes the best attractions are free, and that’s certainly true of Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park. With over 45 acres of riverside park and stunning views of the river, this park is great for walking, biking, picnicking, and taking in beautiful vistas.
  • The South Carolina State Museum. Along the banks of the Congaree River in downtown Columbia, the State Museum boasts four floors of rotating exhibits. As the largest museum in the state, you can learn about art, cultural and natural history, and science and technology.
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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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It meant the world to me to know that I was not alone in this struggle, and that someone was willing to come forward and help me obtain the benefits I so desperately needed.

P. Shaw, Actual Client
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Sydney was so professional and was prompt and understanding of my situation and concerns.

Jan, Actual Client
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From the first day I walked in there, I felt like I was in the right place. They really cared about me, and I won’t forget that.

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I thank God there are lawyers out there willing to fight for employees in situations like mine.

Forrest, Actual Client
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What Types of Compensation May I Claim After a Columbia, SC 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 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 better decisions with your future in mind.

If we handle your case, our accident lawyers in Columbia, SC 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 specific facts. Our experience protects you from being taken advantage of by an insurer seeking to limit their exposure with a lowball offer. Our Columbia attorneys will not let insurance companies pad their profits by taking advantage of your situation.

Columbia Accident Injury Statistics


In Richland County, there were 13,519 collisions in 2018, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. Those collisions led to 50 fatalities and 5,124 injuries.

The top five roadways where accidents occurred in Richland County in 2018 included US-76, US-1, I-20, US-176, and US-21. The top intersections where collisions occurred included I-20 and US-176, I-26 and US-176, I-20 and SC-215, SC-12 and I-77, and I-20 at I-26.

Depending on the location, traffic accidents in Columbia may be handled by the Columbia Police Department, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department or the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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Columbia Police Department
1 Justice Square
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 749-5836
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Richland County Sheriff’s Department
2320 Two Notch Rd.
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 576-3000
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South Carolina Highway Patrol
1626 Shop Road
Columbia, SC 29201

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 Columbia attorney about your legal avenues available, a Columbia 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:

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Palmetto Health Richland
5 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-434-7000
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Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge
400 Palmetto Health Parkway
Columbia, SC 29212
Phone: 803-907-7000
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Palmetto Health Baptist
Taylor at Marion St.
Columbia, SC 29220
Phone: 803-296-5010
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Providence Health
2435 Forest Dr.
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803-256-5300
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Lexington Medical Center
2720 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: 803-791-2000

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 Columbia 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 case after case.

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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.

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 you through a negotiated settlement or a jury award. Call Joye Law Firm at (888) 324-3100 or use our online contact form.

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5861 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 554-3100
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1333 Main St., Suite 260
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 771-3100
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Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 358-5100
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 215-3100
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Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 285-6586