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Myrtle Beach Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Myrtle Beach Personal Injury Lawyers

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If you have been seriously injured in a car crash caused by another driver in Myrtle Beach or elsewhere in the Grand Strand, it is normal to feel anger and frustration about what has happened. You may feel financial stress because of the medical bills related to your injuries. You want an attorney who understands that you have had a serious setback through no fault of your own and that you are going through one of the most difficult times of your life. You need trusted legal guidance now more than ever. If your injury was caused by another driver’s negligence, let our Myrtle Beach injury attorneys help lift the burden your accident has caused. South Carolina law allows you to seek compensation for your injuries and related expenses. You need our compassionate and experienced Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyers at Joye Law Firm to advocate for you and help you recover your quality of life. We are here to handle the legal issues so you can focus on your recovery.

The attorneys at Joye Law Firm have experience handling a wide range of personal injury matters. Our attorneys have over 300 years of combined experience. We are proud that we can use our legal skills to make a positive difference in the lives of the people we represent. We take a different approach than many law firms.

Our team is proud to represent clients across South Carolina, including the communities in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee regions, including the counties of Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg.

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Joye Law Firm

2050 Corporate Centre Dr, Suite 140
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 215-3100
The Myrtle Beach law office of Joye Law Firm is located in the Corporate Centre Office Park just off Highway 17 North, at 21st Avenue and Grissom Boulevard. The law office is located on the 1st floor of the office building at 2050 Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 140. The law office is less than a mile from the Myrtle Beach central business district. Ample, free parking is available in the building’s large, on-site parking lot. If you cannot or prefer not to come to the office, an attorney from Joye Law Firm can meet with you at your home, hospital, or other location convenient to you. We can also set up a virtual appointment if your injuries limit your mobility.
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How We’ve Helped Our Clients

In a case managed by Attorney Tommy Terrell of Joye Law Firm, a 60-year-old Myrtle Beach man with a pre-existing back condition received a $450,000 settlement after being rear-ended by a reckless driver.

Despite initial challenges due to the client’s pre-existing condition, Terrell’s strategic use of an updated MRI was crucial in linking the accident to the client’s worsened back pain, leading to successful negotiations with both the at-fault driver’s insurance and the client’s own Underinsured Motorist policy. The case underscores the importance of selecting the right attorney and the role of detailed medical evidence in securing fair compensation in personal injury claims, especially when pre-existing conditions are involved. Read more about this case result.

In another case, a Joye Law Firm client, an executive chef at a Myrtle Beach resort, was injured on the job and initially had his workers’ compensation claim denied due to a coworker’s statement about preexisting back issues.

Attorney Matt King and Case Manager Kayla Ashley successfully contested this, leading to a $150,000 settlement covering lost wages and medical care, as the chef is still unable to return to his previous position. The case highlights the complexity of workers’ compensation claims in South Carolina and the importance of seeking legal assistance early to navigate the system effectively and secure the rightful benefits. Read about our client’s story and see the letter he sent our team.

Learn more about the results we’ve achieved for our clients.

We get to know our clients and their families, take a personal interest in helping them regain the quality of life they enjoyed before the accident, and, most of all, we are proud to be part of the Myrtle Beach community. Call the Joye Law Firm to have one of our Myrtle Beach personal injury attorneys review the details of your accident and explain your options for moving forward. The initial consultation is free. You will not owe a legal fee unless we are successful in obtaining money for you.

We handle personal injury claims and deal with insurance companies every day. From years of experience working on many cases, we have developed a general sense of what an injury case should be worth depending on the factors. If you are dealing with an injury claim on your own, you may not have a clear idea of what is a reasonable settlement offer. Insurance companies will often make low offers to try to limit their liability. They know you are feeling financial stress and may feel pressure to accept whatever offer is put on the table.  The offer may even sound like a substantial sum at first glance, but will not cover all your medical bills or future expenses if you have ongoing medical costs.

Will I Have to Go Through a Trial in Horry County Court If I File an Injury Lawsuit?

Our personal injury lawyers at Joye Law Firm settle most cases without a trial. A settlement avoids the uncertain outcome of a trial and allows you to receive the money you need more quickly. However, if an insurer refuses to agree to a reasonable settlement, our attorneys will be prepared to seek justice for you in court if necessary. We are confident in our trial skills based on having won significant jury awards in a number of accident cases. Insurance companies are familiar with our reputation as trial lawyers. That makes them more willing to offer fair settlements to avoid the expense and risks of a trial.

Serving the Community of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 

Myrtle Beach is located in northeastern South Carolina and is home to 60 miles of breathtaking coastlines. Its nickname is the Grand Strand. With its subtropical climate and beautiful beaches, Myrtle Beach attracts more than 20 million tourists annually. It is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country.

Besides having sun and sand, every year the city hosts major conventions, concerts, and events that attract people from all around the country. With world-class restaurants, hotels, theaters, nightclubs, and golf courses, there is plenty to do in the city for residents and tourists alike.

Tourist Attractions in the Area

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has been named one of the best boardwalks in the country by Travel & Leisure Magazine and National Graphic. It is a great place to go for a stroll with family or loved ones.

Other tourist attractions in Myrtle Beach include Ripley’s Aquarium, the Skyway Ferris Wheel, Family Kingdom Amusement Park, Brookgreen Gardens, and the Broadway at the Beach district. Myrtle Beach has over 650 acres of recreation property and public parks, making it easy to enjoy the great outdoors.

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What our clients say about us...
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I really don’t know what I would have done or where I would be if it had not been for Ken and Matt. Unless you have been as down as I got, you can’t understand it, but those guys really saved my life. There is no way I can say enough to thank them for what they did for me.

Marlon, 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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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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From the moment I met Mr. Harrell and the wonderful people of the Joye Law Firm, I knew I was going to be okay. I knew that they were going to help me, and make sure I was treated fairly, and respectfully.

Alyson, Actual Client
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Joye Law Firm Helps Clients with All Types of Personal Injury Claims

As you can see, the Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyers at Joye Law Firm assist clients with many types of injury-related cases. A few of the most common are:

Myrtle Beach Car Accidents: If you were injured in a car crash in Myrtle Beach or the surrounding areas, our firm is here to help you pursue maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. Our experienced Myrtle Beach car accident attorneys have the skill, resources, and knowledge of South Carolina’s laws to establish liability and prove your case.

Myrtle Beach Truck Accidents: Were you the victim of a truck accident in or around Myrtle Beach? The size, weight, and force of commercial trucks can result in severe and life-changing injuries or wrongful death. Our legal team has handled injury claims involving tractor-trailers, delivery trucks, and 18-wheelers, winning trials and negotiating sizable settlements for victims.

Myrtle Beach Motorcycle Accidents: Myrtle Beach is known for our vibrant motorcycle community and huge, annual biker events. However, motorcycle riders face significant risks on congested Myrtle Beach streets and highways, often suffering catastrophic or even fatal injuries in crashes. Turn to our respected Myrtle Beach motorcycle accident lawyers if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an area bike collision. We have successfully represented injured riders and will relentlessly pursue fair compensation for you.

Myrtle Beach Birth Injuries: Birth injuries due to negligence, errors, or improper use of birthing tools can result in severe, life-long consequences for an infant and that infant’s family. If your baby endured a birth injury like Erb’s palsy, hypoxia, or physical damage during delivery in or around Myrtle Beach, our dedicated birth injury attorneys can aggressively pursue justice and compensation for your family.

Myrtle Beach Workplace Injuries: Work accidents can happen quickly and result in substantial harm, lost income, and reduced quality of life. If you were injured on the job while working in the Myrtle Beach region, our respected workers’ compensation lawyers can help you file a claim and fight for your full entitled benefits. We have helped injured workers across industries recover compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings, permanent disability, and more.

From vehicle accidents to work-related injuries to slip-and-fall claims, our Myrtle Beach injury attorneys have helped clients through some of the most difficult chapters of their lives. If you need legal assistance after you or your loved one suffered a serious injury, you have an advocate at Joye Law Firm. 

How Do I Know If I Have a Myrtle Beach Injury Lawsuit?

The quickest and most reliable way to find out whether you have a personal injury lawsuit after a serious car crash or personal injury accident is to seek a free case review with our knowledgeable Myrtle Beach accident lawyers at Joye Law Firm. To have a valid personal injury claim in South Carolina, your injury must have been caused by the carelessness or negligence of another individual or business.

For example, if a driver speeds through a Myrtle Beach intersection running a red light and hits a pedestrian who is crossing the intersection, that driver may have acted with disregard for the safety of others and will be found liable for the pedestrian’s injuries. Our experienced attorneys will review the details of the accident, listen to your concerns, and explain your legal options.

We understand that for you and your family, this is more than just a personal injury case. This is about your life, your future, and whether you can regain the quality of life you previously enjoyed before your injury.

Myrtle Beach Accident Injury Statistics

Motor vehicle collisions

According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, there were 11,594 motor vehicle collisions in Myrtle Beach’s Horry County in 2021. Those collisions resulted in 73 fatalities and 3,150 total injuries.

Some of the leading roadways for collisions in Horry County that year included US-17, US-501, SC-544, US-701, and SC-707. The top five intersections where collisions occurred included US-501 at SC-544, US-17 at SC-544, US-501 at S-1224, US-501 at Carolina Forest Blvd., and SC-9 at S-57.

Traffic accidents in Myrtle Beach may be handled by one of the following law enforcement agencies:

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1101 N. Oak St.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 918-1300
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1018 2nd Ave. South
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 280-5530
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1301 2nd Ave.
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 915-5450
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4195 Highway 701 North
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 365-5004

Myrtle Beach Hospitals and Medical Centers

If you have been injured in a vehicle or at the workplace, you may need immediate and ongoing medical treatment. Hospitals and other major medical centers located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and the surrounding area include:

Contact the Myrtle Beach Injury Attorneys of Joye Law Firm

At Joye Law Firm, we are proud members of the Myrtle Beach community and are happy to be able to use our legal skills to make a positive difference in the lives of its citizens.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Myrtle Beach, contact an experienced injury attorney at the Joye Law Firm. For a free consultation, give us a call at (877) 936-9707 or contact us here online.

Myrtle Beach Court System

Myrtle Beach Municipal Court is the court of local jurisdiction for the City of Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina, and is responsible for adjudicating criminal misdemeanor offenses involving city ordinances and state statutes. This includes traffic offenses and property crimes involving $1,000 or less. The Horry County Court of Common Pleas is the Circuit Court branch that has jurisdiction over civil cases in Horry County in which the value at stake exceeds $7,500. Cases involving less than $7,500 are heard in the Small Claims Magistrates’ Court. The Court of Common Pleas and Clerk of Court are located in the new Horry County Government and Justice Center, located at 1301 Second Avenue in Conway, South Carolina.

The state agency in charge of administering the workers’ compensation laws in South Carolina is the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission. The agency is broken into districts, with Myrtle Beach a part of District 5. Informal conferences and hearings before deputy commissioners are held within this district, while appeals go to the Full Commission and, if necessary, the S.C. Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

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1101 North Oak St.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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1301 Second Avenue
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 915-5080
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Additional Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Resources

Joye Law Firm does not endorse any of the businesses below, but provides them solely for informational purposes.

If you would like to have your accident related Myrtle Beach, South Carolina business listed here, please contact via email: List my Site

  • Progressive Physical Therapy – We provide services to help you recover and get back to life. Our therapists offer physical therapy that rehabilitates your injuries, restores your range of motion, and relieves your pain.
  • Auto Body Works Inc – If you are in need of an auto body or paint shop in Myrtle Beach contact Auto Body Works Inc.

How Long Does a Myrtle Beach Personal Injury Case Take? 

The amount of time it takes to resolve a personal injury case depends on several factors including the complexity of the case, the court’s schedule, and whether the case is settled out of court. Our Myrtle Beach personal injury attorneys may be able to resolve your case in a matter of months if an out-of-court settlement can be obtained. However, if the case requires a complex investigation and the other side is unwilling to settle, it may take a year or longer to resolve. Some defense law firms will not seriously discuss a settlement until after a trial date is set.

If we receive a settlement offer, we will discuss it with you and offer our assessment of whether it represents a reasonable offer. It will be your decision about whether to accept the offer or proceed with the lawsuit. Some complex cases that go to trial take two to three years to complete. Each case has its own set of factors that determine the timetable. However, we understand that this is YOUR case, and you will always be in control of it. We will advise you on what we believe is your best interest, but the decision on whether or not to settle your case will always rest with you.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injuries in Myrtle Beach

A personal injury lawyer advocates for clients who have suffered harm due to the careless actions of another person, company, or entity. They fight to secure compensation for their clients’ losses through negotiations or formal lawsuits.

Personal injury attorneys handle cases stemming from incidents like car crashes, defective products, medical mistakes, nursing home abuse, slip-and-fall accidents, and workplace injuries. If someone else’s negligence directly caused you physical, emotional, or financial damage, a personal injury lawyer can likely help.

Reach out to a Myrtle Beach injury law firm as soon as possible after an incident, even if you aren’t yet prepared to take legal action. An initial consultation allows an attorney to review your situation, explain your rights, preserve evidence, and monitor deadlines. However, even if time has passed, you may still have options, so contact a lawyer when you’re ready.

Most personal injury firms, including the Joye LawFirm, work on a contingency fee basis, meaning no payment is required upfront. The lawyer receives an agreed percentage of any final settlement or court award. If your case yields no compensation, you owe nothing. This structure ensures injury victims don’t pay out-of-pocket legal costs.

South Carolina has a three-year statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits in most cases. Exceptions exist, however, so consult with legal counsel quickly to avoid missing critical filing deadlines.

While many injury claims settle out of court, your lawyer must be fully prepared to take your case to trial if a satisfactory settlement can’t be reached. Their negotiation proficiency and litigation experience greatly inform case outcomes.

South Carolina follows comparative negligence rules, allowing injury victims to pursue damages even if they share some fault, though any compensation could be reduced proportionally. A Myrtle Beach personal injury attorney can evaluate your legal options even with partial liability on your part.

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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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509 North Broad Street
Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 358-5100
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2050 Corporate Centre Dr, Suite 140
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 215-3100
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1731 N Main St Suite A-1
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 285-6586