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Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation Attorneys in Summerville, SC

Our Summerville injury attorneys can guide you through the confusion, stress and uncertainty that follow a serious injury. For more than 50 years, our attorneys at Joye Law Firm have helped injured people in South Carolina recover the compensation to regain financial stability and move on with their lives after injuries involving a:

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Our attorneys have assisted thousands of clients who were having difficulty obtaining workers’ compensation and Social Security disability benefits. Our law firm has offices in North Charleston, Columbia, Clinton, Myrtle Beach, Summerville and represents clients throughout South Carolina.

Our partner attorneys at Joye Law Firm have both been recognized as Super Lawyers in South Carolina and received an AV rating from the distinguished Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. Our record of results includes numerous multi-million verdicts and settlements in personal injury and wrongful death cases. While each case stands on its own, our results reflect our experience handling significant cases and the effort we make to have a positive impact on clients we represent. Take a look at the comments that former clients shared about their experience working with Joye Law Firm, then give us a call to find out how we can assist you.

Types of Cases Our Summerville Lawyers Handle

If our Summerville personal injury lawyers represent you, we will investigate your accident and identify all the parties that may potentially be legally liable for your injuries and losses such as loss of income. We will then find the insurance policies available to pay compensation.

We will gather the evidence to support your claim and forward demand letters to the insurance companies. Insurers frequently make low settlement offers to limit their liability. If you are trying to handle the claim on your own, you may be unsure whether the insurance company’s offer is reasonable. You need the guidance of an experienced Summerville attorney. Our resolute attorneys will negotiate aggressively for a full and fair settlement based on our many years of settling personal injury lawsuits.

The first step is to schedule a consultation with a Summerville injury attorney. You will have a clearer understanding of your legal options and the steps available to you.


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How Do I Know if I have a Summerville Injury Lawsuit?

The quickest way to understand whether you have a valid personal injury claim after an accident is to have a free case review by our experienced Summerville accident lawyers at Joye Law Firm. To have a legitimate injury claim, your injury must have been caused by the carelessness or disregard for safety of another person or business.

For example, if a driver disregards a traffic signal at the interchange of Interstate 26 and Highway 17 in Summerville and causes a crash that injures others, that careless driver may have acted negligently and be found to be liable for the other motorists’ injuries.

Our experienced Summerville car accident lawyers at Joye Law Firm can review the details of your accident, answer your questions and discuss your legal options.

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Summerville Court System

Summerville is located primarily in Dorchester County. South Carolina is divided into 16 judicial circuits and Dorchester County is part of South Carolina’s First Judicial Circuit. The Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction. Circuit court includes a civil division, which is the Court of Common Pleas, and a criminal court, the Court of General Sessions. The Court of Common Pleas is the Dorchester County court that has jurisdiction over personal injury cases in which the amount in dispute is more than $7,500. The Court of Common Pleas is in Dorchester County Courthouse located at 5200 E. Jim Bilton Boulevard, St. George, SC 29477. The phone number is (843) 563-0160.

Other courts also serve Summerville and Dorchester County. The Dorchester County Family Court has jurisdiction over domestic law issues including legal separation, divorce, alimony and child custody as well as over cases involving juveniles who are charged with violations of state or federal law. The Family Court is located in the Troy Knight Judicial Complex at 212 Deming Way in Summerville, SC 29483. The phone number of the Family Court is (843) 832-0360.

The Dorchester County Clerk of Court office provides administrative support for the Circuit Court including General Sessions, Common Pleas and the Family Court. The Clerk of Court office is in the Dorchester County Courthouse at 5200 E. Jim Bilton Boulevard, St. George, SC 29477. The phone number of the Clerk of Court is (843) 563-0160.

The Magistrate Court hears small claims civil cases, in which the amount in dispute is less than $7,500. The Magistrate Court is located in the Troy Knight Judicial Complex at 212 Deming Way, Summerville, SC 29483. The phone number for the Magistrate Court is (843) 832-0370.

The Summerville Municipal Court handles traffic violations, violations of town ordinances and criminal misdemeanors. The Summerville Municipal Court is located at 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483. The phone number of the municipal court is (843) 875-2010.

The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina hears federal cases including some types of product liability cases involving defective and unsafe products. The federal district court is located in the J. Waties Waring Judicial Center at Meeting Street at Broad Street in Charleston, SC 29401. The phone number of the District Court is (843) 579-1401.

The S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission is the state agency that administers the workers’ compensation laws in South Carolina. The commission holds hearings to resolve disputes over workers’ compensation benefits between employees and employers. The commission is divided into districts, and Summerville is in District 4.

An employee may request a hearing if the employer does not report the workplace accident, denies that the injury was job related or the employee believes that he or she did not receive full benefits. Informal conferences and hearings before deputy commissioners are held within the district. A Summerville workers’ compensation lawyer can help you pursue full benefits and represent you in a hearing before a workers’ compensation commissioner or an appeal to the full Workers’ Compensation Commission. More information about the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission can be found by calling (803) 737-5700.

If you are filing for Social Security disability, your application will be reviewed at the local Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. If you appeal a decision on your disability claim, the same office will be where your hearing occurs before an administrative law judge. In Summerville, the office is located at 3875 Faber Place Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405. The phone number is (843) 727-4511.

Summerville Hospitals and Medical Centers

If you have been injured in a car accident in Summerville, you may need immediate medical treatment. Hospitals and other facilities in Summerville and the surrounding area include:

Summerville Medical Center

295 Midland Parkway
Summerville SC 29485
Phone: (843) 970-5000

Trident Medical Center

9330 Medical Plaza Dr.
Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 256-3880

Roper St. Francis Healthcare Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
2095 Henry Tecklenburg Dr.
Charleston, SC 29414
Phone: (843) 402-1000

Doctors Care Dorchester Road
Urgent Care
10160 Dorchester Rd.
Summerville, SC 29485
Phone: (843) 871-7900

Case Studies

Disclaimer: Joye Law Firm is proud of the results our South Carolina 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.



After 30 years working as a diesel mechanic, Tommy thought his company would treat him fairly after his workplace accident.  Tommy didn’t want to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer, but when the insurance company started…

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A Charleston County jury has awarded a $1.93 million verdict in favor of a driver who suffered neck injuries after being hit by a dump truck whose driver did not have a license. Mark Bringardner of the Joye Law Firm…

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Estate of Mary G. vs. Cooper/Ports America, LLC et al. Case Number: 2019-CP-10-1949 Joye Law Firm attorney Mark J. Bringardner has reached a $5 million settlement for the family of a Charleston woman struck and killed by a Navy base…

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Contact Our Summerville Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today

If you have been seriously injured in a Summerville accident, you can trust our attorneys at Joye Law Firm to work to get you the money and benefits that you are entitled to receive. Joye Law Firm serves our clients in our Summerville office, one of five we have throughout the state. Call Joye Law at 877-936-9707 or fill out our free online case evaluation.


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