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Top-Rated Charleston
Injury Lawyers

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843.284.5500

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Top-Rated Charleston Injury Lawyers
Get a Free Consultation

843.284.5500

Give Us Your Problems.
We’ll Give You Solutions.

Top-Rated Charleston
Injury Lawyers
Get a Free Consultation

Give Us Your Problems.
We’ll Give You Solutions.

Automobile Accident Claims

For decades, our injury lawyers have helped accident victims in South Carolina get the money they need for their injuries. We can help you, too.

 

personal injury claims

We handle claims including trucking accidents, slip and fall injuries, child injuries, defective products, and wrongful death claims.

 

medical malpractice claims

When you are harmed by a doctor or medical service provider, our attorneys have the skills and experience to tackle complex malpractice claims.

Respected Injury Attorneys in Charleston
& Mt. Pleasant South Carolina

Our Charleston Lawyers Have Over 55 Combined Years of Experience with Personal Injury Claims.

If you have been seriously injured, then you may not be prepared for the chaos and financial pressures that a serious accident may cause you and your family. Our compassionate Charleston injury lawyers can answer all of your questions during a free consultation.

We are different because we are not a “high-volume” law firm or a “settlement mill.” Instead, our Charleston personal injury attorneys help a select number of clients by giving them personalized, one-on-one attention to get you the best result possible. If your claim doesn’t settle or your case is difficult, we don’t pass you off to another law firm. We’re with you all the way into a courtroom if that’s what it takes. That’s why clients endorse our attorneys with 5 stars ★★★★★ on Google and Facebook Reviews. Also, that’s why our injury law firm is top-rated (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell.

The Right Lawyer Makes All the Difference

The right lawyer in Charleston can make the difference between winning or losing. Contact Stephan Futeral or Thomas Nelson if you need an attorney in Charleston, SC or the surrounding areas for a personal injury claim.

Respected Injury Attorneys in Charleston
& Mt. Pleasant South Carolina

Our Charleston Lawyers Have Over 55 Combined Years of Experience with Personal Injury Claims.

If you have been seriously injured, then you may not be prepared for the chaos and financial pressures that a serious accident may cause you and your family. Our compassionate Charleston injury lawyers can answer all of your questions during a free consultation.

We are different because we are not a “high-volume” law firm or a “settlement mill.” Instead, our Charleston personal injury attorneys help a select number of clients by giving them personalized, one-on-one attention to get you the best result possible. If your claim doesn’t settle or your case is difficult, we don’t pass you off to another law firm. We’re with you all the way into a courtroom if that’s what it takes. That’s why clients endorse our attorneys with 5 stars ★★★★★ on Google and Facebook Reviews. Also, that’s why our injury law firm is top-rated (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell.

The Right Lawyer Makes All the Difference

The right lawyer in Charleston can make the difference between winning or losing. Contact Stephan Futeral or Thomas Nelson if you need an attorney in Charleston, SC or the surrounding areas for a personal injury claim.

Our Personal Injury Services

Here’s a list of some of the things we do as injury and accident attorneys in Charleston. If you need an injury attorney for any of the following, then contact us today.

  1. Auto Accidents
    • If you have been injured in a car accident in or near Charleston, South Carolina, our auto accident attorneys can help get you the compensation you deserve.
  2. Trucking accidents
    • Semi-truck accidents are devastating, but our team of truck accident lawyers will fight for fair compensation so you can focus on piecing your life back together.
  3. motorcycle accidents
    • Our skilled Motorcycle Accident Lawyers serve Charleston and the Lowcountry. Let us fight for your rights if you suffered an injury in a motorcycle crash.
  4. wrongful death claims
    • You deserve compensation if you lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence. Contact our wrongful death attorneys for a free case review.
  1. boating accidents
    • If you have been injured because someone carelessly operated a vessel, contact our Charleston boating accident lawyers to learn more about your rights.
  2. nursing home abuse
  3. dog bite claims
    • If you’ve become a victim of a dog attack, our dog bite lawyers will help you recover compensation for your injuries.
  4. medical malpractice
    • The medical malpractice attorneys at our law firm are experienced trial lawyers who represent people who have been harmed by medical negligence.

Our Personal Injury Services

Here’s a list of some of the things we do as injury and accident attorneys in Charleston. If you need an injury attorney for any of the following, then contact us today.

  1. auto accidents
    • If you have been injured in a car accident in or near Charleston, South Carolina, our auto accident attorneys can help get you the compensation you deserve.
  2. trucking accidents
    • Semi-truck accidents are devastating, but our team of truck accident lawyers will fight for fair compensation so you can focus on piecing your life back together.
  3. motorcycle accidents
    • Our skilled Motorcycle Accident Lawyers serve Charleston and the Lowcountry. Let us fight for your rights if you suffered an injury in a motorcycle crash.
  4. wrongful death claims
    • You deserve compensation if you lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence. Contact our wrongful death attorneys for a free case review.
  5. boating accidents
    • If you have been injured because someone carelessly operated a vessel, contact our Charleston boating accident lawyers to learn more about your rights.
  6. nursing home abuse
  7. dog bite claims
    • If you’ve become a victim of a dog attack, our dog bite lawyers will help you recover compensation for your injuries.
  8. medical malpractice
    • The medical malpractice attorneys at our law firm are experienced trial lawyers who represent people who have been harmed by medical negligence.

Our Law Firm is NOT a Personal Injury Settlement Mill

All of us are flooded with television ads for personal injury lawyers in South Carolina. In one ad, a runner for the law firm was engaged in parkour (doing flips, jumping over benches and obstacles, etc.) as he delivered checks for large sums of money to very happy and upbeat “victims” of catastrophic injuries. In another ad, smiling and seemingly uninjured clients gave brief “testimonials” about how easy it was for them to get hundreds of thousands of dollars for their injuries. Then in another ad, a lawyer pulled oversized hundred-dollar bills out of the front-end of a wrecked vehicle and told folks that if they call the firm, they’ll get huge bucks too. In these ads, it seems that all they are doing is writing huge checks for their clients each day because the insurance companies cower at the mention of their names.

Personal Injury Settlement Mills – Quantity Over Quality?

A personal injury mill is a law firm that advertises A LOT for personal injury cases and handles an exceptionally high volume of claims. If a law firm emphasizes the number of cases instead of the quality of results, then they could cause insurance companies to low-ball settlement offers for every potential personal injury claimant. In other words, a personal injury settlement mill may grind down the meaning of real justice for many personal injury victims. Once, during a settlement discussion Stephan Futeral had with an insurance adjuster, the adjuster offered our client an amount that seemed too little to compensation our client for their injuries. During the discussion, the adjuster actually said, “I just settled a claim just like this one with [an advertising personal injury firm] for this amount, so what makes you think your client deserves more?” Stephan responded by saying, “Because that’s not good enough for my client.”

Remember that what you see on television is advertising. When you hire a personal injury lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina, you don’t just get a check by making a phone call or find that justice somehow comes in the form of large bills rolling out of the front-end of a wrecked sedan. In all the years that we have handled personal injury claims in Charleston, our clients don’t act like grinning fools when they receive a settlement or verdict. For most clients, settlements or awards by juries are bitter-sweet. Although they are thankful for the work we’ve done, they’d rather live pain and disability-free, or share the life of the family member they lost due to negligence, than mug for a camera over the settlement check they received from their lawyer.

Questions You Should Ask a Personal Injury Attorney

Any personal injury lawyer in Charleston or elsewhere in South Carolina is ethically prohibited from taking on more work than they can handle. So how many is too many? That depends on the lawyer’s abilities, how simple or complex their cases are, whether they have sufficient support staff and the clients’ needs. Having said that, when a lawyer is handling hundreds of cases simultaneously, it becomes challenging to give each client the quality of attention each one of them deserves. So here are some questions you need answers to before you decide which personal injury lawyer to hire:

1) How many cases are you (the lawyer) handling? This is a fair question, If the lawyer won’t answer or hedges around the answer, move on to your next choice of lawyers.

2) How many lawsuits has the lawyer filed in the last 12 months? Not all cases settle, and that’s certainly true of personal injury claims. If their answer is “none” or just a few, then ask the next question:

3) How many personal injury cases have you tried in your career? At the end of the day, you need a personal injury lawyer who knows how to take a case to trial if the case doesn’t settle.

4) Who will be working on my case? You need to know whether the personal injury attorney you are dealing with is going to handle the case one-on-one or pass you off to someone else in the firm such as a paralegal.

5) If my case doesn’t settle, will you file a lawsuit? The answer should be “Yes.” You want a lawyer who is going to see your case through from start to finish.  

Personal Injury FAQ’s

How do you charge legal fees?

We charge a contingency fee which means that we will only collect if we are successful. In many cases, our contingency is one-third of the total recovery.

Should I talk to the other driver's insurance company?

No. The adjuster will try to get a statement from you that they can use against you later.

Should I sign a release?

No. If you sign a release, you may not be able to recover future damages. Before you sign anything, consult with a lawyer.

How much is my case worth?

In South Carolina, there’s no mathematical formula for calculating your claim’s worth. The amount depends on factors including the severity of your injuries, your medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering.

How long does a personal injury claim take?

Each claim is unique. Some claims may settle in a few months. However, some cases go to trial which can can take years to finish.

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