A painful and serious injury is often one of the most difficult experiences of your life and the anguish you go through is not a burden that you and your family must bear alone. If a significant injury has happened to you or your loved one, it is important for you to get help from an experienced Columbia personal injury lawyer — a professional who can walk you through all of your options and help you recover any monies you may be entitled to. Please contact Mann, Blake to set up a free consultation to see if we can help you or your loved one if you were hurt as a result of the reckless or negligent acts of others.
Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer | Fighting for Your Rightful Compensation
Sustaining a serious injury at the hands of a negligent party is something no person should ever have to endure on their own. The legal team here at Mann, Blake & Jackson understands this, and we will do everything in our power to help make things right again. Insurance companies may not always be on your side, but we always will. Whether you were injured on the road by a careless driver, on someone else’s property because of unsafe conditions, or at the hands of a negligent medical professional, you can rely on us to effectively fight for the compensation you deserve and need to move on with your life.
Our Legal Services
For decades, Mann, Blake & Jackson have represented those who’ve been wrongfully injured in Columbia and throughout the state of South Carolina through a wide array of injury claims. Just some of the injury claims we handle include the following:
- Car Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
- Slip and Fall
- Product Liability
- Dog Bites
- Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Chemical Burns and Radiation Exposure
- Carbon Monoxide Exposure
- Birth Injuries
- Trucking Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Swimming Pool Accidents
- Premises Liability
If you’ve been hurt in any of these accidents, please don’t hesitate to turn to a competent Columbia personal injury lawyer right here at our firm.
Proving Personal Injury Claims in South Carolina
When someone is harmed, it is not enough to simply claim the accident wasn’t their fault. To recover compensation in a personal injury claim, you will have to satisfy the burden of proof. This means you are required to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. There are various forms of evidence that will prove the most useful when it comes to personal injury claims, such as the following:
- Medical documents pertaining to your injuries
- Pictures of the accident and its aftermath
- Surveillance footage of the accident as it happened
- Pictures of the dangerous conditions that caused an accident
- Witness testimony corroborating your claim
While you should try to document an accident after being injured in one, you should also understand that your top concern should absolutely be your well-being. This means that the first thing you should do after an accident is to call 911 and ensure you receive the emergency medical treatment you need. Once you dial 911 and law enforcement is on the way, if you are physically capable, you should then attempt to gather the aforementioned information in an effort to help prove your claim at a later date.
Recovering Financial Compensation
If we can successfully prove your personal injury claim, you should be entitled to financial compensation for any damages you’ve sustained. These can include both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages can include financial losses, such as the cost of the medical care needed to treat your injuries or any lost wages you’ve incurred due to missing work after your injury. Non-economic damages can include various damages of a non-monetary nature, such as pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, the loss of consortium, and more.
The Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in South Carolina
Typically, in the state of South Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years, meaning you will have three years from the date your accident happened to take legal action against the liable party. Some people choose to wait and see if their injuries heal on their own before pursuing legal action. This is understandable, but seldom a good idea. The longer you wait after an injury, the harder it can be to locate witnesses and prove that your injury truly was caused by an accident that happened, say, over two years ago. This is why it is always best to bring your claim to our attention as soon as possible.
Contact a Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer
Whether you were hurt because of another person’s negligence or your loved one lost his or her life untimely, our firm is here. We handle the gamut of personal injury and medical malpractice claims, and you have our pledge to provide you with the quality legal services you deserve, from the beginning of your case until its conclusion. We have recovered millions for our clients in the past, including over $4.5 million on behalf of a client who was paralyzed and suffered brain injuries after falling from a defective porch due to rail failure. Our results speak for themselves, and we are ready to take your case. Contact Mann, Blake & Jackson today to schedule your free initial consultation with our seasoned legal team.