While the holiday season is certainly a time for celebration, it is unfortunately also a season for increased risk of personal injury. A variety of factors, including increased traffic, greater consumption of alcohol, and the stress of the holidays result in an increased frequency of personal injury. One of the more difficult decisions to make when you’ve sustained a personal injury is when to take the fight to court or when to settle. The first step in this decision is securing legal representation to investigate the circumstances to determine the different routes your case can take.
It is important to be aware of the risks of taking your claim to court. No matter how clear it might be that the defendant was at fault, there is no guarantee that a judge or jury will view the case in the same way as you, and you are therefore risking the loss of some or possibly your entire claim.
Because of South Carolina’s modified comparative negligence system (meaning that you can recover compensation even if you were partly at fault in your accident), each case should be assessed for settlement opportunities.
Timing is always important in these matters. South Carolina has a statute of limitations that places a time limit on filing an injury claim. We recommend taking immediate action and calling our legal team to see whether we can best serve you.