Personal Injury FAQs
Charleston & Columbia Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal injury claims can be complex. Determining who is legally liable
and then getting them to accept responsibility for your injuries can be
an arduous task. At
McLeod Law Group, LLC, we have attorneys who have been in the practice of seeking proper compensation
for our clients' damages and losses for nearly 20 years.
Founding attorney, Mullins McLeod, has been awarded
more than 150 million dollars in damages for his clients. He is a
nationally-known legal advocate for those who have suffered due to the negligence of others. Throughout
his practice, he has counseled numerous clients during their personal
injury claim process.
Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions he has encountered.
Who can file a personal injury case?
Anyone who has been personally injured at the fault of another. If you
have been offered an unfair or less than satisfactory compensation for
your damages or losses you can file a personal injury claim. Personal
injury claims provide a legal option for those seeking reimbursement for
injuries incurred from another's negligence.
What are some types of personal injury cases?
Personal injury involves a vast number of hazardous circumstances. Generally,
personal injury cases can arise from any negligent situation or accident
that causes harm to an individual. Examples of personal injury cases include:
work related injuries,
civil rights violations,
slip and falls, products liability and
How is fault proven in an injury case?
Determining who exactly is at fault for a personal injury can be a complex
matter. It may be an individual, a manufacturer, an employer or a corporation.
Sometimes it is a combination of any of the aforementioned. Deciphering
who was negligent and if the liability is shared with another party is
a complicated process requiring investigation and fact gathering. A
skilled personal injury attorney can help you with the legalities involved in proving liability. Check
out our page on
proving personal injury fault for more information.
What damages can be collected in a wrongful death case?
Wrongful death claims seek compensation for the financial and emotional
harm created by a death caused by another's negligence. There are
two categories of damages. The first endeavors to recover damages incurred
from the initial accident date until the time of death. Examples are medical
bills and funeral expenses. The second category compensates the survivors
for their losses incurred after the wrongful death of their loved one.
An example of this is the amount of wages that would have been earned
by the deceased. For more information about wrongful death damages, check out our
Wrongful Death Damages page.
Can hospitals be sued for personal injury?
Hospitals are not immune to personal injury liability. They can be held
accountable for negligent actions performed by their employees while on
duty. This can include nurses, paramedics, technicians and sometimes,
doctors. In addition, hospitals can face
premises liability lawsuits. For example, if a patient slips and falls on a wet floor, the
hospital may be held accountable. If you need further information on filing
a hospital personal injury claim, see our
information on hospital negligence.
Our Charleston Injury Attorneys Can Answer All Your Questions
At McLeod Law Group, LLC, we know the devastating aftermath of a personal
injury can leave you confused and full of concerns. Our experienced Charleston
personal injury lawyers have knowledge that may be able to provide the
answers you and your family need when seeking compensation. Our experienced
legal team can actively pursue the compensation you deserve to get you
out of crisis and on the road to recovery.
Contact our firm today to learn about the options available in your personal injury claim!