Personal Injury FAQs

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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.

Common Questions

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: car accidents, medical malpractice, work related injuries, civil rights violations, slip and falls, products liability and wrongful death.

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!