Personal Injury

  • Car Accidents
  • 18 Wheeler Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Slip and Falls
  • Wrongful Death Cases

The Glenn Law Firm has represented clients in a wide variety of personal (bodily) injury matters. We have helped clients who were involved in car accidents, slipped on dangerous items left in the walk way, who were attacked by vicious dogs, have helped family members of a loved one with a wrongful death claim, and a variety of matters that involved a bodily injury claim.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here, at the Glenn Law Firm, LLC, we understand that our clients do not have same amount of money at their disposal as the insurance companies which is why we take personal injury cases on a contingency fee. Contingency fee means that our Law Firm will take part of the settlement/verdict for compensation for their services. Attorney fees are calculated before expenses. Expenses widely range but include court costs, costs for depositions, expert witness costs, and other costs that incur in order to get the case to the jury.
The answer varies depending on the type of injury and how the injury occurred. Car Accidents, for example, the Plaintiff (the injured person) has the burden of proof. When a person is injured in a car accident they generally have to prove that they were in fact injured due to someone else’s Negligence or Recklessness. Negligence is defined as a breach of the standard of care that would be expected of a reasonable prudent person using ordinary precaution under the same or similar circumstances. If you can prove Negligence or Recklessness then you must show Damages (Damages are injuries that the opposing party should be liable for). Damages are generally measured by the extent of the client’s injuries. Damages include pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and most out of pocket expenses associated with the Negligence or Recklessness. Recklessness is conduct that demonstrates a reckless disregard for others. Of course, Negligence is generally easier to prove.
The Civil Law suit is first initiated by the filing of a Summons and Complaint with the appropriate Clerk of Court. The Clerk of Court is now requiring $150.00 for the filing of the Complaint. After the Summons and Complaint are filed, the Defendant (the person who caused these injuries) will have to be formally served (given notice of the law suit) with these documents. After the Defendant is served with the Summons and Complaint, Discovery pursuant to South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure will take place. An Injured party should be compensated based on the amount of “damages” they have incurred.

Actual Damages: Actual Damages include, but are not limited to, lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, and loss of living standard.

Punitive Damages: Punitive Damages are awarded in the discretion of the Trial Judge or Jury when the conduct of the Defendant is so outrageous or reckless to warrant punishing the Defendant for the wrong conduct. (i.e. drunk driving and causing a car accident). This can be awarded in addition to the actual damages (i.e. pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages).

Should I Purchase Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage On My Auto Insurance Policy?

Yes. All too often, clients wish they would have had the proper insurance after they are injured in an accident. Mainly because most people do not realize that they can receive compensation for their injuries from their own insurance provider if another person caused their injuries under the Underinsured or Uninsured protection that they can purchase.  I recommend to all of my clients and friends to get Underinsured and Uninsured Coverage.

If you have underinsurance coverage and a person causes your injuries but does not have enough insurance coverage to fully compensate you for your bodily injuries, you can seek compensation from your own insurance company.

Uninsured coverage will cover you if another driver simply does not have insurance.  If you do not know if you have these coverages call your insurance company and to find out if you do. Make sure you have Underinsured and Uninsured Coverages for bodily injuries.

You purchase insurance to protect those that you might injure; so why not purchase insurance in case someone injures you but does not have the proper insurance coverage?

Also, if you are injured in your own vehicle you could “Stack” your own insurance policies to together and put a claim in for each one of your vehicles you own.  This means if you have the proper Underinsurance coverage and or Uninsured coverages on one or more vehicles you own you can obtain recovery up to the limits on each vehicle that you own.  Now, if you did not own the vehicle you were injured in (say you were in a friends vehicle and not a family member living in your home), most of the time you can only seek the policy limits offered on one of your vehicles.  Not always, but most of the time.

If you are injured contact the Glenn Law Firm, LLC immediately.  Our phones our answered 24/7 at 844.JESS.LAW !

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