PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Success in a personal injury case often depends on proving that the accident was caused by another party, often through that parties’ negligence. Negligence may be established through showing that the at-fault party acted carelessly or recklessly or, alternatively, failed to do something which would have prevented the accident.
At the Murphy Law Firm, our team is dedicated to helping others recover damages after an accident or an injury. These damages can include financial compensation for actual losses you have suffered for a visit to the emergency room, doctors, physical therapist and other medical professions. Additionally, you may also be entitled to economic damages for your time lost off from work, for reduced earning potential in the future as well other noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, physical impairment, loss of consortium and loss of enjoyment of life.
Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Recreational Accidents
Every year thousands of people are injured on our roads and highways. Many of these accidents are not due to the fault of the driver. Rather, someone else’s carelessness (from, for example, drunk driving, texting while driving, distracted driving, speeding, running a red light or driving overly aggressively) leads to the collision, and you may be entitled to compensation for injuries you incur if the accident is not your fault.
Commons types of accidents include rear end collisions, side swipes, T-bone accidents, and head on collisions. Whether your accident involves only you and one other driver or is a multi-car accident that involves a large tractor trailer, the Murphy Law Firm can help identify the cause of the accident and assess your potential damages and recovery from the adverse party.
It is critical that you call an attorney as soon as possible after your accident while witness memories are fresh and the evidence can be properly preserved. Your recovery may be dependent on acting quickly and on finding the right attorneys for your case. At the Murphy Law Firm, we understand that no two accidents are alike, and we will fight to maximize your outcome. As a small firm, you will receive personalized attention, and we will do all we can to ease the burden on you and your loved ones during this difficult and stressful time.
If you have been injured by a defective product you may be entitled to compensation. Products liability is the area of law that requires designers, manufacturers and suppliers to pay for injuries to consumers caused by defects and hazards in the products they market. The purpose of products liability law is to ensure that the costs of injuries resulting from defective products are borne by the parties who place such defective products on the market.
Many products may be defective, including cars, trucks, jet skis, ladders, elevators and escalators. The manufacturer or seller of the product may be legally liable for defects in the manufacture, marketing, or design of the product. We are skilled and trained in these cases and can help you identify if you have a claim for medical damages, lost wages, long term care, and other less tangible damages such as pain and suffering.
Premises Liability/ Slips and Falls
Premises liability law involves the legal responsibilities of property owners and occupiers to prevent injuries to persons on their property. One of the most common causes of such injuries is a trip or slip and fall, such as on an uneven sidewalk, a loose stair tread, or liquid spilled on the floor. Many slip, trip and fall accidents occur due to the property owner’s negligence — they either failed to notice a problem with their property or they failed to fix a known hazard.
According to the South Carolina Department of Health, unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for people 1-44 years old nationally, and in our state, motor vehicle crashes are the primary cause of these injuries.
We understand the burden a survivor carries when a loved one is lost too soon. No amount of money can bring back a loved one, but a monetary settlement or verdict can be used to pay for medical bills or offset future lost wages. If a family member has died because of another’s recklessness or a willful act, you may have a claim for wrongful death.
Dog bites/Animal attacks
Dog owners have a legal responsibility for injuries caused by their animals, particularly if the animal has a history of violent behavior. There are several factors to assess liability in a dog bite, including whether you were legally on the property and issues of provocation of the dog. The dog owner does not even need to act to be liable. Let us assess your case and determine if you have a claim if you have been attacked by a dog or other domestic animal.