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Were you seriously injured through the fault of another person? You may be entitled to compensation for any resulting lost income, medical costs, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our personal injury attorneys in South Carolina can help you fight for the settlement you need to move on with life.
We have many decades of collective legal experience and a track record of success, including numerous six- and seven-figure settlements and verdicts. For a free consultation, call 864-585-3873.
It goes without saying that the aftermath of a serious accident is a stressful time. You probably have a lot on your plate, so the thought of entering into complex legal proceedings can seem overwhelming. This is especially true if you have suffered significant injuries since the opposing party will have plenty of incentive to dispute your claim.
Our South Carolina personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you navigate the legal system. Here are just a few qualities that set us apart from other law firms:
Accessibility: As the saying goes, “The best ability is availability.” This holds true for personal injury lawyers. You and your family are probably going to have a lot of questions, so you want to work with an attorney who will pick up the phone when you call and will respond to your emails quickly. Accessibility is always a top priority for our lawyers, even if that means working on weekends and after office hours.
Experience: When choosing an attorney, you want someone who has worked on cases that are similar to yours. Certain law firms may handle anything that walks in the door, but some might only handle cases that fall into one or two specific practice areas. At Hodge & Langley Law Firm, we have extensive experience and a track record of success in several different areas of personal injury law. We know the most effective strategies to employ during settlement negotiations, and we have the trial experience to see your case through to the end.
Honesty: Your lawyer should be transparent about both the strengths and weaknesses of your case, as well as their fee structure. Our personal injury attorneys in South Carolina will be honest with you and your family from day one. We won’t just say what you want to hear to win your business; we will be upfront regarding what you can expect through every stage of the proceedings.
Sustaining a serious personal injury can be a traumatic chapter in anyone’s life. In these tough times, you may want to turn to social media for advice, emotional support, or just for an escape. However, discussing your claim online could negatively affect your chances of obtaining a reasonable settlement. The insurance adjuster may be scouring your social media accounts for evidence that could be used to reduce or deny your claim. Even posts that seem unrelated to your case could impact your ability to collect fair compensation.
If you are unable to abstain from social media entirely, here are a few rules for using these websites during personal injury proceedings:
Do Not Post Pictures: Maybe it’s just a snapshot of you and your kids at the park. Harmless, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. In a personal injury claim, a photograph isn’t just worth a thousand words; it could set you back thousands of dollars. Even if you had to grit your teeth through the pain to smile for the camera, these photographs could still be used as evidence that your injuries are not that serious. The insurance company is searching for any evidence that may bring the severity of your injuries into question, or that indicates you are ignoring your doctor’s orders. Simply put, you should avoid posting pictures until your case is resolved. Additionally, you should ask your friends to not tag you in pictures on these social media platforms for the duration of your case.
Do Not Discuss Your Case: Whether it’s the details of your accident, your injuries, or court proceedings, discussing any elements of your case online could be harmful to your claim. For instance, you may inadvertently give the opposing party ammunition to pin at least some of the blame on you. This not only could prolong the proceedings if the dispute leads to litigation, but it could also reduce the potential value of your case.
Set Your Accounts to Private: Most, if not all, social media platforms now enable you to set your accounts to private. When you switch to this setting, only those in your networks can see your activity. This will help prevent investigators from snooping through your past pictures and posts. However, while this setting will give you an added layer of protection, it is recommended to disable your accounts entirely until your case has concluded. This will prevent anyone from accessing your posts and later using your comments or pictures to challenge your claim.
For a free consultation, call us today at 864-585-3873. You can also use our Contact Page to send us a message. If we don’t win your case, no attorneys’ fees will be charged.
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