What is a Personal Injury case?
Personal injury cases involve those where a person has sustained some form of injury, either physically or mentally. Injuries can arise in many different contexts. Sometimes injuries are minor, such as a laceration or whiplash claim. Other times, personal injury claims can be devastating, such as wrongful death claims. Regardless of the severity, these cases often become complex, and the assistance of an attorney is needed to enable an injured person to be fully and rightfully compensated.
If a person sustains an injury through the fault of another person or a business entity [negligence, recklessness, intentional conduct], the at-fault party can be held financially responsible for the injuries sustained. Most often, insurance coverage is available; however, the insurance companies are not quick to acknowledge responsibility, and they won’t offer adequate compensation to make a person whole from damages sustained. Personal injury attorneys are able to step in as an advocate for injured persons so that they can be paid what they are entitled to receive.
The most common personal injury claim is for injuries sustained in automobile accidents. However, there are many other situations where injuries sustained can be compensable, such as: slip and fall claims, dog bite claims, defective product claims, medical malpractice claims, and premises liability claims [injuries sustained on the property of another].
How much will this cost me?
We do not charge any up-front costs to represent clients who have personal injury claims. Our fees are based entirely on what we are able to collect for our clients. If we are unable to collect for our clients, then we will not charge or collect any fee.
Burts Turner & Rhodes has been handling personal injury claims for decades. We have represented hundreds of injured clients in Spartanburg, Greenville, Union, and Cherokee counties. We know this field of law, and we have the extensive experience needed to properly handle these cases.