Experienced South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Serving All Counties & Residents
With 46 counties and over 5.1 million residents, our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in South Carolina cover a lot of ground to ensure each of our community members in The Palmetto State has access to the same skilled legal representation as those who live in our larger cities, no matter where they live.
If you have been hurt in an accident that was caused by negligence, you have rights and are entitled to pursue the financial recovery options that will allow you to return to the quality of life you enjoyed before those circumstances turned your world upside down.
We can help.
Contact our skilled personal injury attorneys in South Carolina today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how we customize legal strategies to fit each client’s unique recovery needs, so you can begin rebuilding your life with confidence.
DAVID W. MARTIN LAW GROUP SOUTH CAROLINA PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY PRACTICE AREAS
Suffering a personal injury is life-changing, beginning with the physical and emotional pain that accompanies the extended medical care and time away from work you need to heal.
Unfortunately, the financial challenges of mounting medical bills lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses bring additional hardships that can keep you from reaching your full recovery potential.
At David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers, our skilled personal injury attorneys in South Carolina represent clients who have been injured in the following practice areas, so they can pursue the maximum financial outcome for their unique injury circumstances.
If you have been hurt by another person or party’s negligence or have tragically lost a loved one to the same, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers in South Carolina today to schedule a consultation.
How Many Auto Accidents Occur in South Carolina Each Year?
According to our annual South Carolina Traffic Safety Collision Fact Book, throughout the state each day there is a:
- Traffic collision every 3.7 minutes
- Crash injury every 13.6 minutes
- Accident fatality every 9.4 hours
Unfortunately, no one knows when or where these crashes are going to occur, but when negligence is a factor — including driving under the influence, which kills someone on our South Carolina roadways every 30.8 hours — our residents are in danger each time they go to work, run errands, go out to dinner, or even visit family and friends.
If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed in a car accident caused by negligence, contact our dedicated auto accident attorneys in South Carolina today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how we can help hold them liable for your financial recovery.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE INJURED OR KILLED ON BICYCLES IN SOUTH CAROLINA EACH YEAR?
Last year, bicycle accidents in South Carolina accounted for:
- 395 bodily injuries
- 49 catastrophic injuries
- 28 fatalities; one fatality every 13.5 days
The clear difference between two vehicles colliding and a car crashing into a bicycle is the lack of protection pedalers have to protect themselves from an approximately 3,000-pound vehicle.
When these crashes occur, the bicyclist can suffer life-changing injuries including traumatic brain injuries, neck and spine damage, and paralysis.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries caused by a negligent driver while riding your bike, contact our South Carolina bicycle accident attorneys today to learn how we help you build a unique legal strategy to pursue a successful financial outcome.
ARE BOAT ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES COMMON IN SOUTH CAROLINA?
South Carolina has a massive boating community, with more than 500,000 boats registered throughout the state, which is equal to about one boat for every ten South Carolinians.
And for good reason. South Carolina has approximately:
- 3,000 miles of coastline
- 8,000 miles of rivers
- 460,000 acres of lakes
While our waterways are for fun and sport, the dangers they present are real.
According to the Department of Natural Resources, last year in South Carolina there were:
- 142 recreational boating accidents
- 65 injuries requiring medical care
- 15 fatalities
Because of the inherent nature of watercraft usage, three-fourths of all boating fatalities are drownings. In recreational boating accidents where drownings were the recorded cause of death, most of the victims (86%) were not wearing life jackets.
While wearing a life jacket will not decrease your chances of being in a boat accident with an intoxicated, distracted, or inexperienced operator, they may help decrease the number of fatalities that occur after a collision occurs.
If you have been hurt in a boat collision, or if your loved one lost their life to negligence on our waterways, contact our skilled boat accident lawyers in South Carolina to help determine who was at fault for the crash, so we can pursue the maximum outcome for your damages.
WHO IS LIABLE FOR A DOG BITE INJURY IN SOUTH CAROLINA?
Our South Carolina dog bite statute allows any person bitten or attacked by a dog in a public or private place — where he or she was lawfully allowed to pursue the dog’s owner, or the person caring for the dog at the time of the bite, for financial recovery.
South Carolina ranks 19th in the country in dog bite claims, according to State Farm, whose insurance policies alone paid nearly two million dollars in dog bite claims last year.
Unlike many other states, our South Carolina residents do not have to prove that the dog was dangerous or had ever previously acted aggressively to hold the owner liable for the damages they suffered.
If you were bitten by a dog even if the owner is a friend or family member our South Carolina dog bite injury lawyers will pursue their insurance coverage for your full financial recovery needs, so your personal relationship is unharmed by your pursuit for compensation.
HOW OFTEN DOES MEDICAL MALPRACTICE OCCUR IN SOUTH CAROLINA?
South Carolina ranks 32nd in the country in medical malpractice cases, with 18.8 filed per 100,000 residents.
Unfortunately, it is not the quantity or our ranking that disturbs us. It is that our fellow South Carolinians are seeking healthcare to improve their well-being and are leaving the facility more injured than when they arrived.
Medical malpractice can come in many forms from medication or surgical errors to failures to diagnose fatal diseases which can leave our residents permanently injured or facing what may have been a preventable death.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries while seeking medical care from a physician, surgery center, hospital, or another facility, contact our dedicated medical malpractice lawyers in South Carolina today to determine who can be held liable for your financial recovery.
HOW MANY MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS OCCUR EACH YEAR IN SOUTH CAROLINA?
Motorcycle accident statistics in South Carolina are grim, despite there only being just over 116,500 motorcycles registered throughout the state and ranking 28th in the country in ownership.
The South Carolina Collision Factbook lists that last year there were:
- 2,041 motorcycle collisions
- 1,143 injuries
- 434 catastrophic injuries
- 125 fatalities, accounting for one traffic fatality every three days
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a motorcycle collision caused by negligence, contact our skilled motorcycle accident attorneys in South Carolina today to learn how we can help you pursue the negligent party for the financial recovery you deserve.
IS NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE COMMON IN SOUTH CAROLINA?
South Carolina is home to more than 95 nursing homes, which are also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities.
Since 2016, South Carolina nursing homes have been fined more than $5 million in penalties, ranking sixteenth in the country in the average number of fines paid.
One South Carolina nursing home, which was not named in the ProPublica report, is on a special focus facility list, which means it has been found to have a pattern of serious problems or more issues than other nursing homes.
These facilities are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance, which is why they require experienced employees to be present at all levels of their administration.
When they fall short, either through negligent hiring practices, physically or emotionally abusive or neglectful behavior, our South Carolina nursing home negligence and abuse attorneys are dedicated to pursuing justice for our state’s most vulnerable residents.
HOW MANY PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS OCCUR IN SOUTH CAROLINA EACH YEAR?
Pedestrians are all but defenseless while walking our South Carolina streets, and the number of injuries and fatalities that occur each year in our cities, towns, and neighborhoods are a clear reflection of that fact.
Last year in South Carolina there were:
- 837 collisions involving pedestrians
- 688 serious pedestrian injuries
- 165 pedestrian fatalities
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver or have lost a loved one who was hit by a vehicle, contact our compassionate pedestrian accident attorneys in South Carolina to discuss your case during a consultation today.
HOW CAN I HOLD SOMEONE ACCOUNTABLE FOR SEXUAL ABUSE IN SOUTH CAROLINA?
Sexual abuse is any type of non-consensual sexual activity, which is typically committed by force or manipulation.
Unfortunately, there are no limits to where this type of abuse can occur including, but not limited to:
- Private residences
- Organized sports and activities
- Medical offices, including physician and dentist offices
- Businesses, by coworkers, employers, or another third party
Holding the liable party accountable for the pain and suffering you have endured because of their abusive actions begins with partnering with a compassionate South Carolina sexual abuse attorney who will listen to your difficult story and provide real solutions to seek the justice you deserve. That is what we provide: Legal remedies that put your quality of life first, so you can move forward with confidence. Call us now to learn more.
ARE OUR SLIP AND FALL INJURIES COMMON IN SOUTH CAROLINA?
South Carolina is home to tens of thousands of hotels, motels, grocery stores, surf shops, malls, retail outlets, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, and waterparks, which are some of the most common places slip and fall accidents and injuries occur.
While many of these accidents are handled privately, leaving the total number of people harmed protected as private information, it is safe to say that thousands of people are injured each year in South Carolina slips and falls or other premises liability accidents.
If you were one of them, you do not have to take on the private or public property owner or operator who is responsible for your injuries on your own. Our slip and fall attorneys in South Carolina can help you pursue the financial compensation you are entitled to, so you can recover without worry.
HOW MANY LARGE TRUCK ACCIDENT FATALITIES OCCUR IN SOUTH CAROLINA EACH YEAR?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 8.3% of all fatal crashes in South Carolina last year involved a large truck tractor, which accounted for 83 fatalities.
Even when semi-truck accidents occur without fatalities, they always involve serious injuries and damages, which require long-term medical care and extended time away from work to heal.
At David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers, our experienced South Carolina truck accident attorneys have the skill, knowledge, and resources necessary to pursue the negligent truck driver, trucking company, another third-party, or a combination of each for our client’s complete injury needs. We can do pursue the same for you and your family, beginning with a consultation today.
ARE ALL SOUTH CAROLINA EMPLOYERS REQUIRED TO CARRY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE?
With few exceptions, South Carolina requires all employers with four or more employees to have workers’ compensation insurance.
If an employee suffers a work-related injury, the Workers’ Compensation Act in South Carolina provides that the individual is entitled to recover:
- Medical expenses
- Compensation for lost time and wages
- Permanent disability benefits, when applicable
Unfortunately, even though the statute is designed to protect workers through our no-fault workers’ compensation system, claims are delayed, undervalued, and denied regularly, leaving employees’ livelihoods in jeopardy.
Our South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers face large insurance companies every day, and aggressively fight for our client’s rights and the financial recovery they are entitled to, so they can get their lives back on track without struggling to feed their families.
HOW CAN I PROVE THE LOSS OF MY LOVED ONE WAS WRONGFUL DEATH?
Wrongful death can occur in many ways in South Carolina, including someone being killed by a drunk or reckless driver, being killed at the hands of another individual or business, or suffering a fatal injury during a medical procedure.
Your legal ability to hold a person liable for the death of your loved one requires swift action to ensure potentially important evidence is maintained, which will allow our skilled South Carolina wrongful death attorneys to hold the individual or party responsible for your loss through financial recovery.
The sooner we can get to work on your case, the quicker we can begin building your personal injury claim for success.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED DAVID W. MARTIN ACCIDENT & INJURY LAWYERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA TODAY TO SCHEDULE a consultation
If negligence has affected your physical, emotional, and financial livelihood in any way, contact our experienced South Carolina personal injury attorneys at the David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers today by calling 803-548-2468 We provide consultations for all South Carolina residents, and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.