Were you, or someone you love, recently injured due to the negligent behaviors
of another individual or business? If yes, you should know that each state
has enacted a time limit for filing a
personal injury claim; this is known as a “statute of limitations.”
The statute of limitations is different in each state. If you are injured
and you fail to file a lawsuit within your state’s statute of limitations,
you will lose your right to file a claim permanently.
In South Carolina, the statute of limitations – or otherwise the
deadline – for filing a personal injury claim is
three years from the date of the injury. The three-year deadline also applies to wrongful
death claims. A
wrongful death can arise out of a variety of situations, such as:
If you would like to read about South Carolina’s statute of limitations
under Section 15-3-530, you can learn more about it
If you, or perhaps a close family member, such as your spouse, child, or
parent, was injured in an accident, such as a car accident, a pedestrian
accident, or in a slip and fall accident, it’s critical that you
honor South Carolina’s statute of limitations.
Under South Carolina law, if you do not file your personal injury lawsuit
before the three-year deadline, the state’s civil court system will
not hear your case. Don’t lose this valuable window of opportunity!
Be Cautious of Insurance Companies
After an injury accident, usually what happens next is the insurance company
contacts the injured and offers them a quick, low-ball settlement. The
insurance carrier explains why the case is not worth a lot and makes every
attempt to get the injured to accept a devalued settlement.
Often, such attempts are made when the injured is recovering and has no
clue as to the extent of their injuries, let alone the full cost of their
losses, such as future medical bills and lost income. The individual may
still be in a lot of pain and on medication. The injured person is at a
If the insurance company is contacting you, please understand that they
are “for-profit” companies and no insurance adjuster ever
received a pat on the back for offering a generous settlement.
If you are interested in filing a personal injury claim in Columbia, contact
The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC for a free case evaluation.
We are members of
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers and A+ Rated by the BBB.
Don’t miss the deadline for filing your personal injury claim.
Contact our firm today to get started!