When a person suffers an injury, they are often confronted with many questions. The David F. Stoddard Law Firm helps victims and their families understand how personal injury cases unfold and provides solutions to their problems. For your convenience, Attorney Stoddard has supplied answers to a list of commonly asked questions below.
You may have a personal injury lawsuit if you were injured as a result of someone else's careless, malicious or negligent actions. If you are unsure whether your injury is serious enough to warrant taking legal action or do not know who would be the liable party in a suit, contact the firm today to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer during a risk-free consultation.
Liability is the term used to establish who was at fault for an injury or accident. If a person is found liable for causing the plaintiff's injuries, he or she is generally responsible for providing compensation that covers the plaintiff's economic and non-economic losses.
Negligence occurs when a person departs from the behavior expected of a reasonably prudent person in the same or similar circumstance. Negligence is often used as grounds for filing a personal injury lawsuit. The plaintiff — the person filing the suit — must prove that the defendant's negligence caused the harm they suffered.
Many factors determine how much compensation you may receive, including the severity of your injuries, your medical history and the amount of insurance coverage that the responsible person or company has. An attorney can assess the potential value of your claim.
Every personal injury case addresses three core issues:
Liability — establishing who was at fault for causing an injury
Damages — the amount of money that will fairly and adequately compensate a plaintiff for injuries
Source of collection — insurance or other assets from which damages can be recovered
For more information, call The David F. Stoddard Law Firm at 864.642.4847, or contact the firm online. From offices conveniently located in Anderson, the firm represents clients throughout South Carolina, including those residing in Greenville, Spartanburg, Amityville, Lawrence, Clemson, Oconee County and Pickens County.