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Pawleys Island Law Office

We opened our Pawleys Island law office in 2013 since then, we have based our legal approach on a couple of important principles: The law is here to guard your rights. Our team is here to protect your rights and give you the support and guidance you need every step of the way.

We know that getting into an accident can lead to either life-threatening or permanent injuries. If you suffer a serious personal injury, you will face excessive medical bills and have to handle being out of work.

You should not pay for the damages when you suffer accident-related injuries because of another person’s negligence. Let our Pawleys Island personal injury lawyers help you recover compensation and hold the negligent party responsible for the damages.

Our law firm has experience handling personal injury claims and obtaining fair compensation for the victim’s losses. We offer a free consultation protected by an attorney-client relationship to discuss the next steps for a favorable outcome.

Contact our Pawleys Island personal injury attorneys if you have been injured in an accident caused by another’s negligence.

Why You Should Choose Us for Your Personal Injury Cases

Our experienced personal injury lawyers at the Hopkins Law Firm can provide you with the best legal help. Our Pawleys Island personal injury law firm has over a decade of experience in legal services serving all over our great state of South Carolina.

We are more than ready to explain your legal options to suggest a plan to recover compensation for your losses. Here are a few reasons why you should choose us as your Pawleys Island Personal Injury Attorneys for your personal injury cases:

It Is Hard to Know What Your Injury Case Is Worth.

Your insurance company or the negligent party will try to settle your personal injury claim early on. However, they might try to pay you less than what you deserve. Our personal injury attorneys have the insight to help you get the fair value for your claim.

We’ll Fight to Recover All Damages In Your Case.

Accidents often involve ridiculous medical bills, and a serious accident can cost you thousands of dollars. Not only will you face bills, but you might also be facing the cost of repairing property damages. These costs also include lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and even disability. We will work hard to fight for your fair compensation to help you in your time of recovery.

Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Get What You Deserve.

Your insurance company or the at-fault’s insurance provider might do everything they can to deny or reduce the value of your claim. They will contact you with a settlement offer that may not cover everything you need for your medical expenses.


Compensatory Damages You Can Obtain Through a Personal Injury Lawsuit

The compensation you can obtain through a personal injury lawsuit depends on the economic and non-economic losses you face. You deserve to recover from these losses, and here are a few examples of economic and non-economic damages:

  • Loss of Income
  • Medical Expenses
  • Property Damage
  • Personal Care Cost
  • Legal Fees
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Physical Impairment
  • Emotional Distress
  • Loss of Reputation

Types of South Carolina Personal Injury Claims We Handle

The Hopkins Law Firm has countless years of experience and handles all areas of personal injury law. Anything from a car accident to a medical malpractice or wrongful death case. Below you can find out what each case involves and how our personal injury lawyers at Hopkins Law Firm can help you.


Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are not uncommon in South Carolina. However, injury victims involved in car accidents often end up with overwhelming bills that they are not fully prepared to handle. If you have been involved in motor vehicle crashes, do not delay call Clay Hopkins at the Hopkins Law Firm for a free case evaluation.


Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accident cases can often result in life-threatening injuries. Injured victims may even end up having permanent injuries or wrongful death cases. Suppose you have been involved in a bicycle accident. In that case, you will need help from our experienced personal injury lawyers to get the compensation you deserve.


Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are more common than you may think, and truck injuries also involve expensive fees for recovery. Suppose you are a victim of a truck accident. In that case, hiring a qualified truck accident attorney is essential to achieving justice and compensation for your damages and losses.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are 4x more likely to be injured than passenger car occupants in terms of distance traveled. The most common cause of motorcycle accidents is when a driver fails to yield the right-of-way to a motorcycle rider. In any case, a motorcycle accident is mostly the negligent party’s responsibility. Contact a motorcycle accident attorney to claim compensation for your suffering.


Pedestrian Accidents

Although several laws safeguard citizens from negligent drivers, pedestrian accidents are still very common here in South Carolina. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in South Carolina, you will need a pedestrian accident lawyer to help you get compensated for your injuries.


Drunk Driving and Dram Shop

Drunk drivers are one of the main causes of catastrophic vehicular accidents. Victims who suffered severe wounds should hold the drunk driver responsible for a DUI offense.

Tourism and seasonal vacationers make up a significant part of the economy of South Carolina coastal communities. During the tourist high season from spring through autumn, restaurants, bars and nightclubs overflow with people out for a good time. While most of the establishments take their responsibilities seriously, some continue to serve alcohol longer after a patron has had enough. These drinkers get behind the wheels of cars, mopeds, scooters and other vehicles, with very little knowledge of unfamiliar roads. Our lawyers at Hopkins Law Firm can help you file a claim to process your compensation easily for any drunk driving or dram shop accidents.


Medical Malpractice

Malpractice lawsuits tend to be complicated so you will want a reliable lawyer on your side. The Hopkins Law Firm has countless years of experience representing clients in South Carolina medical malpractice cases. Remember that any medical practitioner can commit medical malpractice, such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and even emergency responders. As long as you have a formally established doctor-patient relationship, you can pursue legal actions if their medical negligence causes you harm.


Dog Bites

A dog bite victim in South Carolina can recover compensation under a special statute and the doctrines of negligence, negligence per se, scienter, and intentional tort. The dog bite statute covers both the owner of the dog and the person having the dog in his or her care or keeping, and applies to bites and other losses from being attacked by a dog. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says that around 4.5 million dog bites happen yearly.

South Carolina has a modern dog bite statute which makes a dog owner strictly liable for damages suffered by a person who is said to be attacked or bitten. The statute is unusual in a single respect, because it sets forth the provocation defense.

Wrongful Death

Under South Carolina law, a “wrongful death” is defined as one that is caused by the “wrongful act, neglect, or default” of another. If a person’s negligence causes the wrongful death of some you know and love, you might be entitled to compensation. We understand that it is a hard time. The last thing you want is to spend your time and energy dealing with insurance companies and other legal matters. A skilled wrongful death attorney from the Hopkins Law Firm will take care of your claim and give you time to heal.

Contact one our our experienced personal injury lawyers for a free consultation protected by an attorney-client privilege.


Experienced Pawleys Island, South Carolina Attorney Clay Hopkins Pawleys Island Injury Lawyers

If you were injured in an accident because of another person’s negligence, don’t delay call Hopkins Law Firm. Our personal injury attorneys can help you through the personal injury claim process to get you financial compensation for the damages.

Contact our personal injury lawyers for a free initial consultation to get legal counsel for your personal injury claim. You can call us at (843) 314-4202, or submit a form on our website.

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