Attorney for Spartanburg Personal Injury Matters
A personal injury can be devastating. It can put you out of work and cause you to rack up thousands of dollars in medical bills for doctor’s visits, surgery or hospitalization, prescription medicine, rehabilitation and more. Insurance can help with the medical bills, but it doesn’t cover all your expenses, and it can’t make up for your lost wages or pay you for your pain and suffering. You may rightfully be worried about your future as you deal with a serious injury. If the injury was someone else’s fault, they should be responsible for the costs you incur, but how do you go about making them pay, and how do you know how much you need? Attorney Chad Pye helps people throughout Spartanburg who have been injured by the negligence or wrongful conduct of other individuals or corporations. At The Chad Pye Law Firm, we can find a solution for you in any type of personal injury matter, including:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Slip and Fall/Premises Liability
- Defective Products/Products Liability
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Wrongful Death
What you can recover in a South Carolina personal injury claim
South Carolina law recognizes your right to recover both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are the measurable financial costs arising out of the injury, such as all your costs for present and future medical care, including rehabilitation and custodial care; your loss of earnings or income for the time you have missed from work; and any loss of earning capacity due to a temporary or permanent disability. There are many other types of economic damages as well, including property damage.
Noneconomic damages are meant to compensate you for harm such as your pain, suffering, emotional distress, and the inconvenience and mental anguish if you are left with a physical impairment or disfigurement. These are just examples of the types of noneconomic damages you can recover.
In some case, you can also recover punitive damages. This is a special amount awarded to punish a wrongdoer for especially reckless or bad behavior, and to set an example to deter other people or businesses from engaging in such reckless conduct. It is difficult to obtain a punitive damages award in most instances, but if the circumstances support a claim for punitive damages, The Chad Pye Law Firm will fight for them.
Why you need an attorney, and how Chad Pye can help
Even though another party may be responsible for causing the accident or injuring you, it is your responsibility to prove that they did. You would have to prove, either to an insurance company or to a jury in court, that the other party caused the accident and caused your injury, and you have to be able to justify all of the damages you are seeking. The defendants, meanwhile, have insurance company lawyers defending them, and they will use every trick in the book to escape liability or reduce what they have to pay. For instance, if they can convince a jury that you were partially to blame for the accident, any amount you are awarded will be proportionately reduced, and if they convince a jury that you were more than 50% at fault, then you cannot recover any money at all.
Spartanburg attorney Chad Pye gets to work immediately investigating the accident and building a strong case that proves the other party’s negligence, while standing up to unjustified claims that you were in some way responsible. We work to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company that fully compensates you for your injuries, and if a fair amount cannot be agreed upon, we are prepared to follow your case into court all the way to a jury verdict. Moreover, our attorney and staff are with you every step of the way, making sure you understand what is going on and know what to expect.
Help is Available for all Spartanburg Personal Injury Matters
If you have been injured in a car or truck accident, slip and fall, or suffered any type of personal injury because of the negligence or misconduct of another, contact The Chad Pye Law Firm in Spartanburg for a free consultation on your potential claims. Let us help you get the compensation you need and deserve.