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Spartanburg, SC Personal Injury Attorney with 55 years experience
409 S Pine St
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Personal Injury, Divorce, Family and Workers' Comp
Spartanburg, SC Personal Injury Lawyer
(800) 860-8732 114 Southport Rd
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Personal Injury
Spartanburg, SC Personal Injury Attorney with 31 years experience
218 E Henry St
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Personal Injury, Business, Estate Planning and Workers' Comp
Spartanburg, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 17 years experience
959 John B White Sr Blvd
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Personal Injury, Criminal and Real Estate
Spartanburg, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 44 years experience
360 E Henry St
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Personal Injury, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Brian R. Murphy
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Attorney with 10 years experience
(888) 510-9359 220 N Main St #500
Greenville, SC 29601
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Insurance Claims
University of South Carolina - Columbia
Brian believes in the timeless principles of justice and personal responsibility. He promotes these principles in his law firm by holding wrongdoers accountable for the harm they cause others. He is a trial lawyer who fights for those who have been hurt through no fault of their own. Brian has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 in South Carolina by The National Trial Lawyers. Brian was born and raised in Fort Mill, South Carolina and graduated from Fort Mill High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Winthrop University in business...
Bill Powers
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(877) 462-3841 331 E Main St
#200
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Free ConsultationRock Hill, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 27 years experience
Personal Injury, Criminal, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Campbell University
Charlotte NC "Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Defense: General Practice"
2018 Best Lawyers®; 2019 Best Lawyers® Past President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice 2016 - 2017
Matthew Burgess
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Rock Hill, SC Personal Injury Attorney with 6 years experience
(803) 909-9415 331 E. Main St., Suite 200
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, Insurance Claims and Products Liability
Charleston School of Law
Matt Burgess is a South Carolina attorney and has represented clients across the state in matters involving Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, General Civil & Appellate Litigation. Matt has been chosen a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Top 40 Under 40; selected by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as a member of their “10 Best Attorneys”; by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of South Carolina; and has been recognized by...
Freddy Woods
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Greer, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 23 years experience
(864) 298-8111 955 West Wade Hampton Blvd
Unit 10B
Greer, SC 29650
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Cannabis Law, Criminal and DUI
Howard University School of Law
I am the Senior Partner at the The Woods Law Firm. I have been practicing for over 24 years. Our law firm's areas of practice are Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Military Criminal Defense (Worldwide Representation) and Personal Injury Law. Our logo is "Justice On Your Side" and our stated mission is to defend the defenseless and help you get your life back. We represent the people against the powerful. Call, Click or Text us today at 864-810-0384 or call us at 864-298-8111 and see how we fight to win for you and your family!
Robert J. Reeves
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Fort Mill, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 30 years experience
(803) 554-4157 1012 Market Street
Suite 205
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of South Carolina School of Law
At Robert J. Reeves P.C., our attorneys focus on serious personal injury accidents (automobile, motorcycle, tractor trailer), workers' compensation, DUI and DWI, and divorce cases. We can help clients in both South Carolina and North Carolina. We are experienced trial lawyers who are willing to do whatever it takes for our clients. In addition, every client has our personal cell phone number and direct email address. As a result, you can reach us directly when you need answers, even after hours or on the weekend.

-Robert J. Reeves is a seasoned trial attorney with over 29 years of litigation experience in...
David A. Wilson
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 26 years experience
(864) 232-2329 200 Whitsett St.
Suite 100-B
Greenville, SC 29601
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Appeals, Divorce and Workers' Comp
University of South Carolina School of Law
Greenville's Concierge law firm: It's all about you. Every client, every case, every situation is unique. You don't need an attorney who is fixated on dollar signs. Or a large, "mega-firm" that doesn't even remember your name - or who prioritizes you in terms of the law firm's ROI. You are not typical, and I'm not your typical lawyer. My approach is different. Much like the general family doctor from years ago - who knew you personally and understood the dynamics of your family and life - I want to serve you as a true counselor. You deserve...
Alton Lamar Martin Jr
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 28 years experience
(864) 271-1822 1415 Augusta St
Greenville, SC 29605
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Immigration and Workers' Comp
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
We handle workers' compensation and serious personal injury claims throughout South Carolina. We also handle Immigration matters. Over the past 23 years, we have attended hundreds of hearings obtaining necessary medical treatment and other benefits for our clients, and recovering millions of dollars on their behalf. We have extensive experience with brain injury, spinal cord injury and other complex claims. We have helped many clients with Deferred Action, fiance' visas, work authorizations, and other family-based immigration issues. We have a Spanish-speaking paralegal on staff. Numerous lawyer rating services have given us the highest ratings,...
Justin D. Bice
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Rock Hill, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 11 years experience
(855) 500-2423 2237 Celanese Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
University of South Carolina - Columbia
Originally from rural South Dakota, Justin Bice spent eight years in the United States Army working in the Military Intelligence Detachment of the 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He participated in three tours of duty in Afghanistan and one in Iraq during the initial invasion, in addition to participating in various peacetime operations around the world. Justin graduated first in his class at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC with a degree in business administration. He later graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law. During law school, Justin was Editor-in-Chief for...
Carole Jean Hayes
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 29 years experience
(864) 233-3100 870 Cleveland St, Suite 2D
Greenville, SC 29601
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Memphis State Law School
I have been representing those wrongfully injured in our State since 1990 and have never represented or defended an insurance company. The Hayes Law Firm is concerned about quality representation, not quantity. We aggressively represent our clients in and out of the court room. Please call me for a free consultation today to see if I can help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. The insurance companies and their adjusters have attorneys working for them, please make sure you have an attorney working for you. I have been doing this now for...
M. Brooks Derrick
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Simpsonville, SC Personal Injury Attorney with 11 years experience
(864) 757-0757 224 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Charleston School of Law
Brooks is an experienced civil litigator and trial lawyer, and he has devoted his practice to helping people that have been injured at the hands of another.
Mary Alice Hubbard Godfrey
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Attorney with 31 years experience
(864) 467-9196 10 East Ave
Greenville, SC 29601
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
University of South Carolina School of Law
Scott M. Anderson
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 30 years experience
(800) 533-6845 111 E. North St.
Greenville, SC 29601
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Appeals and Workers' Comp
Attorney Scott Anderson has a passion for helping the injured and protecting their interests against insurance companies. Mr. Anderson has extensive trial, and strategic negotiation experience is personal injury, wrongful death, and workers compensation matters in North Carolina and South Carolina. He is licensed in both states and has handled matters in both states over the past 29 years. He is managing partner of Grimes Teich Anderson LLP, a North Carolina and South Carolina personal injury law firm with 8 offices in both states. Before becoming a personal injury attorney, he was an insurance defense lawyer, which gives...
Karen R. McManaway
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 12 years experience
(864) 283-6040 819 E. North Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, Family and Probate
Florida Coastal School of Law
When people from upstate South Carolina need legal advice or representation for a variety of Family Law and other legal matters or Personal Injury, McManaway Law, LLC, is always ready to provide the high quality, experienced legal assistance they want. Attorney Karen R. McManaway has an excellent reputation for working closely with her clients to help them successfully resolve simple to complex legal matters and disputes.
Hal Roach
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 32 years experience
(864) 991-8500 11 N Irvine St.
Suite 1
Greenville, SC 29601
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
University of Kentucky College of Law
After graduating from law school in 1987, Hal Roach was assigned as a member of the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) at the Charleston Naval Base. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1991, he moved to Greenville, South Carolina where he began working as an Assistant Solicitor in the 13th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Greenville, South Carolina. In the years since opening his own law firm, Hal has focused on representing people whose lives have been affected by circumstances beyond their control. Some have been injured by traffic accidents...
Jeremy R. Summerlin
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Attorney with 5 years experience
(864) 233-4351 307 Pettigru Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Personal Injury, Business, Construction and Employment
University of South Carolina School of Law
I represent employees and businesses in multiple areas of employment law, such as discrimination (age, disability, sex, religion, or race), wrongful termination, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), non-compete agreements, and wage theft, which includes unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. I can be reached personally via email at jsummerlin@hortonlawfirm.net and via telephone at 864.233.4351. Please visit our website at www.hortonlawfirm.net and our blog at www.hortonlawfirm.net/blog for more details about our services.
Sheally Venus Poe
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Fountain Inn, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 17 years experience
(864) 963-0310 105 N Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
University of South Carolina School of Law
Venus Poe is a personal injury attorney in Greenville SC with over a decade of experience helping folks in Upstate SC in the areas of auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, social security disability, workers compensation, and car accidents. Venus is dedicated to helping families fight for the compensation they deserve by bringing her big firm experience and small town values to every single case she takes on. If you've been injured at work, need help with social security, or even been in an accident that is causing the bills to pile up, then give her a call....
Peter J. Nosal
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Fort Mill, SC Personal Injury Attorney with 9 years experience
(803) 351-3597 852 Gold Hill Rd Ste 201
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, DUI, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
University of South Carolina School of Law
Former Police Officer with a Traffic, Estate Planning, and Probate law practice in South Carolina.
Richard Vance Davis
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GREENVILLE, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 35 years experience
(864) 232-7363 1007 E Washington St
GREENVILLE, SC 29601
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Products Liability, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
University of South Carolina School of Law
Whether in trial or strategic negotiations, Attorney Richard Davis is a dedicated advocate for injury victims. With years of litigation experience in courts and administrative tribunals throughout South Carolina, his extensive work before the SC Workers Compensation Commission and the Social Security Administration has led to the recovery of millions of dollars for victims of accidents and negligence.

AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, Richard has helped Christian & Davis LLC cultivate a reputation for knowledgeable legal defense and exemplary client services. With over 30 years of experience, he can help defend your right to compensation.

Contact us to schedule your free consultation and...
Brian Steed Tatum
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Rock Hill, SC Personal Injury Attorney with 21 years experience
(803) 220-3440 331 E Main St
Suite 200
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
The University of Georgia School of Law
In 2006, after having managed the Raleigh, North Carolina branch office of a large Atlanta, Georgia based law firm for several years, Brian Steed Tatum moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and started the Tatum Law Firm. After observing how customer service can become a second priority at a larger firm, Mr. Tatum started the Tatum Law Firm to serve clients who still desire and deserve excellent customer service.
Jeffrey M. Martin
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 8 years experience
(800) 533-6845 111 E North St.
Greenville, SC 29601
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Campbell Law School and University of South Carolina School of Law
Thomas M Creech
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Attorney with 21 years experience
(864) 235-4999 124 Edinburgh Ct
Greenville, SC 29607
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
University of South Carolina - Columbia
Mr. Creech was born and raised in Greenville, S.C. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., in 1994. He then attended the University of South Carolina School of Law and graduated in 1997. He began his legal career as a judicial law clerk for Judge C. Victor Pyle Jr.. After his judicial clerkship, Mr. Creech became a prosecutor, where he handled almost every type of criminal case from simple DUI cases to murder. Mr. Creech also received extensive training in trial advocacy within the internal training system of the District Attorney’s Office...
David W Martin
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Fort Mill, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 5 years experience
(803) 590-1958 108 Springs Street
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Personal Injury, Divorce and Family
Charlotte School of Law
As a native of Fort Mill, Attorney David Martin brings an in-depth knowledge of the legal landscape to each case he takes. If you are facing a problem involving family law, personal injury, or criminal defense, call David W. Martin Attorney at Law, LLC to schedule a consultation with their team. During your case evaluation, you will go over the details of your case to better understand how to prepare and what to expect. Mr. Martin can help you build a compelling case to tell your story effectively. Call their Fort Mill law firm today and get started.
Tyler Bathrick
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Rock Hill, SC Personal Injury Attorney with 12 years experience
1242 Ebenezer Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of South Carolina School of Law
After earning a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 2003, Tyler left the cold winters of the Midwest to attend University of South Carolina School of Law. He fell in love with the south and opted to make South Carolina his permanent home. Tyler began his career working in personal injury law immediately after he graduated from law school in 2006. He had the beneficial opportunity to work as an associate attorney, training directly under two former South Carolina workers’ compensation commissioners. During this time, he represented hundreds of injured workers and gained extensive knowledge of...
Timothy A. Nowacki
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 7 years experience
(864) 233-8888 1001 E. Washington Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Insurance Claims, Nursing Home and Workers' Comp
Notre Dame Law School
Michanna Tate
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Attorney with 7 years experience
(864) 498-7411 330 E Coffee Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Personal Injury, Criminal, Medical Malpractice and Real Estate
Stetson University College of Law
ACCESS LAW LLC, formerly known as Michanna Talley Attorney at Law LLC, is a firm that provides access to the legal services that individuals and businesses need. Founded in 2012 by Michanna Talley Tate, the firm has provided services in several areas of law but now focuses primarily on medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, and criminal defense.

Medical Malpractice
In the last few years Attorney Michanna Tate has added medical malpractice to her areas of specialization. She handles matters against both medical and dental entities and/or providers who have failed to meet the required standard of care.

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Ryan S Montgomery
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 18 years experience
(864) 373-7333 108 Mills Avenue
Greenville, SC 29605
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Ryan Montgomery is a 1997 graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech and communications. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Baltimore in 2000 and attended Georgetown University School of Law as a visiting student in 2000. Following his graduation from law school, Ryan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael D. Mason, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. He then went onto work for a litigation and trial law firm in Rockville, Maryland. After the birth of his first child, he and his wife moved home to South Carolina where he...
Randall Hood
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Rock Hill, SC Personal Injury Attorney with 26 years experience
(803) 327-7800 1539 Health Care Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
South Carolina injury attorney S. Randall Hood is a founding partner at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC. A hard-working lawyer, Randy has dedicated his legal career to helping those who have suffered serious injuries or lost loved ones because of someone else’s negligence.
Russell Franklin Guest
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 28 years experience
(864) 233-7200 1560 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC 29609
Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Russell Guest is a Greenville lawyer who is experienced in injury cases. He finds fulfillment in helping injured people and their families overcome the stresses that often accompany an accident. He has extensive experience dealing with insurance companies, particularly in challenging negotiations.

Russell graduated from the College of Charleston and received his law degree from the University of South Carolina Law School.

In his free time, Russell enjoys being with his wife and three children, especially when doing outdoor activities. He also loves to serve at First Presbyterian Church, Greenville.
Michael Hart
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 31 years experience
(800) 849-7465 715 Congaree Road
Greenville, SC 29607
Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of South Carolina School of Law
With over 25 years of experience, Attorney Michael Hart represents clients, exclusively, in the areas of personal injury, automobile accidents, and workers’ compensation. His empathy extends beyond the courtroom, as many of his family members have come from the blue collar working class. It is this empathy and passion for the greater good of people that has allowed Hart to be a successful lawyer, representing his clients relentlessly day in and day out. Before his career as a lawyer, Hart attended Indiana University where he graduate with his degree in Secondary Education. After discovering his strong passion for people and...
Jake Modla
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Rock Hill, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 29 years experience
(803) 351-3008 454 S Anderson Rd
#303
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Employment and Workers' Comp
University of South Carolina School of Law
Richard Stewart
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 849-7465 715 Congaree Road
Greenville, SC 29607
Personal Injury
University of South Carolina - Aiken
Richard Stewart's hard workand focus took him through Furman University. After graduating from Furman, he attended law school at The University of South Carolina’s School of Law. He immediately excelled and was made a member of The South Carolina Law Review. Richard has more than a decade of experience in litigation and has tried numerous cases before both state and federal courts. He is also proud to have played a part in one of the longest civil trials in the history of South Carolina which ran nearly 7 weeks in Oconee County.
Kevin M. Elwell
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 24 years experience
(864) 232-8060 111 E North St
Greenville, SC 29601
Personal Injury, Business and Products Liability
University of North Carolina
William Ashley Jordan III
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Attorney with 5 years experience
(864) 642-0367 622 Wade Hampton Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29609
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Nursing Home and Workers' Comp
University of South Carolina - Columbia
Paul Hammack
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Greenville, SC Personal Injury Attorney with 19 years experience
(864) 326-3333 223 West Stone Ave
Greenville, SC 29609
Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of South Carolina School of Law
Paul Hammack is licensed in South Carolina and Georgia, and serves both areas in personal injury and worker's compensation cases.

Paul moved to Greenville, South Carolina in 1992 and has been an active member of his communities in South Carolina and Georgia ever since. He worships in Greenville and volunteers his time with several civic and charitable organizations, including the United Way and the American Red Cross. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Hands On Greenville.
Chad McGowan
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Rock Hill, SC Personal Injury Lawyer with 23 years experience
(803) 327-7800 1539 Health Care Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Personal Injury, Antitrust, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Experienced South Carolina personal injury lawyer and business litigation attorney Chad McGowan is a partner at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC. Chad helps those who are victims of injuries due to the negligence of others, including people injured in truck accidents and construction accidents.
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Injured in an accident?

When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.

Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.

Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.


Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.

Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.