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Answers To A Few Frequently Asked Questions

A recognized leader in catastrophic personal injury cases in South Carolina for almost 100 years, the Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, P.A., provides unparalleled legal advocacy for those suffering devastating accident injuries. Their legal team fights for the maximum compensation, often resulting in millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements to help their clients.

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions the firm’s attorneys encounter. These answers are for your information only. For legal counsel and advice based on decades of knowledge and experience, contact the firm in Charleston online or call 843-722-8048 for a free consultation.

How is negligence determined in South Carolina?

Generally, there are three prongs for proving negligence. First, the evidence needs to show that the person who caused the injury owed the victim a duty of care. Second, it must be proven that the person who caused the injury failed to carry out that duty; third, the proof will demonstrate that the victim suffered damages because of the failure to carry out that duty. Proving negligence is the foundation of a successful personal injury claim. It is difficult without the assistance of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. Call Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, P.A., for help.

How can you tell who is liable in a trucking accident?

Trucking accident cases are highly complex as there is a range of parties including the trucking company, the driver, someone who maintained the truck, a manufacturer of tires or engine parts and others who may be held liable for your injuries. A thorough investigation to determine the cause of the crash will help with determining who is liable. Trucking fleets usually have an entire legal team to advocate on their behalf. An individual needs to hire an experienced, aggressive litigation attorney for the best results.

What could cause an electrical injury?

Electric shocks, electrocutions, burns and sudden falls from an unexpected surge of high voltage are frequently the result of faulty wiring, exposed wiring, defective products and unsafe commercial kitchen equipment. Sometimes, electrical injuries result in death. If your loved one is a victim of electrocution, call Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, P.A., to discuss your legal options in a wrongful death matter.

Will my personal injury case go to trial?

Determining if your case will go to trial will depend on several factors, including the nature of your injuries and recent case law precedent. The truth of the matter is that few personal injury cases go to trial before a jury. At the Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, P.A., the firm’s attorneys are aggressive trial attorneys who take select highly complex cases to trial for the maximum compensation their clients deserve.

Contact The Firm Now

If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries, please contact the firm’s office in Charleston to schedule a free consultation. The Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, P.A., represents severe and catastrophic injury cases requiring complex litigation. You may send the firm an email through this secure website or call 843-722-8048.