Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle

After an accident, get an experienced advocate on your side

No one plans on getting hurt, but accidents happen to hardworking South Carolinians every day. It's tough to deal with the aftermath of an injury, especially if you were hurt due to someone else's negligence. Fortunately, you have the right to compensation under South Carolina law - and that's where we come in.

At Matthews & Megna, we've been helping injured people for decades. Our attorneys have the experience and resources you need to get compensation you deserve. Some of the cases we handle include:

If you've been hurt due to someone else's actions, you shouldn't have to pay for their mistakes. Filing a personal injury lawsuit doesn't mean you're being greedy. It's a legal recourse used to make you financially whole again.

Handling complex cases with determination and compassion

Many people we've worked with are reluctant to file lawsuits, even when they were clearly hurt due to someone else's negligent behavior. Sometimes, it's because the person who caused your injury is a friend or family member. Keep in mind that in most cases, the person who hurt you isn't the one who will pay for your injuries, even though his or her name appears on the lawsuit. Rather, you're simply asking for compensation through that person's insurance policy - which they pay for precisely to handle situations like yours.

Dealing with insurance companies can be difficult. They may see you as an opportunity to save money, not a person in need of help. We're on your side. We've been representing hardworking people like you for many years, and we'll fight for justice on your behalf.

Get started right away. The sooner you retain us to work on your personal injury case, the more likely we'll be able to secure the compensation you need. Contact us online or call (803) 799-1700 and schedule your free case evaluation.

Dog Bites

While most dogs are loyal, friendly companions to people, some are vicious. Dog bites can inflict serious injuries that often lead to infection, and their teeth leave ragged edges that can heal improperly. Often, skin grafts or other reconstructive procedures are needed to repair the damage. Children are especially likely to be victims, and their injuries can leave both physical and emotional scars.

In most cases, compensation for a dog bite is covered by the dog owner's homeowner's insurance policy. However, getting that compensation can be difficult. At Matthews & Megna, we fight hard for dog bite victims. Often, the compensation we secure can pay for reconstructive surgery and other procedures to reduce the long-term scars of a dog attack.

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Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip-and-fall accidents are covered under an area of law known as premises liability - the concept that the owner or manager of a property is liable for accidents that happen on the premises. Falls are one of the most common cause of injuries in South Carolina and nationwide, and they can lead to serious injuries such as concussions and broken bones. In order to recover compensation, you need to prove that the property owner's negligence caused the accident. Some of these situations and conditions, if left unaddressed, can constitute negligence:

  • Dim lighting
  • Defective elevators
  • Dangerous construction zones
  • Ragged carpets or tattered rugs
  • Puddles or slippery entrances
  • Safety code violations or building codes ignored
  • Recently mopped floors with no warning signage
  • Hazardous stairways in apartment buildings or shopping malls

Other types of injuries are also covered under premises liability; for instance, injuries suffered in a physical assault may be the property owner's responsibility if he or she failed to provide adequate security.

Accidents involving premises liability can be legally complex. To recover damages in such an instance, you need to prove that the property owner caused the dangerous condition, knew about it and did nothing, or should have known and failed to address it. You need an experienced attorney on your side. You need Matthews & Megna.

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Wrongful Death

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy. In addition to the emotional and social impact of a tragedy, there are always financial implications, such as loss of income and dependent care, funeral expenses and other costs. As you try to move on, the impact of all those losses can be overpowering - and it's even worse if you know that his or her death was due to someone else's negligence.

While no lawsuit can bring someone back after a fatal accident, filing a wrongful death suit can make it possible to move forward. Damages awarded in a wrongful death claim can help secure your financial future, just as your loved one would have wanted. Moreover, there is invaluable closure to be found in successfully resolving your case.

Wrongful death cases are legally complex and usually result in litigation. Don't try to fight that battle alone. At Matthews & Megna, we will be honored to take care of the legal fight on your behalf, so that you can focus on grieving and moving forward.

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