Personal Injury Attorneys

Suffering a serious personal injury can cause a lifetime of medical expenses, pain, and suffering. In a matter of seconds, a victim can suffer a catastrophic injury in an unexpected accident. When another person or company’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions cause a personal injury accident, victims have a right to pursue compensation for their damages.

For over 125 years, Willcox, Buyck & Williams, P.A. has been a trusted name, representing South Carolina families in various personal injury accident cases. We are prepared to pursue the most compensation possible in your case for all of your current and future damages. Our compassionate attorneys understand how devastating catastrophic injuries can be for victims and their family members. You aren’t alone. Our skilled attorneys are prepared to handle every aspect of your case so you can focus on your recovery. 

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

At Willcox, Buyck & Williams, P.A., our litigators are not just skilled legal counselors but also dedicated advocates for personal injury victims. We handle a wide range of personal injury cases and are committed to helping victims in South Carolina obtain the full and fair compensation they rightfully deserve. 

Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling complex cases involving spinal cord injuries, paralysis, severe burns, back injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and more. People can become injured in many different types of accidents, including, but not limited to, the following:

Proving Liability in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

While some accidents are unavoidable, others are the direct result of recklessness and negligence. In such cases, the responsible party or parties can be held liable for the preventable accident that caused your severe injuries. Whether you choose to pursue an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit, you’ll need to establish the at-fault party’s liability or prove that their negligence led to the accident that caused your injuries. Additionally, you’ll need to demonstrate that you have suffered actual damages. 

Car Accident Attorneys in South Carolina

Auto accidents are among the most common causes of personal injuries in South Carolina and throughout the United States. Unfortunately, South Carolina is one of the most deadly states when it comes to fatal car accidents. Most auto accidents are preventable and caused by negligence, such as driving while intoxicated (DWI), texting while driving, ignoring traffic laws, speeding, and other types of negligence. 

If you’ve been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, speaking to an attorney is crucial. Before you provide a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster or accept an insurance settlement, you’ll benefit from speaking to an attorney. The attorneys at Willcox, Buyck & Williams, P.A. have extensive experience negotiating with auto insurance companies and successfully obtaining compensation for car accident victims. 

Representing Victims of Premises Liability Accidents

Property owners have a legal obligation to keep their properties reasonably safe for guests, customers, and others who legally enter them. When property owners know or should have known about a dangerous condition on their property, they must fix the condition or warn oncomers of the danger. For example, suppose a retail location has a dangerous staircase with protruding nails. 

The owner knows about the dangerous nails but doesn’t fix them to save money. If a customer becomes injured by a nail, they have the right to pursue a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner. Dangerous staircases, slippery surfaces, debris in walkways, and dimly lit staircases are all examples of dangerous property conditions that can cause premises liability accidents. 

Injuries Caused By Defective Products

When we purchase consumer products, we expect them to be reasonably safe. Unfortunately, many products are recalled yearly in the United States because they’re unsafe. Injuries commonly associated with defective products can range from minor to fatal. Small or faulty pieces on a child’s toy can break off and cause injuries. In other cases, faulty wiring or other components can cause electronics to erupt in flames and burn victims. Defective seatbelts, brakes, or airbags in vehicles can cause victims to become injured. 

In other cases, over-the-counter medication and prescription medication can cause severe side effects that weren’t disclosed to patients. You may be entitled to compensation through a product liability lawsuit if you’ve been injured because of a defectively designed, poorly manufactured, or dangerously marketed product. Liable designers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers can be held financially accountable for the injuries caused by their products. 

Damages Available in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Under South Carolina law, injury victims can pursue compensation for the full extent of their damages. The amount of compensation you may be entitled to recover depends on several factors, including how your injuries affect your day-to-day life. Willcox, Buyck & Williams, P.A. will work with medical and financial experts to carefully value your damages so we can begin aggressively negotiating the best settlement amount possible. You may be able to pursue compensation for the following:

  • All of your current and future medical expenses
  • Long-term disability
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement

Have You Been Injured in an Accident That Wasn’t Your Fault? Contact Our Personal Injury Attorney in South Carolina

As the victim of a personal injury accident, you typically only have three years from the date you became injured to file a personal injury claim. Speaking to an attorney as soon as possible can help you protect your legal claim, gather important evidence, and begin negotiating a fair amount of compensation. If you or your loved one have been injured in a personal injury accident, don’t hesitate to contact Willcox, Buyck & Williams, P.A. to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation case evaluation.

With law offices in Florence and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Willcox, Buyck & Williams, P.A. serves Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, the Grand Strand, and other communities throughout Florence County, Marion County, Horry County, Darlington County, and Georgetown County.