Personal Injury Lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina
Were you going about your day in Charleston, minding your own business, when your life was turned upside down by a sudden and unexpected injury caused by someone else’s recklessness or carelessness? What happened to you is wrong, and at the very least you deserve compensation for your medical costs, pain and suffering and any wages you will lose out on due to your inability to work during your recovery.
The Charleston personal injury attorneys at Kanner & Pintaluga are dedicated to helping people facing these struggles.
When someone injures you, whether it’s a business, your employer or a driver on the road, it’s usually the insurance company who ends up paying for medical care and related costs. Insurance companies aren’t in the business of being generous, and getting the money you need to recover may not be as easy as simply filing a claim.
Contact Kanner & Pintaluga for a free consultation. We would be happy to discuss your case and help you understand your chances for financial compensation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Office in Charleston Handles
- Car Accident Injuries
- Truck Accident Injuries
- Bicycle Accident Injuries
- Pedestrian Accident Injuries
- Boat Accident Injuries
- Cruise Accident Injuries
- Workplace Accident Injuries
- Animal Attack Injuries
- Slip and Fall Injuries
- Premises Liability Injuries
- Wrongful Deaths
- Defective Product Injuries
- Head and Spinal Cord Injuries
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Why Should You Seek Out Trial Attorneys for Your Case?
A common problem faced by auto accident injury victims are personal injury attorneys who want to settle early to avoid a trial. The personal injury trial attorneys at Kanner & Pintaluga’s Charleston offices will always do what’s right for you. If that means going to trial, we won’t back down from the fight.
Our personal injury law firm is transparent with clients. We’ll give you an honest assessment about your legal chances so you can make informed decisions about how best to proceed with your personal injury case.
Car and Truck Accident Injuries in Charleston
Determining who is the responsible party in a car or truck accident isn’t always a clear-cut thing. Whether that’s good or bad for your case depends on several different factors.
If the other driver caused your accident due to their own negligence, such as running a red light, then you will only be able to collect payment from that driver and their insurance company. However, if the other driver was unable to stop due to improper vehicle maintenance, faulty brakes or poorly maintained roads, several additional parties could also be named in your auto accident or truck accident case.
In commercial truck accidents, the trucking company employing the driver and their parent company may all be held liable for the accident caused by their driver. The parent company will have significantly deeper pockets than the driver himself.
The Charleston auto accident attorneys at Kanner & Pintaluga know how to follow the money to ensure you and your family receive the compensation you need to make a full recovery.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Personal Injuries in Charleston
Bicycle and pedestrian accident injuries are becoming more common for several reasons.
States, local communities and the federal government are trying to cut down on pollution by encouraging people to walk and bike instead of drive. Charleston and other South Carolina cities have been designed primarily for vehicular traffic, so the extra cyclists and walkers must now share the roads with cars and trucks.
At the same time, distracted driving is on the rise. When drivers aren’t paying attention, they’re much more likely to make a mistake that results in the injury of a pedestrian or bicycle rider.
If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury as a pedestrian or bicyclist, call the personal injury attorneys at Kanner & Pintaluga. We’d be happy to discuss your case and help you get the compensation you need to pay for treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Workplace Personal Injury Attorneys in Charleston
Workers in Charleston are exposed to dangerous working conditions every day. If you or a loved one are injured at work, it may be in your best interest to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney in Charleston.
There are several important things that make workplace injuries particularly scary for people:
- Many workers are afraid of retaliation from their employer due to either explicit or implicit threats or intimidation. This often discourages workers from filing a workers’ compensation claim.
- An employer, or the employee themselves, may think that their injury was their own fault, not the employer’s fault. Your employer has a responsibility to not only provide a safe workplace but also provide you with the tools and education you need to stay safe in the workplace. If you made a preventable mistake due to a lack of training or proper safety equipment, you’re not to blame.
- The injured worker may not think there’s enough evidence to prove their injury was work related. They might not have reported their injury right away or there might be discrepancies between their claim and their medical care. Before you give up, speak with a personal injury attorney. There may still be a solution, but you won’t know until you ask.
Slip and Fall and Premises Liability Injuries in Charleston
Whether you’re a customer entering a retail business, a renter in your own apartment or a guest at your friend’s house, you have a right to assume the premises you’re entering is safe. If there’s something unsafe about the property, there should be explicit and clear warnings and the property owner or person responsible for maintenance should be actively trying to eliminate any dangers.
When repair, cleaning or remediation actions aren’t taken and people get hurt, the property owner or business that runs or owns the property should be held responsible for the costs accrued by the personal injury victim.
A slip or fall in a supermarket could cause spine injuries, head injuries or other significant personal injuries that result in medical bills, missed work, lost wages and other potential hardships attributable to the pain and suffering you experience.
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall or suffered another injury due to an unsafe premise, call the Charleston personal injury attorneys at Kanner & Pintaluga.