If you have been injured by the fault of another individual or corporation, you need to contact an experienced Columbia, SC, personal injury attorney. You may be entitled to significant damages. Actual damages and punitive damages may apply to your case. Actual damages include any out-of-pocket expenses such as medical bills, prescriptions, and lost wages as a result of the accident. Actual damages also include pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and permanent injury.
Punitive damages are awarded by the jury to punish the at fault party and vindicate the rights of the injured person for the egregious conduct of the at fault party. Punitive damages are awarded to set an example for the community that the gross negligent conduct of another will not be tolerated in the community. An example of punitive damages applying is being injured by a drunk driver or a texting driver.
There are several different types of personal injury cases:
David N. "Chip" Truitt has handled personal injury cases for over 17 years. Mr. Truitt will listen to your story and answer your questions. Mr. Truitt will explain the best course of action for your case. All medical care is not equal, and it is important that you receive proper medical care not only for your health, but also so that the value of your case is maximized. Over his many years of practicing personal injury law, Mr. Truitt has become familiar with and has developed a relationship with many of the local physicians in a wide ranging area of specialties. Mr. Truitt will use his knowledge of the area's physicians for the benefit of your health and your case.
Mr. Truitt understands that no one wants to be injured and everyone would rather be healthy. However, the only way our society has to resolve these injury cases is through monetary compensation. Mr. Truitt will vigorously argue on your behalf for the maximum the law allows you to receive monetarily.
Mr. Truitt will make sure that you are getting the proper medical care for you and the value of your case. Mr. Truitt will make sure that your future medical care is addressed as well. In addition to medical care, a person may also lose income as a result of an injury. Mr. Truitt will also ensure that any past, present, and future lost income is covered as part of any settlement or award. After successfully trying personal injury cases for many years, the insurance companies know that Mr. Truitt will try your case if a favorable settlement cannot be reached, which means that you are likely to receive the best possible offer on your case.
Contact David N. "Chip" Truitt today for a free consultation. All fee agreements for a personal injury case are handled on contingency basis so that you do not have to pay an upfront attorney fee. An attorney fee is owed only if you receive an award or settlement. No attorney fee is owed if there is no recovery.