Lawyers who focus their practice on personal injury issues deal with a variety of problems that victims face when someone else has hurt them.
A North Charleston pedestrian was injured during an incident with a motor vehicle.
Pedestrian hit near North Charleston shopping center
Local police initially received a call about the incident at about 8:30pm on a Wednesday night. When they responded to the area of Rivers Ave and Morris Baker Boulevard, they found that a pedestrian had been struck by a driver. Medical personnel on the scene said that the victim's personal injuries were not considered to be life threatening, although no specifics about the extent of the damage was released in the news report.
The accident was still under investigation when it was reported, and it is unknown whether the driver will be cited or arrested. It was also unknown whether the driver was intoxicated at the time of the collision.
What exactly do personal injury lawyers do?
Unfortunately, there are a number of different ways that people can be hurt while they are working, driving, or engaged in other normal activities. When these incidents happen, victims are often left with large medical bills and other expenses tied to the accident. The assistance of a lawyer who can file a lawsuit to make the person or business responsible for the injuries pay for all of the damage that they caused is one of the only effective ways for a victim to get financial help.
The attorney will normally meet with a client to gain some basic information about their situation. They can then proceed with filing an initial pleading in the local courts, which outlines what happened along with a monetary amount of damages. These damages are essentially the total of all of the person's losses through missed time from work, hospitalization, property damage, and other costs that can be traced back to the time of the injury.
What are some common forms of injuries?
Back and neck pain are extremely common in the United States. Some people may go to a doctor for these issues without realizing they could have been caused by a work incident or a motor vehicle accident.
Many people live in neighborhoods where pets, especially dogs, can cause serious harm to a child or elderly person.
Occasionally, products that are considered to be safe can cause burns or electrical fires during normal use. There are special products liability lawsuits to deal with these problems.
Learn more about how the legal process following an accident works
To get assistance from a personal injury attorney in the Charleston area, contact the Clekis Law Firm. They will provide advice and guidance based on the specifics of your accident.
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