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Charleston Personal Injury Attorneys Serving
Individuals and Businesses Across South Carolina

Charleston Injury Lawyers

Understanding South Carolina Personal Injury Law

Personal injury is the heart of what we do at Clawson Fargnoli Utsey, LLC. We are trial lawyers with over 20 years of experience litigating cases involving life-altering personal injuries and death. We are 100% devoted to representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases.

Contemplating legal strategy, crafting targeted discovery, taking depositions, and thinking on our feet in the courtroom are some of our greatest strengths. We have tried numerous cases to verdict and pride ourselves on our skills as trial lawyers.

When filing a personal injury claim, it is important that you have a skilled and aggressive legal team on your side. With past experience defending insurance companies and other liable parties, we understand how these entities think, as well as what they’ll do to avoid paying out claims. Now, we use this knowledge to build the strongest possible cases on behalf of our clients.

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If you were injured or your loved one was killed due to someone else’s negligence, contact our Charleston personal injury lawyers for a free consultation: (843) 408-0599.

Who Can File a Personal Injury Claim?

The key element of any standard personal injury claim is negligence. In other words, in order to file a claim, you must prove that another person or party was negligent and that this is what led to your injuries and resulting damages.

The four elements of a personal injury claim are:

  • Duty of Care: To bring a claim, you must establish that another party owed you a duty of care. This is a legal responsibility, expressed or implied, to ensure the safety of others (within reason). For example, all motorists owe a duty of care to others on the road in that they must follow traffic laws and do everything possible to avoid collisions.
  • Breach: Next, you must show that the defendant breached the duty of care. This is where negligence (or wrongful conduct) typically comes in. If a person or entity has acted negligently or unlawfully, they have typically breached the duty of care by failing to take reasonable measures to prevent an accident, injury, or death.
  • Causation: To bring a successful claim, you must also prove causation. This means you must prove that the defendant’s negligence/breach of the duty of care is what caused your injuries. For example, a drunk driver has breached the duty of care by breaking the law, but you must prove that the drunk driving was the actual cause of your injuries.
  • Damages: Lastly, you must prove that you suffered damages if you wish to bring a successful personal injury claim. Damages can be either economic or non-economic and may include things like current and future medical expenses, current and future lost wages, pain and suffering, lost quality of life, and more.

While these represent the basic elements of most personal injury claims, some cases may involve additional factors, including your own conduct, your percentage of fault (if any), and various other circumstances unique to your situation.

Committed To Your Recovery

At Clawson Fargnoli Utsey, LLC, we negotiate aggressively with insurance companies and other liable parties to recover the maximum compensation our clients are owed.

Damages in Personal Injury Cases

The purpose of a personal injury claim is to allow victims of negligence to recover financial compensation for the losses they experienced due to their injuries. These losses are collectively known as “damages.”

Victims of negligence can pursue compensation for both financial and non-financial damages, including but not limited to:

  • Emergency medical care costs
  • Ambulance fees and hospitalization
  • Ongoing and future medical expenses
  • Lost income and/or wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Lost or reduced earning capacity due to disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost or reduced quality of life
  • Property damage repair costs
  • Emotional distress and trauma
  • Counseling services
  • Punitive damages

At Clawson Fargnoli Utsey, LLC, we negotiate aggressively with insurance companies and other liable parties to recover the maximum compensation our clients are owed. However, if the liable party refuses to offer a fair settlement, we are ready and able to take your case to trial.

Experience Matters

When it comes to personal injury claims, experience matters—and having a team with the right experience can make all the difference in your case. Our attorneys have practiced on both sides of personal injury law, meaning we know how the other side operates. Now, with 100% of our practice devoted to plaintiffs’ personal injury, we use this knowledge and experience to effectively advocate for our clients.

We have handled hundreds of personal injury cases in our careers as civil litigators. We represent clients who have been involved in all types of accidents, including car and motorcycle accidents, truck crashes, boating accidents, Jet Ski accidents, drunk driving collisions, and more. We also represent clients who have been injured due to property owner negligence, nursing home abuse, assault and battery, medication errors, and other acts of negligence and wrongful conduct.

Browse our practice areas here on our site to learn more about the specific types of cases we handle and how our Charleston personal injury lawyers can help you with your claim.

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Experience to achieve results

With nearly 50 years of litigation experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants, we have the perspective and
knowledge needed to achieve results. Our Charleston personal injury lawyers fight aggressively for the maximum
compensation our clients are owed- an approach that has helped us successfully recover millions of dollars for our clients.
  • Product Liability $13,000,000
  • Wrongful Death $8,000,000
  • Commercial Dispute $8,000,000
  • Medical Malpractice $7,733,000
  • Motor Vehicle Accident $6,500,000
  • Child Abuse $4,950,000
  • Premises Liability $4,000,000
  • Medical Malpractice $3,000,000
  • Medical Malpractice $2,550,000
  • Insurance Bad Faith $2,500,000

Hear It From Our Clients

  • “They are knowledgeable of what it takes to help their clients, but more importantly, they possess the compassion for these clients that drives them to help in the first place.”

    - Scott S.
  • “Clawson Fargnoli is a phenomenal firm. My results with Christy exceeded my expectations. She has a no-nonsense approach that was extremely refreshing. I highly recommend Christy and her partner.”

    - Teresa Z.
  • “Christy and Sam were extremely professional and worked quickly to facilitate a fast resolution.”

    - Sue W.