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Personal Injury

Unfortunately, many of our family, friends, and neighbors are injured by the negligent conduct of another. 

The Finklea Law Firm has successfully represented thousands of clients and recovered substantial sums on their behalf. The guidance of an experienced personal injury lawyer is a necessity in these cases. Limit conversations to the insurance company and never sign documents without legal counsel. This could prejudice your case and limit your ability to collect damages in the future.

The Finklea Law Firm offers a comprehensive approach to personal injury cases by handling issues of property damage, long-term medical care, accident investigation, identifying potentially liable parties, finding available insurance coverages and negotiating medical expenses to ensure the optimum recovery for the client. Their client-focused practice has won them hundreds of referrals from satisfied clients who received appropriate compensation for their very real injuries.

Contact us now for a FREE consultation to review the circumstances in your case.  To learn more about how you can benefit from our knowledge and experience, contact us at 843-317-4900.

Automobile Accident

A car accident can change your life in an instant. You may be left temporarily or permanently disabled - unable to work and therefore unable to support your family. Who is responsible for the mounting medical bills? How are you supposed to earn a wage when a catastrophic injury prevents you from working?

If your automobile accident was the result of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your past and future medical expenses including the cost of treatment, wages lost during your recovery, and pain and suffering.

At the Finklea Law Firm, we handle every aspect of your personal injury:

  •   We expedite the claims process to ensure you receive necessary treatment.

  •   We work to keep debt collectors at bay while you are awaiting a compensation award.

  •   We work with the medical providers to reduce their bills when necessary to ensure you receive the best recovery.

  •   We thoroughly prepare your case so that it can be settled quickly without sacrificing any of your compensation.

  •   In cases where you are not offered a reasonable amount of compensation, we file suit on your behalf and pursue your claim vigorously and aggressively.

  •   We are lawyers committed to you. We focus on your case so that you can focus on recovering physically, emotionally, and financially. In fact, we are not paid unless you receive compensation for your injuries.

To learn more about or how you can benefit from our knowledge and experience, contact us. The consultation is free! If you are unable to come to our office, our attorneys will even accommodate you by coming to see you!

No Recovery - No Attorney Fee!

Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents carry the potential for devastating personal injury or death.  Injuries can result in long hospitalizations, surgeries, physical therapy, large medical bills, and lost wages due to short-term or long-term disability.

In accidents where the other driver was negligent, you could be entitled to compensation for current and upcoming medical expenses, lost income during your recovery, and pain and suffering. 

At the Finklea Law Firm, we take care of every aspect of your personal injury:

  •   We expedite the claims process to ensure you receive necessary treatment.
  •   We work to keep debt collectors at bay while you are awaiting a compensation award.
  •   We work with the medical providers to reduce their bills when necessary to ensure you receive the best recovery.
  •   We thoroughly prepare your case so that it can be settled quickly without sacrificing any of your compensation.
  •   In cases where you are not offered a reasonable amount of compensation, we file suit on your behalf and pursue your claim vigorously and aggressively.
  •   We are lawyers committed to you. We focus on your case so that you can focus on recovering physically, emotionally, and financially. In fact, we are not paid unless you receive compensation for your injuries.

If you were in a motorcycle accident and are struggling to make ends meet, contact the personal injury professionals at Finklea Law Firm to discuss your case.  If you are unable to physically come to our offices as a result of disability, our attorneys will accommodate you by coming to see you!

Our policy is: No Recovery - No Attorney Fee!

Dog Bites

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, over 4.5 million people each year are bitten by dogs in the United States.  Dog attacks can be devastating.   People experience serious injuries, disfigurement, and in some instances death.  Recovering from a vicious dog bite can involve visits to the emergency department, inpatient medical care, plastic surgery to reduce scarring, time away from work, and long term pain and suffering.

Dog bites also carry the risk of transmitting dangerous diseases such as rabies, Pasteurella bacteria, and MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).

If you have been bitten by a dog and are in need of representation to obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain, contact the personal injury professionals at Finklea Law Firm.  We will work with you to get the judgement you deserve.

Slip & Falls

Businesses have an obligation to ensure that their property is reasonably safe for customers, however some business owners are neglectful and fail to address hazards that lead to preventable injuries, such as slip and falls.

Seniors (people 65 and older) are especially prone to serious injury due to falls, resulting in approximately 3 million emergency room visits per year.1  More than 800,000 people are hospitalized to treat head injures and broken hips caused by falls.1

It is essential that businesses be held accountable for negligence when it comes to hazards they are aware of and fail to address, resulting in serious or fatal injuries of visitors on their premises.  If you or a loved one suffered injury from slipping and falling at a business and believe your injury was the result of neglect, contact the legal team at Finklea Law Firm to discuss your case.  We will work to get you compensation for your personal injury.

 

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Home and Recreational Safety. Older Adult Falls [online]. Accessed October 10, 2018.

Wrongful Death

According to CDC.gov, approximately 213,596 people died in 2010 in the United States due to unintentional injury, fall, poisoning or motor vehicle accidents. In those instances, the family members are left to grieve and put together the pieces of the untimely death of their loved one.

If you or your friends or family have lost a loved one due to Wrongful Death, Finklea Law Firm can help you find closure through bringing negligent parties to justice and filing for financial compensation to which you are entitled! A wrongful death claim is one holding another party liable for a person's death due to their negligence or misconduct. Those claims can be based on many circumstances. However, here are some examples:

  •   Automobile Accidents Due to Vehicle Malfunction - Insurance companies and/or manufacturers may be held liable for fatal accidents which occured due to defective parts of the vehicle.

  •   Automobile Accidents Due to Another Driver - When someone dies due to the negligence of another driver, suit can be filed against the insurance company to receive compensation on behalf of the deceased.

  •   Medical Malpractice - In some instances, hospital workers, anesthesiologists, and other medical professionals are negligent when performing surgical procedures, misdiagnosing a patient, or allowing a patient to overdose of medication while under their care.

While monetary compensation cannot replace the loss of a loved one, holding negligent parties accountable and being financially secure in the untimely and unfortunate event of a wrongful death can help you and your family find closure. Consideration of a wrongful death lawsuit may not seem urgent; however, wrongful death cases should be investigated early to preserve important evidence and to avoid mistakes that may harm the claim.

If you believe a loved one has passed due to another person or entity's negligence or wrongful conduct, contact the attorneys at Finklea Law Firm. Our lawyers are experienced in filing claims for monetary damages to which our clients are entitled.

No Recovery - No Attorney Fee!

Workers' Compensation

The attorneys at the Finklea Law Firm have the skills, experience, and staff necessary to promptly and successfully help people who have been hurt at work.

South Carolina Workers' Compensation Act is a no-fault system. If you have been hurt on the job, regardless of whether you were at fault, you are entitled to medical treatment, lost wages, and compensation for any permanent disability. All employers in the state are required to maintain workers' compensation insurance if they employ four or more full-time employees. Injuries covered are not limited to those caused by a single instance of trauma but also those developed over a period of time such as carpal tunnel, repetitive motion injury, loss of hearing, sight or other senses, lung injuries, hernias, scarring, occupational diseases, and sometimes even heart attacks and strokes.

If you have been injured on the job, immediately contact the Finklea Law Firm to discover your rights and gain competent representation. Call us now for your FREE consultation.

No recovery - No attorney fee!

Malpractice

Everyday, we depend on professionals to provide services that support our and our family's well-being.  Especially in areas such as medicine or law, people rely on talented, knowledgeable, trained, and certified professionals to carryout duties that can have a lasting impact on their livelihood.  However, when professionals do not provide a standard of care required of their profession that negatively impacts a patient or client, they must be held liable.

Malpractice occurs when a professional, such as a physician or attorney, is negligent or incompetent in their performance leading to the injury of his or her client.  Unlike errors which are accidental and occur despite use of accepted best practices, malpractice is often the result of professionals "cutting corners," not performing due diligence, behaving in an unethical manner, or lacking the knowledge and skill set to adequately perform their duty.

A surgeon that leaves surgical equipment in a surgical site, or an attorney who fails to provide competent representation during a trial constitute instances of professional malpractice.  If you have suffered injury or a decline in your quality of life due to professional malpractice, contact the legal professionals at Finklea Law Firm to discuss your case.  We will put our knowledge and experience to work to get you the justice you deserve.

Insurance Claims

Insurance is intended to act as a safety net for when tragedy strikes.  Whether it is to help with medical expenses following an illness, cover expenses in the event of a house fire or auto accident, or to supplement burial costs following your spouse's death, insurance is supposed ensure that your finances are not wiped out by negative life events.

You pay into your insurance to protect you and your family when bad things happen, and insurance should honor their side of the agreement when it comes time to collect.

Don't allow insurance companies to bully you and refuse to pay for the expenses they are obligated to in your policy.  The lawyers at Finklea Law Firm will work with you to settle insurance claims and get you compensation you deserve.

Call today to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.

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Marion Office

Phone: (843) 433-8276

Address: 2554 E. Highway 76
Marion, SC 29574

Hours: M — F: 10am — 4pm

Hemingway Office

Phone: 843-551-0051

Address: 101 S. Main Street
Hemingway, SC 29554

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