Mason Law Firm represents individuals who have been injured by the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of another. Injury may arise from doctors’ or nurses’ medical malpractice, undisclosed hazards on property or product defects. Injury may result from any situation. The at-fault party could be a driver, a property owner or landlord failing to maintain their property, a homeowner, a business, a restaurant or bar, a boater, an agent of a municipality or the State, or simply a careless individual.
Anytime someone is seriously injured or killed, a personal injury has been sustained, no matter what the cause. Sometimes an injury or death is the result of simple carelessness or a mistake made by the injured person, and sometimes the serious injury or death is the direct result of the actions or inactions of someone else. In any case there may be a legal remedy available to the injured person or their family if a death results.
You are encouraged to seek advice from Mason Law Firm anytime an injury is sustained so that it can be determined under the law whether another person, entity or company might be legally liable to you or your loved one for their injury. For example, Mason Law Firm and its attorneys have handled numerous cases involving injuries sustained on the property of another, even though the property owner was not physically present at the time of injury. Trips and falls, or slips and falls on property owned by another may give rise to legal liability if the property owner failed to maintain their property or warn of hidden defects.
South Carolina law holds that if a person is bitten or otherwise attacked by a dog while the person is in a public place or is lawfully in a private place, including the property of the dog owner or person having the dog in the person's care or keeping, the dog owner or person having the dog in the person's care or keeping is liable for the damages suffered by the person bitten or otherwise attacked. There are many reported cases where individuals have recovered money from the owner of a dog even if the dog did not actually bite the person, for example, where a dog spooked a horse being ridden by a person who was then bucked and dragged, resulting in serious injuries. If you or a loved one are attacked by a dog, contact Mason Law Firm to discuss your legal rights.
In South Carolina, someone may be held legally responsible to another if their negligence causes harm to another. In such situations, there may be insurance available to compensate the injured party and sometimes the injured person must look to the at-fault party’s personal assets to be fully compensated as allowed by law.
When one party’s actions or negligence cause personal injuries to another party, the person (or corporation) who failed to use caution can and should be held responsible for all resulting damages.
If cases where a person has sustained an injury that requires life-long medical care, Mason Law Firm uses expert life care planners and life care plans to calculate the cost of a client’s care over the remainder of the client’s life expectancy.
Transmission of a sexually transmitted disease and/or a sexual assault can give rise a personal injury claim.
Injuries occurring in a home to a guest can give rise to a personal injury claim.
You should know, that in certain circumstances, more than one person can be held liable for the personal injuries sustained, making it important to contact a personal injury lawyer to fully understand what actions can be taken.
No matter the nature of your injury, the lawyers at Mason Law Firm can help you establish your rights and receive proper compensation for the injuries and damages sustained by the fault of another.
A personal injury can be a catastrophic event, not only physically, but also emotionally and financially. Each case turns on its facts. To ensure you are protected, it is important to have the facts of your individual situation reviewed by contacting an experienced personal injury attorney at Mason Law Firm. By doing so, a personal injury victim or their family can learn whether they will be able to receive fair and just compensation for the injury and damages sustained.
While personal injuries can result from a wide range of accidents as seen above, the leading causes of personal injuries are usually vehicle accidents, falls, or a malfunctioning product. When a personal injury occurs it is not just the hospital and doctor bills that can be a burden on the injured party, but also the loss of income, benefits and being deprived of the ability to engage in one’s usual activities.
Pain and suffering is factored into personal injury settlements, in addition to any mental anguish. There are time constraints on taking legal action for certain personal injury instances.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another, you should contact the determined and driven attorneys at Mason Law Firm to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at our office as soon as possible for a free initial consultation and evaluation of the claim.