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My Lawyer Patrick was Amazing he really took the time with my case and was able to explain everything step by step. He made me feel important and listened to. I would definitely recommend him and all his staff were always Super Sweet thanks Patrick. I’m happy about the settlement I received.
Were you or a loved one involved in an accident in the state of South Carolina? The aftermath of an accident can be scary and difficult to navigate for those involved, especially if it resulted in a serious injury or loss of life. Many times, accidents lead to expensive medical bills, damaged vehicles, time off work, and other disruptions to daily life. We can help you work through this. At Cavanaugh & Thickens, we have over 60 years of combined experience helping victims of accidents and their families recover physically, financially, and emotionally following an injury or wrongful death.
Our mission is to fight for you and get you the best possible outcome for your case so you can focus on what matters most: healing. From top-notch medical referrals to make sure you get everything you’re entitled to under South Carolina law, you can trust that our team won’t settle for anything less than you deserve. If you’re looking for a law firm to help you with your injury case in South Carolina, you are making the right decision by contacting our firm.
Whether you or a loved one was involved in a car accident, truck accident, wrongful death, on-the-job injury, or another accident, contact us today for a free consultation. During this consultation, an experienced attorney will walk you through your options and get you started on the road to recovery. Our team is available 24/7 at (803) 888-2200.
Cavanaugh & Thickens, LLC – Experienced Legal Team With A Track Record of Success
Cavanaugh & Thickens is a local, award-winning law firm with a history of success for our clients inside and outside of the courtroom. From our esteemed attorneys to our dedicated medical records coordinator, we have the resources needed to fully investigate and litigate your case. Together, we have successfully represented many clients across South Carolina, helping them get large awards in the six-figure range for cases such as auto accidents and workers’ compensation.
Our clients deeply value our commitment to client-attorney communication and frequently refer their friends and family to us – one of the greatest compliments a law firm can get. To see how we can help you, call us today at (803) 888-2200 or schedule your free consultation online.
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Why Do I Need an Attorney?
Simply put, the legal system is complex, time-consuming, and not set up for your benefit. The legal system is founded on complex, frequently-changing rules. Every word in a statute matters, and if you aren’t intimately familiar with those rules, you may miss important details that could make a big difference in the outcome of your case.
When you hire our team, we put our resources to work for you and take on all the responsibilities of your case so you don’t have to worry about making sure the correct paperwork is filed at the right time or how you will cross-examine witnesses.
With Cavanaugh & Thickens, LLC, you will benefit from an experienced legal team who protects and represents you and your rights. We will help connect you with qualified medical providers, fully investigate your case to identify and hold liable parties accountable, negotiate with the insurance company, handle all deadlines and paperwork between you and the insurance company, employer, and court, and make sure you stay up to date and informed about your case every step of the way. You can trust that we won’t stop fighting until we’ve secured the best possible outcome on your behalf. We won’t settle for anything less.
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How Do I Find Out What the Statute of Limitations Is on My Case?
The statute of limitations is an important part of finding out if you have a case to pursue through the civil courts. You must still be within the statute of limitations to bring a lawsuit against someone. If you are facing criminal charges, the incident must be within the statute of limitations to be prosecuted. The statute of limitation varies depending on the type of incident, but you can find all of them in the South Carolina Code of Laws. An attorney can also quickly let you know what the statute of limitations is for your case and what options you have.
What Is the Difference Between the Civil and Criminal Court Systems?
The civil court system is for noncriminal matters. Any party can file suit against another party, and South Carolina civil laws govern the case. In some cases, local ordinances may also come into play. In criminal court, there is a defendant and a prosecutor who takes the place of the plaintiff in a civil matter. Both courts follow similar procedures when it comes to witnesses and evidence.
What Kinds of Cases Does a Personal Injury Attorney Take?
An attorney who practices personal injury law generally represents victims who have been injured through the fault of another party. Common types of personal injury cases include auto accidents, slip and fall cases, premises liability, and dog bites. Personal injury attorneys may also work on cases involving medical malpractice, drug injuries, workers’ compensation, defective products, and wrongful death. When you’re talking to an attorney about your case, ask them how many of those types of cases they have worked on before and how they handle typical cases to find out if the firm is a good fit.
Can I Meet With an Attorney Before I Hire Them?
Absolutely! Not only can you meet with an attorney before you hire them, but you absolutely should – and some firms require it. Before you hire an attorney, you want to make sure that they are a good fit for your case and that you can have a good working relationship with them. It’s important to meet with the lawyer to discuss the details of your case, get their perspective on how they can help and what they think the right course forward is, and ensure that it’s a good personality fit as well.
How Much Does Hiring an Attorney Cost?
When it comes to hiring an attorney to represent them, the cost is one of the most common topics people have questions about. How much an attorney charges and what their terms are varies by firm. Still, in general, attorneys usually either work on retainer or take a percentage cut of your settlement if you win your case. The second option is common in personal injury cases. In this situation, you wouldn’t have to pay anything to the attorney upfront – and you usually don’t have to pay if you lose. If you win, the attorney takes a percentage of the settlement as their payment before the rest of the money passes on to you.
How Do I Choose a Good Attorney?
Having an attorney on your side is an important part of navigating the legal system, but you also want someone experienced in your type of case. To find a good attorney, you’ll need to do a bit of research. You can start by looking at law firms that practice in the area your case is in – such as personal injury or criminal defense – and reading reviews. You can also ask others you know who have used an attorney recently and were happy with their services. Even if that attorney doesn’t work in the specific practice area, they may be able to refer you to a colleague who does. When you meet with the attorney, ask questions about the kinds of cases they work on and their success rate to determine if you want to move forward.
What Should I Do If I Think I Have a Case?
If you’ve been involved in an accident in South Carolina and are unsure if you have a case or need a personal injury attorney, contact our office today. We will listen to you and explain your options under South Carolina law. During your initial consultation, we discuss the specific details of your case, find out if there is a statute of limitations that applies, what the possible outcomes are, and what your options are moving forward. You can schedule a consultation with our attorneys to get started by calling (803) 888-2200.
Once you have a better idea of whether you have a case and what possible damages you could be awarded, you can then decide on whether you wish to pursue a lawsuit.
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If you’re ready to see about pursuing a case in the South Carolina courts and want solid legal representation, it’s time to call the team at Cavanaugh & Thickens, LLC. We start our clients with a free consultation so you can see for yourself what sets our firm apart. From filing the first bit of paperwork to taking your case to settlement or trial, we’re here to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible for you.
Cavanaugh & Thickens, LLC, has offices in Columbia and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Our team represents injury and wrongful death clients throughout the state of South Carolina. Depending on the specifics of your case, our attorneys will travel to you. For more information, please call our office at (803) 888-2200.