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Military Personal Injury Lawyer in Columbia, South Carolina
Whether you injured yourself where you live or were off base and were injured due to another person’s negligence, the legal team at Best & Flatt, P.A. is here to serve you and your family. No one plans to be involved in an accident, but when an accident happens and you’re faced with a personal injury, you need legal assistance. After you or a loved one are injured, it is important to secure the services of an accident attorney quickly, so your case is investigated and properly documented for future representation. Left too long, evidence can be destroyed or lost, and the details that witnesses can provide grow foggy.
If you were the victim of someone else’s negligence or unreasonable actions, you could be faced with a never-ending stream of medical bills as well as constant pain and suffering. That’s why you need an experienced accident attorney representing you. Speaking with legal counsel should come second only to obtaining proper medical care. When you choose Best & Flatt, P.A., our attorney will personally keep you up-to-date and well informed from start to finish. Plus, we have the know-how to stand up to big insurance companies who want to settle quickly for less than you may be entitled.
If you are active military and were injured in South Carolina or Georgia, contact a personal injury lawyer at Best & Flatt, P.A. We’re experienced in handling nonservice-related accident claims that happen on or off base. Our accident attorneys will be actively involved in every aspect of your case to ensure that everything is well documented and properly presented. We can’t guarantee the outcome of any case, but we can fight for your right to receive a fair and reasonable settlement. To discuss the details of your accident, contact us today for an initial consultation.
Verdicts & Settlements
Car Versus Horse Accident
Our client ran into a horse which got loose from adjoining property. Our claim was that the horse owner was negligent in failing to keep the horse confined, including improper fencing. Client sustained significant injuries to the spine. A settlement of $300,000 plus future payments of $2,000/month for lifetime was achieved.
Premises Liability/Wrongful Death
A man was killed due to a hazardous condition created by a major corporation and supplier. He left behind two adult children. The case was resolved at mediation for $3.2 million.
Our client had a head injury following a concussion at work. She had some orthopedic complaints as well. An IME procured by defense counsel indicated she had a very limited impairment and was fully able to work. We were able to obtain a statement from the primary treating physician indicating that she was totally and permanently disabled due to organic brain injury. Recovery after mediation was $300,000.
Our two clients, a husband and wife, were hit by a drunk driver. Both of them spent weeks in the hospital with multiple surgeries. The at-fault driver had fairly low coverage, but the clients had good under insured motorist coverage. Total recovery was $1 million, which was the combined policy limits.
Dram Shop/Wrongful Death
Two minors procured alcohol from a package store and became intoxicated. Later that evening they ran off the road and were killed in a one-car accident. Suit was filed and extensive discovery conducted. Major issues of comparative negligence were raised. The case settled prior to trial for $500,000.
A man was seriously injured while driving a work truck. At issue was how many policies of under insured motorist coverage he could stack, or accumulate. They were business policies, and he owned the business. The insurer took the position that the business was the insured, not the man, and that he could not stack policies. Case settled while in litigation in federal court for $600,000.
Dram Shop/Wrongful Death
Our clients sister was killed after a night of drinking at a local establishment when the driver she was riding with, while intoxicated, crashed into another car. Major issues of comparative negligence were raised. Sum total of recovery between car insurance and tavern liability (dram shop) was $550,000.
Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death
A man presented to his family physician with various symptoms and test results indicating cardiac disease. He was let go with no substantial treatment. Shortly afterward he died of a heart attack. Case was settled with the insurance company for the practice group in the amount of $500,000.
Slip & Fall/Brain Injury
Our client slipped and fell on a foreign substance in a local grocery store. It was alleged that the grocer either caused or had notice of the substance, and that our client sustained permanent brain injury following a concussion. A lawsuit was filed, and voluminous discovery was conducted, including multiple depositions of medical providers and fact witnesses. The defense denied being at fault and denied the extent of the injuries. The case settled at mediation for $495,000.
Our client had a herniated disk following a work-related injury. He had fusion surgery by a neurosurgeon. Our contention was that he was permanently and totally disabled. Recovery was $200,000.
Any result we may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.