Personal Injury Lawyer
For Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, & Beaufort South Carolina (SC) Area
The Kiker Law Firm is a law firm dedicated to vindicating the rights of the injured – whether injured by motor vehicle accident, on the job (Worker's Compensation), by medical negligence or product defect. Over the last 13 years we have helped literally thousands of people, most of them everyday South Carolinians, navigate the complex legal system and obtain justice in our civil courts. In instances where the Defendant’s insurer is unwilling to pay fair compensation for your injuries, we will prepare for and take your legal case to trial. We can get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
As one of the most highly experienced practicing personal injury attorneys in the Lowcountry, J. Brent Kiker has built up strong relationships with field experts necessary to received a true assessment consequences and costs of the injuries substained to you. In instances where the Defendant’s insurer is unwilling to pay fair compensation for your injuries, he will prepare for and take your legal case to trial. He has conducted multiple civil trials, and your case is safe in his hands. He will get for you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Recent examples of settlements/verdicts obtained include:
$125,000.00 – Client attacked by Rottweiler dog while on dog owner’s property
$750,000.00 – Client suffered a stroke in traffic and police officers mistook his ailment for drunkenness and incarcerated client.
$150,000.00 – Client suffered knee injury in automobile collision.
$350,000.00 – Client suffered spinal injury in rear-end automobile collision
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Dedicated to the Client
When you or your loved one has been seriously injured as a result of someone else's negligence, Kiker Law Firm can help you tell your story and document your losses in your quest for fairness and justice in our legal system. After your injury, our objective is to help you return to as normal a life as possible, and to receive for you fair and just compensation for your losses including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and the loss of your enjoyment of living.
We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your case. Simply complete a free consultation form online or call us at 843-842-7300. We'd be happy to meet with you and help you make an informed decision regarding your accident and injury claim.
More Information on Personal Injury in South Carolina
Any harm caused to a person, such as a broken bone, a cut, a bruise or slander is defined as a personal injury. Bodily injuries can result from an attack, negligence, or accident. A person who suffers from any personal harm is entitled to recover damages from whoever is responsible.
Personal injury is the branch of tort law covering any wrong or damage done to another in his person, property, rights, or reputation. These injuries can occur at work, in someone’s home, in a traffic accident, due to a faulty product or a faulty repair, due to a medical mistake, or even a slip and fall. The personal injury must occur due to the negligence or unreasonably unsafe actions of another person who owes you a duty of ordinary care.
The Most Common Personal Injuries Include:
Consider hiring an experienced personl injury attorney in the Hilton Head Island Area.
If you have an injury that will result in lost time from school or work and cost substantial medical care, you should seek advice from an attorney from Kiker Law Firm. Naturally, insurance claims adjusters will attempt to settle claims out of court as inexpensively as possible and on terms which will benefit the insurer. An experienced personal injury attorney from Kiker Law Firm should be consulted as soon as possible after the injury and before you provide any statements or sign papers.
If your or a loved one have suffered at the hands of another, it is imperative to meet with a skilled attorney to discuss your serious situation. The complicated issues require that your case be handled by a lawyer from Kiker Law Firm who is experienced in the specialized area of personal injury. For comprehensive legal representation and personal client service in personal injury cases, you can rely on the Kiker Law Firm. Making the decision of who should represent you is one of the most significant decisions that you may ever make and the Kiker Law Firm have skilled attorneys who will assist you through every step providing a clear explanation of your rights and help you make the best decision regarding your case.
Dedicated to the Client
The attorneys at Kiker Law Firm have extensive experience in pursuing personal injury cases. We understand what you're up against and also know that many damages may not appear serious at first but that they may, in fact, plague someone for life. It’s important to speak with a personal injury lawyer at Kiker Law Firm who can inform you of your rights.
We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your case. Simply complete a free consultation form online or call us at 843-842-7200. We'd be happy to meet with you and help you make an informed decision regarding your accident and injury claim.
Personal Injury Cases Q&A
Q: Is there a minimum personal injury settlement amount?
A: No, there is no minimum or maximum settlement amount. In a personal injury case the outcome depends on lots of factors, such as:
- The nature and extent of the injury,
- The amount of economic damages (such as lost wages and medical bills)
- The amount of time the injury is expected to last
Q: How do I collect my personal injury judgment?
A: If the person against whom you have the judgment has insurance, the insurance company will usually just write a check for the damages up to the limit of the insurance policy. If the person against whom you have the judgment has no insurance you must have the judgment “entered” with the court to "enforce" the judgment.
Q: Can I ask my lawyer for a copy of the personal injury settlement check?
A: Yes. As a client you have an absolute right to see a copy of the settlement check, as well as to review a copy of the settlement breakdown sheet before the check is deposited. Usually, the insurance company check has both your name and your attorney's name on it, so you would typically have to endorse the check before it could be placed in your lawyer's trust account.
Q: What is a proper contingency fee?
A: An attorney's fee is usually negotiated, and depends on the complexity of the case, the time at which it settles, and the anticipated costs that may be invested.
Q: I just turned 18, can I break an annuity from an auto accident settlement?
A: Probably not. It's difficult to "break" an annuity. The purpose behind an annuity is to have the insurance company pay out the settlement funds over time rather than in one lump sum payment. In your situation, because you were underage at the time of the settlement, your parents’ only alternative to an annuity would have been to accept a lump sum payment and put it in the bank for you. The interest earned over the past four years would have been insignificant compared to the interest earned placing the funds in a structured settlement annuity.