PERSONAL INJURY
LAWYERS


Serving Upstate South Carolina,
including Greenville, Spartanburg,
& other surrounding cities

25+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

TRUSTED BY LOCALS

NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN

PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

Serving Upstate South Carolina, including Greenville, Spartanburg & other surrounding cities

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We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay a cent unless we win your case.

THE CLARDY LAW FIRM

PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
IN GREENVILLE, SC

With over 25 years of experience securing compensation payouts for victims of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, workplace injuries, and more, we’re the personal injury lawyers South Carolina residents trust to get the justice and compensation they deserve.

Our attorneys know that being in an accident can be traumatizing. Even though you may be entitled to significant compensation to cover your medical expenses and lost wages, speaking to insurance adjusters, collecting evidence, and pursuing a claim can be exhausting and stressful at a time when you should focus on your recovery.

That’s why our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping you in your time of need. We work to get you what is your right under South Carolina law — financial compensation for what happened to you. You can rely on our discretion, local knowledge, and determination to get you justice and make the experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. That means protecting you from being bombarded with requests from the responsible party and ensuring all communications go via your personal injury lawyer.

What’s more, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay a cent unless we win your case.

GET TO KNOW OUR

SOUTH CAROLINA
PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

There’s a reason why we’re the trusted firm for South Carolina residents. When you choose The Clardy Law Firm, you are treated like family. Many firms say this, only to treat you like a number and an opportunity to settle early for a quick win, but we prove it in every interaction with our clients and the wider community.

Our personal injury lawyers are Upstate natives who are proud to serve the community where they were raised. Our friendly Greenville personal injury lawyers and professional staff are in their field and will fight to get you the best result.

ALLEN
CLARDY

GENEVIEVE
MENDES WEAVER

DAVID
HARTMAN

BRAD 
EASTERLING

TIM
NOWACKI

ANDREW
CARSON

DANA
LAHEY

DAVID HILL
KELLER

RESPECT. RECOGNITION. RESULTS.

Our hard-working personal injury lawyers in Greenville, SC, have a track record of achieving results for our clients. Over the years, we have had many case victories and won substantial settlements for our clients, including many six and seven-figure payouts. We always aim to settle out of court — and in many cases, we succeed — but sometimes, insurance companies aren’t willing to offer a fair settlement. That’s why our personal injury attorneys aren’t afraid to go to trial when you have a strong case and deserve a higher payout.

proudly Serving greenville, south carolina

PRACTICE AREAS

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you need an experienced car accident lawyer on your side to help you stand up to insurance companies.

Truck accidents are much more likely to result in serious personal injury or death for the drivers and passengers of smaller vehicles.

If your motorcycle accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation above and beyond.

Workers’ Compensation lawyers at The Clardy Law Firm can help you navigate and complete the proper steps to make sure you get the workers’ compensation you deserve.

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, our attorneys are here to help.

Coping with the passing of a loved one is never easy. No amount of money can bring back your loved one, but it can help cover any expenses for your family’s loss.

SOUTH CAROLINA LAW

Statute of Limitations: In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is generally three years from the date of the injury. It means you have three years from the time of the accident or discovery of the injury to file a lawsuit. It’s crucial to adhere to this deadline, as failing to file within the statute of limitations may result in losing your right to seek compensation.

Modified Comparative Negligence: South Carolina follows the modified comparative negligence rule. Under this rule, if you’re partially at fault for the accident that caused your injuries, your compensation may be reduced in proportion to your percentage of fault. However, if your fault exceeds 50%, you may be barred from recovering any compensation.

Strict Liability for Dog Bites: South Carolina has a strict liability law for dog bite cases. It means that dog owners can be held liable for injuries caused by their dogs, regardless of whether the owner was aware of the dog’s vicious tendencies.

Caps on Non-Economic Damages: South Carolina places a cap on non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, in medical malpractice cases. The cap is currently set at $350,000 for each claimant, regardless of the number of defendants.

At-Fault Insurance System: South Carolina follows an at-fault insurance system, which means the party responsible for causing the accident is typically responsible for compensating the injured party. The at-fault driver’s liability insurance typically covers the damages.

Minimum Insurance Requirements: South Carolina law requires drivers to carry minimum liability insurance coverage of $25,000 for bodily injury per person, $50,000 for bodily injury per accident, and $25,000 for property damage per accident.

Comparative Negligence in Auto Accidents: South Carolina follows the modified comparative negligence rule in auto accident cases. If you’re partially at fault for the accident, your compensation may be reduced based on your percentage of fault. However, as mentioned earlier, if your fault exceeds 50%, you may be barred from recovering compensation.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage: South Carolina law requires insurers to offer uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage to policyholders. This coverage provides protection if you’re injured by a driver without insurance or insufficient insurance to cover your damages.

DON'T DELAY

PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS

Personal injury claims are complicated, so if you think someone else — for example, another driver or a company, such as a manufacturer — is responsible for your accident, you shouldn’t wait to claim.

The statute of limitations sets a time limit for any person to file a legal action. For personal injury claims in South Carolina, the statute of limitations is three years. This might seem like a long time, but it can go by quickly, and the sooner you start the process, the faster your personal injury lawyer can begin to gather evidence that proves who’s at fault.

Our experienced personal injury lawyers in South Carolina are dedicated to getting you the compensation you deserve. To get a free, no-obligation case review and find out how much compensation you could be entitled to, call us today at 864-233-8888 or fill in the contact form.

Working With Our
Auto Accident &
Work Injury Attorneys​

Our personal injury lawyers at The Clardy Law Firm have over 25 years of experience securing compensation for South Carolina residents, and we can help you too.

Our priority is to take as much off your plate as possible so you can focus on recovering from or adapting to life with your injuries. That’s why we handle all communications on your behalf. However, that doesn’t mean you’ll be left in the dark. We’re only ever a phone call away, and we’ll keep you up to date with every step of your claim.

OUR PROCESS

Your first meeting with us is an opportunity to find out if you have a claim and ask any questions you might have about our experience and the process — such as how long it might take and how much compensation you could expect.

We’ll also ask you about your accident and the injuries you sustained.

If you choose to move ahead, our personal injury lawyers will begin gathering evidence proving who was at fault for your accident.

We’ll also start negotiating with the responsible party’s insurance company.

Insurance companies are notorious for low-balling in an attempt to pay out as little as possible. Fortunately, our attorneys are skilled negotiators who will fight to get you a fair settlement.

When we have an offer to present, we’ll let you know. While the decision is ultimately yours, we’ll advise you on whether an offer is fair or if you could be entitled to more.

If the insurance company refuses to budge, you may decide to settle or go to trial.

If an insurance company is stubborn and you have a strong case, you may decide to go to trial. Personal injury claims rarely make it to this stage, as trials can be long and tedious, and insurance companies often don’t want to risk paying out a potentially substantial sum. There are pros and cons of going to trial, which we will clearly explain before you make a decision.

If you choose to go ahead, your personal injury lawyer will begin preparing a persuasive case, including arranging your testimony.

COMMON PERSONAL INJURIES

  • Whiplash: Neck injuries resulting from sudden back-and-forth movement, often caused by car accidents.
  • Broken Bones: Fractures or breaks in bones commonly occurring in accidents involving falls, sports, or car collisions.
  • Head Injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), concussions, or skull fractures caused by impacts to the head, such as slips and falls or motor vehicle accidents.
  • Back and Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord, herniated discs, or other injuries affecting the back, often resulting from falls, workplace accidents, or car crashes.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Damage to muscles, tendons, or ligaments, including sprains, strains, and contusions, frequently occurring in slips and falls, sports accidents, or physical assaults.
  • Burn Injuries: Thermal, chemical, or electrical burns caused by fires, explosions, hazardous substances, or defective products.
  • Internal Organ Injuries: Damage to internal organs like the lungs, liver, spleen, or kidneys, often caused by blunt force trauma in car accidents, falls, or workplace incidents.
  • Amputations: The loss of a limb or digit due to severe trauma, such as machinery accidents, construction mishaps, or catastrophic car collisions.
  • Scarring and Disfigurement: Permanent visible marks or disfigurement resulting from burns, lacerations, dog bites, or accidents involving hazardous substances.
  • Emotional and Psychological Injuries: Mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or depression that develop after traumatic incidents, including accidents, assault, or medical malpractice.

TYPES OF DAMAGES

AVAILABLE TO CLAIM

In a personal injury claim, damages can be categorized into three main types: economic, non-economic, and punitive. Here’s a breakdown of each category:

  • Economic damages refer to the financial losses or expenses incurred as a direct result of the injury.
  • Non-economic damages are intangible losses that do not have a direct monetary value but significantly impact the victim’s quality of life.
  • Punitive damages, though less common, may be awarded in cases where the defendant’s actions were particularly reckless, intentional, or malicious. These damages aim to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior. The availability and criteria for punitive damages vary by jurisdiction and require a higher burden of proof.

It’s important to note that not all personal injury cases will involve punitive damages, as they are typically reserved for cases with extreme circumstances. The eligibility and limitations for each type of damage may also vary depending on the jurisdiction and specific facts of the case. Consulting with a personal injury attorney is crucial to understand the applicable laws and seek appropriate compensation for your situation.

  • Medical Expenses: Costs associated with medical treatment, hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, medication, assistive devices, and ongoing medical care.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for income or wages lost due to the injury, including past and future lost earnings.
  • Property Damage: Repairs or replacement costs for damaged property (e.g., a vehicle in a car accident).
  • Loss of Earning Capacity: Compensation for a decrease in the ability to earn income in the future, often resulting from a long-term or permanent disability caused by the injury.
  • Other Financial Losses: Additional expenses directly related to the injury, such as transportation costs for medical appointments, home modifications, or hiring help for household tasks during recovery.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain, discomfort, and emotional distress experienced due to the injury.
  • Emotional Distress: Compensation for psychological and emotional effects, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, sleep disturbances, or loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Loss of Consortium: Compensation for the negative impact the injury has on the victim’s relationships with their spouse, such as loss of companionship, affection, or the inability to engage in normal marital activities.
  • Loss of Quality of Life: Compensation for the reduction in the victim’s overall enjoyment or fulfillment of life due to the injury and resulting limitations.
  • Intentional Harm: If the defendant acted with malice, intent to harm, or engaged in willful misconduct, punitive damages may be awarded. For example, if a person intentionally causes harm to another in an assault or battery incident.
  • Gross Negligence: If the defendant’s conduct demonstrates a reckless disregard for the safety of others, punitive damages may be justified. For instance, driving a vehicle that was known to be unsafe.
  • Drunk Driving Accidents: In cases involving drunk driving accidents, where the defendant’s actions show a willful disregard for the safety of others, punitive damages may be awarded to deter similar conduct in the future.
  • Product Liability: If a manufacturer or distributor knowingly releases a dangerous product into the market and that product causes harm to consumers, punitive damages may be appropriate to discourage such conduct and protect public safety. For example, a business knowingly sells an unsafe vehicle.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Clardy Law Firm is proficient in various areas of law, including personal injury, auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, DUI accidents, wrongful death, and worker’s compensation. We are recognized as leading personal injury lawyers in Greenville, SC, and serve clients throughout South Carolina.

The personal injury attorneys at The Clardy Law Firm have extensive experience representing clients in Greenville and across South Carolina. Our team comprises seasoned professionals who are well-versed in personal injury law and have a proven track record of successful case outcomes. Our Greenville attorneys are proud to have been recognized for their achievements by many leading organizations and groups and have the awards to show for it.

To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers in Greenville, South Carolina, you can contact our firm by phone or use our online schedule a free consultation form. Our dedicated staff will assist you in setting up an appointment at a convenient time. During the consultation, you can discuss your case, ask questions, and receive expert legal advice.

No, The Clardy Law Firm offers free initial consultations with our personal injury attorneys in Greenville. We understand the importance of discussing your personal injury case and determining the best course of action without financial burden. During the consultation, we will evaluate the details of your case and guide you on the potential legal options available to you.

The duration of a personal injury case varies depending on various factors, such as the complexity of the case, the cooperation of involved parties, and the court’s schedule. While we strive to resolve personal injury cases efficiently, it is challenging to provide an exact timeframe. However, our personal injury attorneys will keep you informed about the progress of your case and provide realistic expectations regarding the timeline.

At The Clardy Law Firm, we work on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. This means that you do not have to pay any upfront fees. Our fees are based on a percentage of the settlement or judgement we obtain for you. You will not owe us any fees if we do not win your personal injury case. We proudly serve clients in Greenville and throughout South Carolina.

Absolutely. The Clardy Law Firm adheres to strict ethical guidelines regarding client confidentiality. Any information you share with our personal injury attorneys or staff will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and will only be used for the purpose of your personal injury legal representation.