Law Office of James R. Snell,Jr. November 2018

18 nov

Road to justice

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Our Experience With Personal Injury Cases

Yes, We Do Car Accidents

We recently helped two clients facing criminal charges, who told us the same thing after the resolution of their cases. Years before we met them, and

independently of one another, both of these clients were injured in car accidents. Not knowing what to do, they called one of those attorney’s offices with massive, cheap-looking billboards and annoying TV jingles. When they were facing more serious legal matters, though, they did a little more research and ended up working with us. The compliment we received from both of these clients was to the effect of,“Wow, I wish I knew about your firm when I was in my car accident.” For whatever reason, we get these kinds of responses all the time. I don’t know if that’s because people just don’t think that a firm would do both criminal defense and personal injury cases, or if it’s the result of people choosing the first personal injury attorney they see, but I want to make it clear that we do both. And I’d like to think we do both pretty dang well.

“I don’t know if that’s because people just don’t

think that a firm would do both criminal defense and personal injury cases, or if it’s the result of people choosing the first personal injury attorney they see, but I want to make it clear that we do both. And I’d like to think we do both pretty dang well.”

Let me give you an example. One of our clients was hit by a driver who claimed that they only had “a few drinks.” While his criminal case was dismissed because of a technicality, our client still pursued the maximum possible payout. We gained access to the at-fault party’s blood- alcohol level results from the scene of the

Over the years, we’ve been lucky enough to develop a reputation as one of the most experienced DUI defense firms in the state of South Carolina. I even co-authored “South Carolina DUI Defense: The Law and Practice” with nationally renowned DUI expert James Nesci. Sometimes, clients assume that because we work hard in this area, we’re not

accident. Based on those results, a “few drinks” was probably closer to 20. That’s the sort of hard work and personal attention you won’t get from the turn-and-burn firms that promise to resolve your claim as quickly as possible.

suited for car accident claims involving drunk drivers.“If they defend people facing DUI,” the thinking goes,“how are they going to go after the drunk driver that hit me?” Well, let me tell you how we do it and why our experience in DUI defense is an advantage rather than a disadvantage. Criminal DUI defense is all about evidence. It’s about scrutinizing everything possible to assess whether somebody was actually operating a vehicle under the influence or not. That same investigative approach can pay dividends if you’ve been hit by a drunk driver. If we can prove the person at-fault in your accident had been drinking, the damages that they pay you could increase significantly.

There are times in life when convenience is paramount. If you’re facing legal issues, whether they’re criminal cases or personal injury claims, this is not one of those times. In closing, let me adopt my best TV lawyer voice and say,“If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, leave the jingle bells to Santa and work with a firm that will give your case the attention it deserves.”

–Jim Snell

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