Practice Pointers for a South Carolina Personal Injury Practice

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Fried Goldberg LLC has attorneys admitted in South Carolina and we have developed a series of helpful hints for practicing personal injury law. We include references to South Carolina statutes and case law in order to provide insights for newer attorneys interested in improving their skills.

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These practice pointers will cover a different injury topic each week, and a different practice pointer will be emailed to registrants every business day. We hope these daily practice pointers will help you in your South Carolina personal injury practice to recognize questions to ask yourself in each case and provide the answers you need as a personal injury attorney.

The practice pointers will be emailed each morning beginning on January 15, 2024. You must certify that you solely represent plaintiffs in order to receive the emails. Sign up by filling out the form below:

    South Carolina Practice Pointers Form

    Topics for South Carolina Practice Pointers

    Many of these topics will be presented for more than one week as the practice pointers run for a total of 50 weeks.

    1. Service of Process
    2. Statute of Limitations
    3. Responding to Motions & Pretrial Matters
    4. Minor Claims
    5. Parties and Multiple Defendants, Claims, and Claimants
    6. Depositions
    7. Written Discovery
    8. Dismissals & Default Judgments 
    9. Demands & Negligent Failure to Settle a Claim
    10. Negligence Claims
    11. Loss of Consortium
    12. Comparative Negligence, Assumption of Risk and Apportionment
    13. Vicarious Liability
    14. Wrongful Death
    15. Venue
    16. Spoliation of Evidence
    17. Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
    18. Liens
    19. Experts
    20. Punitive Damages
    21. South Carolina Tort Claims Act
    22. Dram Shop Liability
    23. Swimming Pools, Drownings & Boating Accidents
    24. Common Carriers, Elevators & Escalators & Dog Bites
    25. Liability for Injuries on the Premises
    26. Commercial Vehicle Accidents
    27. Personal Injury Damages
    28. Admissibility of Evidence at Trial
    29. Bankruptcy, Stays and Forum Non Conveniens

    View Helpful Resources Available to You

    Our website at contains information about generating fees for personal injury cases through co-counsel arrangements even if you are not a personal injury attorney. Ethical rules allow fee sharing arrangements between lawyers as co-counsel in personal injury cases. This site provides information on these types of agreements.

    Personal Injury Webinar

    Each month, Fried Goldberg hosts a free online webinar for personal injury attorneys. Participants are encouraged to ask questions during the sessions. Past topics have included preparing for depositions and managing ethical issues in a personal injury case. You can sign up for the webinar by clicking here.

    Truck Accident Book

    Our treatise Understanding Motor Carrier Claims, 7th Edition, provides an analysis of the commercial vehicle law and practical applications of handling commercial vehicle cases.  Click here to request a complimentary copy of the book.

    Lawyer Portal

    The Lawyer Portal is a database of documents and information we have gathered over the past twenty years, including deposition transcripts, video clips, court documents, and forms. As a plaintiff’s lawyer, you can access the portal here. There is no cost for using the portal.

    Breakfast Workshop

    We host a complimentary breakfast workshop/seminar every 45 days. We invite plaintiff’s lawyers who have obtained recent verdicts to speak as well as physicians and experienced lawyers to speak on medical and legal issues. You can find information about these breakfast seminars here. The seminars are streamed live and archived here if you would like to view previous webcasts.

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