Our Barnwell Office
Although we represent people throughout South Carolina, we are dedicated to local representation and local service to communities. Our Barnwell office serves the people of Barnwell and the Barnwell County area. We know the area, we know the people, and we know what it takes to represent them when they need help. Our dedicated attorneys proudly serve the Barnwell area. If you’re located in the Barnwell area, contact us about your case.
The Courts of Barnwell and Barnwell County
We know the local courts of Barnwell County and the surrounding areas. Criminal and civil courts, family courts, probate courts, and others are found in the county seat of Barnwell. We routinely work with the court system, we understand how they operate, and we know how to use the courts when fighting for you. If you have a civil or criminal case in the Barnwell area, the odds are that you’ll need to attend a court in Barnwell.
Barnwell is also the site of the Barnwell police and the Barnwell County Sheriff’s office. These law enforcement departments are responsible for criminal law enforcement and the safety of those living in the Barnwell area.
The Barnwell court clerk handles the administration of criminal court, civil court, and family court:
141 Main Street Barnwell, SC 29812 (803) 541-1020
Barnwell and Barnwell County law enforcement:
Joey Zorn Law Enforcement Center 599 Joey Zorn Blvd. Barnwell, SC 29812 (803) 541-1052
124 Burr Street Barnwell, SC 29812 (803) 259-1838
Contact Our Barnwell Attorneys
At the Barnwell office of Wilson & Luginbill, we zealously protect and represent our clients. If you were injured, suffered medical malpractice, or you’re facing a case involving the police, our attorneys are prepared to fight for you every step of the way. When you’re facing the legal system, get the quality, local representation that you need.
We have extensive experience helping people just like you in Barnwell County, and we’re ready to put our skill to work for you. Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team.
Personal Injury FAQs
It generally takes one year from the date a lawsuit is filed for that case to be called to trial.
Insurance companies often try to delay the process, resulting in cases not being called to trial for 18-24 months. Fortunately, most accident cases settle short of trial.
South Carolina has set limitations on the settlement amounts for personal injury claims. Punitive damages may not exceed three times the amount of compensatory damages or $500 000.
Certain circumstances such as a felony conviction, the cap is four times compensatory damages or $2 million.
South Carolina uses a fault based system for dealing with accidents.
In South Carolina with the fault scheme, the person at fault is the only one who is responsible, and an innocent driver’s insurance company does not necessarily need to be brought into the case.
South Carolina is a tort liability state, which means the not-at-fault person can pursue a claim against the at-fault party.
South Carolina is also comparative negligence, which means you can be barred from collecting for the percentage you contributed to the accident.
You have three years to file a complaint for damages from a car accident, whether those damages stem from personal injury or damage to property.
If there is any kind of government or municipality involved, for example the collision was with an on duty police officer driving his police provided vehicle, then the statute of limitations is much shorter and you need to file specific papers to give the municipality notice.