Orangeburg Courts & Law Enforcement
If you’re involved with an injury claim, or an incident involving the police, you may be dealing with Orangeburg courts and Orangeburg law enforcement. Our attorneys work with these organizations on a regular basis, and we understand their rules and their expectations. When clients have cases in Orangeburg and Orangeburg County, it’s essential to have an attorney who understands the unique requirements of these courts and law enforcement agencies.
In Orangeburg, there are multiple courts, including a criminal court, civil court, a magistrate’s court, and probate courts. The Clerk of Court oversees administration for many of these courts.
County Courthouse 151 Docket Street Orangeburg, SC 29115 (803) 533-6260
P.O. Box 9000 1540 Ellis Ave. Orangeburg, SC 29116 (803) 533-5879/5844
Orangeburg is also the home to several law enforcement organizations, including the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety and the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office. These agencies are tasked with protecting the community and preserving the peace. If you are involved in an accident, these organizations may be involved.
1320 Middleton Street Orangeburg, SC 29115 (803) 531-4654
1520 Ellis Avenue Orangeburg, SC 29118 (803) 531-4647
Contact an Orangeburg Attorney Today
When you’re involved in a claim or a legal proceeding, don’t wait to get the help you need. Our experienced attorneys can represent you and help guide you in the right direction. The Orangeburg office of Wilson & Luginbill is here to help you. Whether you’re dealing with an injury claim, medical malpractice, or other legal matters, we have the experience and resources to help you.
If you need legal help, contact our knowledgeable Orangeburg personal injury attorneys. We are ready to answer any questions you may have, and we’re ready to stand up for you in your time of need. Our consultations are always free and 100% confidential. Call us or contact us online to discuss your case with a knowledgeable and compassionate member of our team today.
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.