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Securing Justice in South Carolina Since 1959
A lawsuit is about justice. It is about restoration, responsibility and recovery.
Who is responsible? How can our Columbia personal injury lawyer help you recover?
Securing justice is not easy. At the Louthian Law Firm, our Columbia, SC personal injury lawyers welcome the challenge. In every case, no matter how much is a stake, we dedicate 100 percent of our efforts and resources to fighting for our clients’ rights. We know that the road to justice can be long and difficult, but you have our assurance that we will be there for you every step of the way. Our role as injury attorneys is to take away your worries about dealing with the legal issues related to your injury or accident. Let our legal professionals handle your personal injury case while you focus on what is most important – your health, your family and your life.
Family-Owned. Family-Focused. Ours is a family-run law firm with deep roots in South Carolina. The Louthian Law Firm has served Columbia and all of South Carolina for over half a century. Our focus is on helping other families get through difficult periods in their lives. The Louthian Law Firm is proud to stand up for the rights and interests of “the little guy” – never big corporations, banks or insurance companies. We believe that you and your family deserve the best legal representation.
In conference rooms and courtrooms, our personal injury lawyers do battle because we believe in the rights and power of hardworking people. We believe you deserve more than a chance – you deserve a voice. You deserve the truth. You deserve justice.
We Help People with All Types of Injury Cases
OUR COLUMBIA SC PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS GET JUSTICE
Hands-On Help. Exceptional Results.
“My family and I would like to thank the Louthian Law firm for a job well done! Mr. Bert Louthian provided legal support to my brother after a near fatal car accident. The Louthian Law Firm worked on our case for over 6 years and went above and beyond to ensure that my brother received the best settlement possible. Over the years Bert has not only served as our Attorney, he is now a friend of the family. I highly recommend this law firm to any and every one that’s in need of a great Attorney! Thanks Bert!” – Jerome Pearson
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“Mr. Louthian and the Louthian Law Firm provided me with excellent legal services regarding a legal issue with a major corporation. They involved me in all aspects of resolving my legal issue and provided me with the guidance and counsel that I needed to win my case. The Louthian Law Firm treated me with dignity and respect and I can honestly say that it was a pleasure working with them. Mr. Louthian and the Louthian Law Firm is my first recommendation to others who require legal assistance.” – Errick Bethel Sr.
“Bert Louthian was an absolute pleasure to deal with. In my time of need he was there to help, not only do I consider him to be a great attorney he is also my friend. Hopefully I will not need another attorney, but if I do Bert will be the one I call.” – Michael Scarbrough
“The Louthian Law Firm went above and beyond for our family! We could tell from the start that Bert and his staff cared about us, not just “the case”. Thank you, Bert!” – Jessica M. Terenzini
At the Louthian Law Firm, our focus is on you, our client. We are committed to treating each of our clients with courtesy, respect and compassion – regardless of the size of their case. This dedication to client service is spelled out in our Client Bill of Rights.
80 Years of Service – On Your Side
This dedication to client success has guided our law firm for more than eight decades, leading to exceptional results for regular people.
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What You Need to Know About Personal Injury Claims
Reasoned Advice from Seasoned Professionals.
Sound advice is one of the most valuable benefits an attorney can provide. In fact, that’s why the term “counselor” is often applied to lawyers. At the Louthian Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys have accumulated decades of experience in the legal field, giving us the perspective necessary to provide you with the guidance needed to help you make prudent decisions.
First, understand that your legal adversaries are already hard at work to exploit your situation and take advantage of your lack of experience. Your personal injury likely involves numerous insurance companies: your insurance, a third-party insurance company, and often other insurance coverage. For instance, a property insurance company may have coverage issues in a slip & fall, or a government entity might have responsibility if a poor roadway contributed to a vehicle accident. The insurance companies have already been notified and are on the job to limit their exposure, financial obligation and minimize your rights. Our Columbia personal injury lawyers will fight for your rights and fight for financial compensation.
We deal with the insurance companies. You focus on recovery.
We always tell our clients that if they are contacted by an insurance company that is not their own, they should direct them to us. It is a key aspect of what we do – our injury attorneys are the front line for our clients in many different capacities.
Attorneys do the legwork of a client’s case. This means handling routine paperwork, corresponding with others and building a case on behalf of a client. But a skilled, experienced attorney goes further than simply handling the day-to-day processes of filing a claim.
At the Louthian Law Firm, our experienced personal injury lawyers investigate every aspect of your case, interview witnesses, consult experts, research relevant rulings and prepare presentations for the pre-trial and trial phase of your case.
It’s important to understand that if you’ve suffered serious injuries and have a viable claim, you will be best served by hiring an experienced, skilled attorney. Our legal system is complicated, and it’s likely that the people that will be opposing your claim will have years of experience combatting claims just like yours. Attorneys make sure your voice is heard, your case is made clearly and effectively, and your compensation is as substantial as possible.
Our personal injury lawyer in Columbia, SC will fight to get you every dollar you deserve. Call (803) 454-1200.
Our Columbia Injury Lawyer Fights for What's Right
Attorney Bert Louthian
Bert Louthian has been practicing law in Columbia with his father, Herb, since 1985. After receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina, Bert launched his legal career. With 80 years of legal experience between them, Louthian Law, P.A. remains Family-Owned and Family-Focused. Read My Bio
Do I have a personal injury case?
One of the first questions potential clients ask us is whether they have a viable claim. We offer free consultations so that we can hear the details of the case and give you a more informed opinion. However, we can tell you that you should ask yourself these two questions as a starting point…
1. Did you suffer a serious injury that has proven costly and burdensome?
2. Was the injury caused by a someone else’s carelessness?
If you answer yes to both of these questions, then you have good reason to explore your options.
How much is my injury case worth?
“How much can I get in a personal injury claim?” is one of the first questions attorneys hear from potential clients. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t simple. Claims can range from thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the circumstances of the case. The amount of money you’ve lost due to your injury (medical bills, lost income, property damage, etc.) plays a big role in how much you’ll seek in a claim.
You can also factor in “non-economic” damages such as pain and suffering. It’s difficult to put a price tag on these damages, which is why it’s helpful to speak to an experienced Columbia, SC personal injury attorney who can give you a better idea of how to determine the value of your overall damages.
How long does an injury or accident case take?
A personal injury lawsuit can last anywhere from several weeks to several months or longer, depending on the circumstances of the case. Factors that determine the length of a claim include the complexity of a case and the number of parties involved. If you want to get a better idea of your case’s time frame, speak to a personal injury lawyer in Columbia so they can learn more about your situation and give you an estimate.
How much does it cost to file a lawsuit? How do you get paid?
It won’t cost you anything to discuss your injury lawsuit with us. In fact, you will never owe us a dime in attorney’s fees until you recover compensation on your claim. If we handle your case, our fee will be a set percentage of any money we obtain for you.
Our Columbia lawyers work on a contingency fee, which means we only charge clients if we are successful in their claims. If we win compensation, we will deduct a reasonable attorney’s fee from the award. To learn more about our contingency fee, we encourage you to reach out to our Columbia law firm.
Many people are concerned about hiring a personal injury lawyer in Columbia, SC because they believe it will be costly. At the Louthian Law Firm, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we charge you nothing unless we win your case. If your case is unsuccessful, we carry the costs. We do this because we don’t want clients burdened financially if they don’t earn compensation, but we also work on a contingency fee because we believe in our team’s ability to deliver results.
How much time do I have to decide to file a lawsuit?
The “statute of limitations” is the period after an injury in which someone can file a claim. In Columbia, SC, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years from the time of the injury. It’s always in a person’s best interest to act quickly when considering taking legal action.
Hiring Our Injury Lawyers
Will Increase Your Chance of Success
350% HIGHER RECOVERY WHEN WORKING WITH AN ATTORNEY
Unfortunately, many individuals believe they can negotiate their own claim. Or, they are pressured by the insurance companies into taking a quick settlement. If you have a medical concern, you see a doctor. If you have a legal matter, you should seek the help of our Columbia, SC law firm.
WHEN WORKING WITH A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER, PEOPLE
RECEIVE 350% MORE IN FINANCIAL COMPENSATION.
There are many personal injury lawyers in Columbia and throughout South Carolina. Trying to pick the right one can seem overwhelming, particularly when your life has just been turned upside down by a serious accident or other traumatic event.
WHY CHOOSE US? WE HAVE AT LEAST 10 REASONS
You’re looking for a good reason to pick the law firm that is right for you. We can give you at least 10 reasons why you should choose the Louthian Law Firm.
Decide for yourself. Call us at (803) 454-1200 and let’s talk about your case.
Our Lawyer Blog
June 19,2019 /
June is National Safety Month, sponsored by the National Safety Council. This annual event seeks to bring attention to leading causes of injuries and fatalities at home, at work and on our roadways and what can be done to prevent them. To recognize the month, it’s a good time to consider the question: How safe are you and your family? If you aren’t sure, read on for steps you can take to help keep yourself and your ...