At Hite Law Firm Trial Lawyers, our Abbeville personal injury lawyers repair lives. Through legal representation, we help people move forward.
Our team handles all kinds of personal injury cases. If you need committed personal injury lawyers, we invite you to contact Hite Law Firm. Call us or fill out our form to connect with us and get started.
Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Abbeville County
We have a keen focus on helping victims of injury, abuse, and wrongdoing. If you have been hurt by someone else, getting financial compensation can be a big help. Our personal injury attorneys know how to navigate the claims process to help you receive the compensation you deserve. It’s an honor and a duty to help victims and our entire community.
Let us passionately pursue results on your behalf. Contact us to learn more and begin your case.
Our Injury Practice Areas
We are compassionate advocates for car accident victims. Let our team work to account for all your losses and ensure your peace of mind. We talk to the insurance company for you and negotiate your settlement.
Truck accidents often involve severe injuries. Don’t go up against a big trucking company and their insurance adjusters alone. Our team understands how to prove fault and identify sources of compensation.
A motorcycle accident victim should be treated with respect. Work with a team that understands the needs of motorcyclists and how to build a claim.
Children are the most deserving of capable representation. Injuries to a child can change their life. We include future damages in the claim and thoroughly explain your legal options in South Carolina to pursue a child abuse case.
Nursing home abuse
Nursing home abuse impacts the most vulnerable among us. If you have concerns about a loved one’s treatment in a care facility, let us be your voice. Our team can evaluate the situation, take measures to protect your loved one, and pursue legal remedies.
Pedestrian accidents are devastating because of the injuries they cause. Even at low speeds, a person on foot or on a bicycle can have devastating injuries. Getting financial compensation can help you get your life back.
When an injury results in death, you need a team of wrongful death lawyers that is knowledgeable, compassionate, and tenacious. It is our goal to deliver accountability, justice, and financial compensation. Let us take care of everything as we honor your loved one.
It’s possible to get financial compensation when a dangerous condition causes harm. Our lawyers can determine who may be liable to pay compensation and what insurance policies may help. We carefully build the evidence and then pursue your interests in premises liability cases.
Medical malpractice can be physically, financially, and emotionally devastating. It’s not always easy to figure out what happened or what to do. Our lawyers work to uncover the medical and factual evidence to prove your right to compensation.
Even the products that we use every day can be dangerous. A poorly designed or malfunctioning product can cause harm. Work with lawyers who know the legal standards for bringing a claim. Let us seek all the types of damages that are possible in your product liability case.
Personal Injury Compensation
A personal injury claim arises when you get hurt, and your injuries are someone else’s fault. Many people think that someone else must hurt you on purpose for you to get personal injury compensation. That isn’t true. Many cases are based on accidents, like being in a car accident or being hurt because of a dangerous condition.
In South Carolina, a person, company, or other entity may be at fault for a personal injury. There may be more than one party at fault. There may be multiple grounds for fault. Compensation may include financial losses and personal suffering.
Hite Law Firm wants you to get your life back. Our approach involves careful research. We want to truly understand your story. We’re family-oriented, and your best interests are our main priority.
If you want to learn more, have questions, or want to begin, get a hold of us. We’re available by phone, through our online form, or in our offices. We are compassionate and experienced professionals ready to help our neighbors in Abbeville and throughout the State of South Carolina. Contact us now.
Where to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Abbeville, SC
Most personal injury lawsuits near Abbeville, SC, begin in the Eighth Judicial Circuit Abbeville County Court, located at 102 Court Square, Room 103, Abbeville, SC 29620.
If the case belongs in federal court, it might go to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. There are multiple divisions.
It’s not always easy to know where to file a personal injury lawsuit. It might depend on where the accident occurred, where the defendant is, and what laws are involved. Filing your case in the right place can really impact the outcome, so we make sure your case gets to the right place.
Personal Injury Claim FAQs
What is a personal injury case?
A personal injury case is a civil legal claim. It can give the victim financial compensation. The victim starts the case. Usually, the legal standard is negligence, but a case may be based on recklessness or intentional wrongdoing.
How do I prove a personal injury case?
To prove a personal injury case, you must identify who is legally responsible. You must prove that they breached a duty of care by acting negligently. Then, you prove that you are hurt as a result, and the amount of compensation that is fair based on your injuries.
Does a solicitor or prosecutor represent the victim in a personal injury case?
No. In a personal injury case, the victim may choose an attorney to represent them. There may also be criminal charges based on what happened, but in a personal injury case, the victim selects their own legal representation.
Will I have to testify at trial?
A small percentage of personal injury claims go to trial. We can explain the factors that may make a case more likely to go to trial. Ultimately, you may decide whether to accept a settlement offer or go to trial. Our legal team has had success resolving cases through both jury verdicts and settlements.
Meet Our Personal Injury Attorneys
Heather Hite Stone
Heather is proud to represent both children and adults who need help repairing their lives. She holds the AV® preeminent Martindale-Hubbell® rating for the highest standards in legal ability and ethics. She was valedictorian of Abbeville High School, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Davidson College and she attended the University of Georgia School of Law on an academic scholarship.
Heather was a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice Board of Governors and a CALI award winner for legal ethics and professionalism. She was also awarded a Leadership in Law award from SC Lawyers Weekly. She is proud to represent people who need assistance throughout the State of South Carolina.
Thomas (Tombo) E. Hite, III
Thomas (Tombo) practices personal injury law to be an advocate for the injured and afflicted in the community. He is proud to represent people of all ages, both young and old. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Having bar admissions in South Carolina and United States courts and membership in the South Carolina Bar, he is well-equipped to meet the needs of the people in Abbeville.
With a drive to help people who are harmed by others, Mr. Hite creates an action plan that suits the needs of his clients. He is driven to help people who have been wronged. He is proud to be a part of the team at Hite Law Firm, where everyone wants to help in your legal matter.
Anne Marie Hempy
Anne Marie Hempy practices civil litigation and her kind nature keeps clients coming back for her advice and counsel. She graduated valedictorian of her class at Abbeville High School, and later graduated cum laude from the Honors College of the University of South Carolina. She received her law degree from the University of South Carolina in 2006, where she served as an Articles Editor for the SC Law Review.
Anne Marie is proud to serve her clients with diligence and compassion. She loves helping others and advocating for them through difficult times.
Talk to Our Lawyers – Get a Free Consultation
To see how you can have representation from an Abbeville, SC, personal injury lawyer, please contact us. Connect with us for a free consultation with no obligation. We take the time to get to know our clients so we can serve their best interests.
Firm Location and Directions
Our Abbeville office:
100 E Pickens St.
Abbeville, SC 29620
You can find us in the heart of the Abbeville, SC, historic district. We’re in a brick building with a tan and black façade. Our firm name, Hite and Stone, is in large manuscript letters, and our logo is on the window. Our neighbors are Urban 2 Country and Wings 101. The Abbeville courthouse is a one-minute walk down S. Main St.
From the north, take South Carolina Highway 71 (N. Main St.), Highway 20 (Greenville St.), or Highway 203 (Washington St.) into Abbeville. Stay on 71 to continue on Main St. If you’re coming from Highway 20, it feeds into Main St. From Washington St, turn left on Court Square. S. Main St. is a one-way street, so you’ll need to go southwest slightly on Trinity Street to turn onto Court Square.
From the west, take Highway 72, W. Greenwood. Turn north onto S. Main St. There’s a traffic light. There is a 7-11 near the corner where you turn.
We also have an office in Greenville and Mount Pleasant, SC. Video calls, FaceTime, and phone consultations are available. If you are recovering, we can come to your home, the hospital, a nursing home, or another place that is good for you.