We share your concerns for the wellbeing and safety of every young South Carolinian. Children are our greatest resource – a resource that requires our love, care and protection. Morality demands that we nurture, educate, house, and provide medical care to our young people. The law demands the same. Therefore, whenever a child in South Carolina is injured, assaulted, or abused, our law provides a remedy. Along with criminal charges, wrongdoers may be subject to a civil suit for the harm they cause children. A criminal case measures wrongdoing in prison time. A civil action seeks money damages.
If your child has been hurt in South Carolina because of someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or abuse, the injury may be permanent. Sadly, we cannot reverse time or undo your child’s harm. In our imperfect civil system, we are left to seek an economic award from the person or entity responsible for the accident.
During an era in which dangerous toys have entered our markets and defective equipment has been shipped to our schools, our children are exposed to many risks. Teacher misconduct has also become a far too common occurrence. Lawyers, lawmakers, parents, and police cannot prevent every accident, nor can we stop every crime against against children. We can, however, punish criminals, negligent manufacturers, and all others who threaten our children’s wellbeing. South Carolina’s young people deserve our protection. They deserve a safer society; and when they have no voice, they deserve to have us speak and fight on their behalf.
I hope this article provides some insight as to SC child injury law. If you have any further questions, I’d be honored to speak with you.