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Columbia Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

The South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, LLC know the consequences of a serious accident or injury can be devastating. We understand the physical pain and suffering, overwhelming medical bills, lost wages, and stress that often result from the negligence and wrongful conduct of others. We also understand the frustration that you may be experiencing in dealing with the insurance company or the at-fault party. We are experienced in all types of serious personal injuries, including car accidents, truck accidents, train collisions, wrongful death, alcohol related claims, falls, and dangerous products. Let the Goings Law Firm, LLC, LLC in Columbia, South Carolina help.

Results

$6,100,000.00

Trucking Accident Settlement

$3,700,000.00

settlement in trucking collision case

$3,250,000.00

Truck Collision

$3,200,000.00

verdict in nursing home neglect case

$3,100,000.00

Settlement for a trucking accident

$2,764,232.46

Jury Verdict in a Federal District Court of South Carolina for a fraud and breach of contract case

$2,100,000.00

Settlement in Premise Liability Case

$2,000,000.00

Car Accident

$1,500,000.00

Medical Malpractice Action

$1,250,000.00

Car Accident

$1,250,000.00

Automobile Accident

$1,200,000.00

Verdict in Trucking Accident Case

$1,200,000.00.00

Medical Malpractice

$1,115,180.59

Jury Verdict for an injury sustained in a construction accident

$1,150,000.00

Settlement in trucking accident case

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What a Personal Injury Attorney Can Do for You

If you’re suffering from injuries related to an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness, it’s critical to call a Columbia personal injury attorney right away. Some of the ways a skilled lawyer can help with your case include:

  • Listen to your personal story, patiently answer any questions related to your case, help you understand your legal options, and help determine how much your case may be worth.
  • Help connect you to the medical treatment you need for injuries related to your accident
  • Fully investigate your case to determine what caused your accident and help prove all of the parties who might be liable. This includes gathering evidence such as medical records, financial documents, paystubs, truck driver logs etc., speaking to eye witnesses to get a clear idea of what happened, and hiring expert witnesses who will testify on your behalf.
  • Negotiate with creditors and lien holders related to your accident or claim
  • Convincingly and completely fill out any documents required for your claim with insurance, your employer, or the court, and help make sure your paperwork is filed on time
  • Negotiate with the other party’s insurance company and legal representatives on your behalf to try to reach a fair settlement
  • Represent your interests in court if needed and fight to get you the justice and maximum compensation you’re owed
  • Support you throughout your case, provide you with the personalized attention and respect you deserve, and help give you peace of mind

Types of Personal and Bodily Injuries

Injuries can happen in many different ways, from car or truck accidents to slip and falls. Some of the most common personal injury legal claims are based in negligence and often result in these type of injuries:

Our personal injury attorney frequently handle cases in Columbia and throughout South Carolina that involve these type of bodily injuries. Many of these injuries are preventable, and we understand that bodily injuries can cause lifelong disabilities and hardship for victims and their families. We know how to hold the responsible party liable under South Carolina personal injury and wrongful death laws.

Why Choose Us?

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Hiring an Attorney

Goings Law Firm, LLC has been representing injured people in Columbia for more than a decade. Our lawyers have the dedication and experience needed to get take your case to the verdict or settlement you deserve.

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be unsure of what legal options are available. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.

Choosing a lawyer can be a daunting decision. Goings Law Firm, LLC's Columbia injury lawyers offer free consultations, so you can get to know us and how we would handle your case before making such an important choice.

TESTIMONIALS

“Robert and his team were very personable and attentive to our needs. They worked diligently for four years to ensure that justice was served and that we would come out more victorious than we could imagine. We were truly blessed when we found the Goings Law Firm. Robert’s individual approach, knowledge, and dedication to our case was remarkable and the outcome was a success. He was the best lawyer in the courtroom, hands down. When the going got tough we got Goings and you can’t go wrong with Robert Goings’s law firm!”

“After an accident that resulted in a personal injury which took me over a year to recover, I tried to negotiate with the insurance company to no avail. The first attorney I met with rejected my case. A friend recommended Robert Goings to me. After my first meeting with him I was completely relieved and felt assured that he could help me. Robert kept me informed, worked diligently and finally got the policy limit for the injury I had sustained. Robert is very professional, easy to talk to and an outstanding attorney who provides a quality service to his clients. The members of his staff are very competent, friendly and helpful as well. I would recommend Robert to anyone and also seek his advice again if I am ever in need of legal counsel.”

“When I was needing a Attorney for my case I was given the name of Robert Goings from Columbia, SC… I knew right off that Robert was the Attorney for the case and didn’t waste anytime and he didn’t waste anytime getting started on the case… Robert assured me he would be researching and investigating everything that he needs to make a case and win in court if and when that time comes… Robert was very thorough in everything he needed to complete and make the case strong and showed integrity of all the hearings I attended for my case. He will not leave any cracks in a case and if something didn’t seem right or felt right he would research it till he got the answer he was looking for… My case did take close to two years before it was settled. Robert and his firm did an outstanding job even when things to me wasn’t sounding like it was going our way. It was Justice and Honor of what he brought that won the case over for a very good settlement. If I had to do this over again with no doubt in mind Robert Goings would be my Attorney.”

“My family and I began a relationship with the Goings Law Firm in 2010. Mr. Goings and his staff are one of the most professional law firms I have ever been associated with. My family was treated with respect and kindness by Mr. Goings and his staff. Their work ethics and attention to details were top notch. They took the time to explain the processes and expectations in terms we could understand. I look forward to working with Mr. Goings again in the future.”

“From our initial conversation Robert listened to our predicament with concern. He was able to put us at ease about our situation and gave us reassurance that everything would work out. Robert went to work for us and was able to resolve the issue most expeditiously meeting all of our expectations. I can’t say enough about Robert & the Goings Law Firm. If I am ever in need of an attorney again, Robert will be the first person I call.”

“My experience as a client for Mr. Goings was exceptional. Mr. Goings was the only attorney to reply to my initial inquiry about a workplace injury. My case may have seemed too small or trivial to other firms, however Mr. Goings was willing to listen from day one. From the very beginning, he treated me as if I was a longtime associate or client. He knew every step of the way and always made himself available whenever questions arose. No question for Mr. Goings was beneath him. Throughout the entire process, I was comfortable that he was at the wheel of my case. He truly does care about his clients and it shows in his dedication and professionalism. It is rare to find any business today, operating at the standard, the Robert Going’s Law Firm sets. The bar he and his staff sets is high. If Mr. Goings practices in an area of law specific to your needs, I wouldn’t bother calling anyone else.”

“One of the best I ever worked with, clear from the start, explained all options with risks involved, honest, prompt, and delivered as promised.”

“Robert is a master when it comes to litigation. He has helped my family and me on several occasions, and he always had our best interest at heart and in practice. He has truly done some amazing legal work for us, and we highly recommend him. He is a personable professional, and his astute knowledge of the law is quite impressive.”

“From the moment Robert received my first phone call until the conclusion of the legal matter, there was nothing but exceptional and first-class representation. I did not hesitate a moment or second-guess my decision with Robert representing me. Robert and his staff are professional, courteous, responsive, and effective. Robert is a genuine advocate for his client and delicately balances carrying a sword and a shield for justice.”

“Robert Goings is an excellent civil attorney. Mr. Goings took my mom’s difficult case and was successful in winning a jury verdict in her favor. I would highly recommend Mr. Goings if you are in need of a fierce legal advocate who is both very knowledgeable and compassionate!!”

“Mr. Goings far exceeded any and all expectations I had for a lawyer. He went above and beyond to ensure that I received the best results possible for my case. With me being active duty military, he helped with ensuring scheduling of matters around the military. I think best of all he was how knowledgable he is on how the injury was going to affect my military service. If you’re in need of a personal injury lawyer in South Carolina this is your guy!!”

“I had an awesome experience with Mr. Goings and highly recommend him as lawyer. He was very clear about my case and gave me follow-up reports in a timely manner. My results were better than I expected and I owe it to this awesome lawyer. THANK YOU! If I ever need a lawyer again, I am definitely calling Mr. Goings. My family and I thank you for all your help.”

“Mr. Goings was my first attorney I’ve ever needed. With a fear of not knowing what to do or where to turn Mr. Goings took my case and and made me feel like dear friend I have knew for years. He has a great staff who is there for any help at any time I needed them. Mr. Goings will be the only person I will ever turn to if I need any assistance in the future and I encourage anyone to go to him for anything legal matters. Thank you again Mr. Robert Goings and the Goings Law Firm staff.”

He was very kind and knowledgeable. He gave me status updates in a timely matter. I was VERY pleased.

I highly recommend Robert Goings! He is absolutely incredible!!! I had suffered from a dog bite injury and Robert went above and beyond to have me taken care of. He is extremely personable, I never felt like a “client”. He and his staff treated me as well as my family with genuine kindness. I am blessed to have had him take such great care of me and my case.

Robert and his staff have gone above and beyond, they are absolutely amazing at what they do. I would definitely call his office again if the need should arise.

Mr. Goings was caring and professional during a very difficult time in my life. I was faced with the sudden loss of my mother in a car accident, and Robert took the time to talk to me and check up on me throughout the duration of the case. I applaud his sensitivity and willingness to go the extra mile. I would recommend his firm to anyone that wants the best legal representation in South Carolina!

Goings Law Firm was very helpful and patient with me. Goings Law Firm educated me about the legal side of things and help me understand my case. I would recommend Goings Law Firm to anyone.

After being rear ended in a car accident, I needed help navigating the insurance settlement. Having never needed the services of an attorney, I was very anxious about the whole process. Robert Goings & his staff were excellent to work with; at no point did I question my decision or feel that we would achieve anything less than the best possible settlement. I would never hesitate to recommend him to family, friends or strangers!

Hands down one of the BEST attorneys in the state!! Robert Goings exceeded all of my expectations. He welcomed me and my daughter with open arms and he kept me informed every step of the way. I knew exactly what was going on in my case and I really like that about him. His entire staff was awesome and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney. I guarantee you, you will be very pleased with Mr. Goings. Honestly, he definitely deserves more than 5 stars!!

Mr. Goings welcomed me in as family, he kept in contact with me about my case all the way to the end.. He works very hard to get justice.. Him and his team is very polite and hard workers.. He deserve more then 5 stars if I had to do it all over again he would be the call.. If anyone is looking for a personal injury lawyer he would be the right person to call don’t hesitate to call.. I thank him and his staff so much for everything they have done for me.

Mr. Goings stood up for my Constitutional Rights. He is a not your typical lawyer and you can trust him like a friend. His staff is very friendly, accommodating, and helpful throughout the entire process.

Mr. Goings worked tirelessly to resolve my husband’s case, despite the fact my husband wasn’t always the best client, and we still ended up with the best possible outcome because, in my opinion, we had the best attorney. Robert Goings is a professional, caring, experienced attorney with an amazing paralegal, Katie, and a wonderful support staff. If you need legal representation, The Goings Law Firm is the only call you need to make.

Robert Goings was my lawyer when I was in a terrible car accident caused by a drunk driver. I would not be where I am today without Robert and his staff. He worked very hard for me and was with me from the beginning to the end. He stuck to his word and got me the compensation that I deserved. I really appreciate what Robert and his office has done for me.

Words cannot adequately express my gratitude for Robert Goings, and his amazingly talented team at Goings Law Firm, LLC. Mr. Goings was always genuinely concerned about my health, and overall well-being, was instrumental in recommending the best medical treatment plan for my injury, and most importantly, he treated me as if I were family. Mr. Goings was extremely attentive to every detail regarding my case, and he executed professional results and recovery, well beyond my greatest expectation.

It has been a great experience having you represent my family as Our Attorney. I have learned a lot, and have come to understand the importance of good counsel. You and your team are the best. You guys are officially our family Law Firm. Thanks Robert.

The Goings Law Firm went above and beyond assisting me after a serious auto accident. Robert Goings and Katie Gould were thorough and kind explaining every step of the process to me, sometimes more than once. Robert was persistent and professional making sure that we received the highest allowable compensation from all parties. I could not have been more pleased with the overall outcome.

When I looked for an attorney for my bad car accident, I read the reviews for the Goings Law Firm. This firm had great reviews so I contacted them. Thankfully, Mr. Goings took my case and fully explained the process to me and he took the worry out of my mind. Before hiring him, I tried to settle my case with the insurance company on my own, but I was low balled- Mr. Goings and his office got me a lot more than I ever imagined. A big thanks to his office!

Mr. Goings is an outstanding attorney. Dealing with a personal injury case can be frustrating and quite stressful. Mr. Goings and his office took care of my case with the upmost compassion and professionalism. They treated me like family. Mr. Goings is hard-working and determined to fight for his clients’ rights. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney.

After representing me after I fell down the stairs at work and injured my back, I would recommend the Goings Law Firm to handle any personal injury matter. Robert and Jessica made me feel like my case mattered to them and that my goals were their goals. They were tireless advocates for me yet they were also willing to be upfront and honest in their assessments of my options going forward. I never felt pressured to choose one course of action over the other. They treated my case like their own.

Robert is the best attorney ever… you need legal representation. .. he is the one to go to.

100 stars! Mr. Goings and his staff did an amazing job in handling my case! They were with me every step of the way and made sure my case was handled with my best interest at heart! The process could not have been any easier. I am forever grateful to Mr. Goings and his team. South Carolina’s best attorney!

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Robert F. Goings

Robert F. Goings grew up on his family's farm in Union Country, South Carolina. Goings Law Firm, LLC is centered on the values engrained in him - fairness, honesty, hard work, dedication, justice, and service to others.

Mr. Goings is a 2003 graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government, receiving the highest distinction in his major. He graduated with the highest honors as a summa cum laude graduate. He was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa and Blue Key honor societies as a result of his academics and services to the community and students.

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Frequently Asked Questions

After any type of accident, the main priority is your health. If you didn’t receive medical attention at the accident scene, visit a medical professional as soon as possible to have your injuries evaluated. They can help you get the treatment you need and reduce the risk that you’ll suffer long-term conditions from your accident.

It’s also critical to collect as much evidence as possible, such as pictures of your injuries and accounts from people who witnessed the accident. Additionally, it’s vital to contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer like the trusted professionals at Goings Law Firm, LLC. They can handle all the details of your case, so you can focus on recovery.

How much compensation you can get will depend on the details of your accident, the severity of your injuries, and the amount of insurance that the liable party holds. However, some of the types of compensation that victims of devastating accidents typically recover in personal injury claims include:
  • Coverage for outstanding medical bills and future medical costs, such as prescriptions, diagnostic exams, surgeries, hospitalization, therapies, rehabilitation, and other treatments
  • Payments to replace income lost while recovering from your injuries or lost ability to earn comparable income in the future
  • Compensation for permanent disabilities or disfigurement
  • Payments for pain and suffering, loss of companionship, or lost enjoyment of life

Most personal injury cases are settled before they go to court, and your lawyer will negotiate with the other party’s insurance company to try to get you the full compensation you’re owed. However, if insurance won’t agree to a fair settlement, then you might need to file a lawsuit.

Once you file a suit against the person or company that hurt you and they respond, then the case proceeds to the discovery phase. This is where each party presents their evidence and questions the other party and their witnesses. In some cases, the parties will then move to mediation to attempt to settle the case out of court. However, if this still doesn’t resolve the matter, then the case will go to trial.

It’s almost impossible to know exactly when a case will conclude or how long an individual personal injury case will take, as the length of time that these cases can take varies so much based on unique case distinctions. If your case requires witness testimony, the collection of a lot of evidence, general delays in proceedings, or other time-consuming aspects, then it might take longer than one in which these things are not required. However, the best way to get an estimate of how long a case might take is to talk with an experienced attorney from the Goings Law Firm, LLC, LLC about the specifics of your situation.
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