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Columbia Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers

Have you been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a car accident involving a drunk driver? The Columbia drunk driving accident attorneys of Goings Law Firm, LLC have dedicated their careers to fighting for the innocent families that have suffered at the hands of an irresponsible drunk driver, and we are here to help. Drunk driving can have catastrophic consequences for the victims of accidents and their families, and you should not be left to deal with the aftermath of the other driver’s reckless actions without some measure of justice.

Serious injuries and fatalities are common in motor vehicle collisions, especially when the other driver is above the legal limit for alcohol at the time of the accident. After a severe wreck, the injured must seek costly medical treatments, and they are often unable to return to work until their recovery has made significant progress. The grief and financial burden that you are enduring in the wake of a drunk driving accident can be overwhelming for many families, but we at Goings Law Firm, LLC are here to help you in your time of need.

Although safety technology and driving laws have made considerable progress in protecting motorists over the last few decades, there are still reckless individuals who make catastrophic decisions that cost other drivers gravely. We believe that these drivers should be held accountable for their negligent actions, and we are prepared to fight aggressively on your behalf. That is why so many families in South Carolina turn to the Columbia drunk driving accident attorneys at Goings Law Firm, LLC for help in their times of need. If you have been dealing with the consequences of a drunk driving accident, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to file a claim so that you can receive the compensation you need and deserve.

Goings Law Firm, LLC has the experience and knowledge it takes to represent your claim, and we may be able to convince the court to award you significant compensation for your pain and suffering. You don’t want to trust just any law firm with handling this critical matter. Contact Goings Law Firm, LLC by calling (803) 350-9230 or chatting with us through our website.

Why Choose Goings Law Firm, LLC?

As you work to recover during this difficult time, there is one firm that is prepared to offer you unyielding support and assistance: Goings Law Firm, LLC. We are committed to protecting the rights of our clients, and we provide those we represent with the highest-quality legal assistance possible. We understand that you need time to recover and rebuild after the devastating drunk driving accident, and that is why we help you by handling all of the legal proceedings. Goings Law Firm, LLC will use every resource at our team’s disposal. We will handle every aspect of the legal battle so that you can focus on the things that matter most to you and your family during this difficult time. You shouldn’t have to bear the responsibility for another driver’s mistakes, and you certainly don’t have to manage the financial burden by yourself. Schedule your free evaluation today by calling us directly at (803) 350-9230 or chatting with us through our website.

Drunk Driving Accidents We Handle

Drunk driving is a dangerous activity and illegal for a reason, but, unfortunately, Goings Law Firm, LLC handles cases every year that involve an intoxicated driver getting behind the wheel of a car and making terrible decisions. Their selfish and reckless actions may have unfairly damaged your life, but there is still an opportunity to hold them financially accountable for their crimes. We have represented many drunk driving cases, including those involving the following:

  • Narcotics use
  • Prescription painkiller use
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving with an expired license
  • Underage intoxication

Driving under these conditions is unacceptable, and we will not tolerate this injustice without a fight. If you or a loved one have been severely injured, or worse, by the actions of a drunk driver, then you may be entitled to be compensated for any or all of these consequences:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Long-term disability
  • Continuing medical treatments
  • Prescription medications
  • Lost wages
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Lost property
  • Loss of happiness
  • Funeral costs

You may well be entitled to more than what has been mentioned above, but the only way to know is by discussing your accident with a qualified drunk driving accident attorney.

Frequently Asked Questions

When the unthinkable happens, there are often more questions than answers. If you have any questions or concerns that are not explained to your satisfaction in this list, don’t hesitate to call Goings Law Firm, LLC at (803) 350-9230 or contact us through our website.

How can a lawyer help me?

By contacting an injury attorney after a collision with a drunk driver, you can protect your life, your health, and your financial future. You may be owed compensation for the medical bills you’ve incurred. You may have lost valuable time from work, resulting in reduced wages. This may be remedied through a personal injury lawsuit. If you are wondering how you’ll pay your bills, repair or replace your car, and move on after this accident, an experienced Columbia car accident attorney can help explain your options and get you the fair compensation you are owed. Don’t wait, contact an experienced lawyer at (803) 350-9230 today.

The drunk driver doesn’t have car insurance. What will a lawsuit do for me?

In South Carolina, you can file a claim with your insurance provider to cover your losses up to the amount of liability coverage within your policy limit. If the other driver was underinsured, you may also be able to file a claim with your insurance company to cover additional expenses. Although insurance companies are expected to protect their policyholders, they are also businesses; they may not be willing to give you as much as you need until legal action is taken.

Other avenues of financial compensation include naming a business liable after they served the drunk driver past a legal limit and holding the driver financially responsible to the point that they declare bankruptcy. Although people can sometimes declare bankruptcy to avoid being held liable for their negligent actions, Section 11 U.S.C. §523(a)(9) of the Federal Bankruptcy Code explicitly prohibits drivers with DUI or DWI convictions from escaping justice through bankruptcy. So, if the drunk driver is found to be at fault and can provide you with financial compensation, the courts will compel them to do so. These claims can be extremely complicated, and it is important to consult with a skilled drunk driving accident attorney who can navigate the legal process and help protect your rights.

What if I’m partly to blame for the accident?

Even if you are partially responsible, you should still consider filing a claim with a knowledgeable law firm. The court will establish a percentage of fault for each driver and award damages accordingly. For instance, if the court awards you $120,000 and determines that you are 10% responsible for the accident, then the other driver will need to pay you 90% of the awarded damages ($108,000).

Contact Goings Law Firm, LLC

Although nothing can undo the suffering inflicted on you and your family by a drunk driving accident, with legal assistance from Goings Law Firm, LLC, you may be able to secure financial compensation to help your family recover. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation by calling (803) 350-9230 or by filling out a contact form on our site. We are ready to help you today.

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“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!