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Whalen Montalvo

Gaffney Personal Injury Lawyer

While you may read or hear of traumatic events, you never expect one to happen to you. When it does — due to another person’s negligence — you deserve compensation for your damages.

Pursuing a personal injury claim or lawsuit does not guarantee a settlement. Insurance companies work hard to protect profits and their own interests.

Accident victims can protect their own interests with help from a Gaffney personal injury lawyer. An experienced personal injury lawyer understands state civil laws and recognizes unfair insurance tactics.

Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury accidents involve acts of negligence.

We owe others a duty of care as we interact along roadways, in businesses, or in other settings and situations. Accountability is necessary for those whose reckless behavior results in sudden and life-changing harm to others.

Among the most common types of personal injury cases are car accidents.  A negligent driver may lose control due to:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Aggressive driving or road rage
  • Driving exhausted or with an undiagnosed sleep disorder.

A drunk driving arrest or speeding ticket does nothing to cover your damages. Accident victims have civil options for pursuing justice when they suffer traumatic harm.

Car accidents are just one type of personal injury case. Other common types of personal injury cases include:

  • Slip and fall accidents: Businesses that invite patrons to their establishments must remove or repair known hazards. Unsafe conditions, such as wet floors and torn carpets, can result in severe slip and fall injuries.
  • Dog bites: A dog’s powerful jaws can puncture the skin, damaging tendons and muscles. Pet owners must maintain control over their canines around others. Dogs, while popular pets, are unpredictable if startled, sick, or feeling protective.
  • Truck accidents: Commercial truck drivers sometimes engage in reckless actions like those listed above. However, the sheer size and weight of a semi-truck and trailer make them especially dangerous when out of control.

If you or a close loved one suffered harm due to someone else’s negligent actions, help is available. A free consultation with a Gaffney personal injury attorney is a vital first step toward possible justice for your damages.

Why Choose Us

James Whalen and Eric Montalvo are local and caring about the community they serve.

A traumatic event is overwhelming enough. Accident victims do not need the added challenges that come with pursuing compensation. The aftermath of a tragic accident is a time for healing and not the time to learn South Carolina civil law.

At Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law, we use our knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue the best possible outcome for our clients.

Attorney James Whalen is a Greenville, South Carolina native, familiar with Gaffney and the region. His education at the University of South Carolina School of Law and his federal-level court experience make him a formidable force with insurance companies.

Attorney Eric Montalvo is a U.S. Marine veteran and a University of South Carolina School of Law graduate. His leadership and legal experience help him assist victims of negligence in and throughout Gaffney. Eric fights for South Carolinians harmed by the reckless actions of others.

Choosing the right attorney for your Gaffney personal injury case is crucial for the best outcome possible. Schedule your free consultation today if you or a loved one suffered significant injuries and other damages due to negligence.

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How We Help

We utilize every resource available to help your case.

Personal injury cases require proving the responsible party was negligent and is, therefore, liable for your damages. Building a case requires gathering evidence and carefully examining the evidence for vital information.

Accident victims with severe injuries have no time or energy to manage their case alone. The good news is that Gaffney accident victims do not have to search far for a personal injury attorney.

Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law are local and ready to review your possible personal injury case. Should they proceed with legal action, your attorney will keep you informed throughout your case.

Personal Injury FAQs

Getting the answers to your questions is imperative for deciding how to move forward. The following are among the most frequently asked questions regarding Gaffney personal injury cases:

Should I accept a settlement offer without an attorney?

Accepting a settlement offer without an attorney is never a good idea. Securing an attorney can prevent you from accepting less than you deserve.

Can I take time to think about whether I want to pursue a personal injury case?

The statute of limitations is state law that limits the time allowed for pursuing compensation for your damages. It is best that you contact an attorney as soon as possible.

If my loved one dies due to their injuries, can I pursue a wrongful death case?

South Carolina law specifies who can pursue a wrongful death action when a death results from negligence. If you lost a close loved one, schedule a free case consultation without delay.

Most accident victims are unfamiliar with the civil process. To learn more about how Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law can possibly help you, schedule a free consultation today.

Your Gaffney Personal Injury Lawyers

Protecting your best interests matters.

A split-second action by a negligent person can change your life forever. The pain is generally physical, emotional, and financial.

Severe and catastrophic injuries can forever impact your quality of life. A person’s decision to drink and drive or an establishment’s inability to provide safe shopping and dining, demand accountability.

If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic accident due to the poor choices of another person, contact Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law today at (864) 770-7710.

Insurance companies have attorneys on their side. No matter how eager an insurance representative seems, protect your peace and contact Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law. Let them focus on the details of your case while you concentrate on your rest, recovery, or grief.

James M. Whalen

I grew up right here in Greenville, South Carolina. Following highschool, I attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where I was an NCAA Scholar-Athlete for the Rhodes Lynx soccer program.

I completed my law degree at University of South Carolina School of Law, where I was on the mock trial team and an editor for the Journal of Law and Education. Following graduation, I served as a judicial law clerk for Senior Judge Robert H. Hodges, Jr. on the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. My experience in D.C. trial courts solidified my desire to become a trial lawyer.
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