Civil Litigation

Civil lawsuits are brought for the purpose of deciding private disputes between individuals and/or businesses involving torts (for example, accidents, negligence, medical malpractice or product liability), workers compensation, contracts, the probate of wills, administrative law (for example, social security) and/or property disputes.  The goal in a civil case is to ‘right a wrong’ by settling a dispute or honoring an agreement.  The outcome of a civil suit is the victim receives damages or recovers a right that was wrongly taken from him/her.

The lawyers at Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A. have years of experience in civil litigation.  We are committed to looking out for your best interest in a dispute and to seeing the case through to resolution for you.  Often, we are able to settle cases before filing suit.  At other times, it is necessary to file suit to get the best results for our clients.  Some types of civil litigation, for example Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability cases and Probating an Estate, involve hearings instead of trials. When you hire the attorneys at Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A. to represent you in any civil matter, know that you are hiring a team of highly educated, experienced lawyers as well as staff who are in the business of producing results for you – without apologies or excuses.

We handle the following types of civil litigation:

  • Accidents involving Automobiles, 18-Wheelers, Boats, Planes and/or Trains
  • Defective Automobiles
  • Defective Products
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmacy Errors
  • Products Liability
  • Social Security
  • Wills
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Call 803-252-9700 or 1-866-216-9700 for an appointment with a knowledgeable and caring lawyer to help you attain the benefits you deserve.

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim arises when an individual is injured through the negligence or intentional act of an individual or business.

What types of Personal Injury Claims are handled by Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A.?

Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A. has successfully handled personal injury claims for more than 34 years.  The firm handles a variety of personal injury claims including medical malpractice, auto accidents, brain injuries, premises liability, product liability, nursing home abuse, trucking accidents and wrongful death.

What is the fee arrangement for handling Personal Injury Claims?

There is no initial consultation fee for meeting with our lawyers for a personal injury claim.  We handle personal injury claims based on a contingency arrangement plus reimbursement for costs advanced by the firm.

How long will it take to resolve my claim?

Each case is different.  A personal injury claim is not usually resolved until the injured party has recovered from his or her injuries.  An out of court settlement will be negotiated if possible.  Some cases may require a trial to obtain a fair result if a fair offer is not made.