Columbia, SC Personal Injury Law Office
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Columbia Office

Personal Injury Law Office in Columbia, SC

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(803) 252-5523

For more than 40 years, the personal injury lawyers at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates have been fighting for the rights of individuals in the Columbia, South Carolina area. During this time, our attorneys have helped countless individuals recover the compensation they deserve after suffering an injury caused by the negligence of another.

Comprehensive Personal Injury Representation

Our law firm provides comprehensive personal injury representation. While we have the background and experience to handle just about any personal injury case you may need assistance with, some of our primary areas of focus include:

At McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, we consider it an honor and a privilege to fight for justice on behalf of injured victims. Our attorneys have extensive litigation experience and prepare every case as if it will go to trial. This is part of our commitment to providing you with the highly aggressive legal representation you deserve.

Most Common Injuries

Our lawyers have helped accident victims recover compensation for a wide range of injuries. Often, these injuries are catastrophic in nature, resulting in costly medical bills and ongoing care. In some instances, these injuries may result in a life-long disability.

At McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, we have experience handling cases associated with the following serious injuries:

Directions to our Columbia, South Carolina Law Office

Our office is conveniently located near downtown Columbia on Hampton St. To get to our office from the downtown Columbia area:

  • Head east on Greene St.
  • Turn left onto Pickens St.
  • Turn right onto Gervais St.
  • Turn left onto Barnwell St.
  • Turn right onto Hampton St.
  • Our office is located in 1807 Hampton St., and the building will be on the left side of the street

McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A.
1807 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-252-5523

Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Personal injury attorneys are with their clients every step of the way, using their knowledge and experience to provide clients with the following:

  1. Initial consultation: They will meet with you to discuss the details of your case during an initial consultation. They’ll listen to your account of the incident, ask questions, and assess the potential strength of your case. Most personal injury attorneys provide case evaluations free of charge, so there’s nothing to lose by contacting them.
  2. Legal Advice: A personal injury lawyer can provide you with legal advice on your rights and options based on the circumstances of your injury. They’ll help you understand the legal process and potential outcomes.

The advice of an attorney can be particularly beneficial when it comes to dealing with insurance companies that employ teams of lawyers and adjusters who will try to downplay your injuries. Personal injury lawyers can advise you on what to do and what to avoid so that you aren’t giving the other side’s insurance company anything they could use for their benefit. 

  1. Investigation: They will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence, which can include obtaining accident reports, interviewing witnesses, reviewing medical records, and analyzing any relevant documents.
  2. Determining Liability: One of the key aspects of a personal injury case is establishing who is at fault for the injury. Lawyers work to prove that the responsible party’s negligence, carelessness, or intentional actions caused your injuries.

Personal injury lawyers are very valuable when it comes to cases that involve third-party liability. An example of third-party liability would be a workers’ compensation case in which a delivery driver is hit by a motorist while on the clock. In this case, the person who hit the delivery driver would become part of the equation when it came to the workers’ compensation claim. Of course, that is just one example – third-party liability exists in other areas of personal injury law, too. 

  1. Negotiation: A significant portion of personal injury cases is settled out of court through negotiations with insurance companies or the responsible party’s legal representation. Lawyers negotiate on your behalf to secure a fair settlement that covers medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. An experienced lawyer knows what your case is worth and will not be pressured into accepting a sum that doesn’t cover the physical, emotional, or financial consequences of your injury. 
  2. Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, a personal injury lawyer will file a lawsuit and represent you in court. They will present evidence, question witnesses, and make legal arguments to seek compensation on your behalf.
  3. Evaluating Damages: Personal injury lawyers assess the extent of your damages, which can include medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, property damage, and emotional distress. They aim to ensure you’re compensated for all relevant losses, assessing both your current situation and the physical, emotional, and financial ramifications you are likely to experience in the future.
  4. Legal Documentation: South Carolina personal injury lawyers handle all legal paperwork, ensuring that deadlines are met, documents are properly filed, and legal procedures are followed correctly. Putting your case in their hands means you can relax and minimize the amount of stress you are facing. 
  5. Expert Consultation: Depending on the complexity of the case, personal injury lawyers might consult with experts such as medical professionals, accident reconstruction specialists, or financial analysts to strengthen your case.
  6. Client Representation: Throughout the legal process, a personal injury lawyer serves as your advocate. They protect your rights, handle communications with the opposing party, and provide guidance on how to navigate various legal steps.
  7. Trial Representation: If your case goes to trial, a personal injury lawyer will represent you in court, presenting your case to a judge and jury and making legal arguments on your behalf.


The primary goal of a South Carolina personal injury lawyer is to help you obtain compensation for the harm you’ve suffered due to someone else’s actions. They aim to ensure you’re fairly compensated for your injuries, losses, and any future impact on your life. It’s important to consult with a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome in your case.

Contact McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates

The South Carolina personal injury lawyers at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates represent a wide range of personal injury victims. Our firm believes that no one should have to suffer as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness. Although we cannot alleviate the physical or emotional trauma associated with personal injury accidents, we are committed to doing everything we can to make sure our clients receive a fair settlement that reflects the pain they have been forced to endure.

We have been working with personal injury victims in South Carolina for more than 40 years, and our strong track record speaks for itself. We consider it an honor to help those who need legal representation during one of the most difficult moments of their life.

One of the biggest perks of hiring a lawyer from our firm is that our attorneys stand by their clients throughout the entire personal injury claim process. They will handle all the red tape and communication with the other side and their insurance company so that you can focus on your recovery. 

Our attorneys have been in the business long enough to know what each personal injury claim is worth. They will put a dollar amount on your claim, taking into account current and future economic and non-economic damages. Once this number is decided, they will do everything they can to get you every penny you deserve and will refuse low-ball settlement offers from the other side. If a settlement can’t be reached outside of court, they will represent you in front of a judge and jury. 

McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates also represents the families of those who lost their lives due to another person’s recklessness or negligence. When it comes to wrongful death claims, our compassionate attorneys do everything they can to help alleviate the financial burden that comes with suddenly losing a loved one. 

Our lawyers have the experience needed to anticipate how the other side will respond when it comes to your case. This means they are always one step ahead, and will not be blindsided by any moves made by the other side. 

McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates has seven offices across the Midlands of South Carolina, in Aiken, Camden, Columbia, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Sumter. We offer free case evaluations, so give us a call today at 888-353-5513. It won’t cost you anything to see if we can help.®