Serious Accidents & Injuries

Accidents: Leading cause of death  under age 44.

Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys

For people under age 44, the leading cause of serious injury and death is often caused by the negligence of another party, person or company. Automobile accidents, trucking accidents and serious on the job injuries  can involve serious injuries that are life changing events.  The causes range from simple inattentiveness, recklessness, speeding, drinking and driving, to cell phones and texting to disregarding traffic law and even federal trucking regulations.  It is important to quickly retain an experienced attorney who knows how to handle the investigation, to located and contact eye witnesses and to locate evidence, photographs and reports concerning the events that caused or contributed to the accident.  The longer a victim or family delays in retaining an experienced accident attorney, the greater the risk that important evidence will be lost and eye witnesses unidentified. William McBee Smith at Smith & Haskell Law Firm has decades of experience and holds a top rating by the premier attorney rating organization Martindale Hubble. Call Mr. Smith @ 864-582-6727 today or email him at for a free consultation.

Serious Personal Injury in Auto Truck Accidents

Trucking Litigation

Automobile accidents and trucking accidents resulting in serious personal injury are often the result of negligence of third parties. Liability is determined by the law of negligence. South Carolina is a modified comparative negligence jurisdiction which apportions liability based on the percentage of fault of the parties involved.  If plaintiff’s percentage of fault does not exceed 50%, the plaintiff is still allowed to recover from any defendant proven to be at fault. However, plaintiff’s damages are reduced by the percentage of plaintiff’s fault.  A determination of negligence is based on the requirement that people must exercise a standard called “reasonable care under the circumstances” when operating a motor vehicle. Failure to do so is often the basis in determining damages caused by an accident. Many factors can contribute to the question of whether a driver was negligent, and courts look for these in determining fault. When you or a loved one is seriously injured in an automobile accident, it is important to secure the legal representation of experienced attorneys who know what steps to take, who know how to investigate and secure evidence and to locate all witnesses to properly prepare your case for trial.

Top Law Firm in South Carolina

FIRM HISTORY:  This firm was originally founded in 1926 by J. Davis Kerr (1903-1964)  In 1960, Roy McBee Smith (1928-2006) joined the firm which became known as Kerr and Smith.  Edwin C. Haskell joined the firm in 1983 and William McBee Smith joined the firm in 1988. The firm’s name was changed to Smith & Haskell Law Firm with offices in Spartanburg SC.

ATTORNEYS: The attorneys at Smith & Haskell are veteran civil trial attorneys with over 60 years of collective experience. Our attorneys handle litigation matters throughout South Carolina including serious personal injury, wrongful death, workers compensation, business litigation, elder law, probate and estate litigation.

COURTS: The firm has a General Civil Practice representing plaintiffs as well as defendants in civil trials in state and federal courts including the South Carolina Court of Common Pleas, South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court, United States District Courts, the United States 4th Circuit Court of Appeals as well as litigation before administrative bodies. Smith & Haskell Law Firm, LLP handles legal matters not only in Spartanburg County but also in the surrounding counties of Greenville, Laurens, Pickens, Richland, York, Cherokee, Oconee, Union and Oconee, as well as throughout the State of South Carolina. The firm utilizes state-of-the-art computer systems and technology to meet the needs of its clients in an efficient, timely and cost-effective manner.

Experienced Elder Law Firm in South Carolina

The probate litigation attorneys at the Smith & Haskell Law Firm, LLP seeks to resolve trust and will contests as quickly and effectively as possible, while minimizing the cost of litigation.  We will discuss your options with you and help achieve resolutions that protect your rights.  We encourage you to contact a will contest attorney to discuss your will contest, dispute or trust dispute issues with the Smith & Haskell Law Firm, LLP today at 864.582.6727 to schedule an appointment.  We are ready to put our experienced trial attorneys to work for you.