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If you or someone in your family faces a mountain of medical bills for injuries that were sustained in an on the job injury, automobile accident or through negligent medical care, the last thing you need is an insurance company that is wrongfully digging in its heels and challenging your claim.

Attorney Samuel "Sammy" Svalina understands the frustrations that result from insurance companies denying or disputing claims. All insurance providers are well-staffed with knowledgeable lawyers who look for loopholes and other means of denying injured parties compensation they rightfully deserve. Sammy has the resources, the knowledge and the trial skills to take on these insurance providers and maximize the amount that injured parties recover.

Sammy has represented thousands of people in South Carolina and a number of other different states, in a broad range of cases. He advocates for individuals in personal injury lawsuits, traumatic brain injuries, worker's compensation, and instances of medical malpractices and nursing home negligence. If a family member has been killed in an accident, Sammy can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.

Sammy's passion for helping those in need comes from his years working alongside his father, Samuel L. "Sam" Svalina. The elder Svalina, who died in November 2013, represented injured individuals throughout South Carolina for more than 40 years. He was the quintessential "small-town lawyer," one who was willing to help anyone who walked into his office.

Sammy is trial-tested, having tried more than 50 cases to a verdict. He resolves many cases without the need to litigate, but it is comforting to know that if a fair agreement cannot be reached through negotiations, he is always prepared to advocate aggressively on your behalf at trial. Insurance companies are not going to pay money for a claim if they do not believe that your lawyer is prepared to take the case to trial. This is why Sammy's philosophy is to think of how the case will try first so that a settlement becomes more of a probability later.

Sammy understands that the focus must always be on his clients, whose lives often have been drastically changed as the result of their injury. As their advocate, he learns the full details of their lives so he can relay their story to a judge or jury in a manner that will convey the full impact the injury has had, not only on them, but on their families as well.

Sammy believes that investing the time to understand each client's full story is crucial in order to make a connection with jury members so they can relate to his clients' difficult situations that was caused by someone else's harmful act. It is important to remember that jurors only give money to your client's truthful story, not the lawyer, and that is why it is important to make sure the jury sympathizes with your client and their tragic situation brought on by a wrongful act.

To learn more about Sammy's trial experience, education, organizations and cases handled, click on the link below.

If you need a personal injury attorney in Bluffton, Beaufort or elsewhere in South Carolina, call or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. We accept all injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay attorney fees if we obtain a recovery for you.