We are personal injury attorneys dedicated to helping seriously injured people seek justice in South Carolina. When serious injury or death is caused by the negligence of another party, a personal injury claim is often the only way for an accident victim to pursue financial compensation. The types of damages sought will vary from case to case, but one thing holds true in all cases of serious injury or death: You need a qualified, experienced personal injury lawyer on your side – a litigator who has a reputation for excellence in court.
Our founding attorney, Michael Melonakos, is a respected South Carolina trial lawyer who has dedicated his professional career to protecting the rights of the injured. At the Melonakos Law Firm, we maintain a smaller caseload so that we can give each person we represent the personal attention he or she deserves. Your case is important, and you deserve an attorney that genuinely cares about you, your family, and your case.
Our practice was built around achieving results. As a former insurance defense attorney, Michael Melonakos has deep insight into how insurance companies work and the inner workings of the insurance process. He knows what it will take to maximize the amount of compensation paid in a personal injury case. As a testament to our professional skills, we have recovered more than $25 million for our clients to date.
There are many law firms in the Greenville area to choose from, but why choose us? At the Melonakos Law Firm, we focus strictly on personal injury cases- it’s the only type of law we practice. We litigate only personal injury cases, so we can be most effective in pursuing maximum compensation for the people we serve. We do not hesitate to take a case to trial if needed and our founding attorney has served as first chair attorney in over 30 trials to date.
In many personal injury cases, a settlement is reached prior to trial. While this speeds the process, insurance companies understand that most people have little idea of the actual value of their personal injury case. The first step is often a very low offer that will clearly not cover the extent of the damages and injuries. Negotiations can be long and difficult, and the skills of your personal injury attorney play a critical role in this process.
If the insurance company fails to make a fair offer, the next step is to file a lawsuit. Not all lawyers are skilled in trial development and presentation and may even try to avoid taking a case to court. At the Melonakos Law Firm, our team of litigators has the skills, experience and talent to proceed to trial and win.
Each case we take on is unique. How did the accident happen? Who was harmed? Who is liable? What amount of compensatory damages that should be sought? We represent the injured in a range of personal injury cases, including:
In any case of serious injury or death, you need legal representation. Why? If you attempt to handle the legal process on your own, you are at risk of falling prey to the typical insurance company tactics to reduce or deny valid injury claims. The insurance company is representing the negligent party, not you. Their goal is typically to settle a case for as little as possible. Our personal injury attorney will protect your right to the compensation you deserve.
We don’t want you to be victimized by an insurance company and be left with far less in compensation than you have a right to recover. We have the knowledge, skills, and insight into the process to pursue the maximum in damages for you, and we are tough litigators with deep experience. Don’t fall prey to insurance company tactics – speak with us first. We can help.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed due to the actions of another party, we are here to help you seek justice. Connect with us today – you can be confident that your case will be given the priority treatment it deserves. We relentlessly pursue the maximum compensation possible for the people we represent. Talk to us before you make a decision about an attorney. You deserve to be represented by an attorney you can trust to go the distance for you.
Mediation Settlement for our client who was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer and underwent neck surgery.
Policy Limits Settlement for our client who was rear-ended by a Canadian Truck Driver on I-285. Driver and Company denied any fault until time of settlement.
Mediation Settlement for our client who was rear-ended by an ambulance and underwent neck surgery.
“I was in a really bad accident and Mike made sure I was taken care of. It's not an overnight process but he made it simple and held my hand the whole way. Of course, we won. Mike is like a lion ripping its prey to pieces. He fought hard for me. I recommend him to anyone who has ever been seriously injured or just hurt. I was very satisfied with his services and his firm. Mike will fight for you, so you don't have to.”