Civil Litigation

The civil litigation attorneys at Grooms & Thomas Law Firm represent both individuals and businesses when they have suffered damage at the hands of a wrongdoer.  Whether you are a business who is dealing with a party that refuses to honor its end of an agreement or an individual who has been injured, our civil litigation attorneys are here to help.  At Grooms & Thomas Law Firm we handle civil cases in a variety of areas, including:


+ Automobile Accidents

A car accident can change your life in an instant. Not only can they cause serious damage to your vehicle, they can also cause severe personal injuries that may leave you unable to work and require the need for expensive medical treatments including hospitalization. If you are injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, your first concern should be your health and obtaining proper medical attention. Your very next concern should be securing an attorney who will ensure that your rights are protected.

Far too many accident victims rely on insurance companies to do the right thing when handling their claim. The truth is that most insurance companies are not concerned about what you and your family might be going through. They have their own financial interests at heart. When they contact you, they are often fishing for information that may allow them to reduce or even deny your right to recover. They also regularly pressure accident victims to settle a claim early or even before the full extent of their injuries are known. It is critical that you obtain an attorney early on who will be working for you and looking out for your interests. After all, your primary focus after an accident should be recovering from your injuries, not dickering back and forth with an insurance company.

At Grooms & Thomas Law Firm in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we provide car accident victims throughout Horry and Georgetown Counties with personalized and attentive service. Please give us a call at 843-444-5702 to schedule a consultation and let us give you our honest assessment of your case and the issues you face. The following are examples of the type of automobile accident cases we handle:

  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Semitruck / Tractor-trailer accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Uber / Taxi accidents

+ Insurance Claims

We are often inundated with marketing campaigns by insurance companies in which they claim to care about their customers and their customers’ best interests. However, when you file a claim with one of these big companies, you may find that you are treated more like an adversary than a loyal and paying customer. The truth is that the primary focus of many insurance companies is limiting the amount they pay or denying the claim altogether.

In South Carolina insurance companies are not only obligated to honor the language in your policy, they also have a duty to treat you fairly. If you are being mistreated by your insurance company, give us a call at 843-444-5702 to talk to one of our attorneys. We handle insurance claim disputes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and throughout Horry and Georgetown Counties. The following are examples of the types of insurance claims we handle:

  • Denied insurance claims
  • Delayed or late payment of insurance claims
  • Insurance companies acting in bad faith
  • Refusal to defend you in a lawsuit
  • Failure to properly investigate insurance claims

+ Premises Liability

If you have been injured while on another person's property, you may have grounds for a claim under South Carolina premises liability law. Premises liability is an area of law whereby property owners can be held liable for certain kinds of injuries sustained on their premises. In South Carolina, property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe and free from dangerous conditions. If you are injured on some one else’s property, it is important to contact an attorney who can navigate this complex area of law and advise you of your rights.

The attorneys here at Grooms & Thomas Law Firm are here to assist you if you have been injured due to a property owner’s failure to provide a safe premises. Please give us a call at 843-444-5702 for a free consultation and honest assessment of your case. The following are examples of the types of premises liability cases we handle:

  • Slip and falls / trip and falls
  • Exposure to dangerous substances
  • Dog bites
  • Defective construction
  • Inadequate maintenance

+ Business Litigation

Whether you are a small business or a large corporation, litigation is a factor that must be considered if you want to protect your bottom line. Conflicts are often inevitable when you are running a business. When a dispute arises that requires a lawsuit or legal advice, you can turn to the attorneys at Grooms & Thomas Law Firm. We work closely with our clients to maximize their goals in a straightforward and cost-effective manner.

If your business has been wronged by a customer, competitor or partner, give us a call at 843-444-5702 to discuss your options. Grooms & Thomas Law Firm represents businesses throughout Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Horry and Georgetown Counties. We handle a broad range of business litigation issues, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Partnership disputes
  • Purchase contracts
  • Lease agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration