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A complex case litigation involves multiple parties, a complexity of multiple issues and/or involvement of expert witnesses to present and defend or cross-examine plaintiffs require the experience of an experienced team of litigators and paralegals— like the attorneys and staff of Chappell, Arden & Smith.

Columbia SC Personal Injury Attorney Class Action

Did you know? A class action lawsuit lowers the cost of litigation by streamlining the legal process and making it more efficient by grouping large numbers of plaintiffs into one large, representational lawsuit.


Chappell, Smith & Arden has successfully fought for people like you who have suffered a personal injury, due to a car, truck, motorcycle, boating, or railroad accident. We have won compensation for people injured by defective products, for victims of work-related environmental illnesses and industrial diseases, and for victims of slip-and-fall accidents.


Three out of 10 Americans will become disabled and face the consequences of being forced permanently out of the work force with a catastrophic life-changing injury. Though Social Security Disability Insurance is designed to help disabled workers, the Social Security Administration has a very strict definition of “disabled.” We can help you determine if your disability qualifies.


Even if you are not sure whether if your on-the-job injury is eligible for a Workers' Comp claim— or your claim was denied, it will not cost you anything to speak with one of our knowledgeable attorneys to see if we can help. For more information, click to visit our dedicated Workers' Comp website.


Personal injury from auto accidents and 18-wheeler accidents can be quite traumatic, especially if the other driver who caused the collision does not have proper insurance coverage.


If your loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury or even death as the result of someone’s negligent actions, we will expose those failures by thorough and diligent investigation.


It is inexcusable when a nursing home places a higher value on profits than on the quality of care it provides to the people entrusted to its care. Chappell, Smith & Arden will not shy away from taking nursing home abuse and neglect cases all the way to trial.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation.   [more]

Workers’ Comp

On-the-job injuries can happen to anyone. Most employers in The United States are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance and employees have specific rights under the law regarding work related injuries and illnesses.  [more]

Railroad Accidents

Due to the extensive regulations governing the maintenance and operation of the railroad industry, lawsuits involving railroad companies can be quite complex. [more]

Social Security Disability

Have you filed a Disability Insurance claim with the Social Security Administration and been denied benefits?   [more]

Personal Injury

Millions of Americans, including many of your friends and neighbors, have suffered physical or emotional injuries caused by negligence of others.  [more]

Trucking Accidents

Tractor trailers go by a wide variety of names: "trucks," "eighteen wheelers," or perhaps "big rigs." But they all have one thing in common. Tractor trailers are vastly larger and heavier than traditional automobiles and thus often cause death and destruction when they are handled negligently.  [more]

get help

If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, damages you may be entitled to include:

• Loss of earnings

• Pain and suffering

• Reimbursement of medical expenses

• Anticipated future medical expenses related to the accident

• Compensation for permanent injuries and scarring

We are here to help. The attorneys of Chappell, Smith & Arden are compassionate and caring, and we have a long history of success fighting for the victims of accidents and personal injury.

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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Incidents of abuse and neglect in nursing homes continue to increase in the United States.  [more]

Complex Case Ligation

Complex case litigations usually involves multiparty, multi-forum lawsuits—litigation that often includes a multiplicity of individual actions arising out of the same transaction or course of conduct. [more]

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain.  [more]

Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer

Our firm is representing women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer that may have been caused by perineal exposure to talcum powder products.   [more]

Product Defects & Liability

Numerous rules and regulations, as well as federal and state laws, regulate the standards of manufacturers and distributors of products.   [more]

Catastrophic Injury & Death

A catastrophic injury is a sudden or serious injury or illness that has an enormous impact on the lives of the injured victims.  [more]

Class Actions

Civil litigation allows an individual to sue another party for damages after an injury.   [more]