A Personalized Approach to Personal Injury Claims
The attorneys in our Charlotte office primarily focus on workers’ compensation claims and representing the families of victims tragically killed in other types of accidents.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
The North Carolina workers’ compensation system provides benefits to most employees who suffer a job-related injury. These benefits include coverage for medical treatment and lost income while the worker is recovering from the injury. Death benefits are also available to families of employees who die in a workplace accident.
Workers’ comp benefits are provided to employees regardless of fault. That means that you don’t have to prove that someone else was liable for the injury to receive benefits. Although it sounds like a straightforward system, it’s not always easy to navigate.
There is a specific protocol that must be followed when applying for workers’ comp. Our attorneys have seen many worthy claims denied simply because of a missed deadline or incomplete documentation. If you’ve been hurt, we can prepare your workers’ comp documents thoroughly to help give you the best chance of obtaining full benefits.
Many clients come to us after they’ve already been denied workers’ compensation. Don’t give up — our experienced workers’ comp attorneys can represent you in appeals before the N.C. Industrial Commission and fight for a fairer resolution to your claim.
You can depend on Stewart Law Offices to work tirelessly on your behalf. Call 1-866-457-4814 for a free consultation.
Car Accident Lawyer
It’s devastating to lose a beloved family member in a car accident. While some crashes are unavoidable, most are the result of someone else’s negligence. The attorneys at Stewart Law Offices can pursue compensation for you from the liable party(s) in these circumstances.
Compensation is possible in North Carolina as long as a legal claim is filed within two years of the person’s death. It does not matter whether the death occurred at the accident scene or as a consequence of the injury(s) weeks or months later. As long at the claim is filed before the two-year mark, it can move forward.
Although you have a two-year window to file, we strongly recommend that you speak with our car accident lawyers as soon as possible after the wreck. Grieving families are not necessarily in a place to calculate the financial implications of their loss, and insurance companies will be quick to exploit that. Our hardworking lawyers will be able to put a fair value on your car accident claim so that insurers don’t take advantage of you.
All of our legal services will be provided with as few interruptions to your life as possible. That leaves you free to grieve in peace.
Let us give you the professional and comforting assistance that you need to get your life back on track. We’re ready when you are.
Truck accident claims are more complex than an average car accident claim. Both North Carolina and federal laws come into play. An investigation may involve looking into the practices of trucking companies and parts manufacturers rather than the actions of just another driver. When a large company’s practices are in question, you need aggressive lawyers who won’t back down from the challenges coming from a team of corporate lawyers.
Turn to Stewart Law Offices if you’ve lost a relative in a truck accident. Our diligent attorneys prepare every case as if it is going to trial. That way, we’ll be ready to file a lawsuit immediately if settlement negotiations break down.
Clients hire Stewart Law Offices because they trust our no-nonsense, client-centered approach. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Motorcycle riders frequently suffer some of the most catastrophic injuries. Though they have the same rights as other motorists, bikers lack the same physical protection that occupants of cars and trucks enjoy. That, along with the fact that motorcyclists are less visible to other drivers, explains why so many motorcycle accidents are fatal.
Most motorcycle accidents can be attributed to driver error, either on the part of another driver or the motorcyclist. Common causes of accidents include:
- Cars making left turns in front of motorcycles
- Road defects
- Failure to check blind spots
- Unsafe lane changes
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
If your family member succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, compensation can assist with funeral and burial expenses, lost household income, pain and suffering and other losses.
To learn more about your right to compensation, contact our Charlotte office today.
A wrongful death claim is filed on behalf of someone killed in an accident. In North Carolina, these claims must be filed by the personal representative of the deceased person.
If the victim had a will, the personal representative is the executor of the estate. If there is no will, the court may appoint an administrator of the estate (typically a surviving spouse or child of the deceased) who would then have the power to file a claim.
Only certain people can be the beneficiaries of wrongful death compensation. Damages are distributed to beneficiaries as outlined in North Carolina’s Intestate Succession Act. But before they are paid, the estate is reimbursed for the costs of filing the wrongful death action, related attorney’s fees and any remaining funeral, burial and/or medical expenses.
At Stewart Law Offices, we know that no amount of money can replace a lost life. But wrongful death compensation can help families stay afloat as they seek to find a new balance in their lives.
With a trustworthy attorney from our law firm on your side, you can rest assured that your claim will be given the full attention it deserves. Call now for immediate help with your claim.
Other Types of Personal Injury Claims
Stewart Law Offices also represents clients injured in:
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Roundup Lawsuits