We Handle Accident Cases Just Like Yours
Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
South Carolina provides financial assistance for medical expenses and wage loss for most employees who are injured on the job. This is called workers’ compensation, or workers’ comp for short.
The workers’ comp system is designed so that employees may receive benefits even if they are partly at fault for the accident that injured them. In exchange, they are unable to sue their employer for negligence.
In an ideal world, every South Carolinian would obtain workers’ compensation benefits easily. Unfortunately, the system is complicated and detail-oriented. It’s easy to miss out on critical benefits by not following proper procedures for notifying your employer and getting medical care.
If you or a loved one was hurt at work, turn to Stewart Law Offices for help. Our trusted workers’ comp attorneys know how to navigate the system and file the appropriate documents to fight for maximum benefits.
Protect your health and livelihood by contacting our experienced team of trial lawyers today.
Car Accident Lawyer
A car accident happens in seconds, but can have consequences that last a lifetime. The latest data for South Carolina shows that one crash happens every 3.7 minutes. Someone is injured in a traffic collision every 13.3 minutes and another is killed every 9.5 hours in the state.
Statistics only tell part of the story. People who are hurt in car accidents may suffer serious injuries that prevent them from working and keeping up with daily life. The very worst cases incapacitate victims forever.
If someone else is at fault for your injuries, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering and other losses. But car accidents happen so frequently that insurance companies are quick to deny injury claims, even when the damage is obvious. An adjuster might also try to trick victims and family members into accepting a settlement much lower than what they are truly entitled to.
The Columbia car accident lawyers at Stewart Law Offices won’t stand for that. Put our experienced and tough attorneys to work for you. We strive to help clients recover full and fair compensation for every car accident claim.
Truck Accident Attorney
It takes particularized knowledge to safely operate a commercial truck. Most of that is due to size. Tractor-trailers can tip the scales at as much as 80,000 pounds. This means that they take more time to stop, are tricky to maneuver and can cause severe damage if a crash occurs.
Common causes of South Carolina truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Poorly secured cargo
- Distracted driving
- Inadequate driver training
- Poor maintenance
- Parts or vehicle defect
- Jackknife accidents
Numerous parties could be held liable in a truck accident injury claim, such as the trucking company, the truck’s owner, mechanics, parts manufacturers and the truck driver. It’s important to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable truck accident attorney to help ensure that every responsible party is help accountable for their negligence.
Questions about your truck accident case? Contact us for a free consultation.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Like most vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents are usually caused by another driver’s inattention or carelessness. This can take many forms, such as:
- Failing to check blind spots
- Turning left in front of oncoming motorcycles
- Striking a motorcycle from a side street
- Backing over a motorcycle from a driveway
- Driver error
In addition, road defects endanger bikers more than occupants of other vehicles because motorcycles weigh less and are less stable on just two wheels. There is also little protection to shield bikers from impact with the road or other vehicles, increasing their risk of serious injury.
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you can depend on Stewart Law Offices to pursue the full amount of compensation that you are owed.
Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Pedestrian accidents are on the rise in South Carolina. During a recent five-year period, more than 650 pedestrians died and nearly 5,000 were injured in collisions throughout the state.
Pedestrians are vulnerable to serious injuries in traffic accidents, such as:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury/paralysis
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Road rash
Oddly enough, most pedestrian accidents happen in places that are supposed to be the safest. Marked crosswalks, intersections with traffic signals and even sidewalks are common sites of pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrians who suffer catastrophic trauma in an accident need lawyers who understand the long-term implications of a life-altering injury. At Stewart Law Offices, our attorneys can work with financial planners and other professionals to determine a settlement amount that accounts for all of your future needs.
To learn more about how we can help, call 1-866-457-4814 for a free evaluation of your case.
Wrongful Death Attorney
In reality, it’s impossible to put a dollar value on a life. But under South Carolina law, it is possible for family members to seek wrongful death compensation if another person or entity caused the death of a loved one.
During this terrible time of grief, reach out to the caring attorneys at Stewart Law Offices. Wrongful death compensation can help relieve the financial and emotional burdens that your family is carrying due to the loss of someone so special.
Our attorneys can meet with you in Columbia or in any of our offices in South Carolina. You have three years from the date of the death to file a wrongful death claim. When you’re ready to talk, we are too.
Slip and Fall Lawyer
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere. It could happen:
- At the mall
- In a parking lot
- On a sidewalk
- In the bank
- At an apartment complex
- In a restaurant
- At a school
What do all of those places have in common? Someone owns or manages them. If they failed to repair or warn of a dangerous condition on their property, you may have a valid slip and fall claim against them.
For client-centered legal representation that puts your needs first, call Stewart Law Offices now.
Dog Bite Attorney
When you’ve suffered a serious dog bite, South Carolina law allows you to seek compensation from the dog’s owner for your medical expenses, emotional suffering and other losses. This is true even if the owner had no idea that the dog had aggressive tendencies.
Thankfully, many dog bites are minor. But if you’ve sustained severe injuries such as disfigurement, deep wounds and long-term nerve damage, it’s smart to contact a reliable dog bite lawyer for advice.
You can learn your legal options quickly and easily at Stewart Law Offices. Contact us for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider whose actions — or failure to act — causes an injury to a patient. An adverse outcome to a procedure does not necessarily mean that you or a loved one suffered a medical malpractice injury.
Examples of medical malpractice include medication errors, surgical mistakes, misdiagnoses, irresponsible monitoring, failure to take a proper medical history and other oversights.
When you hire Stewart Law Offices, you can count on our attorneys to conduct an intense investigation into your medical malpractice claim. Call us now so that your case gets the attention it deserves.
Other Types of Personal Injury Cases
Our personal injury attorneys represent clients who have been injured in other ways. These claims involve: