Gaffney is a small town with deep Southern charm. Known as the Peach Capital of South Carolina, tourists know they’ve reached Gaffney when they spot the giant Peachoid water tower off Interstate 85, while locals enjoy the city’s historic roots, thriving community and proximity to both the beach and mountains.
Like in every other city and town, citizens and passersby in Gaffney are sometimes the victims of accidents that leave them saddled with costly medical bills, missed wages and other burdens.
If you were hurt in an accident in Gaffney and someone else is to blame, you could be entitled to compensation to recoup your financial losses. The skilled personal injury attorneys at Stewart Law Offices, have the experience and resources needed to fight for maximum compensation for your injuries.
Call (866) 465-7851 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.
Types of Cases We Handle
The injury attorneys at Stewart Law Offices assist people with a broad range of accident claims involving:
Slip and Fall Accidents
Whether you were injured on the job, in a car crash or on someone else’s property, our lawyers can investigate your claim and help make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their negligence.
We’ll Stand By Your Side
The personal injury attorneys at Stewart Law Offices have dedicated their careers to helping clients through some of the most challenging times of their lives. For more than two decades, the firm’s attorneys have provided comprehensive and compassionate legal services to injured people in Gaffney and the surrounding South Carolina communities.
At Stewart Law Offices, our mission is to obtain maximum compensation for you. But we understand that financial compensation cannot possibly replace all that is lost in some personal injury cases. You can count on us to be by your side, not only as your trusted legal counsel, but also as your friends. We see you, not just your name on a case file.
How We Can Help
Being injured in an accident can throw your entire life into upheaval. The experienced attorneys at Stewart Law Offices provide customized legal representation to Gaffney accident victims in areas including:
Every South Carolina employer has a duty to ensure that their workplace is free from all foreseeable hazards. Most employers take all necessary precautions to keep their workers safe. But when they cut corners by failing to provide the proper safeguards, disaster can strike.
South Carolina’s workers’ comp laws require most employers to purchase insurance that provides injured employees with benefits to cover medical treatment, lost wages and other losses if they are injured on the job, no matter who is at fault.
However, it’s not always easy to recover the amount of workers’ comp benefits that you are entitled to. There are also limits on how much you can recover. In addition, you cannot collect compensation for intangible losses like pain and suffering.
At Stewart Law Offices, our Gaffney workers’ compensation lawyers understand the complexities of the laws involving workplace accidents. We can help you maximize your recovery, even in the most complicated cases.
In addition, many job injuries are the result of negligence by a third-party, not just your employer. Our lawyers can investigate your claim for any third-party liability, which could mean you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from your employer plus damages from the other at-fault party.
Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in South Carolina, and they happen all too frequently. Thousands of people are injured on Palmetto State roads every year.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a crash, the Gaffney car accident attorneys at Stewart Law Offices can help you obtain justice. We will conduct an independent investigation of the crash and place a fair value on your claim. We don’t back down when insurance companies use tactics to try to diminish payouts — we just fight harder.
The moderate climate that we enjoy in South Carolina makes motorcycling a popular means of transportation. But when negligent motorists drive recklessly, motorcyclists can be catastrophically injured.
The Gaffney attorneys at Stewart Law Offices help bikers get the compensation they deserve if they’ve been injured by another driver or due to an unsafe road condition. Contact our team today to learn more about how we can help.
Truck drivers, trucking companies and truck owners are bound by state and federal regulations to take specific measures to reduce the risk of truck accidents. Violations can result in deadly collisions, and truck accident statistics show that it is usually the occupants of the other vehicle that get hurt or killed.
The truck accident attorneys at Stewart Law Offices understand the complexities of the federal and state laws governing commercial vehicles. If you were in a truck accident, we will identify every factor that contributed to your injury and help ensure all liable parties are held responsible for their carelessness.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Pedestrians and cyclists are the most vulnerable travelers on our roads, and they have the same rights as every other motorist. Unfortunately, their rights are not always respected.
If you were struck by another vehicle while walking or riding your bike, our Gaffney injury lawyers will fight for the compensation that you need for quality medical care and rehabilitation.
Whether you are walking in a store or down the steps at an apartment complex, you have the right to expect that you will be safe from all reasonable hazards. But if you slip in spilled liquid that had no warning sign or fall on a broken stair, the Gaffney premises liability lawyers at Stewart Law Offices can help prepare a claim against the property owner for failing to take care of the dangerous conditions.
Cases involving dog bites and slip and fall accidents commonly fall under the umbrella of premises liability law as well. We can assist you with those claims, too.
Nothing is harder than losing a beloved family member in a sudden and unexpected accident. The loss creates a huge void in a family’s daily life. But it can also take a dramatic financial toll, especially if the deceased was the primary breadwinner.
Under South Carolina law, spouses or children are able to file a wrongful death lawsuit when a family member dies due to the deliberate, reckless or negligent actions of someone else.
Many times, families are too overcome by grief to consider filing a wrongful death claim. (Keep in mind that the state of South Carolina may take separate criminal action against whoever is responsible for the death, regardless of whether the family decides to file a civil suit).
The sympathetic attorneys at Stewart Law Offices can meet with bereaved families to discuss their legal options in a free consultation. Wrongful death compensation can help account for the cost of funeral and burial expenses, medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of consortium and potentially punitive damages.
Personal injury claims in South Carolina are handled at the circuit court level. The Court of Common Pleas hears civil cases in which the amount in question is greater than $7,500. The Magistrate’s Court resolves smaller civil matters (less than $7,500).
Gaffney is located in the Seventh Judicial District in South Carolina, which includes both Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties. The courthouses in these areas can be found at:
Gaffney County Courthouse
125 E. Floyd Blvd.
Gaffney, S.C. 29342
Spartanburg County Courthouse
180 Magnolia St.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29306
The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina presides over civil cases filed in federal court. The federal courthouse nearest to Gaffney is located at:
Donald S. Russell Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
201 Magnolia St.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29306
Hospitals Serving Gaffney, S.C.
Getting prompt medical care is essential if you’ve been injured in an accident. Even if you feel fine, it’s still important for a doctor to check for injuries that are not immediately apparent. Some serious injuries, such as concussions, can have a delayed onset but have long-lasting consequences.
The main hospital serving Gaffney is Cherokee Medical Center, which is part of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. The 125-bed facility is located at:
Cherokee Medical Center
1530 N. Limestone St.
Gaffney, S.C. 29340
Law Enforcement Agencies
If you were injured in an accident in Gaffney, it’s important to have law enforcement document the scene. An officer’s report can be a valuable piece of evidence in a personal injury claim, particularly when determining liability.
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office
312 East Frederick St.
Gaffney, S.C. 29340
Gaffney Police Department
210 West Frederick St.
Gaffney, S.C. 29341
Directions to Our Office
Stewart Law Offices has five offices in the Carolinas. The closest one to Gaffney is our Spartanburg location, which is at 409 South Pine Street. Our office is located in the block between Poplar Street and Woodland Street. Parking is available off Woodland St.
From Gaffney: Take I-85 South towards Spartanburg. Take the I-85 Business Loop Exit (Exit 77) toward Spartanburg. Continue for 3 miles and then take Exit 5A for I-585 South/US 176 East toward Pine Street. Continue on Pine Street for 4.5 miles. Our building is on the left just past Marion Avenue.
Get Help from Personal Injury Attorney in Gaffney
If you or a loved one was injured due to someone else’s negligence, the Gaffney personal injury attorneys at Stewart Law Offices have the knowledge, skills and drive to fight for the compensation that you are owed.
Call us today at (866) 465-7851 to set up your free consultation. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you. We’re happy to discuss your case at your home, at the hospital or wherever is most comfortable for you.