Car Accident Lawyers
A devastating car accident can turn your family’s life upside down. Dealing with insurance companies is inevitable after a crash, and oftentimes victims find themselves facing denied auto accident claims or diminished settlement offers.
Thankfully, you don’t have to navigate the claims process on your own. Our Lake Wylie personal injury attorneys can take over all negotiations on your behalf. Insurance adjusters know that once you hire legal counsel, their usual tactics to shortchange you won’t work. You’re much more likely to obtain a fair settlement with a competent car accident attorney by your side.
We will conduct a thorough, independent investigation of the crash to identify who was at fault and the ultimate impact that your injuries will have on your life. During this time, you do not need to talk to any insurance adjusters about your case. That’s our job. Once you hire us, all you need to do is focus on your health.
As settlement talks begin, our attorneys will discuss the fairness of all offers with you. Whether you ultimately agree to a settlement or push for trial is up to you, but we will give you our honest assessment of the case and where we think the best resolution lies.
Compensation in car accident cases can include payment for past, present and future medical bills, travel expenses, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering, among others.
Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable on South Carolina roads. Some of the worst injuries stem from motorcycle accidents. If you have been injured in this type of collision, you should talk to a Lake Wylie personal injury lawyer to learn your legal rights.
The injuries from motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic and require extensive medical care. An experienced lawyer knows how to prove that another driver was negligent in causing your injuries. This often happens when drivers fail to check their blind spots before changing lanes, neglect to use their turn signals and drive while distracted.
If you were hurt in an accident with a commercial motor vehicle or a truck in Lake Wylie, it’s important to consult with a personal injury attorney right away. In these types of accidents, time is of the essence to preserve vital evidence from the crash before it is removed or erased.
In most cases, drivers of commercial vehicles are working for a company, and the company will have records and logs that your attorney needs. In addition, truck accidents can be complicated because after a crash occurs, the trucking company immediately sends an insurance adjuster to the scene of the accident. This gives them a chance to take control of the evidence that is left behind.
Our law firm is also prepared, and we can begin our own investigation into your truck accident as soon as you contact us. Most importantly, we will make sure that all of the evidence is secured and held in a protected area. That way, we can build a strong claim for compensation for you.
Slip and Falls
Falls are one of the main reasons that people end up in emergency rooms across the country. A significant number of slip and fall cases are due to the negligence of another person, business, city government or other entity.
Slip and fall accidents fall under the umbrella of premises liability law. In other words, they tend to happen when a property owner or manager fails to fix a hazardous condition on the premises. For example, a landlord who does not promptly repair damaged steps could be held liable if someone slipped and fell down a crumbling stair.
Contacting a Lake Wylie personal injury lawyer quickly can ensure that you file a claim within the time limits set by South Carolina law. You have three years to initiate a lawsuit for an injury caused by a slip and fall accident. Some deadlines may be shorter if you are filing a claim against a government agency, so consider consulting a lawyer sooner rather than later if you’ve been injured.
The majority of South Carolina employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation benefits are meant to provide coverage for medical expenses and a portion of lost wages if you must take time off to recover from a workplace injury. These should be provided regardless of who is at fault for the accident.
The workers’ comp system was established to limit the number of lawsuits filed against employers for workplace accidents. In exchange for employers providing guaranteed coverage, employees give up the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the business.
But the system doesn’t work perfectly. Workers’ compensation benefits come through insurance companies, and insurance companies tend to look out for their own interests. That means that injured workers rarely get the coverage that they deserve for their injuries.
A Lake Wylie workers’ compensation attorney can evaluate whether you receive a fair settlement and help prepare your appeals if any disputes arise. A lawyer can also investigate if anyone else could be held liable for your injuries. While workers’ compensation allows victims to collect for medical expenses and other costs, it does not account for pain and suffering and other noneconomic damages. That money could come from a separate civil claim against a liable third party, but you need a lawyer’s help to discover if that’s possible.
When a loved one dies due to another’s negligence, it’s possible to file a civil claim for compensation. At Stewart Law Offices, our sympathetic attorneys can help prepare your case so that you and your family can remain financially stable as you cope with the tragedy.
In a wrongful death claim, your attorney will need to show that someone else is responsible for the accident that led to your loved one’s death. To demonstrate that the other party was negligent, your lawyer must provide evidence to show that that the guilty party had an obligation to be careful while he or she was in the presence of the victim. It must also be proven that the guilty party failed to exercise the necessary care to protect others from harm and that because of this failure, your loved one was hurt and died as a result.
Compensation in wrongful death claims can be recovered for funeral and burial expenses, medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of household services, loss of companionship and other damages.
Be aware that the state of South Carolina may also decide to file criminal charges against the at-fault party, but that is a separate matter that would be handled in a different court and with different attorneys.