Visit Our Lancaster Personal Injury Lawyers

Stewart Law Offices

1242 Ebenezer Road

Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732

(803) 328-5600

Lancaster Personal Injury Lawyer

Lancaster Personal Injury Lawyers

The personal injury attorneys at Stewart Law Offices fight for maximum compensation for accident victims and their loved ones. We focus our practice on many different types of injury cases, including:

Personalized Legal Services in a Family Setting

Attorney Brent P. Stewart founded our law firm more than 20 years ago with the goal of helping injured people during their greatest times of need. Life after an injury is hardly simple, especially when the damage was caused by another’s negligence.

When you come to Stewart Law Offices, you won’t hear a lot of confusing legal jargon that doesn’t make sense unless you have a law degree. Our qualified attorneys will take the time to listen to your story, analyze your legal options and answer all of your questions during a free consultation.

To us, you’re never just another name on a case file. We’ll deliver customized legal services to pursue full and fair compensation on your behalf. You don’t have to worry about being kept out of the loop. Our personal injury attorneys place a special emphasis on communication with our clients, both by phone and e-mail.

We have five offices located throughout South Carolina and North Carolina to best serve our clients. If you are unable to travel to our offices, don’t worry. We can discuss your case at home, in the hospital or wherever is most convenient for you.

If you’ve been injured in Lancaster or a surrounding community, call or contact us today to arrange your free case review.

Standing Up for Your Rights

No matter if you were involved in a motor vehicle crash or a workplace accident, our attorneys will dedicate all of our resources to building a strong case for compensation for you.

Personal injury claims allow victims to collect compensation, or damages, for a number of losses. These include:

  • Past, current and future medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Travel expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement/scarring
  • Lost enjoyment of life
  • Property damage
  • Wrongful death
  • Punitive damages (in rare cases)

Our lawyers begin by conducting a detailed investigation of your accident. We’ll get to the bottom of what happened and who is to blame. This process typically involves collecting medical records, witness statements, photographs, physical evidence and police reports. We also work with independent medical and accident reconstruction professionals to provide additional testimony to strengthen your claim.

The next step is negotiating with the at-fault party’s insurance company. This can be tricky. Insurance adjusters are eager to make quick (and unfair) settlement offers with injured people, often before they’ve had a chance to talk to an attorney. We are prepared to fight any challenges that the insurance company brings in an attempt to minimize your compensation.

Although the majority of personal injury claims resolve with settlements, the attorneys at Stewart Law Offices prepare each case as if it is going to trial. That way, we’re ready to go to court if negotiations break down.

Our Personal Injury Services in Lancaster

We represent clients in a wide variety of personal injury claims, including:

Car Accidents

Chances are high that most motorists will be involved in some sort of car accident during their lifetimes. The good news is that most of those collisions will be minor fender benders. But when an accident causes more serious injuries, victims have an avenue for compensation with a personal injury claim.

If you’ve been hurt in a car crash in Lancaster, don’t take on the stress of putting your life back together alone. Hiring an attorney can put pressure on the insurance companies to make fair settlement offers because they recognize there’s the threat of a lawsuit. This may help resolve your claim more quickly and with less hassle.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists have the same rights as any other motorist on the roads. However, bikers do face safety risks that drivers and occupants of cars and trucks do not. There’s no metal shell of protection around a motorcycle or airbags to absorb the shock of impact. In addition, motorcycles are lightweight and more difficult to spot in traffic. That means that injuries after a motorcycle crash are frequently severe.

In these types of cases, maximum compensation can be an essential part of a family’s health and financial security. An experienced Lancaster attorney can work with life care planners, vocational specialists and other professionals to show how the motorcycle accident will impact not only your present life, but also the future.

Truck Accidents

Many different parties may be held liable in a truck accident case. Truck companies and truck drivers have an obligation to take measures to prevent crashes, including performing regular maintenance, obeying mandatory rest rules and ensuring that cargo is not overloaded or improperly secured. In addition, truck manufacturers have a duty to ensure that parts are designed without defects that could lead to equipment failures.

At Stewart Law Offices, our truck accident attorneys will identify every party that played a role in your crash so that they are held accountable for the harm that they have caused to you and your loved ones.

Slip and Falls

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, from private homes to retail buildings and office spaces. Property owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe from all reasonable hazards. A failure to repair and/or warn of a dangerous condition could mean that the owner can be held liable if someone slips and is injured on their property.

If you’ve been injured in a Lancaster slip and fall accident, the best way to determine whether you have a valid legal claim is by talking to a personal injury attorney.

Workers’ Compensation

The S.C. workers’ compensation program provides an essential service to most of the state’s dedicated employees. The majority of employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover medical bills for workers who are injured on the job, regardless of fault. The program also provides partial wage replacement while workers convalesce and death benefits for families who lost a loved one in a workplace accident.

The workers’ comp system was designed to eliminate the number of lawsuits filed by workers by providing payment for a job injury no matter who is to blame. However, it can be difficult to wade through the red tape to convince your employer’s insurance company to provide the coverage you deserve. It also prevents you from obtaining compensation for noneconomic damages like pain and suffering.

But there are cases where an employer is not the only one to blame for an accident. For example, a construction site may be filled with contractors and sub-contractors who perform different parts of the same project. A worker who is injured due to a negligent act by another worker or company (not his or her employer) may have an additional legal claim that could provide money beyond what workers’ compensation allows for.

Because of the multiple questions of liability in a worker’s comp case, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after a workplace injury.

Wrongful Death Attorneys

The stress of losing a loved one can be overwhelming. Knowing that the person died as a result of someone else’s negligence makes it even more painful. South Carolina’s judicial system allows the families of wrongful death victims to collect financial compensation for their losses.

Family members have three years from the date of the loved one’s death to file a claim for compensation. It’s important to contact an attorney before the time limit expires or you could lose your rights to compensation forever.

Our attorneys will handle your wrongful death claim with compassion and care. We know that financial recovery is just one part of a long journey of healing for you and your family. We’ll do everything in our power to make the legal process as simple as possible.

More Personal Injury FAQs