More Personal Injury FAQs
We Handle A Broad Range of Accident Claims
Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
A workplace injury can put your personal and financial wellbeing in jeopardy. Fortunately, most employees in South Carolina have access to workers’ compensation benefits to lessen the burden.
Workers’ comp provides repayment of your medical expenses and a portion of your missed wages while you recover from a job injury. These benefits should be provided regardless of fault.
Though the system sounds simple enough, sometimes S.C. workers with valid claims are denied benefits. There are numerous reasons that may be given for rejecting a legitimate claim, such as:
- Missed deadlines
- Failure to provide proof of injury
- Inadequate evidence that the injury is work-related
- That you are not a qualifying employee (must be full or part-time)
- That the actions that led to the injury were intentional.
Don’t despair if you’ve already been denied benefits. The Union workers’ compensation attorneys at Stewart Law Offices can represent you in appeals before the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission. We’ll evaluate your claim and fill in the missing pieces to present the strongest case possible.
Our attorneys have been recognized for excellence in representing injured victims just like you. Call our law firm today to get the assistance you need and deserve.
Car Accident Lawyer
The number of car accidents in South Carolina has steadily increased over the past several years. Roughly 4,500 people died in Palmetto State crashes during a recent five-year period. More than 285,000 were injured during the same time frame.
The tragic reality is that most auto accidents are preventable. Some of the most common causes of crashes in South Carolina include:
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Disregarding traffic signs and signals
- Improper turns
- Driving while intoxicated
- Distracted driving
- Improper lane changes
- Wrong-way driving
All of these accidents share a common factor. They were the result of someone else’s careless actions, or negligence. When negligence is the cause of a car accident, the party(s) responsible for the wreck can be held liable for any injuries they cause.
Schedule a free consultation with the legal team at Stewart Law Offices if you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident. It’s common for insurance companies to deny accident victims the compensation they deserve by using unfair tactics while they are most vulnerable.
When you work with our lawyers, we take over all communications with insurance companies for you. That protects your legal rights and can give you peace of mind that your claim is in strong, capable hands.
Looking for immediate help? We’re ready to get started today. Call or contact Stewart Law Offices now.
Truck Accident Attorney
Each of us has the right to expect that commercial trucks on South Carolina roads are well maintained and operated by highly trained drivers. In fact, state and federal laws mandate it.
Despite these tight regulations, there are times when truckers, trucking companies, mechanics, cargo loaders and other related parties violate these critical standards. When those violations lead to a truck accident, it’s very likely someone will be injured. Usually, that’s an occupant of another vehicle.
It’s important to get a professional legal opinion if you’ve been injured in a truck accident. Truck companies are protected by powerful insurance companies and corporate attorneys who will do whatever they can to redirect the blame for the accident onto other involved parties — including you. A Union truck accident attorney at Stewart Law Offices can shield you from being unfairly blamed for the wreck.
Our strong trial lawyers are standing by to help. Reach out to us today.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Serious injuries are likely if a motorcycle accident occurs. Bikers are more vulnerable on the road for several reasons. First, they lack the same strong shell of protection around them that occupants of cars and trucks enjoy. Motorcycles are also small, lightweight and can be difficult to see on the roads. But that’s no excuse for another person’s negligence.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident in South Carolina, Stewart Law Offices will fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
Common types of motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Facial injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Cuts and bruises
Injured motorcyclists should always seek the advice of a respected attorney. Bikers in successful motorcycle accident claims can receive compensation for past, present and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering and more.
Count on the trusted legal team at Stewart Law Offices to fight for the results that you are owed. Call today for advice on your claim.
Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Many activities in Union can be done on foot. Whether you’re wandering the city’s historic downtown area or visiting one of its nearby motorsports facilities, one wrong move or bad decision could lead to a pedestrian accident.
Pedestrian accidents may be the result of distraction, poor visibility, road or sidewalk defects and other causes. Although they can happen anywhere, the most common types of pedestrian accidents are:
- Crosswalk accidents: Even in marked crosswalks at intersections, many pedestrians are hit when a driver does not yield the right of way.
- Back-over accidents:These collisions happen when drivers are backing out of driveways and parking spaces and fail to see the pedestrian in their path.
- Drunk driving:Intoxicated drivers have impaired judgment and motor skills, which can cause them to weave out of the road and into pedestrians on nearby sidewalks.
- Left-hand turns:Pedestrians are more likely to be struck by motorists making left turns at intersections. Drivers tend to focus more on getting through the intersection rather than looking for people crossing the road.
Injured as a pedestrian in Union? You’ll need a personal injury attorney who knows how to put a value on a claim and deliver the best results possible. Contact us right away to get started.
Wrongful Death Attorney
The shock of losing a loved one in an accident is beyond description. It’s even more tragic if the death was the result of someone else’s reckless actions.
South Carolina law allows family members of the deceased to file a wrongful death claim for compensation against the party(s) responsible for their loss. Damages can be awarded for funeral and burial costs, medical expenses, lost income, emotional distress and loss of companionship, among others.
Of course, money can never make up for the person you’ve lost. But the sudden loss can quickly result in financial hardships, especially if the victim was the breadwinner of the family. It’s worth talking to a sympathetic wrongful death lawyer to learn whether you have rights to compensation.
Let Stewart Law Office help your family fight for the justice you deserve during this impossible time. Our compassionate lawyers will handle your claim with sensitivity and respect, all while demanding maximum compensation from the at-fault party.
Other Types of Personal Injury Claims
Stewart Law Offices represents clients in additional personal injury claims, including:
- Bicycle accidents/li>
- Train accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice lawsuits
- Dog bites
- Nursing home abuse
- Roundup lawsuits