How A Winnsboro Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Being injured in an accident caused by someone else is a disorienting and stressful experience. During the confusion, having a personal injury attorney by your side can be a vital asset.
It’s no secret that the cost of medical treatment is high and continues to climb. A sudden injury can leave you and your family saddled with mounting medical bills and an unexpected drop in household income if you are unable to return to work. These are burdens that you should never have had to bear.
In South Carolina, it’s possible to hold the at-fault party responsible for their negligence through a personal injury claim. A successful claim can result in compensation for a wide variety of losses, including medical bills, lost wages, property damage, lost earning potential, pain and suffering and more.
Our attorneys will prepare a solid, evidence-based legal claim to show how exactly how you were harmed and who should be held accountable for your injury.
We can also handle all communications with insurance companies, who will most likely call you within hours of the accident to ask for a recorded statement. Don’t provide one — contact Stewart Law Offices right away so that we can prevent you from accidentally making a statement that could limit your access to the compensation you deserve.
The vast majority of personal injury actions can be resolved in a settlement. That means that most victims never see the inside of a courtroom or have to worry about a trial.
However, it is possible that your best chance for optimal compensation may come from filing a lawsuit. Before taking that step, our skilled lawyers will sit down with you to discuss all of pros and cons of a trial.
You need to know that no attorney should ever guarantee you a certain outcome with your claim. However, we will provide zealous advocacy in our efforts to meet your legal needs and goals.
Cases We Handle
The injury attorneys at Stewart Law Offices represent clients in claims involving:
After a South Carolina car accident, individuals and families may find their finances and entire futures in question. Even in cases where doctors expect a full recovery, complications can arise that may lead to temporary or permanent disability for accident victims.
Insurance companies deal with millions of auto accident claims every year. That means that their adjusters are trained to be suspicious of each injury claim they receive. You can expect them to question the severity of your injuries and/or imply that you were at least partly to blame for the crash.
Consulting with a personal injury attorney can save you the stress of dealing with unfair settlement offers that may come long before doctors can truly assess the implications of your injury. Our Winnsboro attorneys can help protect your rights so that you are not shortchanged.
Injuries from a motorcycle accident are often serious. Obtaining compensation is a critical part of preparing for the future, which may involve long-term medical treatment, repeated surgeries and home renovations to accommodate wheelchairs and other necessary equipment.
The attorneys at Stewart Law Offices will investigate every aspect of the crash to figure out how it happened and identify all responsible parties. Even if you share some of the fault for the wreck, it may still be possible for you to recover compensation for your injuries.
However, it’s very important to speak to an attorney if your degree of fault is in question. South Carolina’s comparative negligence laws prevent people from recovering compensation if they are found more than 50 percent responsible for an accident.
State and federal laws involving the licensing and operation requirements for commercial drivers and the trucking companies are very strict. Violations can result in severe penalties, especially if a truck accident is caused by the negligent actions of a trucker, truck company or others responsible for the maintenance and safety of the rig.
Statistics show that truck accidents often result in the most severe injuries. Usually, the other parties in the wreck — not the truck driver — suffer the worst of the trauma. Our Winnsboro lawyers will discover all of the factors that contributed to the accident and help hold the responsible parties liable for their actions.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Property owners — whether they own a private home or a commercial business — have a responsibility to provide a reasonable degree of safety to visitors or patrons. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident because an owner knowingly failed to repair or warn of a dangerous condition, you may have a valid claim for compensation.
Slip and fall accidents can be challenging to prove because there’s usually no police report filed to document the event. That makes it particularly important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after the incident. Photographs from the accident scene and witness statements should be collected before the property owner has time to fix the problem.