Types of Cases That Our York Personal Injury Attorneys Handle
The injury attorneys at Stewart Law Offices are skilled trial lawyers than handle a broad range of accident claims, including:
Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents are consistently a leading cause of injury and death in South Carolina. Crash victims often face long and painful roads to recovery — and sadly, some never do fully heal. In either circumstance, compensation can be an essential part of getting back to daily life again.
Always seek medical attention if you’ve been involved in a South Carolina car accident. What seems like a minor injury could be much more serious than you think. In addition, your doctor can check for internal injuries that may not have obvious symptoms, but can have serious consequences if they go untreated.
There’s also a legal reason to get prompt medical treatment. Compensation in personal injury claims hinge upon evidence that shows how seriously you were hurt. If you wait to see a doctor, the insurance company may argue that you are exaggerating your injuries and deny your claim.
Our York personal injury attorneys have the legal knowledge and resources to conduct a thorough investigation to find out exactly what happened in your accident, who is responsible and what types of compensation that you may be entitled to.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Even the safest and most skilled riders can suffer serious injuries in a motorcycle accident. Unlike the occupants of other vehicles, bikers aren’t shielded from the impact of a crash by airbags, seat belts and other safety features. But they have exactly the same rights as every other motorist on South Carolina roads — and the same right to file a legal claim if someone causes an accident that injures them.
Injuries from motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic, resulting in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, road rash and broken bones. Having access to top medical treatment and rehabilitation centers can greatly improve prognoses for accident victims. Compensation from a successful legal claim can ensure that victims get the best possible care.
Truck Accident Lawyer
Trucks are a major and necessary part of American commerce. But they are also potentially dangerous and even deadly machines when operated negligently.
The attorneys at Stewart Law Offices have years of experience dealing with the complex questions that arise in cases involving commercial motor vehicles. These types of accidents are more likely to involve a component of gross negligence, which, in some cases, may entitle you to higher damages.
Despite strict rules governing how trucks are operated on American roads, many truck drivers and companies will cut corners in order to maximize profits. Drivers may operate heavy semi-trucks while dangerously tired or under the influence of stimulants. Others may push the envelope of traffic laws or break them altogether, putting the safety of others in jeopardy.
Accidents that involve commercial trucks are also more likely to cause serious or debilitating injuries. They also involve an understanding of both state and federal laws regulating the trucking industry. For these reasons, it’s smart to talk to a York truck injury attorney who can analyze your case and obtain the proof necessary to help obtain full and fair compensation.
Slip and Fall Lawyer
People tend to underestimate the seriousness of a slip and fall accident until they —or someone they love — has been injured in one. The truth is that slip and falls can lead to some very serious and costly injuries. People who are injured in such accidents deserve to be compensated fully for their losses, but can expect to meet resistance from defendants and their insurers along the way.
A slip and fall accident can happen when a property owner or manager fails to take reasonable measures to keep their premises free from all dangerous conditions. This may include neglecting to make repairs when needed, failing to remove obstacles from walkways or failing to clean up spills or place warning signs where hazards are present. If these types of negligence result in a slip and fall injury, the victim may have a valid claim for compensation.
If you have been in a slip and fall accident, the York attorneys at Stewart Law Offices can explain your legal rights and options in a free consultation.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you’ve been injured on the job, continuing to earn a paycheck can become difficult or impossible. For the hardworking employees that are injured in workplace accidents in York, workers’ compensation law provides a lifeline so they can make ends meet while they heal.
After getting treatment for your injury, there are several steps you need to take in South Carolina to receive workers’ compensation benefits. The first is to determine whether your employer is required to participate in the workers’ comp system.
In South Carolina, employers with four or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. Some railroad employees and agricultural workers are also excluded, as well as those who earn less than $3,000 annually.
If your employer does not have to provide workers’ comp, it’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. You’re not necessarily out of luck. There are still other avenues of compensation that can be explored.
In addition, if you are contending with a workers’ compensation denial or are struggling to get maximum benefits, a lawyer can help prepare appeals and gather the evidence you need to fight for the money that you and your family deserve.
Wrongful Death Attorneys
People who have experienced the loss of a loved one suffer an immense shock, making it overwhelming for them to consider pursuing a claim against the negligent party involved in the death. Our sympathetic yet tough York wrongful death attorneys can help you through this impossible time without causing added stress to your life.
Deaths caused by negligence, such as in a medical malpractice or a drunk driving claim, may entitle the loved one’s survivors to file wrongful death compensation from the at-fault party. This money can help with the cost of funeral, burial and medical expenses as well as recover compensation for noneconomic damages like pain and suffering, loss of household services and loss of income.
Although money hardly replaces the person lost in an accident, it can help bereaved family members stay financially afloat as they mourn and move forward in life.