If you have been wrongfully injured due to another party's negligence in the state of South Carolina, a Pickens County personal injury attorney can help you receive the financial compensation you deserve. A fair settlement will cover financial losses from past and future medical bills, past and future loss of income, loss of quality of life, and compensation for pain and suffering. An accident lawyer will review your case, negotiate your settlement and represent you in the case the lawsuit goes to court.
Types of Injury Cases We Handle
At Trey Merck Law, we represent personal injury claims related to a wide range of accidents. From permanent injuries, traumatic brain injury, catastrophic injuries, disability, and even wrongful death, it is essential to seek competent and aggressive legal representation to get the maximum compensation. Some of the common accident claims our legal team handles include:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
At Trey Merck Law we cover a variety of motor vehicle injury cases like:
- Automobile accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Uber/Lyft accidents
- Bike accidents
If you've been involved in a motor vehicle accident that is listed above it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as you can and get the claim filed and started as soon as possible. Trey Merck will help guide you throughout the entire process and make sure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
If you are injured by a defective product, you may be able to seek financial compensation from the party responsible. One of the first steps is to determine whether your injury resulted from a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or a warning/label defect. It is also important to look at how the product was being used when the injury occurred, however, a product should still not be inherently dangerous. Large companies have legal teams and generally fight these cases hard, so it is not advised to take them on without a products liability attorney.
Slip and Fall
Slip and fall accidents are considered premises liability accidents. In these cases, the property owner, landowner, or property manager can be held responsible for damages. Perhaps the fall was caused by a missing or broken step, an uneven sidewalk, or a spill in the grocery store. If negligence can be proven, you can receive adequate compensation from the liable party.
Medical malpractice is the improper, illegal, or negligent act by a medical provider that results in injury to the patient. In order to be considered "medical malpractice", there has to be some criteria to file a claim. The claim must prove a violation of the standard of care, the injury was caused by negligence, and the injury resulted in significant damages. If you believe that you are a victim of medical malpractice then do not hesitate to contact our experienced personal injury attorney, Trey Merck.
Social Security Disability
Applying for social security benefits can take a long time and require lots of paperwork. An experienced social security disability lawyer can give you a clear understanding of what you can expect and what you should do. Our firm can help you understand the Social Security Disability system so you know exactly what to expect when applying for benefits. We have helped clients across upstate South Carolina from their initial applications to appeals.
For accidents that happen on the job, you may be entitled to workers' compensation. Workers' comp is a special type of insurance provided by the employer. The employee receives medical benefits and wage replacement in exchange for relinquishment of the right to file a lawsuit against the company. Workers' comp allows the employee to take time to receive medical care and recover without loss of income or loss of employment. If you have been injured on the job a workers' compensation lawyer can help ensure you receive full compensation for your damages.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Helps Your Case
An accident lawyer helps your case by working to obtain fair compensation. Oftentimes, individuals do not know all the damages they are entitled to seek payment for. Manufacturers, employers, and insurers will try to take advantage of that and pay as little as possible. An attorney will assess your case, work to negotiate an acceptable settlement, and represent you through the legal process if they determine it is best to file a lawsuit. You may be entitled to reimbursement for property damages, medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium in the event of wrongful death.
How Long You Have to File an Injury Claim in SC?
In South Carolina, an individual has 3 years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. Three years is given because unforeseen complications may arise over a long period of time. In these cases of a long recovery, the full medical costs may not be realized immediately. If the claim is not filed within the 3 years then the person forfeits their right to ever file a lawsuit.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
In the state of South Carolina, the average personal injury attorney charges between 33-40% of the settlement package. The rate can fluctuate depending on how complicated the case is and how long it takes to settle. Most compensation lawyers work with a contingency fee. This means they do not charge anything if they lose and you pay once the case is settled. This structure means your attorney is highly motivated to provide you with a dedicated experience.
If you or a loved one were injured by a negligent party, do not hesitate to enlist the help of legal services to begin your claim for compensation. At Trey Merck Law, we pride ourselves on aggressive representation. Contact our law firm today to being your free consultation.