Personal injury cases in South Carolina can be complicated. Trying to handle your personal injury claim by yourself can be stressful for both you and your loved ones. You may have medical bills accumulating, you may be off work due to your injuries, and may be experiencing financial hardships because unexpected costs associated with your injury.
The South Carolina personal injury attorneys at Elrod Pope can provide you with legal representation to take the burden off of you and assist you in recovering monetary compensation.
Our Tega Cay personal injury lawyers will ensure you have a basic understanding of South Carolina personal injury law, so you understand your rights. As you will see, a personal injury accident claim can be a complex legal matter.
If you have additional questions as to whether you may have a claim after suffering a personal injury in Tega Cay, South Carolina, then we welcome you to contact one of our personal injury attorneys at Elrod Pope.
What Kind of Tega Cay, South Carolina Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Our firm handles many different types of personal injury cases in Tega Cay and throughout South Carolina. Read below for more information on our practice areas.
South Carolina Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation provides many South Carolina workers with financial assistance for lost wages and medical expenses if you are injured while on the job.
Workers’ compensation is there so that you may be eligible to receive benefits even if you may have been partially at fault for your injury while at work. In exchange, you will not be able to sue your employer for negligence.
One of the downfalls of workers’ compensation is it can be extremely complicated, and detail orientated. This could lead to you missing out on benefits you may need and are entitled to – especially if you didn’t notify your employer of your injury, obtain medical treatment, or follow proper procedures.
If you or a loved one was injured on the job in Tega Cay, South Carolina, the law offices of Elrod Pope is here to assist you. We understand how to navigate the South Carolina workers’ compensation system and can ensure all the proper documents are filed in a timely manner, and will fight to obtain all the benefits you deserve.
Tega Cay, South Carolina Car Accidents
A car accident can occur in a split second, but you and your loved ones could be facing consequences as a result of your personal injury for a lifetime. In South Carolina, a car accident happens approximately every 3.7 minutes, and someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident every 13.3 minutes.
Statistics don’t give you the entire story. If you or a loved one is injured in a Tega Cay, South Carolina car accident, you or your loved one could suffer catastrophic injuries that may prevent you to go to work and allow you to keep up with your day-to-day life.
If someone else is at fault for your car accident, you have the right to file a claim for compensation, including expenses associated with your car accident for such things as medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage, and other damages related to your injury.
In South Carolina, because of the sheer number of car accidents, sometimes insurance companies will quickly deny your personal injury claim, even if your damages are obvious. Additionally, an insurance adjuster could try to trick you or your loved ones into taking a settlement that is far lower than what you truly deserve.
The Tega Cay car accident lawyers at Elrod Pope don’t stand for that. We can put our experienced and aggressive attorneys to work for you and help you recover all the fair and full monetary compensation you deserve.
Tega Cay, South Carolina Truck Accidents
It’s common knowledge that a large truck needs more time and a further distance to stop. The size of semi-trucks can make them hard to maneuver, and they can cause you to suffer catastrophic injuries should you be involved in an accident with a truck.
In South Carolina, the most common causes of truck accidents include, but aren’t limited to:
- Distracted Driving
- Driver Fatigue
- Inadequate Training
- Parts and/or Vehicle Defects
- Poor Maintenance
- Poorly Loaded and/or Secured Cargo
Because there are so many different parties that may be held accountable for your Tega Cay, South Carolina truck accident, personal injury cases involving trucks can be, at times, quite complicated. For example, the trucking company, truck manufacturer, driver, and even parts manufacturer, just to name a few, could all be held accountable for your injuries.
It’s extremely important to discuss your South Carolina truck accident with one of the knowledgeable Tega Cay truck accident attorneys at Elrod Pope to make sure that every party responsible for your truck accident is held responsible.
Tega Cay, South Carolina Motorcycle Accidents
Like many other vehicles on Tega Cay roads, motorcycle accidents are normally caused by another driver’s distracted driving, carelessness, or recklessness.
Many motorcycle accidents involve driver error and speeding that may cause you to crash and suffer serious injuries. Additionally, many motorcycle accidents occur because of poorly maintained roads or defects in the roads. Because your motorcycle weighs considerably less and is less stable than other motor vehicles, road defects can easily cause you to suffer injuries in an accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Tega Cay, South Carolina motorcycle accident, you can count on Elrod Pope to pursue the full amount of monetary compensation you deserve.
Tega Cay, South Carolina Wrongful Death
At the South Carolina law offices of Elrod Pope, we understand it isn’t possible to put a monetary value on anyone’s life. However, under South Carolina law, it is possible for you or your loved ones to seek wrongful death compensation if another entity or person caused the death of your loved one.
It’s important to keep in mind that in South Carolina, you have three (3) years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a claim for wrongful death.
Why Do I Need a Tega Cay, South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney?
The legal team at the South Carolina law firm of Elrod Pope have the skills and experience you need to properly assess all aspects of your personal injury and fight for the true value of your injuries and other damages.
We can build your case in preparation for a South Carolina court, and build a strong claim to assist you in negotiating a fair out-of-court settlement. We are experts at the necessary strategies to assist you with your Tega Cay personal injury claim.
As you may have realized, personal injury claims are extremely complicated, and you will need an experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable attorney in your corner to ensure you receive all the monetary compensation you and your loved ones deserve. Please contact the South Carolina personal injury attorneys at Elrod Pope today to find out how we can assist you in settling your case in a timely manner so you can focus on moving forward with your life.