Why Do You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
When it comes to securing your rights to fair and equitable treatment in the event of bodily harm, you need a personal injury lawyer. Whether you’ve been in a car or trucking accident or hurt at work or on the job, you need an attorney who will stand by you through the entire legal process. An injury in an accident can change your life and change the life of your family. We want to help you and your family.
At West Law Firm, P.A., we represent clients in a broad range of cases including criminal defense, land disputes, business litigation and personal injury. As an established firm located in Moncks Corner, our firm has been serving members of the South Carolina community since 1945.
Whether you need a personal injury lawyer
in Charleston, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, or anywhere else nearby in South Carolina, we have a team of dedicated lawyers ready to work for you.
What Is a Personal Injury Lawyer?
A personal injury lawyer
is an advocate for the client who has been a victim of some incident that has caused the client bodily harm. In cases where an individual has been the victim of injury to his or her person, that person needs a personal injury lawyer.
Personal injury cases can cover a broad range of incidents, including but not limited to:
· Vehicular or trucking accidents
· Workplace accidents
· Premises Liability (including slipping, falling, unsafe or malfunctioning equipment)
· Residential, commercial, or industrial accidents on another person’s or company’s property
· And more
In any of these cases, if the client was not at fault, then they should seek the services of a personal injury lawyer.
Individuals and businesses that are at fault, as well as insurance companies, will try to offload as much of the financial responsibility as possible. A victim of a personal injury needs an advocate who will help them sort through all the legal jargon and loopholes to get the just treatment and compensation that the client deserves.
Medical bills can add up quickly for the victim of a personal injury. Keeping track of all the documentation, billing due dates, services rendered that must be paid for, and more can become a stressful ordeal. In the weeks following an accident, a victim is focused on trying to recover, and not on paying all of their medical bills or loss of income.
The time period immediately following a personal injury incident, however, is the most crucial time for a victim to get the compensation they deserve. Hospitals will stack on charges for various medical services—including charges for emergency room visits, equipment used to treat the patient, etc.—all of which can lead to a hefty bill for the recovering victim.
Even for victims who have good medical insurance, these medical bills can become large and worrisome. Insurance companies will try to pay for only part of the coverage, and any missing documentation or follow-up can lead to their dismissal of payment altogether.
Who Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
A personal injury lawyer in South Carolina advocates for the victim of a personal injury. In most cases where the victim was injured by the negligence of someone else, a personal injury lawyer can help!
This can include incidents such as vehicular accidents or workplace accidents, but it can also apply to more general categories. If a client happens to go to a store and gets injured by unsafe property conditions, that client may be entitled to seek the services of a personal injury lawyer.
I’ve Been Injured, What Do I Need to Do? 4 Easy Steps
The sooner you seek , the better your chances are for getting full compensation. These are the steps you need to take following the incident that caused you injury:
Step 1 - Seek Legal Representation
If you have been the victim of an incident that caused harm to your person, the first step is to get in touch with us right away. We can walk you through the legal actions that you need to take.
Step 2 - Document and Keep Records of Anything and Everything Related to the Injury
No matter what type of incident led to your bodily harm, your top priority is documentation. In the case of a vehicular or workplace accident, you’ll need to document as much as you can regarding the accident itself, including:
• Areas of pain or bodily injury
• Environmental conditions
If you were in a vehicular accident, you’ll want to note specific environmental factors including road conditions, whether you were at a stop sign or stop light, etc. Be as detailed as possible.
If you seek medical services following your injury, keep records of all the medical services and treatment you receive. This includes documenting doctors’ names, the types of services received, prescriptions, instructions for follow-up, and anything else related to the medical services. If your recovery involves physical or occupational therapy, you will also want to keep records of the time, date, location, and costs of these services.
Step 3 - Get Consultation and Stay in Contact
Having documentation is just part of the process of being prepared to seek compensation for personal injury. Stay in contact with your personal injury lawyer to make sure all your bases are covered. If your case goes to court, your lawyer can walk you through the steps of a court proceeding, including being prepared for cross-examination, calling on witnesses, giving testimony, and more.
Step 4 - Call for a Free Consultation
West Law Firm, P.A. is committed to you. Your case is important to you. And your case is important to us. We want to know as much as possible about you and your case in order to best serve and guide you in any personal injury legal matter.
Contact West Law Firm, P.A.
207 Carolina Ave, Moncks Corner, SC