Providing Valuable Assistance to Injured Accident Victims
If you suffered an injury that was not your fault, it is crucial to learn more about your legal rights. The more that you understand about your unique injury or accident, the better your chances for recovering the compensation that you deserve. We offer valuable information about motor vehicle accidents, accidents involving children and minors, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, dog bites, nursing home abuse, and Social Security disability.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may not know how best to protect yourself. This includes not only obtaining the medical treatment that you need, but also taking the proper precautions to ensure that your legal rights are protected. Once you start down the path of pursuing a claim for compensation, you should arm yourself with knowledge in order to deal with the powerful insurance companies and legal teams that you may be up against. It is this knowledge—specifically, what to do after an accident and how accident claims work—which will help to ensure you obtain the compensation that you deserve. Fortunately, we are here to help arm you with that knowledge. Call Shelly Leeke Law Firm today to learn how we can help you.
Accidents Involving Children & Minors
Children & Minors face a heightened risk of becoming injured in accidents. The Charleston Child Injury Lawyers at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm provide unique and client focused care and attention to children and their families struck by the tragedy of an accident involving a child. If your child has been injured in a South Carolina accident, contact the Charleston Accident Lawyers at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm today.
When a death occurs unexpectedly, family of the person who died may be left mounting medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, in addition to a deep sense of loss, pain, and mental suffering. In South Carolina, if the death was caused by another person’s conduct, the other person’s actions may give rise to a “wrongful death” claim. A wrongful death claim in South Carolina allows the family to receive financial compensation for their loss.
If you are hurt on the job, you may find yourself unable to return to work. This inability to return to work may leave you afraid for how you are going to support yourself and your family. Fortunately, filing a workers’ compensation claim may bring you the financial assistance that you are looking for. Obtaining these benefits, however, is not always easy. It is important to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney in order to maximize your chances of obtaining the compensation that you deserve.
Mesothelioma & Asbestos Exposure
Today, we understand that exposure to asbestos can put a person at substantial risk for developing a life-threatening respiratory condition over time. Unfortunately, this knowledge was gained only after hundreds of thousands of people had already been exposed. Many workers in certain types of industries face an especially high risk. Victims who go on to develop conditions such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills and lost wages.
After a dog bite attack, victims are often left feeling frightened and confused. Substantial medical bills and other expenses may begin to add up, and some adult victims may find that they are unable to return to work. Fortunately for victims and their families, dog owners can be held liable when their dog attacks and bites someone. As a result, victims may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses.
Nursing Home Abuse
If a loved one is abused or neglected in a nursing home setting, the results can be traumatic for everyone involved. Unfortunately, this abuse often goes undetected or unpunished. Recognizing the signs of abuse and neglect and understanding what these terms really mean is crucial to putting a stop to it when it does exist. In addition, victims and their families should be aware that they may be entitled to compensation for their suffering and expenses if a nursing home is to blame for a loved one’s physical, emotional, or financial injuries.
Social Security Disability
Securing Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is not as simple as you might think. Even if you are clearly disabled, the process of trying to obtain benefits can be difficult, intimidating, and even discouraging. According to the Social Security Administration, the majority of disability claims and appeals are denied; however, claimants who use a lawyer are more likely to win their claims than those who do not. This is why you should consider hiring an experienced Charleston, South Carolina attorney to help you file or appeal your disability claim.