Our practice focuses on primarily injury law: were you injured, and was it someone else's fault? If so, your case likely falls within the areas of practice listed below and for which we offer legal services. Some clients and attorneys require assistance with appeals. We provide this service as well.
Ultimately, we enjoy helping good people who are put in the unenviable position of trying to get back to normal after someone else broke the law. If you need our services–or just need to talk–please call. This is what we do for a living, and we are here to help. Andrew understands that your case is not just about a legal violation and your subsequent injury. There are so many other frustrations and speed bumps you deal with. We can help you work through them.
In South Carolina, three typical trial results lead to an appeal: (1) you win big; (2) you lose big, or (3) either side wants to challenge the law behind the trial court's rulings. As a former attorney with the South Carolina Court of Appeals, Andrew saw, researched, wrote on, and met with judges regarding an array of topics. If you wish to speak about a potential or pending appeal–and you are an attorney or an unrepresented appellant/respondent–contact us at your convenience.
Automobile wrecks account for the majority of our practice because, unfortunately, some people keep breaking the traffic laws at the risk of everyone else on the road. From someone running a stop sign, to speeding, to driving distracted, to [insert any reason less important than your health], Andrew has worked these cases. Give us a call or send us an email if you have been injured in a wreck.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
People who drive drunk should be held accountable for not only your harms, but for the danger they pose to the entire community. South Carolina's laws give you additional routes for recovery when someone drives drunk. Give us a call to speak about these avenues and maximize your recovery.
Doctors are required to act according to the standard of care within their profession. When doctors fail to do this, people get hurt and sometimes die. Hospitals and physicians should be held accountable in these situations, not only to right your wrongs, but to protect others from the same actions. If you have been harmed due to a medical professional's conduct, please call or email Andrew today.
Motorcycle riders deserve the same protection on the road as any other driver. Unfortunately, motorcycle drivers are not always given that respect. The trauma that comes from someone causing a wreck with your motorcycle is exponential. Reach out to us to see how we can help you.
NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT
Some of the saddest and preventable injuries Andrew has seen are in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. You send your loved one to be cared for when they are their most vulnerable, and then you find out the care is non-existent or sub-par. If you or a loved one suffered any injury at a nursing home (e.g., mis-medication, pressure sores, broken bones, death), please give us call to see how we can help.
Different places owe people different duties. If you were injured on someone else's property–be it a friend's house, a gas station, a restaurant, a store–reach out to us to find out what we can do to help you.
When you purchase and use a product, you expect it to work properly and not harm you. A company, in fact, should design and manufacture products in a way that prohibits harm as much as possible or, at least, warn against potential harms. Sometimes, companies skip steps to save money. When this happens, good people get hurt. If you have been harmed by one of these defective products, please give us a call so that we can help get you the recovery you deserve and so that we can help prevent others from being harmed in the same manner.
As a father of two young children, I expect my children to be properly supervised and taken care of while at school. This is also what South Carolina law requires. If a school or one of its employees violates the law, resulting in harm to your child, you may have a case against the school district. Email or call Andrew to determine whether the school can be held accountable for its actions in your matter.
We have all been on the road, tightening up as an 18-wheeler passes us or as we pass the big rig. When these truckers violate the law, they are throwing around their multi-ton machinery at the risk or your health. Andrew has seen the big insurance companies operating in these cases and knows the intricacies of what a trucking case requires. If you have been harmed at the hands of a commercial driver, please contact us soon.
Workers' compensation cases are fairly direct because the rules and calculations are spelled out by the General Assembly. Unfortunately, however, some companies or insurance carriers make the process confusing and difficult. We understand that filing a claim against your employer is not ideal. However, in South Carolina, it may be the only route for you to recover your lost income and medical bills. If you have been injured at work–regardless of fault–give Andrew a call today.
If someone you know has passed away due to the actions (or inactions) or another, please give us a call. We will help you work through not only the process of holding that person accountable, but we can also help you navigate the probate process.
In addition to the above practice areas, it is normal for a client to need additional services related to their injuries or appeals. For example, some clients are dealing with bankruptcy. Some clients require probate assistance when a loved one dies. Some realize they need to begin their estate planning due to witnessing the unfortunate event of a family member's passing. If you find yourself in any of these positions, we can help you get the proper representation.