Catastrophic InjuryJustice for Everyone
We are dedicated to helping individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries, which are life-altering injuries that can include amputations, traumatic brain injuries, burns, paralysis, and other serious injuries.
Semi-truck accident cases can be complex, catastrophic, and require specialized knowledge and experience. Trucking companies and their insurance providers often have teams of attorneys and investigators working to protect their interests, which is why it's crucial to have an experienced and skilled truck accident lawyer on your side. Brendan Green, an experienced truck accident lawyer can investigate the circumstances of the accident, identify all liable parties, and negotiate with the insurance companies to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Whenever an accident occurs involving a tractor trailer, there can be significant personal injury and property damage. A personal injury claim covers physical injuries as well as mental anguish and pain and suffering. The primary goal of our law firm in semi-truck accident lawsuits is to get the compensation you deserve if you were injured by someone else’s actions or inactions.
It is of the utmost importance to get our office involved immediately following a Semi-truck accident. These cases need to immediately involve accident reconstructionist, computer downloads, video preservation, inspections of vehicles, and the inspection of driving logs, cell phone records and other documents which will be critical to any potential case.
South Carolina has consistently ranked among the top ten most dangerous states to drive in due to the high number of fatalities, particularly on rural roads. Nonetheless, personal vehicles remain the most widely used mode of transportation for visiting friends and family, grocery shopping, and commuting to work. Unfortunately, with a large number of people on the road, accidents are inevitable.
While some accidents occur due to uncontrollable factors like bad weather, poor visibility or animals on the road, many accidents are preventable and result from reckless or negligent driving by other motorists. Distracted driving and driving under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances and even certain prescribed medicine can result in an inability to properly operate a car.
If you were involved in a car accident that was caused by the carelessness of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries and property damage.
What constitutes drunk driving in South Carolina?
It is true motorcycle riders are at a higher risk of injury in accidents involving other vehicles than those riding in automobiles. And, many times motorcycle accidents result in catastrophic injuries or death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are about 28 times more likely to die in a traffic crash than people in passenger cars, on a per mile traveled basis.
There are several reasons for the higher rate of fatalities for motorcyclists.
- Motorcycles are smaller and less visible than cars and trucks.
- Riders are more exposed to the elements and impacts.
- Drivers of cars and trucks don’t take care to look out for motorcycles on the road.
- Drivers may misjudge a motorcycle's speed or distance.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can forever change the course of your or a loved one’s life. Victims of everything from automobile, motorcycle or bicycle accidents, and violent crimes to falls, sports injuries, exposure to toxic chemicals, and infections can suffer permanent impacts to their movement, balance, cognitive abilities, and even emotions. Even more concerning, people with mild traumatic brain injuries often show no signs of damage on MRI or X-ray.
If you think you may be suffering from a TBI, first consult with your doctor, then reach out to us immediately. We will ensure this process will be handled with the utmost care and attention to get the maximum extent of justice.
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death refers to a legal claim filed by the surviving family members of an individual whose death was caused by the negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of another party. In South Carolina, the purpose of a wrongful death claim is to seek compensation for the losses and damages suffered by the deceased person's family due to their untimely death. These losses can include medical expenses, funeral costs, lost financial support, and emotional pain and suffering.
Distinguishing Wrongful Death from Catastrophic Injury Claims
While both wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims involve serious harm caused by negligence, they differ in a fundamental aspect: the outcome. Wrongful death claims are pursued when the victim has tragically passed away due to the negligence of another party. On the other hand, catastrophic injury claims focus on seeking compensation for severe injuries that a victim has sustained, but the victim is still alive.
The Importance of Timely Legal Action
If you suspect that your loved one's death was caused by someone else's negligence, it's crucial to consult a knowledgeable personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The laws governing wrongful death claims in South Carolina have specific statutes of limitations that determine the time window during which you can file a claim. Failing to meet these deadlines can result in the loss of your right to seek compensation.
Furthermore, collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and building a strong case takes time. The earlier you engage an attorney, the better positioned they are to gather necessary evidence and advocate on your behalf. Brendan Green and his personal injury legal team can navigate the legal complexities, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, represent your interests in court.
Types of Events Considered Wrongful Death
Numerous situations can lead to wrongful death claims, including but not limited to:
- Car Accidents: If a family member is killed in a car accident caused by another driver's recklessness or negligence, the surviving family members may have grounds for a wrongful death claim.
- Medical Malpractice: If a healthcare professional's negligent actions or omissions lead to a patient's death, their family may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim.
- Workplace Accidents: When a worker loses their life due to unsafe working conditions, inadequate training, or faulty equipment, their family could pursue a wrongful death claim.
- Product Liability: If a defective product causes fatal injuries, the manufacturer or distributor may be held accountable through a wrongful death claim.
- Premises Liability: In cases where an unsafe property condition results in a fatal accident, the property owner or manager might be liable for wrongful death.