Greenville Personal Injury & Car Accident Lawyer
Practice Areas 2017-08-30T19:01:06+00:00

Practice Areas


Auto and Car Accidents

Auto accidents are the most common cause of injury. Injuries can range from the minor to the catastrophic, including brain injury, spinal cord injury, and wrongful death.

Just because auto accidents are common does not mean handling them is simple. You will likely get resistance from the at-fault driver or his or her insurance company, especially when you seek fair compensation. The sooner you consult me and begin preparation of your case, the better off you will be. Remember, evidence disappears and memories fade. Call me right now, and let me help you. For more information on car accident law in Greenville, SC, click here.


Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can cause some of the most devastating injuries, including brain injury, spinal cord injury, and wrongful death. Those who drive trucks, commonly known as 18-wheelers, are held to higher standards than other drivers because they receive special training. They are regulated by state and federal law. Truck drivers must meet licensing and training requirements, undergo safety inspections, and keep track of the number of hours they drive between breaks.

Trucking companies aggressively defend themselves against claims. While you are recovering from an injury, they are often hiring investigators to interview witnesses and engineers to reconstruct the accident. In short, they are laying the ground work for their defense. Not to worry. I can do the same. I can also subpoena training information, drug test results, and driver logs. The sooner you consult me and begin preparation of your case, the better off you will be. Remember, evidence disappears and memories fade. Call me right now, and let me help you.


Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) commonly results from auto accidents, falls, or any other impact to the head. TBI is classified by medical professionals as “severe” or “mild”. Severe brain injury is associated with a lengthy loss of consciousness and memory loss after a head injury. Severe TBI can result in difficulty with higher level cognitive function (thinking, remembering, judgment, reasoning), in limited function of arms and legs, and in speech problems and emotional problems. Mild TBI is associated with a short loss of consciousness and/or confusion and disorientation. Mild TBI is often not diagnosed until months after an injury, because MRI and CT scans to the head are often normal. But soon the family of the person with mild TBI begins to notice that he or she is “different.” The injured person may have headaches, difficulty thinking, memory problems, and changes in temperament. Both severe and mild traumatic brain injury can make it difficult for a person to work and have normal relationships with others.

I have successfully handled numerous brain injury cases. I am a member of various educational and advocacy groups, including the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina and the Brain Injury Association of America. I work with neurologists, psychiatrists, therapists, and others to prepare and present brain injury cases. The sooner you consult me and begin preparation of your case, the better off you will be. Call me right now, and let me help you.


Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injury commonly results from auto accidents and falls. Injury occurs when communication is blocked between the brain and the rest of the body. A spinal cord injury is characterized as “incomplete”, which may include a bruised spinal cord with varying effects on a person, or a “complete” injury, which results in a complete loss of function. The higher the injury on the spinal cord, i.e. the closer to the head, the more dysfunction the injury will cause. Spinal cord injury may result in loss of bowel and/or bladder control, changes in sexual function, loss of sensation, and paralysis.

I have successfully handled numerous spinal cord injury cases. I work with neurosurgeons, physiatrists, therapists, and others to prepare and present spinal cord injury cases. The sooner you consult me and begin preparation of your case, the better off you will be. Remember, evidence disappears and memories fade. Call me right now, and let me help you.


Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer in Greenville

If your immediate family member has been killed because of the wrongful conduct of another person, you have sustained a devastating loss. Under the law of most states, you may pursue a wrongful death claim to recover medical and funeral expenses, money to replace the financial support your family member would have provided, and compensation for the loss of his or her comfort and companionship. The sooner you consult me and begin preparation of your case, the better off you will be. Remember, evidence disappears and memories fade. Call me right now, and let me help you.


Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice is more common than most people realize. According to the National Academy of Sciences, approximately 98,000 Americans die each year from “medical mistakes”.  That figure does not take into account the hundreds of thousands more who are injured. Medical Malpractice can include failure to diagnose a serious illness or disease, surgical errors, and improper medication. However, not every bad outcome is the result of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to meet the acceptable standard of care.

I have successfully handled medical malpractice cases. I will commit the resources necessary to obtain the best result possible in your case. The sooner you consult me and begin preparation of your case, the better off you will be. Remember, evidence disappears and memories fade. Call me right now, and let me help you.


Workers’ Compensation

If you have been injured on the job, your employer is required by law to provide medical care and payment for permanent disability, including partial disability. Your employer has workers’ compensation insurance that covers these benefits. Just because the workers’ compensation system is supposed to be simple does not mean that it is. You will likely experience resistance, especially when you seek fair compensation. Report your injury immediately, identify any witnesses, and specifically tell your doctor how you’ve been injured. The sooner you consult me and begin preparation of your case, the better off you will be. Remember, evidence disappears and memories fade. I am the lawyer for you. Call me right now, and let me help you.


Social Security Disability

If you are disabled from work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To obtain benefits from these Federal programs, you must file an application with the Social Security Administration. In almost every instance, you will be denied at this stage. You must then file a Request for Reconsideration, and in almost every instance you will be denied again. At this point, you must file a Request for Hearing before an administrative law judge. You will be completely frustrated and convinced that you will never obtain Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits. You should call me after your application is denied the first time. The sooner you consult me and begin preparation of your case, the better off you will be. Call me right now, and let me help you.


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