Being hurt in an accident always comes as a shock. That’s especially true if the accident was someone else’s fault. If you’re facing a growing pile of medical bills and time off work after an accident in Privateer, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and other losses.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Land, Parker & Welch P.A. have been representing clients throughout South Carolina for decades. As a family-run firm, we understand the bonds that develop in small communities like Privateer — and how much those ties are tested when the unexpected occurs and someone gets hurt.
Call (803) 219-2757 or contact us today for a free consultation to learn your legal rights.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
The attorneys at Land, Parker & Welch P.A. provide comprehensive legal services to clients in a wide variety of practice areas, including:
In South Carolina, accident victims can pursue compensation if their injuries are due to the reckless actions of another person or entity (such as a business or city government). This is true even if you believe that you are partly at fault.
A successful personal injury claim awards accident victims with compensation for economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages account for monetary losses caused by the accident, such as medical expenses, lost income and property damage.
Noneconomic damages are not easily calculated but no less important, allowing victims to collect compensation for pain and suffering and mental anguish, among other things.
Our attorneys are accomplished negotiators who always push for maximum compensation during settlement talks. But we’re also tough trial lawyers who won’t hesitate to take your claim to court if you aren’t offered the compensation you deserve.
Traffic collisions happen every day in South Carolina. State data has found that an injury crash occurs every 13.3 minutes on Palmetto State roads. Fatal crashes happen about every 9.5 hours.
When an accident occurs, you will inevitably have to work with an insurance company to resolve your claim for damages. You should know that insurance companies always look out for themselves first. Any initial settlement offer will be lower than what you deserve.
That’s where Land, Parker & Welch P.A. can help. Our attorneys know every tactic that insurance adjusters use in an attempt to diminish or even deny your claim for compensation. We can build an evidence-based case that factors any of their possible arguments into account.
Here’s one free piece of legal advice: Do not give the insurance company a recorded statement about the accident. It can and will be used against you. Instead, let us handle the communications so that you can focus on what really matters — recovering from your injuries.
Truck accidents are particularly complex. The trucking industry is regulated heavily by both state and federal laws. If you’ve been hurt in a commercial motor vehicle accident, it’s important to have an attorney who is familiar with those laws and how they apply to your individual claim.
Getting full and fair compensation is crucial in truck accident cases because they often involve the most catastrophic injuries. Severe trauma may result in lifelong consequences for victims and their families, and it’s important to have an advocate by your side to prove that.
Motorcycles are a popular means of transportation in South Carolina. But unfortunately, bikers are at a higher risk of injury than motorists in passenger cars or trucks. They are harder to spot on the roads, which can lead to deadly crashes.
Motorcyclists have the same rights as every other driver. That means that anyone (motorcyclists included) may be held liable after an accident if it was caused by negligence. The key question is any personal injury action involves determining who is at fault.
South Carolina courts determine liability based on a rule called modified comparative negligence. Essentially, it means that injured people can still recover compensation even if they are partly at fault.
In South Carolina, you can only receive money if you are found to be 50 percent or less responsible for the accident. Anything higher will prevent you from getting any money at all. Your ultimate compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
There are many strategies that defendants will use to try to push your degree of fault over the 51 percent bar. Our skilled Privateer attorneys will fight all unfair claims in an effort to ensure that your fault (if any) is assigned properly.
Slip & Fall
Property owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are free from all foreseeable hazards. If you or a loved one is hurt in a slip and fall accident due to their carelessness, you may have a claim for compensation.
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere — in someone’s home, at work, in a business or walking on public property. Any losses that you suffer as a result of a dangerous condition that a property owner knew (or should have known about) may be repaid in a successful slip and fall lawsuit.
Being bitten by a dog is not only terrifying but can also result in disfigurement and other catastrophic injuries. South Carolina law protects people who are injured by dangerous and unrestrained dogs.
Children are frequently the victims in dog bite cases. They often face multiple future surgeries and medical procedures to combat the aftereffects of a dog bite as their bodies grow. That means that families must deal with ongoing treatment for years to come, as well as contend with the inevitable pain and suffering that comes with such a devastating injury.
At Land, Parker & Welch P.A., our compassionate lawyers provide customized legal support to families, but not at the expense of a personal touch. We’re with you every step of the way during the recovery process, standing up to ensure that you and your family are prepared for whatever the future holds.
Every employee is entitled to a safe workplace. Most South Carolina employers are required to carry workers’ compensation to cover medical bills and provide partial wage replacement for those who are injured on the job, regardless of fault.
Despite workers’ compensation laws, the path to actually receiving benefits can be difficult. Your employer’s insurance company may deny your claim or approve it for less than what you deserve. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Land, Parker & Welch P.A. can assist with workers’ compensation appeals and represent you at hearings until you get the compensation you are owed.
Social Security Disability
Many people are unaware that they could be entitled to Social Security disability benefits if they are unable to work after an accident. Our attorneys can analyze the circumstances of your case and help determine your eligibility for benefits. A basic requirement for payment is that you must have worked long enough and paid enough into the Social Security system to qualify for benefits.
Although you are not required to hire a Social Security Disability attorney to help with the application process, we can help gather the information you need to support your claim for benefits and ensure that you don’t miss important filing deadlines.
Our Additional Legal Practice Areas
Land, Parker & Welch P.A. is a full service law firm that provides legal services beyond personal injury claims. Whether you are struggling with painful family issues like divorce or dealing with probate or real estate matters, our reliable Privateer attorneys will be there to support you. We also represent clients in criminal defense and traffic ticket cases.
Privateer, SC Community Information
Privateer is located just 8 miles northeast of Sumter. With a population of around 2,400 residents, Privateer is not far from Sumter’s cultural opportunities or from outdoor recreation spots in nearby Manchester State Forest, Poinsett State Park and Lake Marion.
For those seeking a longer road trip, Privateer is 45 miles from South Carolina’s state capital of Columbia and about 100 miles from both Myrtle Beach and Charleston.
Privateer is a census-designated place in Sumter County, meaning that it is recognized as a separate community but not incorporated as a city or town. Privateer has no municipal government, but Sumter County has jurisdiction in legal matters.
Law Enforcement Agencies Supporting Privateer
Sumter County Sheriff’s Office
1281 N. Main St.
Sumter, SC 29153
South Carolina Highway Patrol Troop 1 Post A
520 South Pike St. East
Sumter, SC 29150
Hospitals Near Privateer
Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital
129 N. Washington St.
Sumter, S.C. 29150
Palmetto Health USC Medical Group
115 N. Sumter St.
Sumter, S.C. 29150
Our Privateer, South Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys Are Here to Help
If you’ve been injured in an accident or contending with another legal matter, you’re not alone. The attorneys at Land, Parker & Welch are ready to get started on your case right away.
The process starts with a free legal consultation, where we will listen to your story and discuss your legal options. There’s no obligation and no strings attached.
Call or contact us today to get started.