After you or your loved one has been seriously injured or died as a result of someone else’s fault, you may need help from a South Carolina personal injury lawyer with holding the at-fault party accountable. This may mean help dealing with an insurance company, or it may mean filing a lawsuit. At the Tuck Law Firm we pride ourselves on providing personal, effective and prompt legal services to our injured clients and their families to ensure that they are compensated for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other injuries in a timely manner. The Darlington, South Carolina personal injury lawyers at the Tuck Law Firm have served the people of Darlington, Florence, Marion and surrounding counties in South Carolina for over fifteen years when an accident, injury or death unexpectedly occurs. The Tuck Firm has zealously and successfully represented thousands of clients who have been injured or whose loved ones have died in car accidents, trucking accidents, nursing homes, hospitals, medical malpractice, slips, trips and falls, and other accidents.
Motor vehicle accidents cause thousands of injuries and fatalities on the roadways of South Carolina every year. While some of these numbers may come from cases where weather was a likely culprit, many more resulted from the actions of negligent drivers. Although safe and defensive driving can increase your chances of avoiding an accident, other motorists are the ones you must really watch out for. An encounter with a distracted, drunk, fatigued, or otherwise impaired driver, or with a driver who is weaving, speeding, or tailgating, can have serious consequences for you and your family. Uncooperative insurance companies then become involved, sometimes on uninsured or underinsured claims, complex insurance claims or in insurance coverage disputes, which you do not have time to deal with while you are taking care of your injuries, or those of your loved ones. For these reasons, we, as Darlington, South Carolina personal injury lawyers, advocate for victims of car wrecks, trucking collisions and more.Medical Malpractice
We all rely upon and expect doctors and other health care providers to heal us when we are sick or injured, but unfortunately sometimes they do us harm instead. Medical malpractice happens when a medical professional like a doctor, dentist, nurse or other caregiver makes a mistake that causes a person to be injured or causes existing injuries to become worse. These mistakes can happen during a surgery, during a “hand-off” between healthcare providers, when reading an imaging study, in prescribing medications, in diagnosing a patient, and in many other situations. The term “medical malpractice” refers to a specific legal claim that a person injured by an accident or mistake can file against the responsible person – and his or her employer – in order to recover money damages and other remedies. That includes money for doctors’ bills, missed wages due to time away from work and pain, suffering and emotional distress. Oftentimes, people who are injured, or the families of those who die, from medical malpractice, do not understand what happened. The Darlington, South Carolina personal injury lawyers at The Tuck Law Firm take pride in thoroughly investigating potential medical malpractice cases, and has prosecuted hundreds to a successful result for its clients.Nursing Home Negligence
Elderly people in nursing homes and other elder care facilities generally rely upon others to provide for their most basic needs. Many are weak and helpless making them especially vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Family members or relatives who want to protect their loved ones in nursing homes should know the signs of neglect or abuse. These may be physical injury such as bruising or broken bones, or dehydration, malnutrition or bedsores from neglect. Nursing homes are closely regulated, and are supposed to keep very detailed records of the care provided to your loved ones. The personal injury lawyers in Darlington, South Carolina at the Tuck Law Firm aggressively investigate, analyze and pursue meritorious nursing home claims for the vulnerable and injured, and for families of those who have lost a loved one as a result of neglect and abuse.Personal Injury Claims
If you were severely injured by accident while visiting a store, someone else’s home, or while a tenant in a rental property, you may be able to recover the costs of your medical bills and lost wages, as well as compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement and permanent physical disability, if the negligence or recklessness of the owner or operator was a cause of and liable for your accident or injury. In order to prove negligence or recklessness in slip-and-fall and other premises liability cases, plaintiffs must generally show that through their actions and omissions the owners or operators of the property created dangerous conditions or hazards that were a cause of the injury, or knew of such conditions and did not warn customers, visitors or tenants. These claims include slips, trips and falls, dog bites and attacks, unknowing exposure to sex offenders. The personal injury lawyers in Darlington, South Carolina at Tuck Law Firm have recovered compensation for hundreds of injured clients on these claims.Police and Jail Misconduct
Law enforcement is a critical part of our society, and helps keep citizens safe. Inmates have rights and deserve to be safe also. In addition to direct physical abuse, serious, and sometimes life altering or life threatening injuries can occur when a detention center fails to adequately monitor or supervise the behavior of the inmate population. Inmates are entitled to adequate medical care while incarcerated. However, an inmate can’t visit a medical professional as easily as someone who isn’t incarcerated. When an inmate is denied access to medical care, or receives inadequate treatment, medications or monitoring it may result in serious injury or death. Whether someone has been injured or lost their life due to a failure to monitor the behavior of the inmate population, unsafe conditions, abuse, or a failure to provide adequate medical care, The Tuck Law Firm has the experience and knowledge to thoroughly and aggressively pursue these claims and seek the compensation you or your loved one deserves.Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
The Tuck Law Firm provides tough, aggressive and thorough representation to people who have suffered injuries due to the fault of someone else. We assist victims and their loved ones in cities such as Darlington, Florence, Dillon, Marion, Bennettsville, Cheraw, Sumter, Hartsville and Bishopville. Call us at 843-393-2201 or use our contact page to set up an appointment.
Since graduating at the top of his law school class, clerking for a judge in the state capitol, volunteering to work as a staff attorney for a non-profit agency, and starting his own law practice...
Mark James was born and raised in Darlington, South Carolina. After graduating from law school, Mark served as an Assistant Public Defender in Sumter, SC before moving back to his home town...
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