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New Columbia Office

We have now moved our Columbia office from Elmwood Avenue to 1201 Main Street, Suite 1980.  We look forward to continuing to serve our clients in the midlands, Richland, Lexington and the surrounding counties.

Trial Lawyer’s College

As most of you know, I attended the Trial Lawyer’s College in September, 2016 and became one of only a very few attorneys from South Carolina to graduate from the Trial Lawyers College program.  I have recently registered to go back to the ranch for Grad 1,  an intensive one week program which again works on my trial skills.   I look forward to seeing friends from all over the country who are there for the same reason.  We all want to be the best trial lawyers we can be and better assist our clients.

 

 

UNSOLICITED TEXT MESSAGES?

Under the TCPA and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations, it is illegal for a company to send unsolicited text messages to potential consumers.

When a company violates federal law and sends unsolicited text messages, the consumer receiving the text message may have a cause of action against the company. If proven, the consumer can recover up to $500 per text message and that amount may be increased to $1500 if it is proven that the company violated the law willfully.

Contact JORDAN LAW FIRM, P.C. to discuss your rights as a consumer. 803-817-7999    Toll Free 1-855-457-2529.

UNSOLICITED TEXT MESSAGES?

 
Under the TCPA and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations, it is illegal for a company to send unsolicited text messages to potential consumers.
 
When a company violates federal law and sends unsolicited text messages, the consumer receiving the text message may have a cause of action against the company. If proven, the consumer can recover up to $500 per text message and that amount may be increased to $1500 if it is proven that the company violated the law willfully.
 
Contact JORDAN LAW FIRM, P.C. to discuss your rights as a consumer. 803-817-7999

What Is a Catastrophic Personal Injury?

There are many different types of personal injuries. Although the severity of your injury doesn’t determine whether or not you have a case—you’ve either been hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence or you haven’t—it does affect the amount of compensation you’re entitled to. This is especially true if you’ve suffered a catastrophic personal injury. Here are some facts about these types of injuries according to a personal injury attorney.

What Is a Catastrophic Personal Injury?

A catastrophic personal injury often involves damage to the brain, skull, spine, or spinal cord. Damage to one’s hearing or vision are other examples. As you can imagine, being hurt in these areas can cause severe—and sometimes even permanent—consequences. Obviously, this can change your life, as well as the lives of your family members.

What Are Your Rights?

As the injured party, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you possibly can to begin building your case. Your lawyer will determine what type of compensation you’re entitled to. This may include reimbursement for your medical bills. You may also seek compensation for lost wages for the time you’ve spent out of work. And since these types of injuries inflict a toll on your mental and emotional health, you may also ask for compensation to cover any pain or suffering caused by the situation.

Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic personal injury, don’t put off talking to someone who can help. Call the personal injury attorney at Jordan Law Firm to discuss your case. Our Rock Hill and Columbia, SC offices are currently accepting new clients from Lancaster, Winnsboro, and throughout South Carolina.

4 Ways Technology is Helping Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation claims are inconvenient, to say the least. After all, you didn’t plan on being hurt on the job. Nor did you plan to have to file a claim and hire a workers’ compensation attorney. However, there is a little bit of good news. Technology is helping people who’ve suffered a workplace injury in several important ways. Here are just a few of the advances you should ask about if you’ve filed a workers’ comp claim.

  1. Communications. In this day and age, your workers’ comp insurance company should be using technology to communicate with you. Email, online claims, and other tools mean you can get the information you need faster.
  2. Receiving care. Telemedicine is a big trend in 2017. It uses the internet or smartphone apps to connect patients with doctors for the treatment of minor ailments. You may be able to take advantage of these services (if they’re provided by your insurance company), which are often more convenient than having to get in the car and drive to the doctor’s office.
  3. Tracking progress. Wearable technology like fitness trackers can provide valuable information about your health to both you and your physician. For example, you can monitor your progress as you increase your stamina following an injury.
  4. Education and training. Employers should provide workplace safety training for their employees, as well as information about workers’ compensation insurance and the claims process. Today, this information can be delivered online or even through an app on your smartphone. Regardless of how the information is provided, the end result is the same: Employees are more aware of workplace safety hazards and will be able to avoid injuries on the job. That’s a win-win for everyone.

Jordan Law Firm seeks to make things easy for you, too. That’s why we have two offices that are convenient to many locations in South Carolina. Our Rock Hill, SC office is just a short drive from anywhere in the Upstate, while our Columbia, SC office serves the Midlands, Pee Dee, and Lowcountry. Our workers’ compensation attorney has helped many clients in Winnsboro, Great Falls, Lexington, and other cities get the help they deserve. Call us today to discuss your case.

Can You Get Social Security Disability for a Mental Illness?

Social Security disability is a benefit available to people who are no longer able to work. However, many people only think about this with regard to physical conditions. In fact, Social Security disability claims can be filed if a person is diagnosed with mental illness. These cases aren’t always as straightforward, though, due to the nature of these conditions. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering filing for Social Security disability due to mental illness.

First, the symptoms of mental illness aren’t as clear-cut as those of a physical illness or injury. Signs of conditions like depression or bipolar disorder aren’t always the same from one day to the next. That means it’s more difficult for a claims examiner to determine the extent of your condition. Furthermore, the examiners may not be as aware of mental illnesses as they are of physical conditions. They may not fully understand how difficult it is for you to work.

Unfortunately, there are also some disability claims examiners who don’t evaluate these cases objectively. They may think an individual is making up the condition so they can qualify for benefits. This is complicated by the fact that many mental illnesses can’t be proven through tests or other evaluations.

So what should you do if you’re dealing with mental illness and are no longer able to work? First, make sure you’re talking with a doctor and have a treatment plan in place. Then contact a Social Security disability attorney to find out if you have a valid case. If you qualify, the attorneys at Jordan Law Firm will do everything they can to get you the benefits you deserve. Call our Rock Hill or Columbia, SC offices today to schedule a consultation.

4 Facts About Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is one branch of personal injury law. Unfortunately, these instances occur far too often. It’s believed that around 200,000 people die each year due to medical errors. However, getting the justice you deserve isn’t always easy. At Jordan Law Firm, we provide representation to people who’ve been hurt as a result of a person or facility’s negligence. Here are some facts to help you better understand malpractice.

  1. Malpractice occurs when a medical provider delivers care that’s considered to be below standard.
  2. You may have a personal injury claim related to this negligence if you suffer harm or injury as a result.
  3. Malpractice claims can be difficult to prove. A good personal injury attorney will thoroughly review your case and your medical records to make sure you have a valid case.
  4. Statutes of limitation vary from one state to another. If you’ve been injured by a medical professional, your first step should always be to call an attorney who practices in this area of the law. They can advise you about when to file a case.

If you’ve been hurt by a doctor, hospital, surgical center, or VA hospital in South Carolina, call Jordan Law Firm. We have a track record of helping our clients get the justice they deserve in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Call today to schedule a consultation at our Rock Hill or Columbia, SC offices.

Why Should You Hire an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

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According to the American Bar Association, there were over 1.3 million licensed lawyers in the United States in 2015. Closer to home, the South Carolina Bar Association has over 15,000 members. That’s a lot of attorneys for you to choose from. The process of selecting an attorney gets even more complicated when you factor in your particular case. For example, many law firms say they represent clients for workers’ compensation claims. What makes one better than the other? Here’s why you should hire an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Columbia or Rock Hill like D. Bradley Jordan of the Jordan Law Firm.

For starters, you’ll want to ask how many years of experience an attorney has in the area of workers’ compensation. As in many other professions, the more times a lawyer has worked on these types of cases, the better they’ll be able to help you navigate the process. They’ll also be able to anticipate any potential issues before your claim is filed. You’ll be better prepared for all scenarios and can avoid any stumbling blocks right from the start.

You’ll also want to ask about the attorney’s success rate. A workers’ compensation lawyer who’s just out of school or new to this area of practice may not be the right person for you to hire.

Of course, there are many other factors you should consider when you hire a workers’ compensation attorney. But in general, experience and a good track record will go a long way towards helping you achieve success in your case.

For an experienced workers’ compensation attorney near you in Columbia or Rock Hill, SC, call the Jordan Law Firm to schedule a consultation.