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 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.

Personal Injury Claims & Medical Bills

In personal injury claims, the word injury is key. To file this type of case, you have to have been hurt in some way through no fault of your own. That means you’ll be dealing with medical bills—from doctors, hospitals, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals. But what do you do between the time you’re hurt and the time your case is settled? Here’s what the personal injury attorneys at Jordan Law Firm want you to know about medical claims and your case.

When you’re hurt, you’ll want to get treatment as quickly as possible for your injuries. Whatever you do,don’t delay getting help. Putting this off can increase the severity of your injuries. It may also cause you to miss the window for filing a personal injury claim. If you suspect an injury, go to the doctor.

So what happens when it’s time to pay the doctor or other healthcare provider? You may file your visit on your insurance just as you normally would. If you win your personal injury case, your insurance company may expect reimbursement from your settlement. However, it’s always best to check with a personal injury attorney as soon as you possibly can after you sustain your injuries. They can advise you of the best way to go about paying for your treatment while you wait for your day in court.

And here’s another important thing to remember. If you’re seeking treatment, you aren’t limited to going to an MD. This means that your visits to a chiropractor or acupuncturist can be regarded as valid claims while your injury is being investigated. Get the help you need. Your personal injury lawyer will make sure it’s taken into consideration as part of your case.

If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, don’t take a chance. Work with a personal injury attorney from Jordan Law Firm. We have the experience needed to get a successful result for you in court. Contact our offices in Rock Hill and Columbia, SC to get started.

What Can I Be Compensated for in a Personal Injury Case?

If you’ve been hurt in an accident, you know exactly what you’ve lost. You’ve lost your sense of safety and security, your health, and the money that it’s costing for you to get better. When you’ve been injured and have had to pay—or have lost the ability to earn—it’s probably time to call a personal injury attorney. But what exactly can you be compensated for? This list is a starting point for both you and your personal injury lawyer to consider.

  1. Lost wages. If you’ve lost the ability to work, you deserve to be paid back for the time you missed. This includes overtime.
  2. Medical expenses. This can include hospital bills, doctor’s visits, physical therapy, and prescription medications, just to name a few.
  3. Emotional trauma, mental anguish, loss of love and affection, and embarrassment. The emotional side of an injury is worth something, too. Don’t discount this cost of what you’ve been through.
  4. Property damage. Was your car, home, or other property damaged in the accident? If so, you’re entitled to compensation to cover the replacement costs.
  5. Pain and suffering, physical disability, permanent scars, or disfigurement. These are the long-lasting physical effects of an injury. A good attorney will make sure you get adequate compensation to cover these life-changing circumstances.
  6. Out of pocket expenses. You may spend money to cover the things you can’t do while your injured, like yard maintenance or housework. Transportation expenses may also be covered.

Call Jordan Law Firm to discuss your personal injury claim. Our offices in Rock Hill and Columbia, SC are here to serve you.

Personal Injury Claims & Automotive Recalls

The vehicles we drive are made up of thousands of parts. To get those parts, automotive manufacturers trust many different suppliers. The more components and the more companies involved, the greater the chance for defects to occur. Whether it occurs in production or on the assembly line, defects can cause dangerous situations for drivers. That’s why automotive recalls have been in the news so much in recent years. That’s also why personal injury attorneys are standing by to help if you’ve been hurt due to an auto manufacturer’s negligence.

You’ve probably heard about the almost 70 million airbags that have been recalled over the last couple of years. Other automotive components that have been recalled in the past include defective seat belts, tires, fuel systems, and transmissions.

Personal injury cases involving defective products require specialized knowledge in order to get the best result for those who’ve been hurt. Since so many companies could potentially be involved, the process can be complicated. You’ll need an attorney who understands the complexities, knows what needs to be researched, and can work with experts to build a strong case. The lawyers of Jordan Law Firm are experienced in this area of practice and know how to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us at our Rock Hill and Columbia, SC offices to discuss your case.

How Negligence Affects a Personal Injury Case

Negligence. The mere mention of the word probably makes you think of something negative or unpleasant. You definitely feel those emotions when you’ve been hurt through no fault of your own. At some point, someone (either an individual, corporation, or group) neglected their duties. You got hurt in the process. This is the time to hire a personal injury lawyer.

In any personal injury case, there are two things an attorney must prove. First, your lawyer will need to prove that the other party was negligent. This involves showing that they did not maintain the proper duty of care in a given situation. Then they’ll need to prove that you sustained injuries as a result of that breach of care.

Here are three examples of how breach of care applies to different types of personal injury cases.

  1. Auto accidents: Drivers are responsible for obeying traffic laws. Specifics about your accident will help an insurance company (or a jury) determine the amount of responsibility the driver must assume.
  2. Medical malpractice: Doctors, nurses, and other medical staff should perform up to a certain standard in a given situation. These standards for care and skill are generally understood within the medical community and can be verified in court by expert witnesses.
  3. Slip and fall: Property owners should make sure that there are no dangers to employees and visitors. If any sort of hazard is identified, they should take steps to correct the problem within a reasonable amount of time.

If you’ve been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, it’s time to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer. The law office of Jordan Law Firm provides compassionate, skilled representation in our Rock Hill and Columbia, SC offices. Call today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled trial lawyers.

Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney

When you’ve been injured through an accident that wasn’t your fault, there are many decisions that have to be made. You have to make decisions on the medical care you’ll need and where you’ll receive it, how you’ll manage to fulfill your work and family obligations, and how you’ll move forward from this life-changing experience. You’ll also want to decide which personal injury attorney you’ll hire to represent you.

When looking for a personal injury lawyer, you’ll want someone who has the knowledge to anticipate what could potentially happen with your case and how to respond. You’ll want experienced trial lawyers who are able to convincingly tell your story to a jury, if necessary. And you’ll want someone who’s able to properly represent your particular type of personal injury case.

Hiring a personal injury attorney from the law firm of Jordan Law Firm gets you all of these things and more. Our lawyers have represented many South Carolinians in personal injury cases and are willing to fight for both justice and your best interests. We take on cases involving everything from auto accidents to defective products to pedestrian accidents. No matter how you’ve been injured, we can help.

Call Jordan Law Firm to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in Rock Hill, Columbia, and throughout South Carolina.