For nearly 50 years, the lawyers of Jebaily Law Firm have protected the rights of those harmed by the wrongful acts of others in Chesterfield County and throughout the Pee Dee region. We serve clients in communities such as Chesterfield, Cheraw, Jefferson, McBee, Mount Croghan, Pageland and Ruby.
Personal Injury Law Firm in Chesterfield, South Carolina
In every case, we work hard to pursue the compensation that our clients deserve for their injuries or the tragic loss of a loved one. At the same time, we provide a warm, friendly atmosphere for our clients and always pay close attention to their personal needs.
To discuss how our personal injury lawyers can assist you in Chesterfield, call us today or reach us through our online form. We can provide a free consultation at our office in nearby Florence or whatever location is most convenient for you.
Personal Injury Cases Our Law Firm Handle in Chesterfield
Chesterfield County has a reputation for being one of the most pleasant places to live in South Carolina. A resident of Cheraw, for instance, can enjoy the charms of “The Prettiest Town in Dixie” while also having easy access to larger cities such as Columbia and Charlotte.
However, like other areas of South Carolina, accidents happen in Chesterfield all of the time, including accidents caused by the careless or reckless acts of others. If you or a loved one has been hurt in such an incident, you can count on Jebaily Law Firm to help you.
With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, we handle a broad range of personal injury cases, including those that involve:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Dog Bites
- Defective Products
When you choose Jebaily Law Firm, you can expect your lawyer to seek maximum compensation for you, including past and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and more. We understand the important role that personal injury compensation can play in your recovery, especially if you have suffered catastrophic harm such as traumatic brain injury or spinal cord damage.
You can also expect your lawyer to work directly with you as a partner through all stages of your case. We will not treat you as just another case number. Instead, your lawyer will get to know you as a person and focus on what is important to you.
It all starts with a free consultation. We will take the time to find out how your accident happened and how your injuries have affected your ability to work and enjoy your life. You can also use the consultation to find out more about our experience and our record of results, which includes numerous precedent-setting cases and six and seven figure verdicts and settlements. We can also help you to understand the potential timeline in your case.
Our Attorneys Help Injured Workers in Chesterfield
Many Chesterfield County residents work in the construction, manufacturing and shipping industries. The county’s major employers include Schaeffler Group USA, A.O. Smith Water Products, Conbraco Industries, C.M. Tucker Lumber Companies and Wal-Mart.
Unfortunately, these jobs carry risks. Workers can get hurt in workplace accidents or suffer from an occupational illness or repetitive trauma injury.
If you suffer injury in a workplace accident in Chesterfield, you may be eligible to receive South Carolina workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can pay for all of your medical expenses. They can also cover two-thirds of the wages you lose while you are unable to work due to your injury or illness.
Jebaily Law Firm can guide you through the process of seeking workers’ compensation benefits. We can also help you if your employer or its workers’ compensation insurer denies your claim.
We have experience with securing workers’ compensation settlements and representing clients in hearings before the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission. In fact, our founding attorney, Ronald J. Jebaily, received the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Educational Association’s “Lifetime Service Award.”
If the negligence of someone other than your employer or a co-worker caused your work injury or illness – for instance, you suffered injuries due to a negligent driver or a defective piece of equipment – Jebaily Law Firm can help you to pursue a third-party liability claim in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.
We Can Assist with Your Social Security Disability Benefits Claim
If you suffer from a physical or mental impairment that prevents you from being able to work in Chesterfield, Jebaily Law Firm can assist you with filing a claim for Social Security Disability benefits.
In order to qualify for these benefits, your condition must meet the Social Security Administration’s narrow definition of a “disability.” In other words, you must have a total, permanent disability, or one that has lasted for 12 months or is expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death.
Additionally, you must meet certain work history requirements. If you cannot meet those requirements, you may still be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
A disability benefits lawyer from Jebaily Law Firm can help you to prepare your application and provide the medical evidence and other information that South Carolina Disability Determination Services (DDS) will need to decide your claim.
If DDS denies your claim, you have the right to appeal. We can assist you with a request for reconsideration and, if necessary, represent you in a hearing before an administrative law judge at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Columbia or Charlotte.
Keep in mind: If you suffer from a work-related disability, you could qualify for both workers’ compensation benefits and SSD benefits. Your lawyer from Jebaily Law Firm will explore all options available to you.
What Should You Do After a Car Accident in Chesterfield?
If you were involved in a car, truck or motorcycle accident in Chesterfield County, you can take several steps before you meet with Jebaily Law Firm about your case. Those steps include the following:
- See a doctor. You should get medical attention as soon as possible in order to determine the full extent of your injuries. Several hospitals serve the Chesterfield County area, including McLeod Health Cheraw.
- Report your accident. You will also need to notify your auto insurance provider about your accident – regardless of who was at fault. If you fail to report your accident to the insurer, it could lead to complications if you need to file an uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) claim.
- Order a copy of your crash report. This report can provide helpful information about your accident, including the date, time and location and information about the other driver(s) who were involved. You can order a copy from the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) or from the law enforcement agency that handled your crash such as:
- Chesterfield Police Department
110 Main Street
Chesterfield, S.C. 29709
- Cheraw Police Department
258 Second Street
Cheraw, S.C. 29520
- South Carolina Highway Patrol – Lancaster Patrol Office
1710 Pageland Highway
Lancaster, S.C. 29720
- Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office
203 Watson Street
Chesterfield, S.C. 29709
- Chesterfield Police Department
- Gather your documents and other evidence. You should use a folder to keep copies of all of your medical bills, car repair bills and other receipts showing your costs related to the accident. You should also keep any photos you took at the accident scene, witness contact information and letters or e-mails you exchange with insurance companies.
- Write a summary. When you have the chance, you should write a summary or jot down a few notes about your accident. This will help you to recall potentially important details about your crash as you move forward.
Finally, if an insurance company contacts you and makes a settlement offer, please allow Jebaily Law Firm to review the offer before you accept it. We can advise you on whether the offer would fully and fairly compensate you for your losses.
Court Information for Chesterfield, SC
If your car accident, slip and fall, dog bite or workplace accident occurred in Chesterfield County, your lawsuit would likely be filed in the Fourth Judicial Circuit.
The Court of Common Pleas is the Chesterfield County Circuit Court branch that has jurisdiction over civil cases in which the value at stake exceeds $7,500. The Court of Common Pleas and Clerk of Court are located at the Chesterfield County Courthouse at 200 West Main Street in Chesterfield.
Keep in mind: Although Jebaily Law Firm prepares every case for trial, we often resolve personal injury and wrongful death claims for our clients through settlements.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Chesterfield, SC Want to Help You
If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, make Jebaily Law Firm your first call. We can discuss your case today in a free and confidential consultation. Additionally, we will charge no legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or judgment on your behalf.