Personal injury is the area of law dealing with injuries to a person’s mind, body or emotions as a result of the negligence or intent of another. Those who are injured as the result of another’s negligence or wrongdoing may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, change in status or living condition, emotional distress, and in some cases, punitive damages.
If you have been injured, you may still be recovering from your injuries, wondering how you will pay the medical bills not covered by insurance, struggling to keep your job or find another. Or perhaps your day-to-day life has changed significantly since the accident. Our personal injury lawyers at McKinney, Tucker and Lemel can help fight for the compensation you deserve.
For many decades, McKinney, Tucker and Lemel and its predecessor firms have worked diligently on behalf of individuals who suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence. With those many years of service, the firm has established a reputation throughout the community as trusted advisors and counselors in troubling times. We pride ourselves on not only the quality of the service we provide, but also the fact that we develop relationships with our clients that let us know their needs and fulfill their wishes.
The firm’s guiding principles are experience, compassion, and attention to detail. When you have to go up against insurance companies and possibly other plaintiffs to seek the compensation you are entitled to, you will need a lawyer who is a strong advocate for you and who knows the system well enough to be able to pursue the full amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Our team of local personal injury lawyers is also:
- Experienced – Our attorneys measure their legal careers in decades.
- Focused – We are a client-focused law firm. Your concerns are our priority.
- Responsive – Open lines of communication and frequent updates keep you informed every step of the way.
- Straightforward – You can count on us to give you honest advice without the sugar coating.
- Cost-effective – We aim to deliver quality legal services at rates you can afford.
How We Help Personal Injury Victims
When it comes to filing a successful personal injury claim, the client should always come first. We believe that effective cases are founded on a positive attorney-client relationship. That’s why our lawyers work hard to give clients the best service we can offer.
Our accident attorneys will zealously represent you throughout your recovery, investigate the facts, and attempt to resolve your case in the way that best suits you. We have experience dealing with insurance companies, negotiating or working out settlements, and going to trial if necessary. We devote our best efforts to getting the result you expect.
As with any case involving injury, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible after you are injured so that evidence and statements can be obtained while events are fresh not only in your mind but in the minds of any witnesses. Evidence-gathering should begin immediately. We take on this responsibility to allow you and your family to focus on recovering.
We can also help counsel you on questions you have about the process, probabilities of success, expected results, etc. Our attorneys will work to answer your questions concerning the many issues that arise while working through your recovery. These issues may include:
- Payment for your vehicle or property damage
- Payment and negotiation of medical bills
- Loss of income, both current and future
- The loss of your ability to take care of your family
- The loss of your ability to enjoy time spent with family and friends
- The pain that your injuries are causing you and others.
Common Causes of Personal Injuries in Accidents
Automobile accidents, whether involving a tractor-trailer, a motorcycle, or a passenger car are among the most common causes of personal injury that we encounter. Often, a drunk driver or some other type of impaired driver (either sleep deprived or distracted) contributes to the accidents. The emerging evidence of accidents caused by cell phone use, texting and twittering is both frightening and a sobering reminder of how careless actions by another driver can cause tragic pain to you and your family. The recovery from this pain can takes months and even years to resolve.
Types of Compensation Generally Available
The types of compensation available in a personal injury case are generally either compensatory or punitive. Compensatory damages are for covering the costs of treatment or for the suffering you may have experienced. Punitive damages are an extra amount charged to the negligent party in order to penalize them for their behavior and discourage them from engaging in that behavior in the future.
Compensatory damages could include:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Let McKinney, Tucker & Lemel Help With Your Personal Injury Case
If you have been injured, and you live in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, York County, Lancaster County or surrounding areas of South Carolina, the experienced local accident attorneys of McKinney, Tucker & Lemel can offer the qualified assistance you need to present your best case.
The attorneys at McKinney, Tucker & Lemel have deep ties to the communities we serve, and have dedicated our careers to making sure clients like you get a fair result. Contact us now for an evaluation of your personal injury case and advice about your legal options so we can help you today.
If you or your family member was injured as a result of someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to fair compensation. Our attorneys are dedicated to seeking compensation and that you and your family are treated with compassion. Don’t settle for less than you deserve, not only in resolving your case, but also in selecting your attorney.