Personal Injury

Charleston Wrongful Death & Personal Injury Attorneys

Nothing is more painful than losing a loved one due to another individual's negligence. As a family, you may face significant financial uncertainties after a wrongful death or personal injury accident involving your loved one.

In such a case, feel free to turn for help from Lesemann & Associates LLC. We understand the burden you may bear after such an incident, and our attorneys are more than ready to help. We have a wealth of experience handling such life-threatening cases for South Carolina residents.

At Lesemann & Associates, we are devoted to helping you get the compensation you deserve to cope with the emotional and financial challenges you may experience after the accident. Our attorneys have tremendous experience conducting accident investigations, gathering evidence, analyzing liability, and offering top-shelf legal representation.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Wrongful Death

Recovering after the loss of a loved one may be challenging for survivors. The process could get even more unbearable if another person's negligence caused the death of a loved one. As a survivor, you may have medical and funeral expenses to clear.

Luckily, at Lesemann & Associates, we can help you file a wrongful death claim to mitigate the emotional and financial damage. Although a lawsuit may not be enough to restore the life lost, filing a wrongful death claim allows you to reach closure and move on with life faster.

Car and Truck Accidents

When you sustain injuries, or a loved one is killed in a car or truck accident, you may experience significant emotional and financial distress. Our personal injury attorneys understand the frustrations that you and your family can face as you pursue justice.

Following this, we have a proven track record of helping victims and survivors deal with these situations and get the compensation they deserve. We are ready to respond to your queries and fight for your rights to ensure you get justice. We will offer the support you need to get compensation for accidents that involve:

  • Negligence
  • Defective equipment
  • Driver intoxication
  • Overloaded and improperly loaded trucks
  • Lack of driving training and experience

Liquor Liability

If a business serves liquor to a visibly intoxicated individual who later causes a personal injury accident, the victims can file a liquor liability claim against the vendor. At Lesemann & Associates, we are reputable for handling various liquor liability cases in South Carolina.

It's essential to hire a personal injury attorney to begin investigations immediately after a drunk driving accident. There are certain defenses that the opposing party or their insurance company would present before the court. Fortunately, our attorneys have the legal expertise to face the insurance adjusters or the party at fault to fight for your rights and interests.

Premises Liability

A property owner may be held liable if you sustain injuries while lawfully on their property. Premises liability includes fall and trip accidents and addresses unhealthy working conditions. You will receive compensation for the premises liability claim provided you were on the property lawfully during the time of the accident. You may still get compensation if you can prove that the owner knew you were unlawfully trespassing on their property.

Also, you have to prove that the owner acted negligently in managing the unsafe working conditions or they knew about the condition of the working environment and failed to make appropriate repairs. If you have been injured on someone else's property, you need to notify the owner, seek medical attention, and contact our personal injury attorney immediately.

Our Approach to Handling Personal Injury Cases

At Lesemann & Associates, we carefully select genuine personal injury cases to handle in our law practice. We also offer a more personalized approach to our clients’ cases to achieve the best results. Our experience has taught us that each personal injury case is unique, so we take a selective approach to offer one-on-one attention to our clients.

Our personal injury attorneys aim to remain client-focused, which means looking at how each decision affects your case. We focus on the client individually and not just as 'premises liability or a wreck case.' Unlike typical law firms in South Carolina, we don't focus on quick settlement and high-volume cases.

We have been handling personal injury cases for long enough to earn your trust. Although substandard law firms can say this, we have a proven track record helping clients receive rightful compensation for their personal injury claims. To demonstrate our ability to help with your case, we will help you understand the dynamics of your case to facilitate decision-making. Our lawyers will also take the time to explain the legal principles involved in your case.

The Client Matters to Us

Besides offering an opportunity for clients to participate in decision-making, we focus on listening to their concerns. We know that the best lawyers listen to their clients and offer a more comprehensive approach to serve the clients' best interests. When you come to us seeking help with a personal injury case, there is a chance we have handled a similar case before. However, that doesn't mean that we already know everything. We will allow you to air your concerns and design a personalized approach to handle your case.

The beauty of working with us at Lesemann & Associates is that we put our clients’ interests at heart. We will try various negotiation techniques with loss adjusters and insurers, but if all these don’t bring the desired results, we will not hesitate to take the matter to trial. We take time to understand the facts of your case, handle the case at the desired pace and offer the legal representation needed to make a difference.

Schedule a Consultation with us Today

Whether you suffered injuries due to a car accident, medical malpractice, or you lost a loved one because of another person's negligence, we are ready to help you get the justice you deserve at Lesemann & Associates. Contact us today to speak to one of our legal professionals.

Personal Injury FAQ

Who Is Liable for My Car Accident Injuries in South Carolina?

The answer is determined by the circumstances of the accident and how it occurred. In most cases, the person or entity who caused the accident will be held accountable for any injuries. South Carolina follows the legal doctrine of modified comparative negligence. Under modified comparative negligence, a person involved in an automobile accident can recover damages as long as their percentage of fault does not exceed 50%. You are barred from recovering any damages if your fault is determined to be 51% or more.

Can I Still Pursue Compensation if I Was Partly to Blame for the Accident?

If you were injured in an accident in South Carolina that was partly your fault, you might still be eligible for compensation for your losses. Comparative negligence law allows the court to assign liability to each party involved in the accident, including the plaintiff.

The court then uses the percentage of fault to determine how much compensation you can receive. For instance, if the judge finds that the other driver was 80% at fault for the accident and you are 20% at fault, you would only receive 80% of the total damages. You may not pursue compensation if the court determines you are more than 50% responsible for the accident.

Who Is Liable for a Drunk Driving Accident in South Carolina?

If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident in South Carolina, who is liable may depend on the accident's circumstances. For example, a drunk driver is deemed at fault for running a red light, driving recklessly, or acting irresponsibly. In that case, they are liable for any damages you incur due to the accident.

However, if it is determined that another person's negligence contributed to the accident, such as a bar over-serving a customer who causes an accident on their way home, the bar can be held liable for certain damages.

Contact a Charleston personal injury attorney to help you understand your rights and seek compensation from liable parties. The attorneys at Lesemann & Associates can explain which party or parties should be held accountable for your injuries and losses.

Am I Liable If I Am Injured at Work in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, employers must have workers' compensation insurance. The insurance covers employees' job-related injuries, illnesses, and any resulting disabilities. Under this system, you can receive full medical coverage and a portion of lost wages. In return, you cannot file a lawsuit against the employer for these injuries.

Workers' compensation is a no-fault system. This means you typically do not need to prove that your employer was negligent.

However, there are exceptions where you might not be eligible for workers' compensation. For instance, suppose you were intoxicated during the accident or intentionally caused the injury. In that case, you might be held liable and not eligible to recover compensation.

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