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Trucking Accident Lawyer Spartanburg, SC

Talking to a trucking accident lawyer in Spartanburg, SC before you file an injury claim can help you protect your best interests. Severe injuries typically require substantive and costly medical treatment. Injury victims of truck accidents may also need to take an extended time off from work to recover. During that time, they will likely run out of sick days and subsequently lose paychecks as well as put their job at risk. These scenarios are common, but trucking company insurance carriers are focused on maximizing profits, not paying out legitimate claims. At Poliakoff & Associates, P.A., our trucking accident lawyer offers a free consultation to injury victims in the Spartanburg, SC area. We have helped thousands of people in our community who were injured because of the actions of others. With the assistance of our trucking accident lawyer in Spartanburg, SC, you can receive a settlement from the at-fault insurance carrier as a result of your damages. Call us to learn more about your legal options.

Get the Settlement That You Deserve

After an accident, motorists who suffer injuries because of a negligent trucker or their trucking company, are vulnerable to being taken advantage of. Many people in this scenario will file an injury claim with their own insurance company and leave it in their hands to pursue compensation on their behalf. This is often a mistake because they do not have a vested interest in making sure their customer gets the compensation they deserve. Our trucking accident lawyer in Spartanburg, SC is far more likely to obtain maximum compensation for victims. Years of experience and tenacity when dealing with insurance companies has resulted in our trucking accident lawyer negotiating substantial settlements for Spartanburg, SC injury victims. We can get you a settlement that compensates you for your medical costs, lost wages, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, future medical treatment, and much more.

Our Trucking Accident Lawyer in Spartanburg, SC Will Protect Your Best Interests

One of the reasons why our trucking accident lawyer in Spartanburg, SC is so successful is that insurance companies realize that if they do not offer a fair settlement, they will likely end up in court and take the risk of paying far more. They rarely are willing to take that risk because the court fees alone would be cost prohibitive, plus the settlement they might have to pay the plaintiff for their damages. Though not every trucking accident lawyer in Spartanburg, SC has litigation skills or experience, at Poliakoff & Associates, P.A., we do. We are a team of successful litigators and insurance companies are well aware of the risks they face should they not honor their legal and ethical obligation to pay victims for their damages.

Contact Poliakoff & Associates, P.A. Today

Every case is different because the individual circumstances are different. It’s important to have your case reviewed by an experienced lawyer who can provide an informed and objective perspective. Contact us today to request a free consultation with our trucking accident lawyer in Spartanburg, SC to get the information you need.

 

Personal Injury Lawyer Spartanburg, SC

As a personal injury lawyer in Spartanburg, SC for many years, Poliakoff & Associates, P.A. has handled a wide variety of cases. The area of personal injury law encompasses many legal aspects, and can be quite complex. Poliakoff & Associates, P.A. has a legal team with the experience and resources necessary to aggressively protect the best interests of clients who have suffered an egregious injury due to someone’s negligence. While some other law firms in Spartanburg, SC may only spend the minimum time possible on each client’s case, our personal injury lawyer devotes whatever amount of time is necessary to them. To this end, we intentionally limit our caseloads and dedicate the full availability of our firm’s resources as needed. Our success rate over the years is due to the skills and experience of every personal injury lawyer in our firm, and our dedication to protecting the rights of injured victims in Spartanburg, SC. We encourage you to call us if you were injured in an act of negligence. Learn how a resourceful personal injury lawyer can make a difference in your life and help you recover your damages in full and sooner rather than later.

We Handle a Wide Variety of Personal Injury Cases

Spartanburg is the 12th-largest city by population in SC, which is why it’s not unusual for a victim to call upon a personal injury lawyer after getting hurt in an accident. There are many ways in which a negligent or careless individual (or a company) may cause harm to another person. Some of the most common types of personal injury cases include these:

  •         Slip and fall accident.  These are so common that many derivatives of this type of accident (trip and fall, fall, turn and fall, etc.) are simply lumped into this category. When a municipality fails to safely maintain their sidewalks, when a retailer fails to promptly clean up a spill in an aisle, when a landlord fails to repair a broken staircase—this can result in someone getting hurt. If you were harmed in this way and sustained a broken hip, leg, or some other serious injury while in the Spartanburg, SC area, talk to our personal injury lawyer. Poliakoff & Associates, P.A. can file a claim on your behalf and stand behind you to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your damages.
  •         Dog bite. While people of any age can be attacked and bitten by a dog, it is children who top the statistical chart on suffering serious or fatal injuries in this way. If someone’s dog attacked your child in Spartanburg, SC without provocation, you are entitled to seek legal retribution by filing a claim against them with the help of a personal injury lawyer.
  •         Car accident. Spartanburg, SC is not a small town anymore, and if a negligent driver caused an accident which left you injured, call our personal injury lawyer. We can help you obtain full compensation for your medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

 

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To discuss your case at no charge with a skilled personal injury lawyer in Spartanburg, SC, call us today.

 

Auto Accident Lawyer Spartanburg, SC

An auto accident lawyer from our Spartanburg, SC law firm can provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about how you wish to proceed in recovering your damages. A catastrophic auto accident can result in far more than totaling one’s vehicle; it can cause a lifetime of pain and hardship. Poliakoff & Associates, P.A. represents motorists who found themselves in exactly this scenario through no fault of their own. Through the efforts of our auto accident lawyer, many residents of Spartanburg, SC have recovered their damages from negligent drivers, into the many thousands of dollars. For a complimentary case review to learn how we may be able to help you and your family, call our Spartanburg, SC to request a consultation with our auto accident lawyer.

Recoverable Damages

In legal parlance, the losses that a victim suffers in relation to their injury are referred to as “damages”. What many people are not aware of are the extent of their damages that are eligible for compensation. Based on legal precedence and knowledge of personal injury laws, our auto accident lawyer is an invaluable resource when it comes to understanding what damages a client is eligible to recover. Having this knowledge can represent an enormous amount of money. When injury victims do not work with a skilled auto accident lawyer, they are at risk for losing out on receiving the maximum amount of compensation to which they have the right to receive from the negligent driver. For example, did you know that in many cases, injury victims can claim future damages for medical treatment they will need down the line? That alone could represent thousands of dollars. It’s important that you contact our auto accident lawyer at our Spartanburg, SC law firm for a free consultation before you agree to any settlement. If you have not yet filed a claim, contact us without delay.

Common Types of Damages from Auto Accidents

Though every auto accident is different and the damages that the victims sustain will vary, there are some types that are more common than others. You may have sustained many damages, some of which may be different from others but that does not mean that you cannot collect compensation for them. Should an auto accident lawyer from Poliakoff & Associates, P.A. take your case, he or she will review the circumstances of your injury to determine which of your damages are eligible for reimbursement according to the laws in Spartanburg, SC. Here are examples of some of the types of injury-related damages that victims often experience from being in an auto accident:

  •         Medical treatment, including surgical procedures to treat spinal injuries, brain injuries, cosmetic surgery, and much more.
  •         Medical devices such as crutches, wheelchair, shower bench, etc.
  •         Prosthetic devices.
  •         Prescription and over-the-counter medications.
  •         Physical and occupational therapy.
  •         Lost wages during the time of recovery or until the expected age of retirement if the injury is permanent and renders the individual unable to return to work.

If you would like your case reviewed by an auto accident lawyer from our Spartanburg, SC legal team, call us today.

Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer Spartanburg, SC

Our nursing home lawyer represents individuals and their families in Spartanburg, SC who have suffered neglect while in a care facility. Nursing home neglect is a serious issue, and at Poliakoff & Associates, P.A. we devote a high percentage of our law firm’s resources to helping victims get justice. Whether you or a loved one experienced neglect as a resident in a Spartanburg, SC nursing home, it’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. South Carolina has a statute of limitations deadline for injury cases which means that if you do not file your claim in time, your claim will likely be automatically denied. You can receive a no-cost case review by our nursing home neglect lawyer in Spartanburg, SC to learn if we are a good fit for representing your family. A successful claim can result in receiving a substantial settlement for your damages.

When Signs of Nursing Home Neglect Become Apparent

Nursing home neglect is not uncommon, but not everyone recognizes the signs that indicate it may be occurring to one’s loved one. If you suspect that your loved one may be suffering from neglect while in the care of a Spartanburg, SC nursing home, contact our lawyer. Once in contact with us, we can arrange for a free consultation and subsequent to that, should we represent your family we will walk you through the process of getting justice for your loved one.

Here are three signs that may indicate that your loved one is suffering from neglect while in the care of a nursing home:

  1.       They are living in conditions that are not safe or are unclean. By law, nursing homes are required to provide safe and clean living quarters for their residents. Legally, ethically, and morally the nursing home is obligated to ensure that each resident receives proper hygiene care. This includes assistance as necessary with getting dressed, trimming toe and fingernails, brushing hair, brushing teeth, etc. This is not a cosmetic or minor example of neglect as it can lead to serious issues such as deep depression, anxiety, and painful dental conditions.
  2.       They are suffering from dehydration or malnutrition. When a nursing home facility is understaffed, or the staff is negligent in their care of the residents, the resident may not receive the nutrition and water intake that they require to stay healthy. Dehydration can be painful as it affects joints and muscles and these are symptoms that can indicate insufficient liquid intake. Malnutrition can lead a long list of debilitating health conditions and is especially a concern when someone’s health is already at risk.
  3.       They have sustained injuries such as a broken bone, head injury, or bruising. When someone is suffering from neglect, they may be forced to take action on their own despite being physically or mentally incapable. As a result, they may overexert themselves and take a fall while reaching for something they need; they may break bones, sustain internal injuries, or they may get bruised.

If your loved has experienced neglect while in the care of a nursing home, discuss your case with our lawyer in Spartanburg, SC—call us today.

 

South Carolina's Top Legal Group Announces Spartanburg Attorney Gary Poliakoff Recipient of Prestigious Service Award

The South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ) Presidents’ Council today awarded Spartanburg attorney Gary W. Poliakoff the Mullis Award of Excellence, a top honor recognizing service, commitment and education in the protection and promotion of justice. SCAH has over 1300 members and is a leading advocate for matters related to an accessible judicial system and fairness under the law. The award was presented during their Annual Advanced Trial Lawyer College in Atlanta, Georgia, where lawyers from around the nation gather for training and education seminars.

“Gary is an example to all of us in the legal profession and embodies the core elements of commitment and education represented by this award. He has taught and shared his unique knowledge in environmental law for decades, an area in which he is one of South Carolina’s top experts,” said Hugh McAngus Jr., a Midlands attorney and Chairman of the SCAJ Presidents’ Council.

Gary is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and received his J.D. in 1977 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Since then he has been an advocate for victims’ rights, receiving the Victims’ Voice Award from the South Carolina Jury Trial Foundation, and has distinguished himself as a top trial attorney over his four decades of practice. He is perhaps most well-known for his work in environmental law, where along with being one of the top South Carolina attorneys in the field, he has also volunteered to share his expertise with lawyers both young and old for over twenty years. Gary also regularly volunteers for environmental causes and has served as Commissioner and Vice Chair of the South Carolina Forestry Commission under both Governor Jim Hodges and Mark Sanford.

Recipients of this award are selected by the Presidents’ Council, a group compromised of all the past presidents of SCAJ. The Council created the award in honor of J. Marvin “Bo” Mullis. For over three decades, Bo was committed to helping lawyers expand their knowledge base through educational seminars. He was instrumental in the formation and growth of the Advanced Trial Lawyer College, which is now a leading annual seminar for a wide array of continuing legal education (CLE) topics. When he passed away in 2012, the Presidents’ Council created the award to honor Mullis and future individuals who share his commitment to “education, service, and excellence.”

SCAJ

The South Carolina Association for Justice was founded in 1957 to serve as advocates for those who are harmed by the actions of others and to strengthen the justice system through education and action. With membership from all across South Carolina. SCAJ is a strong and growing organization fighting for fairness under the law. Visit SCAJ.com for more information on the Association.

See also the Spartan Weekly article here:

Spartan Weekly

A Distracted Driving Crackdown is Coming

By: Kyle Stock, Source: Bloomberg, Originally Published: 10.22.18

Like many diligent public servants, Georgia state Representative Ed Setzler enjoys crowing about a nice, tidy highway project. In a Sept. 8 Facebook video, the Republican appeared to be doing just that from behind the wheel of a car. This was less than three months after the state overwhelmingly passed a ban on handheld phone use in cars—legislation that Setzler loudly opposed.

The optics weren’t good. The video (since removed) triggered a din of outrage, mostly from parents whose children were killed by distracted drivers. Setzler declined to discuss the video.

State Farm Ducks Racketeering Trial With $250 Million Accord

By: Tim Bross, Margaret Cronin Fisk, and Jef Feeley; Source: Bloomberg; Originally Published: 9.4.18

State Farm agreed to pay $250 million on the brink of a trial to customers who claimed the company tried to rig the Illinois justice system to wipe out a $1 billion jury verdict from 19 years ago.

The customers were seeking as much as $8.5 billion in damages in a civil racketeering trial that was set to start Tuesday in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois. A judge granted preliminary approval to the accord and set a final fairness hearing for December.

The biggest U.S. auto insurer was accused in the case of leading an effort to recruit a judge friendly to its cause for the Illinois Supreme Court, secretly funding Judge LLoyd Karmeier’s 2004 election campaign by funneling money through advocacy groups that didn’t disclose donors. Under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, any damages would have been tripled.

The Guardians

By: Staff, Source: CBCOriginally Published: June 2018

THE GUARDIANS is a revealing investigative documentary set in Las Vegas that exposes allegations of corruption within the Nevada Guardianship and Family Court system.  The film shines a light on a lucrative business that drains seniors’ life-savings. Victims and their families are caught in a scheme that has allowed corrupt court-appointed guardians to take total control over individuals’ healthcare and financial decisions.

The Baby Boomer generation has reached senior citizen status and over the coming years, it is estimated that they will bequeath more than 45 trillion dollars. An unprecedented shift of wealth will pass from one generation to the next; with this shift comes the temptation and opportunity for appalling greed and cold-hearted abuse.  The Guardians documents the stories of a group of senior citizens and their families as they fight to free themselves from unwanted court-appointed guardians.

Lily Tomlin, William Shatner, Cloris Leachman help you plan for retirement and against hippos

By: Jeremy Belanger, Source: Yahoo TV, Originally Published: 6.4.18

On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver got help from such acting legends as Lily Tomlin, William Shatner, Rita Moreno, Fred Willard, and Cloris Leachman to help baby boomers learn about the dangers of getting older.

In a fake public service announcement, the senior celebrities warned the aging baby-boomer population that they’ll need to get their affairs in order soon. Who knows? You may be killed by a hippo tomorrow. Leachman pointed out, “Oh, you think they’re cute. They’re f***ing killing machines.”

Each actor hilariously expounded on the dangers of hippos but then returned to the business of selecting a guardian to make financial and health care decisions. And they all selected the same guardian, “America’s dad,” Tom Hanks. Sadly, Willard would have preferred Jimmy Stewart.

The group ended the piece with a reminder of just how dangerous hippos are and repeated, “F*** hippos.”

Ahead of ELD rule, false driver log violations rise

By: William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Source: JOC.com, Originally Published: 11.27.17

An 11.5 percent increase in citations for falsifying driver logs and a 14.8 percent jump in the number of drivers put out of service for falsifying logs in the last fiscal year underscore why federal regulators are mandating a switch to electronic logging devices (ELDs) on Dec. 18.

The latest roadside inspection data also show that while the number of driver roadside inspections and violations rose less than 1 percent, the number of violations that merited an out-of-service order rose 4.5 percent in fiscal 2017 to the highest level in four years.