Greenwood Personal Injury and Disability

A personal injury happens when you are injured due to the result of another individual’s actions, whether through their negligence, intentional act or their recklessness.  Personal injury claims are your legal right to proper compensation when you are hurt due to another individual’s actions.  When dealing with a personal injury claim, one often is confused how to proceed through the legal process.  Our legal team at Ayers, Smithdeal & Bettis here in Greenwood, South Carolina are here to walk you through the complicated legal process every step of the way.  Our firm has over 25 years of experience helping the general public and their personal injury and disability claims.  Personal injuries can cause both economic suffering and physical pain.  Our attorneys understand that compensation needs to be recovered in all forms affecting the victim.  For example, our attorneys are diligent in fighting for lost wages, medical expenses, and also non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering.  One of our experienced personal injury attorneys will help those affected by a personal injury obtain the maximum compensation he or she deserves.  Our Greenwood legal staff represents victims of car, trucking and motorcycle accidents.  We also take care of pedestrians or bike riders being struck by other vehicles.  Jet ski, boating, and defective product accidents are also in our realm of legal expertise.

In the state of South Carolina, negligence is defined as “the absence of due care or ordinary care.  It is the failure to

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exercise due case as a person of ordinary reason or prudence would exercise in the same circumstances.” At Ayers, Smithdeal, & Bettis, we understand how incredibly frustrating it can be to fall victim to a personal injury as a result of another individual’s negligence.  As a personal injury victim, your life can be turned upside in a matter of minutes.  We are aware of and compassionate to the physical and financial burdens placed upon the victim of personal injury cases.  Our legal team works timelessly to deliver our clients the best compensation possible for their personal injury claims.

South Carolina law defines recklessness as “the conscious failure to exercise and observe reasonable or due care.  Recklessness implies the doing of a negligent act knowingly.”  Our Greenwood attorneys will use their years of legal experience in using this definition to apply to your case and to gain you the proper and fair compensation. Our attorneys understand that in order to recover compensation for personal injuries acquired due to another person’s conduct then certain factors must be proved.  At minimal an attorney will need to show negligence on the other person’s behalf; damages were sustained by the victim; and that those damages were directly caused by the other individual’s negligence.  This sounds simple, but our attorneys understand that these cases can be very complicated.  Our Greenwood legal team has years of experience dealing with personal injury cases and insurance companies.  Our law firm will not allow the insurance companies to set the value of your specific case.  We take the time to prepare each case as if it will go all the way to trial.  Our lawyers do not take short cuts and will treat you like a real person not a case file number.

In South Carolina, the individual who is filing for disability benefits must be deemed to have a severe condition that is long-lasting (at least one year) and imposes enough limitations, either physical or mental, that they cannot be expected to engage in work activity at a substantial and gainful level.  Our Greenwood attorneys understand that applying for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits should be easy and straightforward.  However, the process is often complicated and can be very time-consuming.  Our attorneys at Ayers, Smithdeal & Bettis law firm empathize with those frustrated with this process.  We also are compassionate to those that cannot work due to their injuries. The stress of being unable to work is difficult enough, so our attorneys are there to offer peace of mind and help you through the disability benefits application and process.  Our skilled attorneys are here to assist you with many of your legal disability needs.  Many times disability funds are not always easy to access and to apply for benefits can be very difficult.  We will help you file for Social Security disability and make sure you meet all the necessary requirements so you can get the best benefits available.  

We are also experienced at getting denied benefits overturned.  Often the Social Security Administration will deny high percentages of applications.  One should not just assume that if their request was denied that they are unable to receive benefits.  Many of these rejected applications are later accepted once they are submitted to an administrative law judge.  A good South Carolina disability lawyer can make all the difference in these hearings.

Mental conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety can be tough to collect Social Security benefits from, but we can help you recover the benefits you deserve.  Many of our clients have suffered mental illnesses, and we have been able to recover benefits for them.  Our experienced attorneys are up to date on mental disorders and health issues.  We will work diligently to make sure your mental illness is treated with the same care and expertise as other disability conditions.

Often Social Security disability claims involve physical impairments.  Heart conditions, chronic and severe back pain, arthritis and many more physical conditions can keep an individual out of work.  Many times these ailments occur at work, or they are due to some work function.  If you have been injured on the job, you should not hesitate to call one of our skilled attorneys.  There is a good chance that you could qualify for disability.  If your injuries do not completely keep you from working, but you are unable to earn enough for your medical expenses, then you may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income.  Sometimes those injured that do not qualify for Social Security disability may be eligible for federal aid.  Our competent legal staff can help you in deciding if you qualify for this option.

If you have any questions about a personal injury or disability claims, do not wait to call our office and speak to one of our skilled attorneys.  With over two decades of experience, Ayers, Smithdeal & Bettis is here to help you fight for your rights.  Our goal is to serve and protect your rights while helping you get the benefits or compensation you deserve.  Do not wait, call our Greenwood office today for a free consultation.

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