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  • What to do if you can't afford lawyer

    Can't afford lawyer

    Ryan’s Answer

    You can talk to the public defender and see if you qualify for their free representation.

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  • Victim of a hit and run

    I was the victim of a hit and run several weeks ago. Fortunately, a witness came forward with a license plate number and the guy got picked up and booked in jail. I had to go to the ER with pains and a sprained ankle. The whole right side of my ca...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Typically 1/3 but SC allows 40%. Most only charge 40 if it goes to trial. There are so many factors but that is "generally" what is permitted.

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  • At fault accident with lapsed insurance, other driver wants me to pay restitution before our court date. Is this a good idea?

    My 17 year old had an at fault accident, I had let the insurance lapse (I was actually buying insurance at the time of her accident) I gave the newly acquired insurance as our coverage. Obviously they aren't going to cover us as the purchase went ...

    Ryan’s Answer

    By law in SC all drivers are required to have insurance and with that comes uninsured motorist coverage. The other driver can easily file the claim against his own insurance which is a no fault claim so shouldn't effect his/her rates. The only resulting damages for which you might have to pay restitution would be the deductible. Other driver may be "double dipping"

    Get insurance before court for sure though.

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  • Will Workmans Comp have to stop paying for my medical bills if I am released to work and start a new job somewhere else?

    I injured my foot at work on April 8th. I have been out of work about 10/11 wks I know that WC will discontinue my wkly check once I return to work, but was wondering if they would still be obligated to continue paying for any medical treatment I ...

    Ryan’s Answer

    They will be required to continue paying your medical unless you had s new injury at the new job. Be careful and make sure you are working within the restrictions assigned by your doctor.

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  • Passed out at work due to heat stroke/ heat exertion.... Do I have a lawsuit?

    After passing out was brought inside, was not given water/ Gatorade... No paramedics was called... Left me in an office and no one came to check on me...

    Ryan’s Answer

    The standard would be that the circumstances must have been extraordinary and unusual to your job. There is no lawsuit but instead a workers compensation claim for benefits (medical and potentially monetary).

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  • What is a typical w/c settlement for a rotator cuff/labrum tear in south Carolina. I'm rt handed tore rt shoulder. Had surgery.

    I have a 20% impairment rating from surgeon. I'm over 50 yrs old. I'm a school bus mechanic and do a lot of lifting, pulling and pushing.

    Ryan’s Answer

    There is no typical settlement. There are many factors that go into it. How much you make per week, do you have permanent restrictions, is additional medical ordered by the doctor, age, dominant hand, the type of settlement (one leaves open medical for a year and one closes everything down), are you back to work and so on....

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  • Have lawyer that has not settle injury case. keeps saying check in mail.

    driver went to sleep with three other men on way to work. boss doesn't have coverage. lawyer keeps saying no settlement yet but has taken five vacations . when asked about settlement lawyer says soon he will have check. has been two years now. wha...

    Ryan’s Answer

    I'm not sure what answer you are looking for here as I don't see a question. It sounds like you're unhappy with your lawyer and lawyers can't correct your concerns if they don't know about them but sounds like you should direct your questions to Your lawyer

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  • Is it legal for a lawyer to take any back pay I received from workmans comp

    I was receiving 373.00 and he got it to 502.00 and the back pay was 5600.00 and he took a fee and that's what I was suppose to be getting the whole time

    Ryan’s Answer

    Simply yes. But for the lawyer it would be stuck at the lower rate. 1/3 of anything recovered you didn't have. Be thankful as it increases the ending value of your case.

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  • What lawyer do I need to sue an employer? I got hurt at work on a resident who isn't suppose to be in our facility because of

    Our facility is a residential car community. We aren't suppose to house patient who are total care patients. We have a fire alarm go off. Our first job is to get all residents safe of of the building. I smell smoke I thought the building was on...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Sounds like you need a workers comp lawyer

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  • Trouble with workers comp

    We received settlement check early this week and was told that lawyers are required by the bar to hold check for min 10 days in trust fund before disbursement. Everyone knows how bad it is financially to be an injured worker but isnt this adding t...

    Ryan’s Answer

    The funds go into a Trust Account. The interest on the money goes to the indigent fund with the South Carolina Bar I believe. The attorney does not draw any benefit or interest on those monies. If it is any consolation, the attorney's fee doesn't get cut either until he/she receives a signed Form 61 and order from the Commission allowing them to do so. This could take months so you will likely have your money well before your lawyer. Everything is on the up and up with what your lawyer is doing.

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