Do you really know what a personal injury attorney does? Hi, I'm attorney Wil Alexander, an injury attorney right here in South Carolina.
A lot of people ask me, Wil, I know you're an attorney - I know you work personal injury cases, but what do you really do? Well, a personal injury lawyer from the start of your case really starts to build what we call liability. They want to figure out who's at fault for your claim. A personal injury attorney also is going to build any evidence that they can find. Let's say you're in a car wreck, a typical case that I handle. We're going to try to find out from the accident report who's at fault, who can we hold responsible for your injuries?
The next thing we'll do is find these what I call buckets of money, but really what we're talking about is insurance coverage that may apply. Now, that may be that party that injured you or that may be your insurance. There’re all sorts of different insurance coverages out there that can help you, that a personal injury attorney will help find. We always do that in your claim to see what insurance coverage may be available for you.
The next thing we're going to do is we're going to communicate with the insurance company. We're going to basically let the insurance company know that we represent you and really be the face of all the communication with the insurance company - to just take that off your plate. Next, what we're going to do is get your medical records, billing really build your case and really figure out what are the extent of your injuries. We're going to talk to your doctors, I'm going to talk to your nurses, and anyone involved in in your treatment. We're going to talk with you and really figure out what's going on with your injuries and how can we build your case.
And then once we take that information, we get that packaged together - A demand package is what we call it - and we're going to send that out to the insurance company. We're going to make sure the insurance company treats you fairly.
And if the insurance company doesn't treat you fairly, what a personal injury attorney does is they file a lawsuit. We're going to file a lawsuit. We're going to go through the litigation process and we're going to make sure that you're treated fairly and that you get what you deserve to get your life back on track after an injury.
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The winner of the 65-qt Yeti cooler in a Barnwell Rotary Club fundraiser is Bill Sulzen (center). He bought his ticket from Rotarian Dr. Shealy (right) and the cooler was donated by (left) Wil Alexander's Law Firm (Law Office of William H. Alexander, LLC). The Rotary Club of Barnwell County raised $2,050 for support of the Swim Fins Program. The Rotary Club and Axis 1 coordinate to provide basic swimming and water safety lessons for Barnwell County children. [Lynn McEwen / contributed] [Photo and Article via Rotary Club of Barnwell, SC Facebook Page.]
May 14, 2019
For Immediate Release.
Changes arrived to downtown Barnwell, South Carolina as Law Office of William H. Alexander signs were installed at the Historic 222 Main Street office location on Monday, May 13 2019. Jay and Trent Baxley of Baxley's Tree Service in Barnwell assisted with the hanging of the large "Law Office" sign.
222 Main Street has been a staple in the Barnwell Community since its inception as the Home Bank established in AD 1910. It would later house The People-Sentinel, Barnwell County's premiere weekly newspaper publication as well as being used by Barnwell County as office space for a time.
In 2014, after years of vacancy, the Alexander family purchased this iconic building located directly across the street from the United States Post Office in the city of Barnwell. Restoration of the exterior and interior took place and the Law Office of William H. Alexander opened its doors in 2017 housed at 222 Main Street in Barnwell, SC.
The installation of the Law Office of William H. Alexander signs marks a changing of the downtown scenery in the city of Barnwell and a new fresh beginning for this iconic building.
The Law Office of William H. Alexander was founded by attorney Wil Alexander with its principal office location of 222 Main Street Barnwell, SC 29812. The law firm focuses its practice on personal injury law, representing individuals who have been injured in car wrecks, truck accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, and other serious injury accidents.
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Special Guest Lawton Swann from Clemson Sports Talk joined Wil for Episode 1 of the Live With Wil Show. Wil and Lawton discussed Lawton growing up in Barnwell, SC, his beginnings and growth as a radio host and owner of Clemson Sports Talk, how Lawton landed Danny Ford as his first ever guest on CST, and what Lawton's fondest memories of Barnwell are. We hope you enjoy!
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Attorney Wil Alexander is a personal injury attorney representing injured individuals throughout South Carolina. Our firm helps injured individuals obtain just compensation for their injuries to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, future medical bills, and pain & suffering. If you have any questions about a potential injury accident feel free to give us a call or text us at (803) 571-0039 at any time.
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Do you have a plan in place to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your family?
Our firm focuses on helping injured people get the compensation they deserve so they can recover without worry after an accident. Seeing the toll injuries take on families and loved ones has made us realize the importance of educating individuals on how they can help protect themselves and their family in the extreme unfortunate event of a catastrophic injury.
We understand that thinking about a worst-case scenario, like a catastrophic injury, is not easy. We feel that’s why we must discuss it. My job as an injury lawyer isn’t to take the easy way out but to educate you now and be here to help when you need it most.
So are you prepared?
There are steps you and your loved ones can take today in order to be prepared for an unexpected catastrophe.
First, making sure you have proper (and adequate insurance coverages) such as Liability Coverage, Underinsured Motorist Coverage (to protect you if the driver & vehicle who hits you does not have enough coverage), Life Insurance, Umbrella policies and/or other insurance policies to help protect your interests. **We would recommend you talking with your insurance agent & insurance company about how you & your family can be best protected.** Without adequate insurance coverage available an injury attorney may not be able to get the complete compensation you deserve for your injury.
Secondly, having proper legal documents in place can take a toll off of your loved ones if you become incapacitated or incompetent to handle your medical or day-to-day affairs for a period of time.
What legal documents can help your family and loved ones if you’re involved in a catastrophic accident?
Durable Power of Attorney
If a debilitating illness or injury prevents you from taking care of personal, business, or financial matters, who will be able to act on your behalf? Through a Durable Power of Attorney, you can designate a person or persons to act for you in handling these matters should you become debilitated. Your designated “Agent” will be able to do things like pay bills, do your banking, and deal with your insurance company on your behalf. Just having a standard Power of Attorney will not allow your Agent to help if you have a debilitating illness or injury. In South Carolina, a Durable Power of Attorney must be filed with the Clerk of Court to have proper effect.
Healthcare Power of Attorney & Living Will
A Healthcare Power of Attorney allows you to appoint an agent to communicate on behalf of the sick or injured person, preventing unwanted treatment or making necessary decisions in the event that the individual is unable to do so.
A Living Will is “a written statement detailing a person's desires regarding their medical treatment in circumstances in which they are no longer able to express informed consent, especially an advance directive.”. Basically, a living will allows people who become unable to make their own decisions -- exercise their beliefs and wishes regarding medical procedures. This document can be thought of as an outline, telling your Agent name in your Healthcare Power of Attorney what treatments you may or may not want if you were able to speak for yourself.
In the event of your death, a Last Will & Testament, it protects your wishes by allowing you to do such things as designate who will receive what property you own (your beneficiaries), who will be in charge of your estate (the Personal Representative), and who will raise your minor children (the Guardian). If you do not have a Will, upon your death, a Court will decide these important issues by applying South Carolina law. Having a will makes sure that your wishes are kept, not what is the default law in South Carolina.
According to Caring.com, a 2017 poll showed that more than half of adult Americans do not have a will or estate plan in place, leaving only 42 percent with a plan for their future. This means that only 4 out of 10 Americans have a will. It is especially important for parents with children under 18 to have a will with guardians put in place, yet only 36 percent of parents with dependent children have a will in place.
If you need assistance with these documents our firm offers a $500.00 Will Packet, including a Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney & Living Will, and a Simple Will. Although our firm focuses on representing those of have been injured, we are committed to helping individuals throughout our community be prepared for the worst case scenario and are here to help when needed.
Please do not hesitate to Call or Text us at any time (803) 571-0039. Attorney Wil Alexander is always happy to answer any questions you may have.
**This blog post is not nor is it intended to be legal advice -- should you have any legal questions please contact an attorney of your choosing. Please keep in mind that these are overviews of documents that may help you & your family and the actual documents are much more detailed and should be talked to in detail with an attorney of your choosing. Law Office of William H. Alexander, LLC - Attorney Wil Alexander - Barnwell, SC 29812**
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