Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation

The Law Office of Leah B. Moody will help you at any stage of your workers’ compensation claim. Whether you’re just filing your claim or you’ve been denied, our attorneys will do all we can to help you get the compensation you deserve.

There are several key points to remember regarding these claims. First, you must be out of work for over seven days before you are eligible for workers’ compensation funds. These checks will be 66% of your gross weekly pay, and attorneys’ fees are limited to no more than 33 1/3% of the amount recovered. In order to qualify, a doctor must write you out of work. The claim can’t be settled until you’ve been released by the treating physician. Claims are based on several factors, including the type of injury, whether the damage was permanent, and the amount of your weekly pay.

Criminal Defense

Our attorneys have extensive experience with criminal defense cases in state and federal courts. We represent people who have been charged with crimes such as murder, sexual assault, armed robbery, and domestic violence.

Have you been charged with a traffic offense? We can help with major and minor incidents, including failure to stop, driving without a valid driver’s license or insurance, or reckless driving. We also defend clients accused of hit and run or vehicular homicide.

Our DUI lawyers will make sure you get a fair trial if you’ve been charged with driving under the influence. Qualified legal representation is a must when the consequences include a suspended license, fines, or a jail sentence.

Personal Injury

Our law firm represents clients in all types of personal injury cases, including automobile and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, nursing home neglect and abuse, product liability, and other situations involving injury or death.

If you have a personal injury claim, it’s important to call a lawyer as soon as possible. In South Carolina, you have three years to file a claim from the date of an injury suffered in an automobile accident or a slip and fall. Cases in small claims court are usually heard within six months, while cases in Circuit Court (Common Pleas) are heard within 18 months. Most claims are completed within one year of the physician’s release, although this may vary based on the nature of the injuries. You may recover up to $7500 in small claims court cases, while there is no limit to what you may receive in Circuit Court. While you are recovering, you can typically receive payment from your insurance company for the time you’re missing at work.

Social Security

If you have suffered an injury or illness that keeps you from working, you may qualify for Social Security disability payments. This is based on whether or not you can continue to do the same work you did prior to your illness or injury. Your case will be reviewed periodically to verify the state of your health. Any payments received are based on what you earned during your last years of employment.

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation includes disputes over real estate, intellectual property, construction, landlord/tenant, education law, and business disputes with non-profits or for profit entities. We can represent you in all types of civil trials, hearing, and mediations.

Employment/Labor Law

It’s never pleasant to be fired from a job. It’s even worse when you may have been fired in violation of the law. If you’ve been terminated, wrongfully or otherwise, there are many issues to consider. Call our Rock Hill, SC attorneys at 803-327-4192 if you think you may have been wrongfully terminated or discriminated against.

Probate Law

Our attorneys will help you understand the process of the probate system. There are several waiting periods and deadlines involved that you must be aware of. The entire process takes one year from the date of death for formal probate proceedings and three years from the date of death for informal probate proceedings.

Municipal Law

Municipal law covers a wide variety of issues including, but not limited to, zoning, ordinances / resolution drafting, litigation, and intergovernmental agreements. When dealing with government clients or political subdivisions, our attorneys represent cities and / or towns as their Town counsel or on individual town, city, or state matters including Empowerment Zones and non-profit entities that deal with federal grant funds / monitoring where the State is the pass through entity to the sub-grant agent.

Procurement Law

Procurement law is government entities purchasing, contracts, and releasing RFP / RFI / RFQ process. We handle these types of documents for towns or other authorities that are required to follow the SC Code of Law-Procurement statute.

Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents are becoming more common due to busier roads. We investigate all aspects of trucking accidents, from driver’s logs to safety records. We’ll hold drivers, trucking companies, and manufacturers responsible for any property damage or injuries you suffer.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death cases may involve auto accidents, medical malpractice, pharmacy errors, dangerous animals, defective products, or many other situations. If you believe a loved one died because of negligence, recklessness, or an intentional act, call our office today. We can help you recover damages for medical bills, funeral costs, and pain and suffering.

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