Civil Law

Experienced in Civil Litigation

Attorney Leah B. Moody practices civil law in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Lancaster, South Charlotte, Columbia, and surrounding areas of North and South Carolina. Our law firm is devoted to helping people and organizations with all types of civil litigation.

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 workers’ compensation lawyer will do everything possible to help you get the settlement you deserve.

Remember that 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.

Personal Injury

Our law firm represents clients in all types of South Carolina 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 claim, it’s important to call a personal injury attorney 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.

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.

Government Law

Our government law attorney counsels authorities on a number of issues including ethics, elections, and financial matters.

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.

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.

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