Attorney Kelly Alfreds Obtains 260K Settlement for Family of Man Killed in Work Related Car Accident
May 15, 2020
Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2020 – Attorney Kelly Alfreds of Steinberg Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina recently settled a contentious worker’s compensation case for the family of a man who was killed in an accident on a property owned by his employer. The $265,000 settlement is confidential but came after Alfreds argued against the man’s employer who initially denied the family’s claim.
A South Carolina real estate executive was killed in a car accident while visiting a property development owned by his employer. His vehicle was found submerged in water in a ditch on the property by workers, but the cause of the accident was never discovered.
The company that employed the man’s employer rejected his family’s worker’s compensation claim at first because, they said, that the man had no reason to be on the property and was acting outside the normal scope of his professional duties.
However, Alfreds argued that the man had full access to the gated and locked community property and was expected to check in on its progress. In addition, he used the vehicle that was involved in the accident as his company vehicle.
Ultimately, the employer conceded that although the man had not been specifically asked to go to the property before his accident, he was fully allowed to be there and had been known to do so in the past.
“Our client was always very involved with the development of the company’s new properties and other projects and he likely would not have been at the development for anything besides work,” said Alfreds. “I was very pleased to settle this case in favor of this man’s family, who lost their loved one.”
About Steinberg Law Firm
Steinberg Law Firm, LLP is a personal injury firm with offices in Charleston, Goose Creek, and Summerville, South Carolina. The firm’s practice areas encompass workers’ compensation, catastrophic injuries, vehicle accidents, premises liability, wrongful death, construction defects, dangerous products, dog bites, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse.
Founded by Irving Steinberg in 1927, the firm has nearly 100 years of experience advocating for injured individuals in South Carolina. The firm is particularly experienced in the area of workers’ compensation with the firm’s founder, Irving Steinberg, having been one of the lawyers who helped draft and push for the enactment of South Carolina’s workers’ compensation law. The firm’s lawyers have vast experience advocating for injured people and have obtained for clients some of the largest jury verdicts, workers’ compensation awards, and settlements in South Carolina. Regardless of the size of a case, the firm’s lawyers emphasize providing every client with the highest level of advocacy, attention, and compassion.
With nearly 100 years’ history as a successful South Carolina law firm, the firm feels grateful to and obligated to give back to the community that has trusted and supported it for so many years. The firm’s financial and time commitments to numerous community organizations, college scholarships for local students, and service on boards and commissions evidence our deep commitment to the community.
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