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     When you are injured on the job, the future seems uncertain.  You have a lot of important and valid concerns especially in this day’s economy. How will you provide for your family and pay your bills?  How will you get the medical treatment and medications you need to treat your injuries?  Will you be able to go back to work once your doctor has released you from treatment or will you be able to go back to work at all?  Or will you be able to perform the same job duties as you did before you were injured?  Having more questions than answers is a frightening but true reality, especially if you do not know where to begin or who to talk to first.

     Many times, accidents that happen at work go unreported because people feel like they may not be taken seriously or that in an extreme situation, that they could lose their job.  In rare instances, some employees may be discouraged from filing a workers' compensation claim because their employer says "it isn't necessary", which is not correct.  As an employed worker, you have rights just like your employer has responsibilities.

     Hal Roach is available to work for you and help you navigate the legal system to get you the benefits you deserve.  Allow his legal expertise as a workers’ compensation attorney to fight for your legal rights by dealing with your employer, their workers comp insurance company and get you back on the road to recovery. Hal Roach has more than twenty years of experience focusing on protecting the legal rights of injured workers’ and helping them to receive the benefits they rightfully deserve. Contact Hal Roach today to schedule your free consultation.

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     Everyday, people are injured and sometimes killed by careless and reckless drivers. Those injuries can cause lasting physical pain and even disability.  Those injuries cause you and your family immediate and long term worries and concerns over how to pay for medical costs, household bills and food.  In some instances, you may suffer lost wages because you were not able to work for a period of time or, depending on your injuries, you may be concerned about your future and whether you can even work again at all.  Maybe you or someone you know has had to endure the grief over the loss of a loved one as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

     Experience is the key when trying to navigate through what seems like an endless sea of paperwork, insurance claim issues, dealing with the at-fault party's insurance carrier, seeking medical attention and just being sure you have transportation until your vehicle is either repaired or a new one is purchased.  Whether you were riding a motorcycle, driving an automobile or were injured in an accident involving a tractor trailer truck, the Roach Law Firm is here to protect your rights and provide you with sound legal advice.

    Finding the right attorney and the right law firm is your best first step and the Roach Law Firm has the knowledge and experience necessary to provide you with peace of mind and the legal knowledge to get your claim settled successfully. Hal Roach has more than twenty years of experience focusing on protecting the legal rights of people injured in accidents and helping them and their families get the benefits they deserve.

      Contact Hal Roach today to schedule your free consultation and visit our FAQ's page for more information about Auto Accident claims.

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Veterans Disability Claims

     People who have worked hard all of their lives sometimes find themselves in a position to where they are no longer able to work and provide for themselves and their families.  This may be as a result of an injury or a chronic illness.  It may even result in having to move to a skilled care facility.  Then you have those members of our population that were born with certain physical or mental impairments, which if properly diagnosed, can qualify a person to receive Social Security disability benefits.  Individuals may also have developed said impairments over time due to either an accident, illness or a traumatic event.

      Any of these situations make it hard on individuals to provide for their household.  People miss the fact that they used to work and can no longer work. They also worry about how they will be able to pay their bills, pay for medical treatment, pay for prescription medications, and provide for themselves or their families in the years to come.  Often times, individuals who have become disabled or who suffer from a physical or mental impairment be confused or lack direction in what steps to take first.  This can be a very confusing time for not only the individual person, but for their family and loved ones too who are either assisting or may be responsible for their care and personal needs.  When you are faced with these life moments, you need someone you can trust and someone who understand where you are and what you need long term.

    Hal Roach has more than twenty years of experience focusing on protecting the legal rights of people in Social Security disability and SSI claims and helping them and their families get the benefits they deserve. He understands the emotional impact on a person when they hear that they are no longer able to be as independent as they once were used to. Contact Hal Roach today to schedule your free consultation to learn your legal rights when it comes to filing for disability.

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     Whether you are sober or not, sobriety testing is not one hundred percent accurate. Most notably, the SCRI (Southern California Research Institute) found that standardizing the tests gave the horizontal gaze nystagmus a 77% accuracy rate, the walk and turn a 68% accuracy rate and the one-leg stand a 65% accuracy rate—and when all three were used together, they were correct 82% of the time. Which means that a field sobriety test is only 82% accurate in perfect testing conditions and when administered properly.

     If you are convicted of a DUI in South Carolina you could face up to 90 days in jail, fines up to $1,000 plus court costs, suspension of your driver's license for six months (over the original suspension), mandatory Alcohol or Drug counseling (which you will pay for), and expensive SR-22 insurance will be required for reinstatement of your license. If you are convicted of subsequent charges of DUI within 10 years, you will face mandatory minimum jail terms and increased fines. Moreover, many employers will terminate an employee upon conviction for DUI.

     If you are pulled over and arrested for Driving Under the Influence, it is in your best interest to get an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney has the knowledge to reduce or potentially eliminate the offense. A DUI carries harsh repercussions and the risk of not hiring an attorney is often not worth it. Roach Law Firm wants to help dispute your charges and get your license. Hal Roach has the experience to help you with your DUI case.

   Contact our office today to set up your free consultation, read our FAQ's page for more information about DUI's, and click here for our printable "Driving Rights Wallet Card."

  You served your country with honor and great pride, you served others without asking to be served in return, but you never planned on being injured in a training exercise or in combat.  Maybe you are now suffering medical problems or have medical issues because of things that happened to you while you were in service.  Maybe you are sick from chemicals to which you were exposed many years ago. Quite possibly, you were even exposed to toxic or hazardous materials that at the time you were unaware of but several years after completing your military tour or duties, you became ill and you have been told by your physician that your condition or disability is directly related to your military service.

    Perhaps you witnessed horrible and violent acts of warfare and those situations are affecting how you interact with others or they may prevent you from even being among family and friends.  It could also be that you are suffering from depression and are having a hard time coping with friends you lost in combat whether it was many years ago or in recent times of war. More often than not, these issues may not be obvious but appear over time.  Since returning from your military service, you notice that you are withdrawn in social settings, possibly quick-tempered or you have a negative reaction to loud noises or even seeing the violence that plagues our news stations every day.  With a lot of military personnel, the visions of war or incidents witnessed as part of your military service are constantly on your mind and it interferes with your sleep, your family life or even your ability to hold down a job.  

    Now you are facing very difficult medical situations and are left with more questions than answers as to where to go from here.  It has affected you, your family and your ability to be gainfully employed outside of the military. As a former officer in the U.S. Navy and being a former Naval JAG (Navy Judge Advocate General) attorney stationed at NLSO Charleston, South Carolina, Hal Roach understands the sacrifices made by those who served our country and the needs so  many of you have. Contact Hal Roach today to schedule your free consultation, to learn your legal rights as a veteran and allow his military and legal expertise to work for you.