Practice Areas

Shannon T Stokes is an established member of the South Carolina Bar and is experienced in representing different clients across a range of complex litigation issues. Shannon can help you to achieve justice in the following legal domains:

Auto Accidents

Every time a driver gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, he or she is accepting responsibility for the safety of everyone else on the road. Accidents can and do happen.

When a driver’s negligent behaviors or careless actions lead to the serious injury or death of another person, the negligent driver must be held accountable.

The Law Office of Shannon T. Stokes  has helped people who have been seriously injured in accidents seek justice and the compensation they deserve. If you have suffered a serious or life-altering injury that required hospitalization and/or extensive rehabilitation, or if you lost a loved one as a result of another driver’s mistakes, call us at 803-728-0900 for a free consultation to discuss your potential case with a car accident attorney.

Personal Injury

Personal injury lawsuits arise when people are injured by careless or intentional acts of others, or injured by products that are defective in some way. When someone is determined to be legally responsible for injuring someone else, they are liable for the injury, and may be made to pay the injured person compensatory damages.

PERSONAL INJURY DAMAGES
Compensatory damages attempt to put an injured person back in the position he or she was in before being injured. In some cases, punitive damages are also awarded in these lawsuits. Punitive damages are intended to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others.

Shannon Law will evaluate your claim, discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.

If you or a loved one has been injured, contact us online or call us at 803-728-0900 for a free and confidential consultation with a personal injury attorney. There is no obligation to retain our services and you will pay no fees until we successfully resolve your claim.

Medical Malpractice

Shannon Law represent clients who are injured or killed by the careless or intentional acts of healthcare providers such as hospitals, doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, dentists, chiropractors and podiatrists. When these medical errors cause a patient to suffer a significant injury or death, (but the actions do not rise to the level of a crime), they can provide the basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

At Shannon Law, we handle a variety of medical malpractice claims for clients in the South Carolina, including those arising out of:

  • Missed Diagnosis
  • Delayed Diagnosis
  • Lack of Informed Consent
  • Birth Injuries
  • Healthcare Provider Errors
  • Misread X–ray, Slides, and Ultrasounds
  • Medical Device Errors
  • HMO Misconduct
  • Medication / Pharmaceutical Errors
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

When we are treated by doctors or healthcare practitioners, we can normally feel confident that we are in the hands of diligent, knowledgeable professionals. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and when malpractice occurs in an established medical practice, Shannon can help you to receive adequate compensation for your physical, psychological, and financial suffering.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is a death that has been caused by the fault of another person. Wrongful death lawsuits or claims are generally filed by family members or beneficiaries of the person who died.

In some instances, these claims are filed to obtain monetary damages to cover the earnings the deceased person would have provided. Other damages that may be recovered include:

  • Expenses associated with the death, such as medical and funeral bills
  • Lost benefits, such as insurance, from the death
  • Loss of inheritance from an untimely death
  • Pain, suffering or mental anguish suffered by the survivor of the decedent
  • Loss of companionship, care or protection
  • Punitive damages, intended to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others

If you believe that your loved one has suffered a wrongful death, you may be entitled to compensation. We are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call us at 803-728-0900 to speak with a lawyer. You may also contact us online through our website to set up a case evaluation consultation.

Pharmaceutical Litigation

Did the pharmacist give you the wrong medicine and you became very ill and suffered serious injuries, and or death? If you or a loved one has become sick because the pharmacist gave you the wrong prescription, you may have legal rights against the pharmacy. . If you have experienced such pharmaceutical malpractice, you could be entitled to compensation.

If you or someone you love has suffered serious harm as a result of a defective medical device or a defective and dangerous medical prescription, you may be eligible for a potential defective drug settlement.

Powers of Attorney

In the unfortunate instance of poor health impacting on your ability to make important decisions about healthcare and finances, it is very important to provide a trusted third party to act on your behalf. We will walk you through this whole process to ensure that your best interests are always defended regardless of the state of your personal health.

If you require any of the complex legal services listed above, please contact the Law Office of Shannon T. Stokes. We will be completely transparent with, looking out for your best legal interests through every step of the litigation process.

Workers’ Compensation

The Workers’ Compensation Act entitles a person to benefits for injuries, occupational diseases or death on the job. Some of the benefits victims are entitled to are as follows:

  • Payment of medical expenses, including mileage to and from medical appointments
  • Prescription reimbursement
  • Two-thirds of your weekly wage, up to a maximum, while you are unable to work and are off work
  • Payments to replace a portion of your weekly wage while you are unable to work fully
  • A disfigurement award for visible scars and burns under certain circumstances
  • A money award to pay you for permanent injury
  • Penalties if the workers’ compensation carrier does not follow certain rules

Contact Shannon Law for a free and confidential consultation.