Representation from the Masella Law Firm, P.A.
When you come to Masella Law Firm, P.A. for help, you will benefit from the fact that our legal team has a wealth of legal experience and a proven track record of success. By hiring a Columbia lawyer from our team, you will be giving yourself knowledgeable legal counsel from an attorney who has a background as a solicitor and judge, who has worked on countless cases similar to yours, and who can advise you of the most effective strategy in your circumstances. We know how much trust you are placing in us, and understand the high stakes in the situation. We offer first class representation in criminal defense, personal injury, workers’ compensation and family law. Let us fight for your rights and help you pursue a favorable outcome in your case.
Our Columbia Office Location
917 Calhoun Street
Columbia, SC 29201
More Than 25 Years of Experience
Our firm represents clients in a wide variety of cases, from defending individuals who have been accused of crimes such as DUI,
domestic violence and
internet crimes. Not every case is the same and we have a thorough knowledge of the different components of each situation and how they can be handled best. We also offer strong defense in accusations of
violent crimes and
federal crimes. These charges can come at a high cost if you are convicted and we make every effort to avoid this outcome. We also look out for our clients in personal injury cases, fighting for their rights in insurance claims for
trucking accidents and cases of
wrongful death. An attorney from our team can also assist you in filing a claim for workers' compensation benefits if you have been hurt on the job. It is important to maximize the outcome of a workers’ compensation claim so that you are not left dealing with the cost yourself. If you are dealing with a divorce let us assist you, defending your personal interests on matters including child custody, alimony and property division.
Criminal Defense from a Former Prosecutor
Hiring an attorney as early as possible after your arrest is the most important step you can take towards defending your freedom and your future. While you are legally presumed innocent until guilty, you must keep in mind that if you have been charged with a drug crime,
theft crime or any other offense, the police already believe you are guilty, and will use anything you say as evidence against you. Contact us now for a confidential consultation to discuss the situation and learn about strategies we can use to protect your rights. A
criminal defense attorney from our firm will represent you at all times with investigators and in court, seeking to have the charges dismissed or to exonerate you. Even if this is not possible, we may be able to have the charges reduced. Don't talk about the case to anyone else-let us fight for you!
Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were injured in a bicycle accident,
motorcycle accident, slip and fall accident or other accident which was caused by another person's negligence, you are entitled to file a
personal injury claim for all your medical expenses, your lost income and pain and suffering. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that you will receive the amount you deserve, and it is in fact likely that the insurance company will actively resist paying you the fair value of your claim. An attorney from our team can assist you in gathering the necessary evidence to prove your case, including medical records, photos of the accident scene and expert testimony, and will take on the task of negotiating with the insurance company over the value of your claim. If an out-of-court settlement is not possible, we will not hesitate to take the case to trial to win the compensation you deserve. Avoid speaking with insurance adjusters or claims representatives-they will use statements you make to reduce the value of your claim. Refer any calls or requests for a statement to our office as your legal representation.
Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim
Under state law, nearly all companies in South Carolina are required to carry workers' compensation insurance to cover their employees in the event of an injury on the job. Workers' comp is a no-fault system, so you can file a claim whether your employer's negligence or your own mistakes are the cause of the accident. You can receive wage replacement benefits calculated at either two-thirds of your average weekly wage or two thirds of the statewide average, as well as payment for all necessary medical treatment to help you achieve the maximum medical recovery. Many workers' comp claimants are denied the full benefits they deserve or even have their claims rejected, but you can improve your chances of success by working with an attorney from our team.
Family Law Attorney in Columbia, SC
An attorney from our firm is ready to meet with you if you are planning to file for divorce and want to learn about actions you can take to safeguard your personal interests in the process. We can fight for you on issues such as child custody, the payment of alimony and the division of assets and debts, and can assist you in seeking an uncontested divorce if this is your goal but, are prepared to take the case to trial if necessary to defend your rights. Contact us now to speak with us about your case and to take the first steps.