Being in a car wreck or other motor vehice accident can be a very traumatic event. It is important to have competent legal representation as soon as possible – to preserve evidence and your rights.
After you Contact Us, your Lowcountry Injury Law attorney will send an investigator to the scene to take photos, interview witnesses and preserve important evidence. We will assist you in getting your car repaired; handle all phone calls and negotiations with the insurance companies; settle claims when possible without costly litigation and delays; and get you full compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and any other damages caused by the accident and injuries. You can help by knowing What to do in Case of a Car Accident and gather the information listed on our Auto Accident Checklist.
If you have been in a car accident, act quickly to protect your rights.
Delay in obtaining legal representation is not advisable. It is important that your claim be promptly investigated and your injuries properly established with the insurance company as soon as possible. An investigation into what caused the accident or the extent of your injuries may be hampered by delay in obtaining legal counsel. Insurance companies want you to handle your injury without legal help. Insurance companies hope that critical evidence will disappear or that they can blame your injuries on a cause unrelated to your accident. Contact us or another attorney as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a truck or tractor-trailer, click here for more information.
Lowcounty Injury Law personal injury lawyers are fearless.
The insurance companies know that if your case is not settled on fair and reasonable terms for the full amount you deserve, we will be fully prepared to litigate your claim for damages in court and will submit the issues to a jury for a determination of what you fully deserve. We also have much experience and success in resolving claims through the less costly and time-consuming methods of mediation and binding arbitration.
The most common causes of auto accidents, in no particular order, are:
- Distracted Driving (Texting – using cell phone, etc.)
- Following too closely
- Failure to keep a proper lookout
- Drunk driving
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
Most of us know that driving under the influence of alcohol is a huge problem in the United States. Among the statistics reported by www.cdc.gov, are the facts that alcohol related highway crashes accounted for 10,322 deaths in 2012, accounting for almost one-third of all traffic related deaths. Every 90 seconds someone is injured by an impaired driver. Among major crimes, DUI has one of the highest arrest rates. Unfortunately, South Carolina ranks as one of the worst states for DUI fatalities. In 2014, S.C. lawmakers took an important step in reversing this trend to stop drunk driving by enacting Emma's law requiring igntiion interlocks for first-time convicted drunk drivers with a BAC of .15 or greater.
If you or a love one have been a victim of a drunk driver, you will want knowldegeabe, aggressive attorneys with experience in handing motor vehicle cases involving druck drivers, such as Lowcountry Injury Law attorneys. Not only will you be entitled to recover actual damages for loss of past and future income, medical bills and pain and suffering, but you may be awarded punitive damages as a deterrent to the at-fault driver and others from engaging in such reckless behavior.
The different types of motor-vehicle collisions include:
- Rear-end collisions
- Intersection wrecks
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Broadside or T-bone collisions
- Pedestrian cases
- Rollover collisions
Lowcountry Injury Law attorneys have extensive training and experience.
In handling car wreck, personal injury and wrongful death claims resulting from motor vehicle accidents, our Attorneys are among the most experienced as to the causes and types of motor-vehiclle wrecks. We know the applicable driving regulations and how to prove liabiity against the at-fault driver in order to recovery maximum compensation for car accident injuries, including punitive damages where appropriate. To see a partial record of our settlements and jury verdicts in car wreck cases, go to Case Results.
No attorneys fee unless you recover damages.
Lowcountry Injury Law accepts cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us nothing unless we recover an award through settlement or trial.
Safety tips and an action plan relating to being involved in a car accident can be found at Edmunds.com.
For more car accident information and FAQ's, including causes of car accidents, what to do after a car accident, car insurance issues and claims, car accident injuries and resulting damages, etc., can be found at Auto Accidents FAQ and CarAccidentAttorneys.com.
Our Personal Injury Law Firm serves clients throughout the Lowcountry region of South Carolina, including Beaufort, Port Royal, Lady's Island, Bluffton SC and Hilton Head SC, as well as clients from Hampton SC, Allendale SC, Colleton County SC and Jasper County SC, including Towns of Ridgeland SC, Hardeeville SC, Estill SC and Walterboro SC.