South Carolina Car Accident Lawyers
When involved in a car, truck or motorcycle accident anywhere in South Carolina there is usually someone else at fault. If you are driving attentively, sober and obeying traffic laws your odds of causing a car accident are slim. However, you should be concerned with the driving habits of those you share the road with. Other drivers may not be as cautious or responsible as you are. If another driver slams or crashes into you, regardless of why, they are more often than not responsible for and damage or injuries you sustain. Other parties can also be at fault in S. C. auto accidents.
If you, a loved one or family member have been hurt, injured or killed in a South Carolina auto accident please contact our team of automobile injury lawyers. With an abundance of experience handling auto claims throughout all of South Carolina they will get you the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to. Our South Carolina car accident lawyers offer free consultations to car accident victims and their families. In addition, they charge nothing unless they recover on your behalf. They serve the entire state including Greenville County, Richland County, Charleston County, Spartanburg County, Bamberg County, Anderson County, Horry County and Lexington County.
Types Of Vehicle Accidents We Handle
There are dozens of different types of motor vehicle accident and out injury attorneys handle them all. These include, but are not limited to: bike accidents, drunk driving accidents, head-on collisions, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, rear end collisions, lane change accidents, side impact collisions, tractor trailer accidents.
Establishing Fault In South Carolina Auto Accidents
No car accident case is the same regardless of whether or not it happened in South Carolina. While the types of accidents may be similar the circumstances leading up to the accident and who, or what corporate or government entity, is responsible and legally liable are never the same. Also, where a car accident happened, and what was going on prior to the accident, also helps our Columbia car accident attorneys to figure out who is liable. In an automobile accident occurring in South Carolina there can be any of the following parties who are liable:
The other driver or drivers insurance company (if multiple drivers caused your injuries)
Parents of the other driver if they were minors/teenagers
Your own insurance carrier(s)
The other drivers employer
Auto Mechanics/Repair Shops
Regardless of who is responsible for your injuries and medical costs having a qualified and reliable Greenville SC car accident lawyer will ensure all responsible parties compensate you accordingly.
The Impact Of A Car Accident On The Human Body
In many South Carolina auto accident cases medical witness are needed to assist the judicial system in understanding the true, and lasting, physical impact of a car crash on the body. The text below outline studies done by The Ellis Clinic and will assist in explaining in lay terms how factors such as collision speed, change in speed, change in time, inertia, momentum, human anatomy and physiology and body position can contribute to injuries.
At speeds less than 20 m.p.h. there may be little property damage or vehicle damage, such speeds might be considered low speed for automobile accidents. However, when it comes to the human body that same premise does not hold true as such speeds cannot be considered low speed for the human body. The person not trained in human anatomy and the treatment of injuries may mistakenly assume that a low speed collision will cause little damage to the human body. This reasoning error occurs when one incorrectly assumes that the human body absorbs accident forces the same as machines. Bodily tissue such as ligaments and muscles are pliable and not rigid like glass, metal, plastic and steel. Also, contributing to this reasoning error is that one experiences less of a sensation of speed in an enclosed vehicle at 20 m.p.h. than one experiences on an open bicycle at 20 m.p.h.
About 10 m.p.h. is fast for the human body. Joggers and runners have been clocked at speeds from 6.62 feet per second (4.5 m.p.h.) to 12.96 feet per second (8.9 m.p.h.). If a runner could run a 100-yard dash in nine seconds, the runner would have an average speed of 22.7 m.p.h. Jurors can understand that someone running less than 10 m.p.h. can be injured due to a sudden change in speed such as hitting a wall.
As is plain to see, car accidents, motorcycle accidents and trucking accidents in South Carolina, even those taking place at what is deemed a low speed, can exert very damaging and permanent injury to the human body. With this in mind, even if you feel ok following a car accident you should seek the help of a skilled car accident lawyer handling cases throughout South Carolina including Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill, Bamberg, Pawley’s Island, Georgetown, Greenville, Anderson, Beaufort and Spartanburg.
SC Auto Accident Statute Of Limitations
The state of South Carolina acknowledges statutes related to the time frame from which an accident, injury or death occurred and how long the victim has to file a personal injury lawsuit. For auto accident, wrongful death, medical malpractice, product liability and personal injury claims that time frame is 3 years. By no means is it wise to wait that long. You should consult with a skilled and experienced Rock Hill, South Carolina auto accident attorney as time is of the essence.
How A Charleston Auto Accident Attorney Can Help
It is one thing to determine what possible parties may be responsible for your injuries. It is another to know how to properly analyze and investigate an auto accident to pinpoint exactly what parties are responsible. There is an extraordinary amount of work, research and resources that is involved when investigating an accident. A good Charleston, South Carolina car accident lawyer will work with experts such as expert witnesses, witnesses, doctors and medical professionals and forensic accident specialists. If your case goes ti trial it will be necessary to recreate the accident and examine all evidence related to the accident. Having your attorney do all of this regarding your case will ensure that your injuries, medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering are properly compensated for by those responsible.
Contact A Columbia Car Accident Liability Lawyer
It is in your best interest to consult with a skilled South Carolina car accident attorney very soon after your accident. Our team of Columbia South Carolina injury lawyers will work on your behalf and make sure that your legal rights are protected throughout this very stressful time. They will also strive to get you the full, fair and just compensation for your injuries, medical expenses and lost wages.
Our South Carolina car accident lawyers serve the entire state of South Carolina including Anderson, Bamberg, Beaufort, Columbia, Charleston, North Charleston, Greenville, Mount Pleasant, Rock Hill, Cherokee County, Spartanburg, Sumter, Summerville, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head Island.