Finding a qualified South Carolina car accident attorney is essential if you have been involved in a collision or accident in which any party was harmed or is liable for damage to other vehicles or property.
Vehicle accidents can result in serious injuries, some of which may not be immediately evident. Strom Law will assist you whether you believe you have a personal injury claim or want to protect yourself from potential lawsuits.
If you are unsure when to contact a lawyer following an automobile accident, we recommend that you do so as soon as possible. This will allow you to take the necessary procedures to protect your rights or file a claim in a timely manner.
How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help?
Following an accident, it is critical to act quickly, especially if you have been injured or have been harmed by the acts of another driver. The first step is to gather as much evidence and information as possible to build a strong case.
Help for a claim is targeted to your specific situation. It starts with an attorney advising you on how to make the necessary reports to the police, insurance companies, and the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.
Going through the right processes will help your claim move forward by demonstrating that you met your obligation to file accident reports and information. It also ensures that you meet any legal duties associated with reporting car accidents involving injuries or property damage of $1,000 or more.
Handling Your Legal Case After a Vehicle Accident
In most situations, a car accident claim can be handled out of court, with negotiations between your lawyer and the at-fault party’s insurance company. Strom Law works on your behalf as your legal agent to:
- Collect police reports, proof of damages, evidence, and witness statements, together with all other supporting documents and information.
- Prepare a claim and begin settlement discussions with your insurance carrier.
- To preserve your rights and guarantee that your ultimate payout is fair, challenge any unreasonable low settlement offers.
If you decide to sue, and we believe it is in your best interests, Strom Law will guide you through the pretrial process and represent you in court to protect your right to compensation.
What Compensation Can I Claim After a Traffic Collision?
Drivers and passengers involved in an accidental collision may be able to seek compensation for:
- Medical treatment, drugs, treatments, and long-term care costs
- Vehicle repairs or the purchase of a replacement vehicle
- Income lost as a result of time away from work as a result of the incident
- Financial compensation for stress-related effects or pain and suffering
- Other private property repairs or replacement costs
Lawyers that specialize in car accidents are familiar with all of the relevant statutes and legislation. They can advise you on the best way to pursue the money you are owed.
Understanding Your Legal Rights Following a Vehicle Accident
Personal injury cases caused by an accident are governed by specific statutes. If you have any worries regarding the legality of a possible claim or if you could be the target of a lawsuit, a competent attorney can help you navigate the legal system.
Damages sustained in an accident caused by another driver or road user are not financially your responsibility. It may, however, be essential to determine whether both parties satisfy state criteria.
South Carolina Legislation Concerning Liability for Traffic Accidents
Financial compensation lawsuits and personal injury claims are resolved on the basis of fault, and we may need to look into the specifics to determine the cause of the event.
According to South Carolina law, the fault is determined by comparative carelessness. If both drivers were at fault, damages are lowered based on the level of responsibility assigned to the occurrence.
However, state law also employs a modified-51% rule, which states that anyone involved in an accident can only seek compensation if they are found to bear less than half of the blame.
Understanding the details of the law and applying it effectively are critical to the successful resolution of a lawsuit or personal injury claim, which is why consulting with an experienced lawyer is critical. If you’ve been in an automobile accident, contact Strom Legal.