Following your car accident, a car accident attorney can gather facts from the scene, provide legal advice, negotiate with insurance companies, and assist you in pursuing compensation for your losses, allowing you to recover and return to your normal routine.
Victims of car accidents may experience horrific events. Victims may sustain a variety of major injuries, ranging from lacerations and bruises to traumatic brain injuries and broken bones, some of which may require several weeks and thousands of dollars in medical and rehabilitative care. Even more difficult is the loss of a loved one in a car accident.
Recovery should be a top focus following a crash. When you are healthy enough, you may wish to consider seeking the assistance of a car accident lawyer. In addition to the physical and emotional toll of the car accident, you may face financial difficulties as a result of medical bills, vehicle repair or replacement costs, and lost pay.
State and nationally mandated regulations enhance safety and avoid collisions, ranging from speed restrictions to distracted driving laws. However, collisions are a widespread issue in the United States. According to forecasts from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 36,120 persons perished in car accidents last year.
When people break local or federal traffic regulations or drive recklessly or irresponsibly, they should face the consequences. Depending on the act and harm inflicted, this might include traffic citations, license suspension, fees, and possibly jail time. They may also be liable to compensate the victims.
If the liable party is insured and their insurance company pays the incident’s costs, the victim’s damages such as medical bills and property damage may be compensated. A victim may desire to pursue a personal injury lawsuit if they are underfunded, uninsured, or their insurance providers’ reimbursement is insufficient.
How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help?
Car accident lawyers can be a great resource in any of the following scenarios, as getting financial compensation for your damages can be a difficult task.
Initially, the victim must identify who caused the accident and the sequence of events and conditions that led to the disaster. They will also need to acquire proof to back up their claims, which could include eyewitness testimony, police reports, medical reports, and repair invoices.
The plaintiff may also be required to engage with insurance companies as well as the opposing party or its legal representation. While some personal injury cases are settled out of court, it is occasionally necessary to take a claim to civil court.
A car accident lawyer can help you with:
- Investigating, analyzing police reports and medical records, and obtaining eyewitness testimony
- displaying the circumstances surrounding the crash as well as the sequence of events before it
- determining who was at fault
- Making a case based on the incident’s specifics
- Making a plan to seek compensation on your behalf
- Speaking on your behalf with insurance companies, lawyers, and other parties involved
- If necessary, we will represent you in negotiations or in court.
- Keeping you informed throughout the process and responding to any issues or questions you may have.
Accidents involving rideshare firms, commercial trucks, public transportation, and sanitation vehicles may be more difficult to investigate than others.
In any of these cases, there may be multiple accountable parties, or the liable party may be a company, city, or state government. When dealing with these types of parties, a car accident lawyer can help ensure you follow the proper steps.
Handling Your Legal Case After a Car Accident
A car accident suit can usually be handled out of court through discussions between your lawyer and the at-fault party’s insurance provider. 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 negotiations 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
- Repairs to the car or purchasing a replacement vehicle
- Income lost as a result of time away from work as a result of the incident
- Financial recompense 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 Car Accident
Personal injury cases resulting from an accident are governed by distinct statutes. If you have any doubts 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 Law Regarding 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 negligence. If both drivers were at fault, damages are lowered based on the level of responsibility assigned to the occurrence.
However, state law also depends on a modified-51% ruling, which indicates that those involved in an accident can only seek compensation if they are found to have less than half of the liability.
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.