Car accident victims have certain legal rights in the state of South Carolina. Your ability to obtain compensation after a car accident is going to depend on whether another driver or other third party was responsible for your collision and resulting injuries. It is also going to depend on whether you have evidence to prove fault and to prove the extent of your injuries, and whether you take the appropriate legal action to make a car accident claim.
To protect your legal rights, it is prudent to be represented by an experienced injury attorney. Goose Creek car accident lawyers can provide invaluable assistance to collision victims and help them pursue a damage claim. Call Howell & Christmas today to speak with a member of our legal team and learn how we can assist with your case in Goose Creek.
South Carolina has fault laws that apply to car accident cases. This means that a driver who is at fault for causing a motor vehicle collision is responsible for covering losses. Motorists are required to purchase insurance in order to cover the damages that they may cause if involved in a wreck.
The South Carolina Department of Insurance stipulates that drivers must have a minimum of $25,000 in bodily injury liability per person and $50,000 in coverage per accident. However, many motorists choose to purchase more than this minimum coverage because car accident injuries can cause much more costly damages.
Because drivers buy insurance, you are likely going to be dealing with an insurance company when trying to obtain compensation after a collision. If the other driver was at fault and the evidence is clear-cut, we may be able to help you negotiate an out-of-court settlement to be compensated for your losses. You should seriously consider having an attorney representing you during settlement negotiations and you should not sign any paperwork or settlement offers until your lawyer has looked over the information.
If the insurer doesn’t accept fault or make a settlement offer, you will likely need to pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim and it may end up in court. If you don’t already have counsel at this point, a Goose Creek car accident attorney can help you file your lawsuit and take your case to trial.
There are myriad procedural and evidentiary rules applicable to car accident litigation. An experienced auto accident attorney can assist you in preparing your case and protecting your rights.
Consulting An Auto Accident Lawyer
At Howell & Christmas our Goose Creek car accident attorneys have more than three decades of collective experience representing injured victims. We have received a rating of Superb from Avvo and members of our firm are also members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Our legal experience and past success signifies that you will be represented by a Goose Creek car accident lawyer who is dedicated to fighting for full and fair compensation for injuries and losses. Contact us to request a free, no-obligation consultation today