A motor vehicle accident can happen in a second and it can change your life forever. Far too many accidents occur because of dangerous and careless drivers; defective car parts or badly designed roads. When a collision occurs, those responsible for causing the accident must be held accountable and should compensate the victims and the surviving family members of those who died.
Howell & Christmas auto accident lawyers represent clients in Kingstree and surrounding areas after motor vehicle crashes. Our compassionate lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of accident victims. We believe everyone who is hurt in a collision should get full and fair compensation for all losses. We care about your case and know how important the outcome is to your future, so we will be there to help every step of the way after your accident.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle collisions are a top cause of both injuries and fatalities within the United States. When a crash causes an injury, the victim is frequently left with lasting damage including brain injury, spinal cord damage, soft tissue damage, whiplash and other serious medical problems.
A Kingstree crash victim may permanently be unable to work or have his or her earning potential compromised due to new physical limitations. The ongoing pain and emotional distress can result in a diminished quality of life, and medical bills can pile up quickly.
Victims who suffer these losses deserve to be “made whole,” or fully compensated for:
- Medical costs
- Wage losses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If the victim of a crash is killed, surviving family members may also suffer a loss of income since the deceased is no longer providing for the family. Further, the loss of a relationship with a loved one is devastating. Those who survive but who have lost someone they care about are also entitled to be “made whole,” which means recovering wrongful death damages including payment of funeral expenses, wage losses and compensation for lost companionship.
Nothing can ever bring back a person who was lost in a motor vehicle accident. However, taking legal action and winning compensation for damages can at least ensure you have the money you need to try to build a brighter future and move past the loss.
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Howell & Christmas has helped many clients pursue a claim for compensation after a crash. We can assist in:
- Determining who to sue (there may be others responsible besides just another motorist)
- Filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit
- Investigating the cause of the crash to put together evidence for your case
- Finding, preparing and questioning witnesses, including both eyewitnesses and experts like accident reconstruction specialists
- Negotiating with the insurance company to reach a settlement
- Filing appropriate motions with the court and presenting your case to a judge or a jury
You need to protect yourself and having a knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer means you will have an advocate to guide you through the civil justice system. Call Howell & Christmas today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.