Traffic crashes occur all too often in this country resulting in injury and death as well as enormous economic losses for individuals and the state. Savannah is no exception. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident in or around Savannah, you are probably facing physical, emotional, and financial challenges. These challenges can be overwhelming at such a difficult time. Adding the problem of having to deal with an insurance company concerning your accident claim can add more stress to your situation. Legal representation from a firm you can trust to at this juncture can be a lifesaver. Howell & Christmas is a personal injury law firm serving clients in Savannah and throughout the state of South Carolina. Our sole aim is to help you recover the compensation you are owed through a claim or lawsuit.
Our firm’s attorneys have more than three decades of combined legal experience in the field of personal injury cases stemming from all kinds of accidents. Senior partner Ladson Howell started his career defending insurance companies in claims and litigation. This prior experience means that our firm has a solid grip on how insurance companies build and defend their cases. We use that insight along with our considerable experience, knowledge, negotiation skills, and trial-tested courtroom ability to help our clients pursue fair and full compensation. Our 10 out 10 Superb rating from Avvo demonstrates the level of accomplishment and commitment you can expect when bringing your Savannah auto accident case to us.
What to Do after a Vehicle Collision in Savannah
According to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT), Savannah’s Chatham County has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle accidents in the state. Per governmental crash data, the county experienced 97,236 car crashes from 1996 to 2003 with a crash rate of 739.4 per 10,000 drivers. During that same period, 273 people died in motor vehicle collisions in Chatham County. General surveys conducted by governmental agencies point to various causes of such accidents, from drunk driving to driving while texting, speeding, ignoring traffic laws, and inattention while behind the wheel. All of these driving behaviors are forms of negligence which make the roads unsafe for everyone.
Following your accident, you may need medical care ranging from surgery to physical therapy. You may be unable to work, losing income or wages while faced with unpredicted co-pays or medical expenses. Your car may be damaged requiring repair or replacement. Beyond this, you may be subject to pain and suffering as well as other non-economic damages depending on the severity of your injuries. In other cases, you may be facing the unexpected death of a loved one who provided emotional support and / or financial support. All of these issues need to be addressed through an insurance claim or lawsuit.
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Don’t expect fair treatment from the insurance company involved with your claim. Unfortunately, their aim is to pay you as little as possible in order to remain profitable. At Howell & Christmas we will fight vigorously for your best interests throughout every phase of your case. You can learn more about how we can help and get the advice you need following your accident in a free confidential consultation. Call us today to speak to one of our attorneys about your case.