Greenville Car Accident Lawyers
Pursuing Justice for Your Injuries
If you were injured in a car accident caused by another driver, chances are that you may be entitled to seek compensation for damages in a personal injury claim. While outside factors are known for contributing to car accidents, such as bad weather conditions and road hazards, most car accidents are caused by human error.
If you can prove that a driver was negligent in their actions that led to your injuries, you could collect compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
At Hayes Law Firm Upstate Attorneys, LLC, our Greenville car accident attorneys have decades of experience holding careless drivers responsible, whether their actions were caused by distracted or reckless driving, or driving while intoxicated. There’s no excuse to put other lives in danger, including yours. Whether your injuries are minor or severe, if they were caused by negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation that we can secure.
Can I Sue After a Car Accident?
Although every case is unique and you should always consult with a car accident attorney before accepting any settlement from an insurance company, there are some things that must be true in order for you to have a case.
To have an actionable car accident claim:
- You must have been involved in some type of automobile wreck, regardless of the severity of the wreck, and you must not be responsible for causing the accident.
- You must have been hurt or injured as a result of the accident. This does not necessarily mean that you had to be transported to the hospital after the accident.
- The at-fault driver or party must have had valid insurance coverage at the time of the accident. If not, we can work with you to find insurance coverages that might be available to pay your claims.
What Injuries Qualify for Compensation?
Although there are many different types of injuries that can occur as a result of car wrecks, there are common injuries our team has seen and has experience handling.
Common injuries include:
- Neck and back injuries
- Cuts and scrapes
- Vision, smell, or hearing loss
- Loss of limbs
- Broken or fractured bones
- Head injuries and brain damage
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Bruises and sprains
- Ligament and joint injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Common types of car accidents that cause injuries include rear-end accidents, head-on collisions, and T-bone collisions. Rear-end accidents are one of the most common types of accidents that can result from one car tailgating the other, or driving too closely behind them, which is considered to be reckless.
Head-on collisions are often the most dangerous type of accident, as the force of the impact can cause head and brain injuries for both drivers and passengers involved.
What to do After a Car Accident in Greenville
Being in a car accident can be a traumatic experience and may result in serious bodily injury. Following the correct steps after an accident is essential to making sure you get the compensation you need to recover. Once you have checked yourself and others for injuries, you should do the following:
- Gather the information of all parties
- Contact the police
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident
- Gather eyewitness statements
- File a claim with your insurance company.
Should I go to the Doctor After a Car Accident?
It is critical that victims of car accident injuries seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even very minor soft tissue injuries, when left untreated, can become much worse.
Over the past two decades, we have established relationships with numerous physicians, physical therapists, and other medical facilities across South Carolina where our clients can get the medical treatment they need for no money out of pocket. These medical providers will wait for payment until your case settles. Once we resolve a claim and receive your settlement, our attorneys then pay the physicians and medical facilities directly.
Is South Carolina a "No-Fault" State
No, South Carolina is not a "no-fault" car insurance State. This means that the driver who is at fault for an accident is required to pay the other driver's damages.
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