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After getting injured in an accident caused by someone else, you do not deserve the pain and hardship you will suffer. Our accident lawyers offer free case evaluations, during which we can determine if you have a case to pursue compensation beyond what the insurance company is offering you. For the representation of experienced, aggressive auto accident lawyers in South Carolina, please call McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates at 888-353-5513.
Causes of Auto Accidents Leading to Injury Claims
Some of the most common causes of auto accident claims are:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Failure to yield right of way
- Defects in roadway design
- Defective vehicle parts or components
Tens of thousands of people are killed in U.S. auto accidents each year. Many more are seriously injured. Sadly, many of these fatalities and injuries are the result of completely preventable accidents, but were caused by the carelessness or negligence of an individual driver. It’s no surprise that auto accidents are a common source of personal injury litigation. While many simple claims are handled by insurance adjusters and settled quickly, the cases involving severe injury or death are typically grounds for a lawsuit to pursue maximum compensation.
Accidents caused by negligence may be linked to another driver, but they can also be traced back to corporations or other entities, as is the case with accidents involving defective vehicles or dangerous roads. Our experienced accident attorneys in South Carolina have the experience necessary to investigate your claim and determine who is responsible for causing your accident injuries.
Resolving Your Accident Case So You Can Begin Healing
As part of your accident case, our lawyers will fight aggressively to recover damages for:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
The person who caused the auto accident that injured you may face civil liability, criminal liability, or both. Failure to stop at the scene after an accident to exchange insurance and other information or to summon police is usually considered a hit and run, which is generally a criminal offense.
Civil actions tend to concern themselves primarily with factual questions with regard to who is at fault, to what degree, and how much in damages are to be paid to the plaintiff by the defendant’s insurer. If the driver found liable does not carry insurance, then you may be able to file a claim against the driver directly, or you may be able to recover damages from your own uninsured/underinsured driver insurance.
If you or a loved one was injured in an auto accident in or around Sumter, Lexington, Camden, Columbia, Orangeburg, Newberry, or anywhere in South Carolina, please contact McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., at 888-353-5513 for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys will fight tirelessly to recover maximum compensation on your behalf.