Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Columbia, and Aiken, South Carolina.
The insurance company offered me a settlement. Should I accept it?
No. Nine times out of ten, insurance companies will offer you much less than you deserve as an initial settlement. They want to make your claim go away as quickly as possible, and they know that car accident victims are desperate for any amount money right after an accident. Before you accept a settlement from an insurance company, you should speak with our experienced car wreck lawyers in SC to find out the true value of your injury claim.
Why do I need a car accident lawyer?
If you were seriously injured in a car accident, having an attorney on your side can make all the difference in the amount of compensation you receive. Insurance companies are used to giving accident victims the runaround, but as soon as you hire a lawyer, they will start paying proper attention to your claim.
Proving your case is another major reason you need a lawyer. To convince the insurance company that you deserve full compensation, you need to provide them with evidence to back up your detailed account of the incident. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, our attorneys will investigate your car accident to gather the information, evidence, and witness testimonies we need to build a strong case on your behalf.
What damages can I recover for my car accident injuries?
If you suffered an injury in your car accident because of another party’s negligence, you can seek compensation for a wide range of damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If a drunk driver caused your car accident, you may also be able to seek punitive damages for gross negligence.
How is fault determined in a car accident?
In most car accident cases, it is obvious which driver was negligent and therefore at fault for the accident. However, other situations are more complex, involving multiple drivers, defective vehicles, or even a poorly maintained roadway. If the question of fault is unresolved in your accident, our South Carolina car accident lawyers will thoroughly review the evidence in your case. Police reports, photos, witness statements, and other factors will all be taken into account. If necessary, we will also work with accident reconstruction specialists to help strengthen your case.
If you have further questions about car accidents, please contact McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., today to schedule a free initial consultation. We represent injured victims throughout South Carolina, with offices in Camden, Columbia, Lexington, Sumter, Orangeburg, Aiken, and Newberry.