It was just a “fender bender” – are you entitled to compensation after a minor car accident? The answer depends – even if there was minimal property damage to your vehicle, you are entitled to recover money from the defendant or their insurance company to compensate...
Motor Vehicle Accidents
How do you get compensation for a car accident if the at-fault driver died in the crash? Although it is tragic that they lost their life, and we should show empathy for the deceased driver’s family, the at-fault driver is still responsible for the damage that was...
Are parents liable for their teens’ auto accidents? A parent may be responsible to pay damages after their child’s car accident under SC law, negligent entrustment, or the family purpose doctrine.
Negligence per se is when a defendant violates a law or regulation that was intended to protect against the type of harm that was suffered, and a plaintiff does not need to prove negligence when a traffic law was violated in a car wreck case.
Can you get a quick settlement from the insurance adjuster after a car wreck? The insurance adjuster is trying to get you to make statements that will allow them to deny or limit your claim, and, if they offer a settlement, it will likely be “nuisance value” and you will not receive the full damages that you are entitled to.
Leaving the scene of an accident: How do you sue when you don’t know who the other driver is? They might be located by police, there may be a video of the accident, and you might be eligible for compensation from another insurance policy or your UM coverage.
Failure to wear a seatbelt in SC is not comparative negligence, a failure to mitigate damages, or negligence per se. When the legislature enacted the seatbelt law, they expressly stated that the failure to wear a seatbelt is not admissible in a civil action.
If you are given a traffic ticket after a car accident, how will it affect your auto accident claim? What if the other driver receives a traffic ticket? Or both drivers? Traffic tickets can allow a claim of negligence per se or defense of comparative negligence.
Why can’t plaintiffs talk about insurance at trial in a car accident case? It is a rule that exists to protect insurance companies at the expense of accident victims, and it forces attorneys and judges to lie to jurors or refuse to answer reasonable questions about why they are there and who will pay the verdict.
If you were in a car crash while visiting Myrtle Beach, you need a local auto accident attorney on your case who is licensed to practice law in SC, who is familiar with SC laws and court rules, who knows the local courts, clerks, and judges, and who can be your “boots on the ground,” working to get you paid while you are at home in another state.