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.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
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.
You should not give a statement to the insurance company after an auto accident until you have consulted with your personal injury attorney – the other driver’s insurance adjuster is not trying to help you and they want to lock you into statements that will allow them to deny or limit your claim.
Who is liable in a brake-check accident? If another driver brake-checks you and that causes the crash, they are responsible for any damages caused to you or other drivers on the road.
South Carolina residents who plan to travel around Myrtle Beach between May and September would be wise to drive with caution if their journeys take them onto U.S. Route 17. That is because accident fatality statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety...
Who is liable in a single car crash? It could be the driver of the car or it could be a third party who caused the accident. Passengers who are injured can sue the driver of the car when the driver was negligent.
How can you prove an at-fault driver was speeding? Speeding, or other traffic violations, can be evidence of negligence per-se – if the speeding was the proximate cause of the accident and injuries, liability is established and only the amount of damages is left to be decided.