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Experiencing a car accident is a traumatic event that can result in severe injuries, property damage, and even death. There is also a significant financial impact after a car accident. Unfortunately, crashes are fairly common, thanks to the high volume of cars and commercial trucks and how often people need to drive.
After being in a car accident, you can file a claim with the insurance company of the driver who is considered at fault. If a third party was responsible for the accident, or the insurance claim won’t cover the entirety of your financial damages, you can file a personal injury claim. This allows you to get compensation for remaining expenses, damages, and even emotional suffering. The most effective way to maximize the financial compensation in a car accident personal injury claim is to work with an experienced attorney.
The aftermath of a car crash can be overwhelming. Even a minor crash can be jarring and traumatic, and serious accidents can also cause major damage and injuries. It can be hard to know what to do after a car accident. Getting in contact with an experienced car accident lawyer is essential to understanding car insurance claims, determining fault in an accident, filing personal injury claims, and taking other important steps.
At Axelrod & Associates, we are proud to serve the community in the Little River area. Our attorneys can walk you through each step in the process with legal guidance and support. We can help you determine if a personal injury claim is necessary to get the compensation you deserve. We know that every claim is unique, so we take the time necessary to understand your situation to make sure our legal representation fits your individual needs. Our attorneys have more than 100 combined years of experience and use that experience to fight for your interests in negotiation. Additionally, they are fully willing to begin litigation if necessary.
There are several reasons why car accidents occur, including:
Finding out who is at fault for the accident could depend on whether you or another driver engaged in these potentially reckless or negligent activities.
A: The settlement you get from a car accident claim depends on several factors. If you only file with the insurance provider, there are caps to the damages you can earn. When you file a personal injury claim, the amount in a settlement that you may be awarded by the court depends on factors such as:
A: No, South Carolina is not a no-fault car accident state. It is an at-fault state. This means that the party who is responsible for the accident is also liable for damages. Other drivers involved in the accident can file claims with the at-fault driver’s insurance. To prove a driver was at fault and get compensation, you must prove that:
A: The statute of limitations, or time limit to file your car accident claim in South Carolina, is 3 years from the date the accident occurred. If you file a claim after that time, you will have lost your right to gain compensation, and the court will dismiss the claim. Although 3 years may seem like plenty of time, it’s important to begin working with an attorney to file a claim as soon as possible. Not only does it take time to build your case, but waiting too long could mean that you lose valuable evidence in your case.
A: The settlement for a whiplash injury varies significantly based on the severity of your injury and other specifics about your situation. A minor whiplash injury to the neck or back will not have as high of a settlement as a significant injury that causes permanent disability. Your attorney can help you calculate your damages by weighing the severity of the injury, your medical bills, and your lost income, both past and future.
The attorneys at Axelrod & Associates can help you recover damages after a car accident. Contact our team today.