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Comparative Negligence and SC Auto Accidents

South Carolina follows a modified comparative negligence rule. This means that your recovery in an auto accident case can be reduced by the percentage that you were at fault in the accident up to 50%. Your comparative negligence must not exceed 50%, and, if it does, you are barred from recovering any damages from the other driver. If your comparative negligence as found by a jury is less than 50%, then you can still recover damages, but your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of negligence that a jury assigns to you.

How Long Does an Auto Accident Case Take?

It is impossible to tell you how your case will take, but we can let you know what to expect. Some cases may be settled within a few months, while others could take years to resolve. It depends on many factors including the nature and severity of the injuries, whether liability is disputed, whether damages are disputed, and whether the at-fault driver's insurance company agrees to pay full compensation for your injuries, denies your claim, or delays payment. Below is an explanation of some of the stages of an auto accident case.

Myrtle Beach Auto Accident FAQs

I've compiled some of the most common questions that we get from new clients. Any information here may vary depending on the facts and circumstances of your individual case, and this is intended only to give you a general understanding of the claims process and what is involved in an auto accident case.

Technology and Auto Accident Cases

Modern technology has made our cars safer and, at the same time, has become a leading cause of auto accidents by encouraging distracted driving. Advances in technology have also made it easier to identify the cause of a car crash and who was at fault.

How is Liability Determined in a Car Accident?

Under South Carolina law, the driver who is at fault in an auto accident is liable for all damages that were proximately caused by their negligence. Auto accident lawyers often look at this as the three-legged chair approach to whether you have a case. You must be able prove:

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