If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, your world has been turned upside down. This is a traumatizing and stressful time, and there are many challenges ahead, particularly if you or a family member were critically injured in the collision. Although life may never be the same after a devastating accident, our car accident lawyers in Greenville, SC, are here to help.
Common Injuries Associated with Car Accidents
While almost any injury can occur as the result of a car accident depending on how the collision occurred, at what speed, and other important factors, there are many injuries that are commonly seen in car accident victims. These include but are not limited to:
- Open and closed head injuries
- Brain injuries, including concussions and bleeding in the brain
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries, including spinal cord bruising, tearing, and even the severing of the spinal cord, causing permanent immobility
- Broken bones
- Blood loss
- Limb amputation
- Soft tissue and internal organ injuries
The most important thing you can do after being involved in a car accident is to go to the hospital, even if you feel fine. Many injuries may not be apparent at the time of the accident and symptoms often take time to develop. Additionally, your body is full of adrenaline after a crash, which may prevent you from feeling symptoms like pain, dizziness, and other symptoms that could indicate serious medical problems that need to be treated immediately.
Zealously Advocating for Your Best Interests
Contrary to popular belief, insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. After all, they exist to turn a profit, just like any other business. Unfortunately, this means that many car accident victims will not get the full and fair compensation they deserve after an accident if they rely solely on the insurance company to evaluate their claim and offer a settlement.
Full medical expenses incurred as a result of your injury regardless of health insurance payments can include:
- The future cost of treatment to the extent known;
- Loss of wages;
- The loss of future wages;
- Loss of enjoyment of life;
- Future loss of enjoyment of life;
- Pain and suffering;
- Future pain and suffering;
- Disfigurement; and
- Loss of consortium injury suffered by your spouse.
Car insurance companies will often offer the lowest settlement possible at the beginning of a case, in hopes that the client’s immediate need for funds or desire to close the case quickly will win out. Accepting the first settlement offered by an insurance company frequently leaves auto accident victims with less than they need to cover their medical bills, lost wages, and other accident related expenses.
At Guest & Brady, our experienced auto accident lawyers will go to bat for you against unscrupulous insurance companies and zealously advocate for your right to adequate compensation. Our attorneys have the skills and experience to evaluate every facet of your claim and accurately determine what your claim may be worth. We will help you negotiate with insurance companies to receive a fair settlement that covers your costs. If the insurance companies are unwilling to negotiate, we can help you pursue your case through litigation in court.
Exhausting Every Possible Car Accident Claim Resource
South Carolinian car accidents commonly have more than one cause. Perhaps the driver of the other vehicle was texting and driving when the crash occurred, or perhaps the victim’s car rolled as a result of a flaw in the vehicle’s design. Often, exploring every potential contributing factor to the crash and bringing forward multiple personal injury claims when applicable can help our clients recover the full restitution that is due to them.
Common causes of, or contributing factors to car accidents, can include:
- A driver who operates his or her vehicle under the influence of alcohol
- A driver who uses their cell phone while driving
- A driver who is eating, playing with the radio, or otherwise distracted while operating his or her vehicle
- Defects in the vehicle’s tires
- Defects in the design of the vehicle
- Poorly kept roadways
Determining where the fault lies in an auto accident is crucial to obtaining adequate compensation. However, it can also be one of the most difficult aspects to prove. The burden of proof lies on the plaintiff in car accident cases, and this is why it’s so important to keep diligent records of what happened before, during, and after the accident. Photos of the accident, your injuries, and witness testimonies can go a long way to proving your case. Guest & Brady will thoroughly investigate each facet of your case in detail in order to help you better understand your case and what legal options you may be able to pursue.
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Contact Us Today to Get the Legal Representation You Need
Don’t wait to contact a South Carolina car accident attorney after a motor vehicle accident. The sooner you get a lawyer involved, the sooner you can begin preserving evidence and mounting a case against the person or entity(s) whose negligence or carelessness may have caused the collision. This is a very stressful time in your life, and it’s important that you have someone on your side who can both deal with the red tape and passionately advocate for you and your family.
At Guest & Brady, we understand how challenging being the victim of a car accident or being the family member of a car accident victim can be. We are dedicated to providing caring, compassionate, and zealous legal support to each of our clients and we will work hard to protect your rights and help you obtain the full and fair financial restitution you deserve.
Guest & Brady is available now to consult with you regarding your injuries, vehicle damage, lost wages, and other damages you have incurred as a result of the car accident. Call us right now at 864.233.7200 to speak with one of our veteran personal injury lawyers about your legal rights.