Abbeville Car Accident Attorney
A car accident can upend your life, especially if you or a loved one suffered an injury and we are here to fight for your as your Abbeville Car Accident Attorney. You may have to take time off work while recovering, and medical treatment costs can quickly add up. If a negligent party caused your collision, you should not have to face the consequences of your accident alone. You deserve compensation, and Poulin | Willey | Anastopoulo, LLC. can help.
Our Abbeville car accident attorneys can pursue recovery for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Let us deal with the insurance company or your personal injury lawsuit so you can focus on putting your life back together.
South Carolina Drivers Are Financially Liable for Accidents They Cause
According to the South Carolina Department of Insurance (DOI), all drivers must have liability insurance to pay for bodily injuries, property damages, or death resulting from a collision they cause. State-mandated insurance minimums require $25,000 in bodily injury coverage per person, $50,000 in bodily injury coverage per accident, and $25,000 to pay for property damages.
You can pursue your losses with an insurance claim. However, if your medical expenses and other damages exceed the minimum coverage amounts, you may need to take legal action to satisfy your losses. Whatever method you employ, you will need to prove another party’s negligent actions led to your crash.
Unless you have legal experience, proving fault can be difficult, particularly if the cause of your accident is not straightforward or the collision involved multiple parties. Our Abbeville car accident lawyers can use their legal experience, knowledge of South Carolina law, and our firm’s resources to build your case.
For a free legal consultation with a lawyer serving Abbeville, call 803-222-2222
Our Attorneys Will Advocate for You
According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS), nearly 300 car accidents occurred in Abbeville County in 2020. These crashes resulted in five fatalities, 11 severe injuries, and 148 other injuries. If you or a loved one suffered harm in a crash in Abbeville, our lawyers can fight for you. We will:
Identify and Prove Liability
Some car accidents occur because of another driver’s reckless, wrongful, or negligent behavior. However, collisions can also result from vehicle, equipment, or roadway issues. Causes of car accidents include:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Distracted driving
- Failure to stop at a marked intersection
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Following too closely
- Improper turns and lane changes
- Broken traffic lights or obstructed road signs
- Inadequate lighting
- Negligent road maintenance
- Defective brakes or tires
- Engine problems
Our team will investigate your crash and obtain evidence. This may include police reports, photographs, video footage, witness statements, and more. We will construct a case proving a driver, vehicle or parts manufacturer, roadway owner, or another liable party should pay for your damages.
Estimate Your Damages and Seek Fair Compensation
We want to ensure you secure fair compensation for your current damages and future accident-related expenses. To calculate your out-of-pocket expenses, we will review your medical bills, vehicle repair bills, wage records, and receipts. We may work with medical experts, vocational experts, and economists to understand how your injuries affect your daily life and ability to earn a living.
Stand By Your Side and Keep You Informed
Our firm has served injury victims for more than 25 years, so we know that the time following an accident can be challenging. The last thing you need to add to your plate is worries about paperwork, deadlines, and calls from insurance adjusters.
Our lawyers will handle your case so you can focus on your health and family. We will deal with phone calls, emails, and meetings and manage every aspect of your case. Throughout, we will provide you with regular updates and respond quickly to your questions and concerns.
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What Damages Can You Seek for Your Abbeville Car Accident?
In South Carolina, personal injury victims can pursue compensation for monetary losses and pain and suffering. Our Abbeville car accident attorneys can seek awards for:
- Past and future medical treatment, including emergency department care, hospital stays, surgeries, prescription drugs, physical therapy, long-term nursing services, and any other necessary accident-related medical needs
- Lost income, including back payment of lost wages, earnings, and benefits, and awards for the loss of your future earning capacity if your injury prevents you from returning to work
- Personal property damages, including the cost of fixing or replacing your car or other damaged items, such as special stereo or lighting equipment, cell phones, etc.
- Physical, emotional, and mental suffering, including awards for depression, anxiety, scarring and disfigurement, chronic pain, and loss of mobility or paralysis
- Wrongful death, including your loved one’s medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, and loss of your loved one’s care, love, guidance, and protection
How Long Do You Have to Recover Car Accident Awards?
The statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death is three years in South Carolina, according to S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530. The clock starts at the time you sustained your injury or at the time of your loved one’s death. If time runs out, the court will likely dismiss your case.
You can still seek an insurance settlement if the statute of limitations has expired. However, insurance adjusters know the law, and pursuing a claim past the three-year deadline will hurt your chances of securing the awards you need. Therefore, it is a good idea to get started on your case as soon as possible.
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Contact Poulin | Willey | Anastopoulo, LLC.
We have helped personal injury clients across South Carolina recover millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. We do not shy away from tough cases, and we will take your claim all the way to trial if necessary.
Attorney fees should not be an obstacle to pursuing justice. We will represent you on contingency, meaning you owe us nothing up front, and we do not get paid unless we win your case. To connect with an Abbeville car accident lawyer, call (800) 313-2546.