South Carolina is no stranger to car crashes, and even minor collisions can cause devastating injuries that last a lifetime. In 2010, there was a total of 752 fatal car crashes in the state, which resulted in 810 fatalities. In that same year, thousands more sustained serious wounds.
Car accident injuries are expensive to treat and often require extensive rehabilitation. For this reason, many innocent victims file civil lawsuits against the negligent drivers who caused the collisions in the first place.
If you find yourself in this situation, a Greenville personal-injury lawyer may be able to help. An experienced attorney from the Churdar Law Firm can examine the circumstances surrounding your accident and guide you through the process of pursuing damages for lost income and health-care costs.
Call us today at 864-233-0203 to schedule a consultation. This article will provide a brief overview of ways to strengthen a personal-injury claim.
According to the South Carolina Legislature, as the innocent victim of a car accident, you will need to prove to the court that the other driver acted negligently. This negligence could take many forms, and depending on the circumstances, some cases may be easier to prove than others.
Common examples of possible negligent driving include inappropriate speed levels, tailgating, ignoring road signs and distracted driving. If you can prove the negligent driver is guilty of any one of these, you may have a good foundation for an accident claim.
There are many types of car crashes, and your lawyer will need to investigate the cause of your particular accident and present his or her findings to the court. In some types of collisions, such as rear-end accidents, negligence may be easier to prove.
If another driver crashes into the back of your car in a rear-end accident, it is likely that you will have a strong case. This is usually an indication that the at-fault driver was not paying attention to the road in front of him or her. Provided you were not at fault, you may be able to claim damages after a rear-end collision. There are limited defenses to rear-end accidents, and an experienced lawyer can help your determine if the negligent driver is likely to use one.
If you were in a motor-vehicle accident that resulted in injuries, call the Churdar Law Firm. A Greenville accident attorney from our practice can explain the process of filing a civil lawsuit and discuss ways to strengthen your claim against the negligent party.
Not all cases go to trial; in fact, most do not. In these situations, your attorney can handle settlement negotiations to ensure a fair payout. As the victim of a car accident, you should not be forced into financial hardship due to medical bills or lost income. To find out if you may have grounds for a lawsuit, call the Churdar Law Firm at 864-233-0203.