Hurt in a Car Accident?
Thousands of people are injured in automobile accidents every day. Car wrecks are among the most common causes of serious injuries in the City of Myrtle Beach and throughout Horry County. The attorneys at Beach Injury Lawyers have a wealth of knowledge and experience in personal injury law. Greg Sloan and Will Parker have successfully handled thousands of auto accident cases that have resulted in serious injuries. In catastrophic cases, motor vehicle accidents often result in brain injuries, paralysis and even the wrongful death of a victim.
As personal injury lawyers, it is our mission get our clients the justice following a serious injury or the death of a loved one. A free consultation and case evaluation is only a phone call away.
Every day, car accidents claim the lives of thousands of individuals. Drunk or irresponsible driving are two of the most deadly factors in car accidents. These collisions may result in severe, even fatal, injuries. Holding those accountable for these mishaps is necessary. If you’ve been in a car accident, you need the assistance of an experienced injury law firm because they should be held accountable for the harm they’ve caused. We can work to ensure that the guilty party is held accountable.
How Do I Respond Following a Car Accident?
Following a car accident, there are a few things you need to do. You must first make a police report. Your vehicle accident lawyer will require the police report from the scene of the incident later on in your case. Information that is crucial to know will be in the police report, such as:
- Contact information for witnesses
- Statements from each driver
- A breakdown of the incident site
- Images of the environment and the cars
- A description of the traffic situation
- Details of both parties’ insurance and licenses
- Evidence indicating if the accident occurred when either person was intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
Each of this information will be useful for your car accident lawyer later. A lawsuit must be filed if your insurance claim is rejected. For this, you will want the police report. After an accident, the second thing you should do is go to the doctor. You should have a physical examination even if you don’t believe you are hurt. To check for internal injuries, the doctors can perform the required tests. They can also offer evidence that you did sustain particular wounds.
The last step is to get in touch with an injury lawyer.
Why do I require legal assistance for car accidents?
The top-paid attorneys and legal teams are at the disposal of insurance firms. They can just ignore trivial legal difficulties and reject a compensation claim. You might not be able to successfully combat them if you don’t have legal representation. You can also be under pressure from an insurance company to accept a settlement that is much less than you truly deserve.
An auto accident lawyer aids in your negotiation with the insurance company and the gathering of crucial evidence. When submitting a claim, you must comply with a number of requirements. A claim is modified by the attorney to reflect the requirements you must meet and the compensation you are entitled to. Insurance companies might not always answer favorably. The negotiation process can get quite heated, and the claim might even end up in court occasionally. Your lawyer supports you, defends your interests, and acts as your advocate in each of these situations.
You have a limited amount of time in which to begin filing an insurance claim. The majority of insurance providers demand that you submit your claim within a few days of the incident. You need to get in touch with a vehicle accident lawyer if you can’t handle this on your own. Your lawyer will insist that you receive just compensation for your damages. The main goal of hiring a lawyer is to ensure that you receive just compensation. Only losses that you have experienced are recoverable. If your case involves just minor injuries, you can’t expect your lawyer to get millions for you. Your attorney’s responsibility is to justify your claim. He is not expected to make you wealthy.
Medical expenses and lost wages account for the majority of damages in car accident cases. Your lawyer will strive to get you the money you are due. The following sorts of damages are frequently involved in auto accident cases:
The defendant must pay all of your medical expenses, according to the demands made by your accident attorney. The term “medical bills” here refers to both past and future expenses. By showing copies of your bills, you may readily demonstrate your previous and present medical expenses. You are permitted to produce receipts for any payments made in full for your medical expenses. It’s a little trickier to prove future medical expenses. The future medical care you will require may be a topic of testimony from medical specialists that your attorney will need to rely on. Following that, your attorney can provide an estimate of the cost of this care. He’ll also want to take inflation into account.
Even mild injuries can result in missed work time. Your vehicle accident lawyer would demand that you be reimbursed if your accident forced you to miss a substantial amount of time from work. Timesheets and payroll records might be used to demonstrate that you have missed time. You may also demonstrate how you were compelled to fill in any missed time with personal leisure.
You will need to have your vehicle fixed if it was damaged in the collision. All auto repair receipts should be saved and given to your attorney. The majority of these repair costs, if not all of them, will be reimbursed by your compensation.
Pain and Suffering
You have a right to compensation for your suffering and agony. Physical pain is a part of this. The accident-related mental and emotional suffering is also included. For instance, the stress brought on by realizing you’ll never work again is priceless. The inability to continue living your life as you did before the accident is also something worth compensating. Car accident attorneys must demonstrate that you truly sustained damages. To support this, we draw on a variety of sources, including:
- Health records
- Evidence of wages lost
- Medical expert affidavits
- Testimonies about your sorrow and suffering from relatives and family
- Images of your wounds, bruises, or any other injury
Make sure you give your attorney as much information as you can at the beginning of your case. In this manner, they can properly claim damages right away.
Get in touch with a car accident lawyer right now
You should get in touch with a vehicle accident lawyer right away if you’ve been in an accident. You have a short window of time in which to submit your insurance claim, and your prospects of recovering improve the sooner you hire an auto accident lawyer.
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