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 they deserve 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 deadliest 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.
All 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 injuries.
The last step is to get in touch with an injury lawyer.
Why Do I Need Legal Assistance For Car Accidents?
A Study was conducted by the Insurance Research Council (IRS) and showed that, on average, personal injury victims who had legal representation received 40% higher settlements than those who did not obtain legal counsel. A separate IRS study revealed that 85% of all settlements insurance companies paid in bodily injury claims were awarded to victims who were represented by personal injury attorneys. In addition, those with attorneys received settlements that were more than three times higher than settlements paid to victims without legal representation.
The goal of the insurance company is to pay you the least amount of money possible for your personal injury claim. A personal injury lawyer is trained to maximize the amount of your personal injury settlement through knowledge of the legal system, the gathering of crucial evidence and utilization of advanced negotiation techniques. Your lawyer will support you, defend your interests and act as your strongest advocate.
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.