What to Know About Car Accidents in South Carolina

Car accidents are devastating and often lead to very serious injuries. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident because of another driver’s careless actions, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We are here to help you receive that compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Chesterfield County personal injury lawyers to learn more about car accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of car accidents in South Carolina?

Car accidents can happen for several reasons, but they are most often caused by driver negligence. Some of the most common causes of car accidents that we see are as follows:

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Speeding
  • Ignoring traffic lights or signs

If you were injured because a driver was doing any of the aforementioned and caused your accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

What should I do if I am injured in a car accident?

If you are injured in a car accident, there are several steps you should take to increase your chances of winning a personal injury claim in the future. Those steps are as follows:

  1. Call the police immediately. They can report the incident and ensure emergency medical services arrive swiftly.
  2. Take pictures of any damage to your vehicle or the other driver’s vehicle.
  3. Ask the driver for his or her insurance information.
  4. Obtain witness contact information.
  5. Once you’re treated in a hospital, keep a copy of all information regarding your injuries.
  6. Speak with an experienced Chesterfield County personal injury lawyer. Our firm can file a personal injury claim on your behalf and work to obtain the compensation you need to heal.

Is there is a time limit on car accident injury claims in SC?

Yes, there is. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in South Carolina is, typically, three years. This means that injured parties have three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the person responsible for their injuries. That said, the sooner you bring your claim to us, the better off you will be. We are ready to help you today.

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