Over four million people get injured every year in the United States in car wrecks. Are you one of them and live in Daniel Island, SC? If so, MDSW Legal wants to hear from you. We have helped people in Daniel Island and across South Carolina get compensation for car accidents.
Under South Carolina law, you may sue an at-fault driver for compensation after an accident. The way to do that is to reach out to one of our car accident attorneys in Daniel Island. We will study what happened and tell you if you have a case in a free consultation.
How Insurance Works in South Carolina
This state uses an at-fault insurance system. This means the driver at fault is the one that pays compensation. When you go to make a claim, you use the other driver’s insurance instead of your own, like in a no-fault state.
South Carolina also has comparative negligence laws under S.C. Code of Laws § 15-38-15. As long as you are less than 50% responsible for an accident, you may make a claim against the at-fault party. If you are 50% or more at fault, you may not recover any compensation.
One way we can try to prove who was at fault is by looking at the car accident report. The sooner you contact a car accident attorney in Daniel Island, the sooner we can get that report and start building a strong case before the insurance company knows what hit them.
Be Aware of Auto Insurance Company Tactics
It’s rarely the other driver who pays compensation out of pocket. It is their insurer. Unfortunately, insurers don’t have your best interests in mind. They want to pay out as little as legally possible, and they will try to find incriminating evidence to make that happen.
This could be something as simple as asking, “How are you?” over the phone. Most people will automatically say, “I’m fine,” but they will use this against you if you try to fight for a better offer. If you’re contacted by insurance, give them only the facts and tell them you will work with a lawyer on your case.
If the insurance company is reaching out to you soon after an accident, it may mean you have a valuable case. They may hope to get an early settlement out of you. Find out by contacting one of our car accident attorneys for a free case evaluation. As you can see from our results, you could be owed a lot more.
How Our Car Accident Attorneys Will Help You
When you hire one of our lawyers, we will start by identifying all liable parties and gathering evidence to prove they had responsibility for your injuries. They might go to the crash scene, interview witnesses, and get documents like the crash report and your post-accident medical records.
Once we can prove liability, the next step is to evaluate the damages and how much your case is worth. There are many things that could be covered in your claim, some you may not have even considered. Once we have a full understanding of the cost, we will file the claim with the insurance company.
Most times, the insurance company will settle. If they don’t, we are prepared to start a lawsuit and take them to trial. Sometimes, just knowing that we’re starting the trial process is enough to get them to settle. Insurance companies have far more to lose if they go to trial.
Isn’t a Daniel Island Car Accident Lawyer Expensive?
When it comes to personal injury cases like car accidents, no. You have far more to lose if you try to represent yourself. Even other personal injury lawyers will hire another lawyer if they get into an accident! A good lawyer is an ally in your pursuit of justice. You can focus on recovery and we can focus on getting you compensation.
Personal injury representation is open to all people, regardless of means. This is because we work on a contingency fee basis. We will take a percentage of the final compensation if and only if you win your case.
This amount may be significant, but any car accident lawyer in Daniel Island worth their salt will earn you more money than you could on your own, even after they take their fee out. It really is risk free for you. Should you lose your case, you don’t owe us anything.
Get Car Accident Representation in Daniel Island
If you need legal advice after your car accident, reach out to Miller, Dawson, Sigal & Ward for a free case evaluation. There is no obligation to use our services. Call us or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment. One of our car accident lawyers in Daniel Island will speak with you and see if you have a case.