Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. Many accidents are just that — accidents. However, many others are the result of negligence or misconduct. If you have been in this type of accident, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries, your lost wages and your pain and suffering.
Accidents that cause serious injuries
At the Charleston, South Carolina, law firm of Uricchio, Howe, Krell, Jacobson, Toporek & Keith P.A., our lawyers have handled many car accident cases. Car accidents often involve serious injuries, such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple fractures and other catastrophic injuries. Our firm has a proven record of securing the payment that injured people need to recover and move forward with their lives.
Examples of negligence leading to a car accident
Negligence as a factor in an auto accident can come from many sources. Drunk drivers operating in violation of the law often cause serious accidents. Poor road design can be a factor. Driving too fast for weather conditions, brake failure, failure to signal a lane change or debris left in the road by another driver can be causes of accidents in which negligence played a part.
Act quickly after an auto crash
It is important to talk with a lawyer as soon as possible so that vital evidence can be preserved, photographs taken and witnesses interviewed. The more time elapses, the less evidence we may be able to present in support of your case. Moreover, there may be limits on the time during which you can file a claim. This is particularly true when the defendant is a public entity, such as a city or county. Our firm can advise you about this.
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, contact our South Carolina law firm. Call us at (843) 723-7491. Learn how we can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
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