When drivers abuse or overindulge in alcohol or drugs, it impairs their ability to focus and to make the rapid decisions necessary to drive safely. If you or someone you love was injured when an intoxicated driver struck your car, you can seek financial compensation for the subsequent financial damages.
A Rutherford County DUI accident lawyer at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC collects evidence and builds a solid case file for you. We negotiate with the at-fault driver or their insurance company. Before settlement negotiations start, we compile evidence, identify the negligent driver and their insurer, and prove they were intoxicated at the time of the collision. We handle your case from start to finish so you can concentrate on putting your life back together.
- The At-Fault Driver’s Negligence Could Entitle You to Compensation
- Recover Financial Damages for Your Injuries and More
- Learn More About Our Support for Injured Clients
- Get a Free Review of Your Rutherford County Case
The At-Fault Driver’s Negligence Could Entitle You to Compensation
To prove you are entitled to financial compensation, our personal injury law firm will establish the four legal elements of negligence that lead to compensation. These are:
Drivers owe a duty of care to other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians on the road. When a driver gets behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol, they breach their duty to you. When a DUI causes your injuries and financial damages, we can help you file a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit to recover damages.
We Collect Evidence of the At-Fault Driver’s Intoxication
Some evidence that supports the cause of your wreck can be obtained by making a request or paying a fee. This evidence can include copies of your medical records and of your car wreck report. Other evidence, however, can be more difficult to acquire. The car wreck attorneys at At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, can help to obtain that evidence as well.
Our familiarity with North Carolina criminal and personal injury law means we can collect the following additional evidence to bolster and support your DUI accident case, including blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test results. We also collect your:
- Medical records to prove the wreck caused your injuries
- Employment and salary history records and financial data
- Accident scene, dashcam, smartphone, and injury photos
- Witness statements and your own written statement
We do not ask you to collect this evidence for us. Instead, we gather and organize it while you concentrate on getting better or on helping a loved one recover from their injuries.
Recover Financial Damages for Your Injuries and More
It can be easier than you think to overlook some of the types of compensation you are entitled to after an accident. We do not let this happen when we handle your case. For example, we request compensation for your medical expenses and are careful to include the costs of medications and assistive medical devices.
At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, our Rutherford County DUI accident lawyer will help you collect financial compensation in a range of categories. These can include:
- The costs to repair or replace your damaged property
- Lost income including full and part-time employment
- Physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering
- Lasting physical disabilities and disfiguring injuries
Our team will help you prove the value of these damages by collecting the documents that support them.
Comply With the Statute of Limitations
Like all states in the U.S., South Carolina imposes a filing deadline on civil lawsuits. Filing your potential lawsuit before it expires is as important as proving your case in the first place. If you miss the filing deadline, you will not be able to file your lawsuit, or it will be dismissed before it is ever heard. Accordingly, S.C. Ann § 15-3-530 defines the:
- Personal injury statute of limitations. It generally gives you up to three years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit.
- Wrongful death statute of limitations. It generally gives you up to three years from the date of a loved one’s demise to file your lawsuit.
Your car accident report and medical records can help us prove the date the accident occurred. The death certificate of a loved one can help us prove the date of their demise. We use these records to ensure compliance with the statutory filing deadline.
Learn More About Our Support for Injured Clients
When they share their experience with our car accident team, previous clients have the following to say:
- Andrea Shepherd: Farmer & Morris Law have been an absolute treasure to work with on my personal injury case that I sustained from a car accident. Hannah Davies has gone above and beyond any expectations I started out with…HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
- Tammy Cotton: After I was involved in a serious car accident I knew, with the injuries I sustained, I needed great lawyers to walk me through this arduous process. Hannah Davies and Mark Morris worked very hard to take us through the process and ultimate settlement.
Our car accident attorneys work hard to ensure the clients we represent get the timely updates and ongoing support they deserve. We work just as hard for you and fight for the best possible outcome of your case.
We Do All of the Following for You
We obtain a copy of your car wreck report and will use the information it contains to prove your case. We also conduct our own investigation. Our DUI accident team will:
- Reconstruct your wreck whenever possible
- Calculate the value of your compensation
- Prove the at-fault driver’s BAC and negligence
- Compile the evidence that proves your case
- Locate and interview witnesses
- Obtain and submit insurance claim forms
We also handle all communication before, during, and after the negotiation process. If we cannot reach an acceptable agreement, we will represent you in court and help you keep fighting for compensation.
Get a Free Review of Your Rutherford County Case
If you or someone you love was injured in a wreck because the other driver was intoxicated, we can help you get financial compensation. Our DUI accident lawyer will build a compelling case file and negotiate a favorable settlement on your behalf. Find out how by contacting one of our Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC case review team members by calling (828) 286-3866 today.