A car accident, even a minor one, can be a frightening and unsettling situation for everyone involved. If the crash also results in injuries, it becomes even more serious, as it may change the lives going forward for those involved.
If another party behaved in a negligent or reckless manner behind the wheel, resulting in injuries to you or a loved one, you may want to consider hiring a Spartanburg car accident lawyer. The team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, will work tirelessly on your behalf, seeking to help you win the fairest possible compensation for your pain, suffering, and medical costs.
Call us today at (864) 582-1310 for a free case review. We will help our clients deal with the negligent party’s insurance company and negotiate with the insurer. If the responsible party refuses to come to a fair settlement and the case goes to trial, we will stand by your side throughout the process.
The Most Dangerous Accidents in South Carolina
In 2017, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS), 989 deaths occurred in traffic accidents in the state. More than 60,000 people suffered an injury in a car crash in 2017.
More than 17,000 injuries occurred in an accident where law enforcement determined one of the drivers involved was going too fast for conditions. Another almost 15,000 injuries resulted from accidents where one driver failed to yield the right of way.
Other causes of South Carolina accidents in 2017 that resulted in injuries included:
- A driver disregarding highway signs and traffic signals
- A driver following another vehicle too closely
- A driver going the wrong way on the road
- A driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- A driver changing lanes improperly
- A distracted driver
Potential Injuries in a Car Crash
Many factors contribute to the types of injuries someone could suffer in a car accident. When one vehicle is significantly larger or traveling much faster than the other vehicle in the accident, those inside the smaller and slower vehicle could suffer extremely serious injuries.
Some of the injuries for which you could receive compensation after a car accident where the other driver was at fault include:
- Head injuries, including concussion
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
- Back injuries, including herniated discs or paralysis
- Injuries to limbs, including broken bones, torn ligaments, or amputation
- Internal injuries, including internal organ damage and internal bleeding
- Skin injuries, including cuts, bruises, and burns
For advice on your case, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, at (864) 582-1310. We will review your case for free. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you do not need to pay any money upfront to hire us. Our payment comes from the final settlement in the case.
For a legal consultation with a car accidents lawyer serving Spartanburg, call 828.286.3866
Determining Responsibility in a Car Accident
One of the ways a Spartanburg car accident lawyer can help with your case is by studying the facts to determine exactly what happened and which party or parties should be held responsible.
Some cases create quite a bit of confusion about how the crash happened and about who was at fault. Other times, though, the facts in the case are easier to decipher.
For example, if the law enforcement officer investigating the case issues a traffic ticket to the other driver, it becomes easier to show just how the other driver’s negligence played a role in the crash.
Role of DUI in Injury Car Crashes
As mentioned earlier, drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs cause a significant number of accidents involving injuries in South Carolina.
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety says a driver who has a BAC measurement of 0.08% or higher could receive a charge of driving under the influence. For those drivers with a BAC of 0.05% to 0.08% in the state, a driver could receive a DUI charge if investigators find evidence that shows the driver’s drug or alcohol use contributed to the crash.
Additionally, it is illegal for a driver to have an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. If the driver does, he or she could receive a fine of up to $100 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days for this violation, and this evidence could be used in a lawsuit against that driver after causing a crash in which you suffered an injury.
Role of Distracted Driving in Injury Car Crashes
Another common cause of car accidents that result in injuries occurs when the driver who is at fault in the crash is distracted behind the wheel. Distracted driving can take on a number of different forms, including:
- Driving while texting
- Driving while talking on the phone
- Driving while adjusting the radio or climate controls in the car
- Driving while car passengers are acting wildly or talking loudly
- Driving while trying to eat
- Driving while performing personal grooming
- Driving while taking their eyes off the road
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving after taking prescription medication that affects focus or attention
According to the South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI), use of a smartphone while driving is especially dangerous, playing a key role in injury accidents.
The SCDOI suggests that all drivers should put smartphones out of sight and out of reach while driving, allowing them to focus on the road. If law enforcement lists the other driver’s distraction from a smartphone as a factor in your injury accident, you can use that information in a lawsuit.
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We Fight Hard to Defend the Rights of Our Clients
Do not feel like you have to do it alone when dealing with the insurance company of the party that caused your accident. Instead, when you hire Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, you will have a team that will fight hard on your behalf, working to help you receive the best possible settlement.
Our team has seen the devastation an injury accident can have on a victim and on his or her family. Beyond the emotional and physical trauma, you should not have to endure the financial hardships this type of accident can cause.
A Spartanburg car accident lawyer from our team is ready to begin working on your case as soon as you hire us. Contact us at (864) 582-1310 for a free consultation as soon as possible.