That’s where our North and South Carolina car accident lawyers at Harris & Graves come in, we’ll guide you through every step of the legal process and fight for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. We want you to focus on recovering while we handle the hassles of your case. Call us today to find out how we can help you!
Your South Carolina Car Accident Lawyers
You Deserve Compensation
You deserve to be paid for your injuries. Our experienced attorneys will fight for every dollar you’re owed and ensure you aren’t taken advantage of by the insurance companies.
We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Do
We work on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case! With our firm, you never have to worry about expensive hourly legal fees.
We Know What You’re Going Through
Being injured in a car accident is a devastating experience. For many of our clients, it is incredibly difficult and painful to relive the day of their accident. From high medical bills and car repair expenses to lost wages and missed time with your family, we know the many challenges that come with being injured in a car accident.
Our legal team understands what you’re going through and we’re here to help you get what you deserve. At Harris & Graves, we put our clients before anything else. Our goal is to do everything we can to help you pick up the pieces after your accident and give you peace of mind during your recovery.
Do I Have a Case?
The short answer is if you got hurt and someone else caused the accident that resulted in your injuries, you probably have a case. We have covered a wide range of injuries and accident types. Here are some factors our team will look for when reviewing your case:
Over the years, our law firm has seen people suffer from a wide range of injuries. These include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Loss of mobility
- “Invisible” injuries, such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD
The first thing we’ll need to determine is whether you are within the statute of limitations. This is the time frame in which you have to file your case. In South Carolina, you have three years from the date of the accident to file your claim in most car accident cases.
However, there are a few expectations and the deadline may vary depending on the details of your case. If you fail to meet these important legal deadlines, you could lose your right to any compensation. This is why you should contact a South Carolina car accident lawyer as soon as possible to ensure every deadline is met and that you have your best chance at a fair settlement.
What Kinds of Compensation Can I Get?
If another driver’s careless acts caused your injuries, you may be eligible to collect compensation for a wide range of injuries, both visible and invisible. You can seek compensation for all of your injury-related medical bills, including doctor’s visits, medical procedures, medications, and transportation costs. Lost wages and potential lost future compensation are also losses that we have seen many of our clients receive compensation to cover.
You may also be able to get compensated for things like PTSD, emotional trauma, depression, anxiety, loss of comfort and relationships, and loss of consortium. Get in touch with our team at Harris & Graves, P.A. today to get your free case review and determine what type of compensation you may recover.
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How Can a Lawyer Help?
Your South Carolina car accident lawyers at Harris & Graves, P.A. can serve as your dedicated partner in your fight to get the compensation you deserve. The right attorney can help you navigate the confusing waters of the legal system and avoid critical errors that could cost you your rights. They might even be able to point you toward compensation you didn’t know you were eligible to collect.
Our attorneys can help you gather information to build a strong case, especially in the face of South Carolina’s modified comparative fault rule. This states that you can only receive compensation if you hold less responsibility than the other driver, and your award can be reduced by the percentage of responsibility you hold. The right attorney can help you maximize your compensation and serve a compassionate and reliable ally in your fight to get paid.
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Injured in a Car Wreck? Getting Help Is Easy!
You don’t have to face the insurance companies alone. We’ll fight for the money you deserve. All you have to do is call us.
How to Pursue Your Claim
Every state has specific laws regarding personal injury litigation. South Carolina and North Carolina are no different. Both states have adopted “at-fault” liability systems, meaning the party found at fault is responsible for the other party’s damages.
However, proving liability can be difficult. Our car accident lawyers are knowledgeable about the laws that affect car accident claims in South Carolina and North Carolina. We’ll review the details of your case and help you pursue any compensation you may be entitled to receive.
Dealing With Insurance Adjusters
At some point during your case, you’ll have to deal with an insurance adjuster in order to settle your case. Keep in mind that insurance adjusters work for the insurance company and their main goal is to save their company money.
They’ll start off by being nice and may even try to act like your friend. However, they will do everything they can to try and persuade you to sign off on an offer that’s lower than what you deserve.
Insurance adjusters are known to use tactics such as blaming you for the accident, claiming you’re not actually hurt, or even threatening that if you go to court or refuse to accept their offer, you’ll get no settlement at all.
These intimidation tactics are designed to make you feel like the insurance company holds all the cards. That’s why you need someone in your corner who can help you fight back, who can protect your rights, and put a stop to the bullying.
Our South Carolina car accident lawyers have years of experience doing just that. Before talking with an insurance adjuster, call us. We’ve got your back.
What Comes Next?
We’ll put together witness reports, documents, photographs, medical bills, and other evidence to build a strong case for you.
Negotiations between your lawyer and the insurance adjuster can take a long time. We ask for patience as we advocate for a fair settlement on your behalf. We’ll keep you in the loop the entire time.
It’s rare, but sometimes we do need to go to court. If we do, we will fiercely litigate your case and handle any legal complications on your behalf.
Once you choose to accept a settlement offer, we will ensure that you receive your check as quickly as possible so that you can continue to move on from your accident and injuries.
Were You Seriously Injured in a Car Accident?
If you were hurt because of another driver’s careless or reckless behavior, Harris & Graves, P.A., is your dedicated partner in seeking maximum compensation for your injuries.
Frequently Asked Questions
The days following a car accident can be confusing and overwhelming but knowing how to proceed can help support your case later on. Here are several important things to keep in mind:
- Contact emergency responders.
- Never admit fault.
- Seek help from a medical professional.
- Keep detailed records of everything related to your accident, including medical bills, car repair expenses, lost wages, and more.
- If your accident happened in the Carolinas, call our North and South Carolina car accident lawyers at Harris & Graves for help.
Yes. A police report can serve as an important account of your car accident from the responding officer’s point of view. The insurance adjuster assigned to your claim will likely use this report to help determine who was at fault for your accident.
Since every case is different, it is difficult to give an accurate number for what your case may be worth without first reviewing all of the details. Once you call us, we’ll begin reviewing every aspect of your claim to determine how much you may be entitled to.
Your medical bills, car repair expenses, lost wages, and the emotional impact your accident has had on your life may all be included in a potential settlement. If you’re wondering if you’re owed any compensation after your car accident, call us today and we’ll figure it out together.
While not required, hiring an experienced car accident attorney gives you a much better chance of obtaining the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to. Without the help of a legal expert, it can be difficult to get a fair settlement. Additionally, an attorney can make the complex legal process much simpler by handling all of the hassles of your case so you can focus on your recovery.
It’s difficult to predict exactly how long it will take for your case to settle. While no two cases are the same, we strive to work as quickly and efficiently as possible for our clients.
What’s more, our legal team works hard to maintain an open line of communication so any new information regarding your case will be sent to you immediately.
This is a difficult question to answer because every case is completely unique. For the most part, however, cases can be resolved during negotiations without the need to go to court. This is because it’s generally not in anyone’s best interest to go through the time and expense of an all-or-nothing court trial. If we do need to go to court, however, Harris & Graves will be your dedicated partner in fighting for your rights.
At Harris & Graves, we believe that everyone should have access to reputable legal representation without having to worry about the cost. That’s why we work on a contingency basis. This means there won’t be any cost for your initial consultation, there are no hidden fees, and no fees at all unless you get money for your case. There’s no risk, and you have nothing to lose by contacting our office after a car accident.
The compensation you may be eligible to recover varies from case to case but can involve a wide range of potential damages. These can include, but are not limited to, medical bills, future treatments, pain and suffering, lost wages, lost earning potential, loss of comfort, loss of consortium, punitive damages, emotional trauma, and death benefits if you’ve lost a loved one.
Punitive damages are typically only awarded in instances where the other driver committed an act with deliberate malicious intent or was driving under the influence of a substance. Your attorney can help you determine whether or not you’re eligible for punitive damages.
Usually, within days of your accident, you will be contacted by an insurance adjuster. They will often present themselves as compassionate and understanding. They may make you an offer for the harm you’ve suffered, but it will likely be drastically lower than what they know you actually deserve.
Don’t sign this offer, and don’t offer any new information about the accident. If they try to strongarm, threaten, or bully you, direct them to your South Carolina car accident lawyer at Harris & Graves. We’ll take it from there.
Negotiating your case begins when we determine a value and send demand for compensation to the insurance company. They will then review the case and apply their own benchmarks, returning a counteroffer, which will usually be very low. From that point forward, we proceed back and forth until a fair settlement amount is reached. It can take time and patience, but we will fight to get you the maximum amount you deserve.
If you admitted guilt for some aspect of the accident, apologized to the other driver on-site, or gave information that could hurt your claim, contact the attorneys at Harris & Graves as soon as possible. We know how to handle these situations and may be able to help you correct the mistake and prevent any further errors that can hurt your claim. We’ve helped hundreds of people just like you get the compensation they deserved from insurance companies who tried every trick in the book to pay them less. We’ve got your back.