Auto Accidents Manning, SC

Auto Accidents

Regardless of how safe and experienced you are as a driver, auto accidents can happen. In fact, in 2018 South Carolina ranked 2nd in a list of fatal crashes per 100,000 population, per state.

These are worrying statistics. It’s a reminder that anyone can find themselves in a car accident, on any given day. Worse still, you could easily be injured and face a lengthy recovery and a list of expensive bills.

Being involved in an auto collision can be traumatizing. The aftermath can cause you great physical pain and emotional distress. A lot of people find it difficult to put the accident behind them, sometimes for the rest of their lives.

We know how hard it is to stay calm in the circumstances surrounding an auto accident. As one of the leading personal injury lawyers in SC, we also know that we can help.

We will help you file police reports, insurance claims, and importantly, fight for every penny you deserve in compensation. If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, you should not be out of pocket.

Contact us today to find out how we can help. You should be able to focus on healing both physically and emotionally from your accident. Without having to worry about how you’re going to provide for your family due to not being able to work.

Fault-Based Laws

Unlike no-fault states, South Carolina follows a fault-based structure when it comes to auto accidents. Under South Carolina’s fault-based laws, you need to prove someone else was at fault for your accident to recover compensation.

This may sound simple and routine for some crashes, but it’s more difficult to prove fault after the dust settles. Especially if the party at fault is disputing the claims that they were at fault.

Fault-based laws are often tricky to navigate in South Carolina. It’s not something you should attempt to do without the assistance of an experienced attorney.

Our lawyers are experienced in analyzing accidents and proving to a judge who was at fault. We’ve worked with a number of clients to-date. We will help you identify all of the expenses you’ve paid out, prove the other party was at fault, and make a successful claim on your behalf.

Even if there wasn’t another party involved, you should still contact our attorneys to evaluate your case. If your accident was due to a fault with your vehicle, the manufacturer may be at fault. Likewise, if a road hazard caused your accident, we may be able to prove a government agency was at fault for not making the road safe.

Whatever caused the accident you were involved in, call the office of Kent Law Firm today. We offer the expertise and determination you need from a legal team and will fight for the compensation you and your family deserve.

At-Fault Insurance and Negligence

In South Carolina, the at-fault driver in an auto accident is liable. You can seek damages directly from them without going through your own insurance company. Your damages may include compensation for injuries or damage to property.

Working with insurance companies can be daunting. Dealing with both your own insurance company or that of the other driver involved in the accident requires patience and experience.

Your compensation claim could easily be delayed if enough information isn’t provided upfront. Or, if you’re not presenting the information in a way the insurance companies demand.

Our attorneys at Kent Law Firm know how to work with insurance companies and get the compensation you need to heal and recover from the accident.

If the accident happened due to the other driver’s negligence, you should consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. Negligent acts of the at-fault driver may include unsafe speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, using a cell phone, or any other careless and reckless actions.

Types of Compensation for Auto Accidents in South Carolina

Under South Carolina law, you’re able to claim all of your ‘economic’ accident-related costs. In addition, you’re also able to claim for ‘non-economic’ suffering as a result of the accident.

Economic damages include all of the financial losses you’ve suffered. This includes car repairs, medical bills, lost wages, and also future costs as a result of the accident.

Non-economic damages don’t have a financial value. These are things like pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, and so on.

Each accident is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. However, typically speaking, we help our client pursue compensation and damages for:

Medical bills

Lost wages

Property damage

Pain and suffering

Emotional distress

Loss of future earnings

Call Our Law Firm Today for a Free Consultation

Were you, a family member or a friend recently involved in an auto accident in South Carolina?

If so, contact our experienced personal injury team legal team at Kent Law Firm. 

We will evaluate your case and help you receive the compensation you deserve. We will handle communications with insurance companies, and other legal teams.

Our team also determines if negligence was involved and advises you on whether filing a lawsuit is an option.

Most importantly, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay anything unless we recover compensation on your behalf. There are no upfront or hidden costs either.

It’s important to us that you know you’re in safe hands. You’ve already been through a traumatic event, we want to make the process of claiming compensation as easy as possible for you.

Call our law office at (803) 433-5368 to schedule your free consultation.