Car accidents are an unfortunate part of life that can cause serious injuries and damages to victims and their families. In South Carolina, there are approximately 100,000 car accidents annually. Those car accidents cause 50,000 injuries and result in 900 deaths. The harm caused by car accidents can have a dramatic impact on the lives of victims and their families.
Car accidents can have a financial and emotional toll on victims and can result in physical, financial and emotional harm victims may need to be compensated for and may need help with. A personal injury claim for damages can help victims of car accidents, who have been harmed by a negligent driver, recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.
Victims are protected in a variety of circumstances when they have been harmed in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bike and pedestrian accidents and in other situations as well. Negligent drivers may be liable to compensate victims for the harm they have suffered when they caused an accident while driving impaired, while driving distracted or in some other negligent manner. Insurance companies are also oftentimes involved in the process.
It is essential for victims of car accidents and their families to understand the legal resources available to them which can help in a variety of ways with the difficulties and challenges they face following an unexpected car accident. Car accident victims have legal protections they should understand and be familiar with when injured or otherwise harmed in a car accident.