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Awards & Accolades
  • AV
    Attorney Nathan Hughey is rated AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. Mr. Hughey’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
  • Client distriction award 2013
    Attorney Nathan Hughey has been awarded the Martinedale-Hubble* Client Distinction Award, which is given to less than 4% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on and
  • top rated lawyers
    Attorney Nathan Hughey has been selected by Top Rated Lawyers as a top attorney in the area of Transportation Law.
  • trial lawyers
    Attorney Nathan Hughey has been awarded recognition as a National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyer.
  • million dollar advocates forum
    Attorney Nathan Hughey has been awarded membership to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, based on the recoveries he has obtained for clients which exceed
    $1 Million each.


Have You Been Hurt as a Passenger in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

As you may or may not already know, you as a passenger have certain legal rights if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident. This holds true even if the driver of the vehicle you were in is determined to be at-fault for the accident, as is often the case for accidents involving only one automobile. Since passengers are at the mercy of those around them, there exists numerous avenues for recovery to help fully compensate passengers for any injuries suffered and damages incurred. Because of this, choosing an experienced law firm, such as Hughey Law Firm, becomes that much more important. For years, our personal injury lawyers have represented passengers injured in car and motorcycle accidents throughout South Carolina.

Avenues to Recovery

There is the potential that you may be able to file multiple claims. As mentioned above, South Carolina law provides multiple avenues for recovery to help fully compensate passengers injured in motor vehicle accidents. You may be able file claims against:

  • The at-fault driver and his or her insurance;
  • Your own underinsured motorist (UIM) insurance;
  • A bar or restaurant if alcohol is involved under South Carolina's dram shop law (see DUI-related accidents);
  • South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT);
  • The vehicle manufacturer under a product liability claim;
  • And more

Did You Know?

Your personal underinsured motorist (UIM) insurance may cover you if you are a passenger in an automobile accident in the event there is inadequate insurance coverage available from the at-fault driver's policy. This is the case because the South Carolina Supreme Court has stated that underinsured motorist coverage is "personal and portable." Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co. v. Rhoden, 398 S.C. 393, 728 S.E.2d 477 (2012). By "personal and portable" the South Carolina Supreme Court held that underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage insures those persons listed on the insurance policy as opposed to insuring a specific car. Additionally, your underinsured motorist insurance coverage may extend to relatives living under the same roof with you, known as resident relatives.

Your Medical Bills Won't Wait!

If you've filed a third-party claim but have substantial medical bills as a result of the accident and are waiting for the insurer to process your claim, you may be able to file a claim for medical payments. You have the right to file for medial payments under your automobile policy. Any third party settlement would be reduced by any amounts you may receive from your own policy.

Our Passenger Injury Experience

As you can see, passenger injury cases can quickly become complex and confusing. Having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side is quite often the only way to protect your rights. We have the experience and resources to help you get the compensation you need to recover.

Attorney Nathan Hughey formerly worked as an insurance defense attorney. He knows the tactics they will use to delay your claim or diminish your compensation. He will fight aggressively on your behalf with strategies that are creative and effective. Contact us online or call 843-881-8644 or 877-811-8644 toll-free today to arrange for a free initial consultation of your case. We care and are ready to help you seek the compensation you need for your injuries.

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Areas of Law We Practice


Auto Accidents

If you have been injured in an auto accident, give Hughey Injury Lawyers a call today and find out what your claim is worth and how to fight for compensation.

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Personal Injury

Do not let a personal injury fall by the wayside due to improper representation. Our lawyers will fight for fair compensation so you can move on with your life.

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Workers' Compensation

Being injured at work can seriously affect you and your family. If this has happened to you, let Hughey Injury Lawyers fight for workers compensation today.

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Maritime Law

Please do not let an injury at port or seas take the legs out from underneath you. Our firm handles all areas of admiralty law and protection for seamen.

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Nursing Home Injuries

Hughey Injury Lawyers fights for the elderly who have been injured or mistreated in our state's nursing homes. Protect our elder and do what is right.

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Medical Malpractice

Doctors and physicians are not always right. If you have been injured due to the malpractice of a physician, call Hughey Injury Lawyers today.

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Civil and Business Litigation

If you own a business, you understand the importance of handling disputes in a timely and professional manner. Protect yourself and your business.

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