Mt. Pleasant Car Accident Lawyer

Auto accidents can quickly introduce unexpected and complex challenges into your life.  Not only do you face trauma from the accident itself, you may face long-term injuries, pain and suffering, and a great deal of lost time from work.  It can feel like life will never get back to normal.

If you’ve been involved in an auto accident because of someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions, you may be entitled to significant compensation.  To receive the payment you deserve, it can be important to work with an experienced auto accident attorney who knows how to navigate the legal system, negotiate with insurance companies, and prove your case in court if necessary.  For auto accidents in the Mount Pleasant area, contact the battle-tested team at Hughey Law Firm today at (843) 881-8644.

How We’ve Helped Car Accident Victims

At Hughey Law Firm, we’re committed to the aggressive representation of our clients as we pursue the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Our previous results include but are not limited to substantial payouts to clients who have been seriously injured in auto accidents, including a $1.65 million settlement for an individual injured in a reckless driving case, a trucking accident case worth more than $5 million, and another trucking accident in which more than $2 million in damages were recovered.

Of course, each of these results depended on the unique circumstances surrounding the accidents in question, and there is no guarantee of recovering damages in any particular case.  What is certain is that the knowledgeable, diligent attorneys at Hughey Law Firm work their hardest to achieve the best outcome possible for our every client.

The Effects of Auto Accidents

Auto accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, many of which may have long-term impact on an accident victim’s quality of life. These may include:

  • Traumatic brain injury;
  • Whiplash;
  • Spinal cord damage;
  • Broken bones;
  • Soft tissue damage, including sprains and strains;
  • Organ damage;
  • Lacerations; and
  • Burns.

People, Governments, and Corporations Can Cause Auto Accident Injuries

In many cases, the other driver bears the brunt of the responsibility for auto accident injuries.  In some cases, however, other parties may bear legal liability, such as:

  • In drunk driving cases, the bar or restaurant who over-served the driver may be responsible for some of your injuries.
  • If you’re dealing with an underage drunk driver, anyone who provided them with alcohol can be held liable for resulting accidents and injuries.
  • The state and cities are responsible for adequately and safely maintaining roads, so if there were unsafe conditions that contributed to your accident, the government may bear partial responsibility.
  • If you were involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle operated by an individual who was on their way to or from work or who was operating the vehicle as part of their work responsibilities, the company may bear partial liability for your injuries.

Working with an experienced car accident attorney can be the most effective way to determine who may be legally liable for your injuries. In some cases, there may be more than one party responsible.  The sooner your attorney is able to identify potentially responsible parties, the better the chances that you recover the compensation you deserve.

The Losses an Auto Accident Can Cause You

Your auto accident left you with significant injuries, including long-term pain and suffering.  Working with an attorney with knowledge of auto accident cases can the most effective way to determine the range of damages you may be entitled to recover. These may include:

  • Compensation for your medical bills. You may need help paying for both the initial cost of hospitalization and long-term medical expenses. Any damages calculation will take into consideration any ongoing therapy or need for increased care as a result of your injuries.
  • Lost wages and lost earning potential. Your injuries have kept you out of work, leading to a decrease in income through no fault of yours. Your earning potential may also have permanently decreased as a result of your injuries or an inability to work as you once could.
  • Compensation for pain and suffering. Following your auto accident, you’ve experienced significant pain and suffering, and you’re due compensation for it. This amount can be difficult to quantify, making working with a lawyer a critical part of the process.
  • Wrongful death damages. If a loved one has been killed in an auto accident because of someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions, you and your family may be entitled to recover damages to compensate you for your loss of companionship, the loss of your loved one’s income, and funeral expenses, among others.

A Lawyer Can Help You Overcome Opposition

In auto accident cases, insurance companies typically play a large role in determining when and how much victims get paid.  Unfortunately, those companies may try to avoid paying you the full amount you deserve.  There are two key tactics insurers often use to minimize their exposure.

First, they often try to limit the liability of their clients by arguing that you bear more responsibility for your accident than you really do, or that someone else other than their insured bears responsibility for the accident, as in the case of a drunk driver who was over-served at a bar or restaurant.

Second, insurance companies may also try to limit their financial responsibility by offering a low settlement that does not adequately reflect the damages that you ought to receive. Working with your attorney can help establish the appropriate amount of damages to demand from insurance companies and other parties responsible.

Get Legal Help Today From the Hughey Law Firm

Hughey Law Firm offers a free consultation for you to discuss the facts of your or your loved one’s auto accident injury with an attorney who is experienced in the field. When our team agrees to represent a client for auto accidents, we handle the matter on a contingent fee basis, in which we only recover our fees out of any settlement or verdict that our client receives.

If you were injured in an auto accident through no fault of your own, South Carolina law may entitle you to compensation.  Contact the experienced auto accident attorneys at the Hughey Law Firm today online or at (843) 881-8644 to schedule your free consultation.

Additional Mount Pleasant Auto Accident Practice Areas:

  • Motorcycle Accidents
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