Experienced Auto and Truck Accident Lawyers in Beaufort, SC
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If you or someone you care about has been in a car, truck or motorcycle accident in South Carolina, it's natural to have more questions than answers. It's likely you thought you'd never be involved in a crash. You may never have needed to search for a South Carolina car accident lawyer. You may be confused, angry and stressed. Let us help. Contact Twenge + Twombley Law Firm today for a free consultation. We can answer your questions and discuss your rights.
At Twenge + Twombley, our auto and truck accident attorneys serving Beaufort, Hilton Head Island and other Lowcountry communities have the experience and resources necessary to handle the most complex car accident, truck accident and motorcycle accident claims. We have a strong track record for obtaining favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Don't hesitate to contact us today to discuss your case. Call 866-452-6315 or complete our online contact form today. Your personal injury claim matters to us!
What are common causes of South Carolina auto and truck accidents?
South Carolina roads can be dangerous. A driver who may be on US 21 in Beaufort, headed to the Sea Islands, could get seriously injured or killed by someone who's paying more attention to their cell phone than the road. A relaxing vacation at Hilton Head can quickly turn into a nightmare if a drunk driver is sharing the road. Fortunately, South Carolina adopted "Emma's Law," which requires more people convicted of drunk driving to install a DUI lock on their vehicle.
Although it only takes a single moment of carelessness to cause a serious car, truck or motorcycle crash, many accidents have serious long-term consequences for injury victims. Any type of traffic accident caused by a drunk driver could result in staggering medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other significant financial and emotional losses. A driver might have been programming a GPS in the moments before causing a serious pedestrian accident. Our attorneys understand that so many accidents are preventable. While the other driver might not have meant to cause harm, the consequences of the behavior can be devastating. Many auto accident claims involve the following factors:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
In other instances, drivers and other parties might share fault for an auto or truck accident. This can be the case in truck accident claims involving negligent vehicle maintenance or other forms of truck company negligence. A vehicle may even be manufactured with defective safety components such as brakes, airbags or seatbelts. No matter the cause of an accident due to negligence, it's critical to have an aggressive Beaufort lawyer on your side, fighting to protect your rights.
Can I file a lawsuit after a South Carolina auto or truck accident?
You have rights if you've been injured or a loved one was killed in an auto or truck accident. In South Carolina, you may pursue a claim or lawsuit against the negligent party you believe caused the crash. Without the aid of an experienced attorney, you might find that the person or company that caused your accident denies any wrongdoing. Their insurance company might offer you a "lowball" settlement that barely covers the cost of your injuries. Even worse, they might even deny your claim altogether.
Statutes of Limitations apply in many situations, which means you may only have a short window of time to file a claim. If you wait too long, you may lose your right to pursue benefits.
Contact Twenge + Twombley today to learn more. We're here to protect your rights. We know what it takes to build a successful car accident claim. Our attorneys are strong negotiators and tough litigators who work to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions. We know how to collect and preserve the right evidence. We're ready to pore over medical and police records. We have access to experienced accident reconstructionists who can provide testimony that may support your claim.
Can I sue for whiplash?
If you’re in a car accident caused by another driver and sustain whiplash, you’ll typically be able to file a personal injury lawsuit for your damages. In general, you might be entitled to compensation for:
- Your medical expenses
- Lost income from missed work
- Loss of earning capacity
- Replacement services (e.g., housework, errands, care for children)
- Pain and suffering
Want to know if you have a case and how much it might be worth? An easy way to find out is by contacting our South Carolina law firm. Our Beaufort car accident lawyers can listen to the details of your case, discuss your legal options, and explain what steps you need to take next.
Do I need a lawyer for a concussion after a car accident?
You are not legally required to hire a lawyer if you’ve been injured in a car accident, but if you’ve sustained a severe concussion or other kind of traumatic brain injury in a crash that wasn’t your fault, you should at least consider speaking with a personal injury attorney to go over your legal options.
A car accident lawyer can:
- Launch a comprehensive investigation into your accident
- Seek out witnesses and preserve important pieces of evidence
- Consult with accident reconstruction experts and neurologists
- Help you get the medical treatment you need and deserve
- Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf
- File a personal injury lawsuit and represent you in court, if necessary
Our Beaufort car accident lawyers can handle every aspect of your claim and fight to get you the compensation you’re entitled to.
What if I’m partially at fault for my car accident?
South Carolina follows a modified comparative negligence system, which means you must be at least 50 percent or less at-fault to get any kind of compensation. If you’re found to be more than 50 percent at-fault, you won’t be able to recover compensation for your damages.
If you’re partially to blame for your car accident, any financial award you receive will be reduced by the percentage you were found to be at-fault. For example, if you’re awarded $10,000 but you were 10 percent at-fault, your award would be reduced by $1,000.
What is the deadline to file a lawsuit in South Carolina?
In most cases, the deadline to file a personal injury lawsuit in South Carolina is three years from the date of your accident. This is known as the statute of limitations. Though there are some exceptions, if you try to file a personal injury lawsuit after the deadline has passed, then your case will almost certainly be automatically dismissed.
How much does a Beaufort car accident lawyer cost?
Our car accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. That means there are no upfront costs and you pay nothing unless we win. If we do make a financial recovery in your case, you’ll be charged a percentage of your award for our fees. Every personal injury law firm is different, but the industry standard is anywhere from 33-40 percent. We also offer free consultations to all potential clients.
Case results matter at Twenge + Twombley - and so do you
At Twenge + Twombley, we don't think it should be difficult to talk to a lawyer. Our helpful attorneys are ready to answer your questions. We work one-on-one with each client represented by our firm. As a small law firm, we take the time to build the most solid and successful legal strategy on your behalf. Our attorneys will always have your best interests in mind.
Take a stand. Call 866-452-6315 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free case consultation with a knowledgeable, aggressive auto and truck accident attorney in South Carolina. We serve clients in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and other communities throughout South Carolina.
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