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The aftermath of a car accident could leave you with painful injuries and juggling trips to see doctors, all while missing work and losing income. You might have little time or energy to file insurance claims and talk to adjusters. Our Charleston car accident lawyers take the burden of a car accident case off your shoulders.
At Louthian Law Firm, P.A., we offer free case reviews where we’ll listen to your story and advise you of the next steps to get started on your case. Further, we work on contingency fees, so you don’t have to worry about upfront fees to hire our attorneys. Our Charleston personal injury lawyers only get paid if you get compensation.
Louthian Law Firm, P.A. has spent decades standing up for injured people in South Carolina. As a family-owned law firm, we take pride in fighting for the rights of families like yours.
When you hire our team, here are a few things you can expect:
We are also proud to have a five-star rating on Google Reviews. When our past clients speak about their experiences with our team, they mention our attentiveness and friendliness—and our serious pursuit of results.
Car accidents can cause major challenges to your life—not just to your health but also your wallet. We understand the range of losses you could face, and we fight hard to recover the damages you deserve.
During your free case review, our team will ask about how the accident affected your life—physically, financially, and emotionally. We will leave no stone unturned. We can then gather evidence to demonstrate all the ways the crash harmed you.
Our attorneys can help you seek compensation for your:
Your losses (also known as damages) could include a range of costs, such as:
An accident can leave you with both physical and emotional scars.
We can seek compensation for:
You could seek other damages, depending on your case’s details.
Suddenly losing a loved one can upend your entire life.
Through a wrongful death case, you can seek justice and recovery for the many challenges your family now faces, including:
Our compassionate team can step in and stand by your side through every step of the legal process.
You may wonder if it makes sense to hire a lawyer after a car accident. Consider some of the benefits of partnering with our team:
To successfully receive compensation after an accident, you’ll likely need to take on many daily tasks. From answering phone calls to dealing with insurance adjusters, these tasks can take their toll.
Whether you’re recovering from a serious back or head injury or healing from the emotional trauma of a crash, we can take on your case’s tasks.
Resolving a car accident case in your favor can seem daunting. You may not know what documents you need to provide and what arguments you need to make. You also might wonder about what not to do.
Our team has experience gathering crucial evidence needed to pursue damages.
We can use a range of evidence to show that:
The other party’s insurance company will want to see clear and compelling evidence that all these facts were true in your case.
We can gather this evidence from many sources in Charleston, including the police report, surveillance camera footage, and eyewitness testimony.
If the insurance adjuster makes an offer, how will you know if it’s fair? Our attorneys can assess your losses and explain what constitutes a fair offer from the insurer.
The insurance adjuster’s initial offer might not account for each of your losses. With our experience, we understand the potential amount you can seek for your medical costs, lost earnings, and other damages. We can use our negotiating skills to achieve the highest possible offer from the insurance company.
Dealing with the other party’s insurance adjusters and other lawyers can be challenging. After all, an insurance company is a business that typically wants to pay as little as possible for car accident claims.
To do so, an insurer may use many methods, such as:
Our attorneys regularly see these strategies, and we know how to counter them. We can stand up for you and your rights throughout the claims process.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Charleston as the 19th fastest growing city in the country. As the City of Charleston notes, this growth brings plenty of opportunities—along with a strain on the city’s infrastructure and roads. As the state and city’s population continues to increase, these challenges could continue.
The City of Charleston also conducted a recent transportation study to identify dangerous roads and traffic patterns, then propose new developments.
Areas with some of the highest accident potential include:
Charleston faces many unique features that can make transportation improvements challenging, including historic districts and waterways.
Several streets in the city are currently carrying larger volumes of traffic than developers intended, including the Savannah Highway. By 2040, the higher traffic volume could overburden many of Charleston’s streets if the city does not implement changes.
Here, you can get answers to your questions after a car accident. Our team can help you understand the whole process of seeking financial recovery.
No, you don’t necessarily have to have serious or catastrophic injuries to receive a financial recovery.
To seek compensation from another driver after an accident, we need to show that someone caused your accident and that you suffered injuries and damages. So, you’ll need to have evidence of medical bills, lost earnings, and other losses.
To prove fault and seek compensation, we need to show that the other party was negligent. Negligence refers to the careless or reckless actions that directly caused your crash. If a driver broke any traffic laws and received a citation, this can provide evidence of negligence.
We can gather as much evidence of the other driver’s negligence as possible. In some cases, we may seek out surveillance camera footage, black box data, the police report, and witness testimony to support your case.
Keep in mind that the person at fault for the crash isn’t always the one who will pay for your damages. For instance, if a Lyft driver causes an accident, Lyft’s insurance policy could bear liability.
Car accident cases can unfold in several ways. We can tell you more about an appropriate legal approach after we investigate your case.
We may begin by either initiating a claim with the other party’s insurance company or by filing a lawsuit. With a car accident claim, we present our evidence to the other party and make our demand for compensation. The insurance company will either agree to the requested amount, or we can proceed with negotiations. If the other party does not make an acceptable settlement offer, we may file a lawsuit.
Alternatively, we may begin by filing a lawsuit. However, we may not end up in a courtroom. Our lawyers may negotiate to settle outside the courtroom. After all, going to court takes time and resources that neither party typically wants to expend. Whether we start by filing a lawsuit or pursuing a settlement, we keep you updated throughout the process.
The cost of hiring a lawyer should not hold you back from getting our help. Because we work on contingency, we only get paid for our services based on the results we obtain for you.
In other words:
We want to reduce the financial risk of starting your case by financing its costs.
Our attorneys work diligently to resolve your case as soon as possible. However, every case involves unique—and sometimes unforeseen—factors. Depending on the willingness of the other party to settle your case fairly, you could see a check in a matter of weeks or a few months.
However, it can take more time to resolve certain cases, especially if we have to file a lawsuit. We communicate with you throughout the claims process and can offer you an updated timeline so you know what to expect.
What you can get from a car accident settlement or award depends on these unique factors:
As mentioned previously, we work hard to recover the maximum amount available in your case. After we investigate your case’s facts, we can explain the settlement or award amount that we intend to seek.
Find out more about what our Charleston car accident lawyers can do for you. Our team can take your call and explain what comes next for your case. We offer free, no-obligation case reviews, so you can ask us all your questions about the car accident recovery process today.
215 East Bay St., Suite 403-G
Charleston SC, 29401