Columbia, SC Vehicle Accident Lawyers
The temperate climate in South Carolina affords residents the opportunity to ride in a variety of “open-air” vehicles throughout the year. Motorcycles, convertibles, bicycles, and ATVs are frequently seen on back roads as well as on major highways in South Carolina. These vehicles often share the road with tractor trailers, pickup trucks, SUVs and many other vehicles. What started out to be a pleasant day’s drive could end in tragedy because of someone else’s recklessness or negligence. And when life goes terribly wrong, it can seem that nothing will ever be right again.
At the Louthian Law Firm, we work hard to secure justice and help bring resolution to families facing life’s most challenging moments. According to U.S. Department of Transportation figures, 767 people died in South Carolina auto accidents and another 120 died in motorcycle crashes in 2013. Has someone you love been the victim of a highway accident? We understand they weren’t just a statistic – they deserve better. We’ll give you our best.
How Our South Carolina Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers Can Help
Statistics don’t tell the whole story. They don’t even hint of the pain and suffering that follow an accident. And the attorneys at the Louthian Law Firm, P.A. understand that the consequences of a vehicle accident – whether automobile, bicycle or motorcycle crash – go beyond the physical. The emotional toll on a victim and his or her family can be devastating, and mounting medical bills can add to the stress associated with accidents.
We can help you obtain compensation that will allow you to deal with the financial impact of an SC motor vehicle accident:
- Hospital charges
- Rehab expenses
- Doctor’s bills
- Prescription drugs
- Physical therapy
- Assistive devices
- Home nursing care
- Household help
- Lost wages
- Reduced future earning ability
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral expenses.
If you or someone you care about has been seriously hurt in a vehicle accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you are entitled to hold the careless person or company responsible in a court of law.
The Louthian Law Firm can help you navigate the complexities of South Carolina’s laws, deal with the insurance companies, and help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, repair bills, lost income and any other financial costs that the accident caused. Where appropriate, we’ll also seek compensation on your behalf for pain and suffering and other non-economic losses. We’ll put our 80 years of experience to work for you, ensuring that you receive all compensation to which you’re entitled under the law.
Auto Accident Claims: Do You Need a Lawyer?
It’s likely that you have been in at least one car accident. Automobile accidents do happen to virtually all of us—over a lifetime, the odds are that you will experience three to four crashes. The odds are also good that any accidents you have will be relatively minor. In 2009, the numbers said that only 3 out of every 1,000 accidents involved a fatality.
If you’ve ever had the misfortune to be involved in a car accident, you know the hurt your pocketbook suffers can be significant, what with auto and health insurance deductibles, lost wages, and the costs of a rental car or replacement vehicle… read more
Many Types of Vehicle Wrecks
Just as there is a wide variety of motor vehicles on the road, there is a wide variety in the types of accidents they can be involved in. From the simple sideswipe to the more serious T-bone accident… from crossovers to rollovers… from a two-car rear-ender to a multiple-car pile-up… we’ve seen them all.
Even an accident that appears to have caused little damage can be responsible for painful, debilitating whiplash injuries, so at the Louthian Law Firm we give our full attention and energy to every motor vehicle accident case. That’s the way we’ve been doing things since 1959.
Many Causes of Traffic Accidents
Negligence takes many forms. If you or your loved one has been harmed in a South Carolina motor vehicle accident, a Columbia, SC vehicle accident lawyer at the Louthian Law Firm will carefully examine the circumstances to determine whether another person was guilty of one of the following:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted by talking or texting
- Road rage
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Impaired by drugs, legal or illegal.
Many Questions After a South Carolina Vehicle Crash
In the days following an accident, individuals involved typically struggle with many questions. Who is going to pay for my expenses? Should I make a recorded statement to the insurance company? Should I accept the offer from the insurance company? Do I need a lawyer? We’ve put together the answers to many frequently asked questions about South Carolina accidents. If you have other questions, we’ll be happy to provide answers in a free consultation, and you’ll be under no obligation to us afterward. Just use the online contact form or call a Columbia, SC vehicle accident lawyer in our office at (803) 454-1200.
Experienced Advocates, Exceptional Results
We have represented the rights of accident victims and other injured South Carolinians since 1959. When you allow Louthian Law to serve you in difficult circumstances, you’ll find that we listen hard and work harder. Our experience handling vehicle accidents has led to many significant recoveries, including the following:
- $800,000 settlement of an car accident claim
- $525,000 settlement of an automobile crash claim
- $260,000 settlement in a motorcycle accident case
- $150,000 settlement in an vehicle wreck case
- $125,000 settlement of a motorcycle accident case.
Of course, every case is different, and we can’t guarantee results like these in every case. However, we can guarantee that we will give your case our full attention and work diligently to secure justice for you and your loved ones. Because we know how financially devastating a car accident can be, we will not charge you a fee until your case is won.
Don’t delay — South Carolina accident law is complex, and the deadline for filing a claim can quickly pass. Let the Louthian Law Firm get started today, seeking truth and securing justice for what you have endured as the result of a motor vehicle accident.