We all know car wrecks happen, but you may be surprised at how often they occur. According to the 2017 data from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, a traffic collision occurred every 3.7 minutes – and every 8.7 minutes a person was injured.
What are the Common Causes of Car Accidents?
Most wrecks are a result of careless and illegal driving habits such as ignoring traffic signs and signals, distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, making unsafe lane changes, and improper turning. These driving behaviors can result in collisions, injuries, and fatalities. Although there is no surefire way to avoid a car accident, obeying traffic laws and practicing good driving habits can certainly help.
Filing a Car Accident Claim
A car accident, especially a severe one, can have a significant impact on your life, leaving you physically injured and in emotional distress. The financial impact of a car accident can be immense. You may be left with substantial medical bills, prescription costs, and you may be unable to work. If you were injured in a car wreck due to the negligence of another driver, you should file a claim to recover compensation for your damages. However, because every state has different laws pertaining to recovering damages after an accident, it is important to speak with a personal injury lawyer with experience handling car accident claims in South Carolina.
The Columbia car accident lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. offer this infographic that provides important things to know when seeking compensation after a South Carolina car accident.
The aftermath of being in a car accident can be stressful and the process of seeking compensation for your injuries can be confusing. The Columbia car accident lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. are focused on protecting you and your legal rights. We will review the South Carolina laws that are relevant to your car accident claim and work hard to ensure you receive fair compensation. Call us at 803-929-3600 or 866-881-8623 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation and discuss your case.