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No matter how safely you drive and maintain your car, you may still be involved in a car accident. In fact, the insurance industry estimates that a typical driver will be in one auto accident at least once every 18 years. Unfortunately, it is something you cannot always control.

However, you can control what you do after a car wreck. You can seek the compensation you are due – and you can work with an auto accident attorney who will fight hard to get you that compensation. You have only one opportunity, so make sure you choose a lawyer who keeps focusing on your best interest.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident in Florence or a surrounding community in South Carolina, get help from our auto accident lawyers at Jebaily Law Firm.

Our car accident lawyers serve both in-state and out-of-state drivers, including those injured in accidents while driving on I-95 and I-20. Our car accident consultations are always free. Just call or click here today.

How Our Florence Car Accident Lawyers Can Help Your Claim

When you work with Jebaily Law Firm, you will put more than 100 years of combined legal experience on your side. We have a proven track record of getting fair compensation for auto accident victims. We also believe it is important to treat clients with respect and compassion.

Our record of results in South Carolina car accident cases includes:

Every case is different. Our past case results do not guarantee that the same or a similar outcome will be reached in your case. It is important to meet with us in a free consultation so that we can review the unique facts in your case.

You should never accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without allowing us to review your case first. You do not want to sign away your right to be fully compensated.

Our Florence Car Crash Attorney’s
Handle a Wide Range of Cases

Because of our experience with various types of car accidents in Florence, the Pee Dee region, and surrounding areas, we have the ability to handle a broad range of cases, including rear-end collisions, T-bone collisions, sideswipe accidents, head-on crashes, and rollovers.

We investigate every crash and consult with highly qualified experts in accident reconstruction, engineering, and other fields. In your case, they can help us to determine the underlying cause of your crash, which may be any one of the following:

Drunk Driving

Accidents caused by drivers who were impaired by alcohol or drugs at the time
of a crash (under some circumstances, both the driver and a store, bar or restaurant that provided alcohol to the driver could be held liable in a claim).

Distracted Driving

Drivers who were texting, talking on a cell phone, playing with a GPS device, eating, drinking, interacting with passengers or engaging in other distractions at the time of impact.

Drowsy driving

Accidents involving drivers who were too impaired by fatigue to be driving safely (a serious issue with commercial truck drivers).

Speeding and reckless driving

Crashes caused by drivers who were going too fast for conditions or breaking the posted speed limit.

Defective road conditions

Crashes caused by defectively designed or built roads or due to poor maintenance.

Defective automotive parts

Some car accidents can be traced to tire blowouts, tread separation, brake failures, faulty accelerators or defective ignition switches. Injuries may also occur when seat belts, airbags, child car seats, and other safety features fail to perform as they should.

It is important to begin a car accident investigation as soon as possible so that important photos and evidence are preserved. Contact us today to get started on your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

Car Accidents

What are Common Types of Car Accidents?

Common types of accidents include: rear-end accidents, side impact, head-on collisions and rollover accidents. Many of South Carolina crashes are caused by another motorist’s negligence. Drivers who choose to text behind the wheel, drive drunk or speed on roads along the Grand Strand endanger the lives of drivers, passengers, bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians alike. While some accidents are unavoidable, most are preventable simply by driving responsibly. For whatever reason, that doesn’t always happen, and the outcomes can be heartbreaking.

What are Common Injuries Resulting from a Car Accident?

A few examples of compensable injuries in a car accident case include brain/head injuries, spinal cord injuries/paralysis, neck trauma/whiplash, amputations, bone fractures, lacerations, internal organ damage, chest damage, ligament and muscle strains, sprains and tears, emotional distress, and PTSD.

What Should I Do Immediately After a Car Accident?

Car accidents are frightening events. Remaining calm and level headed after a crash can help you prepare for what’s ahead. Your actions in the immediate aftermath of a wreck can affect the outcome of your personal injury claim.

Always check for injuries first. Next, call 911 to send paramedics and law enforcement to the accident scene. You should also meet with the other driver(s) and exchange information such as your name, phone number, driver’s license, and auto insurance details. 

If your injuries do not prevent you from doing so, document the scene through photographs and videos from as many angles as possible. Ask witnesses for their names and contact information. These steps can begin forming the foundation of a future car accident claim. Finally, contact an experienced car accident lawyer to learn your legal options.

Should I Admit Fault at the Scene of the Accident?

When meeting with the other driver at the scene of an accident, keep your conversation short and civil. Never admit fault or apologize for the accident. Even a simple “I’m sorry,” no matter how well-meaning, can be used against you as an admission of fault, jeopardizing your claim and ability to recover maximum compensation. Leave the job of establishing liability to your car accident attorney.

How Can I Get Compensation if the Driver Was Underinsured or Uninsured?

South Carolina law requires motorists to carry liability and uninsured motorist (UM) coverage. If you suffer injuries in a collision caused by an uninsured driver or get hurt in a hit-and-run accident, you can turn to your uninsured motorist coverage for help covering your expenses.

By contrast, underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage is optional. This coverage helps pay for your expenses when an at-fault driver does not have sufficient coverage to pay for your medical expenses and other losses. South Carolina insurers must offer you underinsured motorist coverage, but you are not required to purchase it.

A personal injury lawsuit may be another viable option for recovering compensation from an uninsured or underinsured motorist. After investigating your case, an uninsured car accident lawyer can identify all potential sources of compensation for you.

How Do I File an Insurance Claim After a Car Accident?

There are several ways to file a car crash claim. The insurance company may allow you to file a claim over the phone or through an online portal or app. While filing this initial claim can be relatively straightforward, it’s best to consult a car accident lawyer before getting started. An attorney can ensure you have the information you need to present a well-documented case for maximum compensation.

What Compensation Can I Recover in a Car Accident Claim?

Car accident injury compensation varies depending on the circumstances of the accident and the severity of your injuries. Often, a person can seek money for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

Should I Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

You should always speak with a car accident claim lawyer about your options for recovering money after a crash. An attorney can examine the case from all angles and gather strong evidence to improve your chances of recovering meaningful compensation.

Hurt By a Negligent Driver?

Jebaily Law Firm is a respected South Carolina law firm with offices in Florence, Myrtle Beach, and North Myrtle Beach. Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our proven car accident lawyers.