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Will My Car Accident Injuries be Covered by my Health Insurance?

| John D. Hawkins |
A car accident is one of the most difficult events to deal with, especially if you sustain injuries in the accident. Recovering physically and emotionally from car accident injuries is enough of a gauntlet already, which is why dealing with insurance companies in the aftermath can be so draining. It is tricky to make sure you get the medical payments coverage you need, as health insurance companies’ entire business model is to profit by denying as much reimbursement as they feel they can. One of the trickiest parts of insurance is knowing what kind of insurance covers what aspects of your accident. Knowing that alone can save a lot of time…

Does A Car Accident Settlement Take Long In SC?

| John D. Hawkins |
A car accident can happen to anyone at any time, and when one does happen, accident victims can have an awful time getting their insurance claim paid. It is not uncommon to wonder about the amount of time it takes to get an auto accident settlement amount. You have suffered serious injuries and you are facing increasing medical bills every day. The insurance company seems to be going to any length to avoid a settlement. The insurance adjuster is growing increasingly intimidating, and it seems like no one wants to help you. That is where an experienced car accident attorney comes into the picture. An experienced car accident lawyer at HawkL…

Are Wet Roadways Causing More Accidents?

| John D. Hawkins |
If you have ever been caught in a rainstorm, you know that road conditions can change in an instant. One moment, it is just a drizzle and a bit of rainy weather, and before you know it, poor visibility means you cannot see 5 feet in front of you, let alone another motor vehicle around you. In 2019 alone, heavy rain was responsible for more than 21,000 auto accident cases in South Carolina. Rain and bad weather cause serious personal injury, property damage, and even death. Always be vigilant when driving in inclement weather, and if you get into a car crash, get in touch with a car accident lawyer at HawkLaw, P.A. to help.  Why Is Rain a P…

How To Determine Fault in a South Carolina Car Accident

| John D. Hawkins |
Getting involved in a car accident is never an easy situation. Recovering from your personal injuries is going to be painful enough, but getting through to a car insurance company can add stress to an already unpleasant situation. We know how tough it can be to want everything to return to normal while an insurance company seems to be slowing down the process. By knowing who is at fault for an accident, you can speed the process along quite a bit due to South Carolina’s rules about liability, but that does not change how insurance companies operate. Their bottom line depends on denying as much coverage as they can. Whether you think the in…

If A Drunk Driver Hit My Parked Car Can I Sue?

| John D. Hawkins |
Drunk drivers are a danger to everyone, including themselves. They cause over 300 fatalities a year in South Carolina alone. If a drunk driver hits your car while it is parked, it is possible that they did not even register that the collision happened. They might have just kept driving, leaving you to discover the damage when you wake up the next morning. You have the right to compensation in this kind of scenario, but the process can be challenging. The car accident attorneys at HawkLaw P.A. want to help you sue the drunk driver who hit your parked car. You deserve compensation for an accident that could have been avoided had the driver o…

What Should You Do After an Accident in a Company Car?

| John D. Hawkins |
After an auto accident, your entire life can change in the blink of an eye. When it happens on the job, the concerns you have increase. Your employer’s insurance under workers’ compensation may not cover all your medical bills and other costs, or you may be denied insurance coverage altogether. Laws involving car accidents are confusing and can be complicated, and now you have to figure out how driving a company car affects your compensation and fault in the accident.  An experienced car accident lawyer at the law firm of HawkLaw, P.A. can help you through this difficult time with legal advice and representation. We can negotiate with the …

What to Do After a Hit and Run in South Carolina

| John D. Hawkins |
A car accident is both painful and stressful. You might know what to do if you have been involved in a car accident with another driver. When the at-fault driver rushes away from the scene, however, you might worry that you will not be able to receive the compensation you need for your personal injuries and property damage. In South Carolina, you have rights after a hit-and-run accident, even if you cannot identify or locate the other driver. The car accident attorneys at HawkLaw, P.A. understand your frustration and are here to help you assert your right to fair compensation under South Carolina law. Is Leaving the Scene of an Accident a …

Can a Distracted Driver Get Compensation For an Accident?

| John D. Hawkins |
Distracted driving is all too common today and results in over two crashes every hour in South Carolina alone. Distracted driving can cause major damage to both you and your vehicle. These damages range from mild, such as a dented fender, to severe, including devastating injuries. As a result, seeking damages from the distracted driver following an auto accident is an essential step to help you heal and get back to your life. The distracted driving accident lawyers at HawkLaw P.A. will help you hold those drivers responsible for their actions and fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve. What Are Some Examples of Distracted Drivin…

South Carolina Vicarious Liability

| John D. Hawkins |
If you drive, it is more than likely in your lifetime you will experience a car accident. Or, you may experience injuries from another type of accident due to negligence, recklessness, or bad decision-making by another person. Generally, individuals are responsible for their own negligent acts. However, under South Carolina’s vicarious liability law, you can potentially hold a third party financially responsible even if they were not at fault or directly involved depending on their relationship with the negligent individual. Knowing who to go after for an accident is important as you will want the maximum compensation for your injuries and…

Common Back Injuries Caused by a Car Accident

| John D. Hawkins |
If you or a loved one were recently in a car accident, any of the car’s occupants might be experiencing back pain. The pain may be significant or minor, but either way, it is important for anyone involved in a car accident to seek medical attention immediately. The sooner you are treated, the better your prognosis. Additionally, if you do not seek the evaluation of a healthcare provider, you might be left to deal with the costs associated with your injuries out of your own pocket. Not all serious injuries, such as back injuries, show signs immediately. Being examined by a physician can document your symptoms or perform any diagnostic tests…
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