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Injured in a car accident someone else caused? You may be able to be compensated for your injuries. Talk to a car crash attorney serving Sumter about your next steps after an auto accident.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, it’s not always easy to recover physically and get compensated financially. You might instead find yourself fighting the responsible party, who may not be willing to compensate you for your injuries.

At HawkLaw, PA, we know that not everyone is willing to take responsibility for their actions. That’s why you may need a car accident lawyer serving Sumter on your side when the liable party doesn’t want to cover the costs of your physical and emotional recovery.

Sumter cases are primarily handled out of our Columbia office.

Who’s Responsible for Paying Out on Your Car Accident Claim?

If you’re hurt in a car accident, you might first be unsure who’s responsible for hurting you. You might have been in a multiple-car accident, or you might have even been hurt in a single-car crash. Even in cases where another driver hit you and it seems straightforward who was to blame, you might face complications, such as the driver being at work at the time of the accident.

Your auto accident attorney can help you find the right person to hold to account. Making sure the liable party is held responsible is tough, but your lawyer can go through the evidence for your claim and take steps to make the guilty person pay in Sumter.

Dealing with Car Insurers after an Accident

After a car, motorcycle or other types of vehicle accident, you may need to notify the insurance company as soon as possible about your crash. You might even consider working with them on your claim, but that could be a mistake. Insurance companies are often more focused on their profits than on your safety or your future. Because of that, they may not be willing to pay the full costs for your recovery and may even act in bad faith.

They may instead offer you a lowball settlement, which won’t cover all the costs for your recovery. You may need an attorney to help you write a letter demanding the full amount, or you may need to take your claim to court for the full amount you’re owed. South Carolina auto insurance can be complicated, so get someone on your side who knows the ins and outs of this industry.

Compensation for Sumter Car Accident Victims

When you’re hurt, you need compensation that covers all your needs, both financial and nonfinancial. Unfortunately, you might struggle to calculate these costs, especially since some of your losses, like your pain, are intangible.

Having a car crash attorney on your side makes that easier. Your lawyer can review your claim and calculate the total costs of your accident, not just your bills like your medical expenses and property damage.

Below is a sample of the losses you could be compensated for with your car accident lawyer’s help:

  • Medical bills
  • Household accommodations, like wheelchair ramps
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma

Connect with a Car Crash Lawyer Who Takes Cases in Sumter

If you’ve been injured during a serious car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. You might have severe injuries and expenses, all of which should be compensated by the responsible party. Unfortunately, the at-fault party may not be so invested in your recovery.

If they’re not willing to help you recover from your injuries, you may need to seek help getting compensation by speaking to the lawyers at HawkLaw, PA. Your car accident lawyer serving Sumter can guide you, starting with a free consultation,* when you call us at 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or check out the online contact form. We also serve clients that have been in motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and more.

John D. Hawkins
Founder and CEO

John Hawkins is the Founder and CEO of HawkLaw He has been licensed to practice law in South Carolina since his graduation with honors in 1994 from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was on the Law Review and Order of Wig and Robe.