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Am I Entitled to Compensation After a Car Accident?

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When you sustain serious injuries in a car accident in South Carolina that is not your fault, state law allows you to file an insurance claim against the at-fault driver. At HawkLaw, we understand that you want to know how much compensation you might receive after a car accident. This blog explores the factors that play into the typical settlement offer from an at-fault driver’s insurance company. How Much Compensation Do You Get for a Car Accident, and What Factors Impact That Amount? The insurance company for the at-fault driver considers multiple factors before reaching an agreement with your car accident lawyer. Most of these factors f…

Questions to Ask a Lawyer After a Car Accident

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When you’re hurt in a serious car accident, you may have plenty of questions about your claim. You may have no idea where to even start on your claim, and you’re suffering in the meantime. That situation can make it tough to recover from your injuries.  Luckily, your car accident lawyer in South Carolina can help. Check out the questions below and talk to your car accident lawyer about the details of your claim. They can help you determine what to do about your losses.  Do I Have to Report the Car Accident?  When you’re involved in a car accident, you want the aftermath done and behind you. The problem is that your car may be seriously dam…

South Carolina’s Most Dangerous Roads

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When you’re on the road, you like to think everyone is paying as much attention to the roadways as you are. Unfortunately, some drivers are reckless, and road conditions can make that worse. Whether it’s sharp turns, animal crossings, or high speed limits, there’s a high possibility of being injured on one of South Carolina’s most dangerous roads.  If you’re a frequent driver, make sure you pay special attention to the following roads. And if you find yourself suffering because of a dangerous driver, talk to a South Carolina car accident lawyer about your claim. Your attorney can help you go after compensation for the losses you’ve suffere…

Car Accident in South Carolina: Three Reasons to Call a Lawyer

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If you’re injured in a car crash, you might feel lost and confused. You’re hurt, and that makes it tough to act fast and make the right decisions for your personal injury claim. Fortunately, you have options besides handling your claim on your own.  Dealing with a car accident in South Carolina is tough, which gives you plenty of reasons to call a lawyer. Our attorneys are here to help, so check out the following reasons to call a lawyer about your car accident claim.  1. You’re Hurt After a car crash, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the injuries and the suffering you’ve experienced. Car accidents can be devastating and traumatic, so you …

Dangerous Intersections in Charleston, SC

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When you’re on the road, intersections can be some of the toughest areas to navigate. You’re encountering other drivers traveling in other directions, which makes it tough to travel safely. That’s especially true in places that need more safety measures.  If you’re concerned about your safety while on the road, watch out for these dangerous intersection in Charleston, SC, to avoid a potential accident. If you’ve already been hit, though, your lawyer can help you seek compensation for the injuries you suffered in an intersection crash.  Interstate 26 and College Park Road Interstate 26 is a major, busy road on most days. Many travelers pass…

Can I Sue after Being Hit by a Drunk Driver?

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It’s unfortunate, but some drivers aren’t concerned with the safety of others. Instead, they may take risks, like driving under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, that means that you may have been in a serious car accident because they were especially negligent.  Now, they’re facing criminal charges, which leaves you asking, “Can I sue after being hit by a drunk driver?” If you’re not sure where you stand on your South Carolina injury claim, you may need a lawyer’s guidance to act now. They can guide you through the details of your claim and help you recover after you’re injured by a drunk driver.  Criminal Cases vs. Civil Lawsuits T…

Can I File a Lawsuit against Uber after an Accident?

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Most of us have used a rideshare driver’s services at one point or another, and there is a reason that ridesharing is so popular. It is a relatively inexpensive mode of transportation, and it’s easy, fast, and, in most cases, safe. Unfortunately, even the safest driver can make mistakes that cause accidents and injuries for others. If you’ve been in an accident involving an Uber driver, you might be able to file a lawsuit against the driver and possibly against the company of Uber as well. Lawsuits can be difficult to win, and going up against a large company can be intimidating. You don’t have to file a lawsuit without legal help, though….

Important South Carolina Laws for Car Accident Claims

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While we all do our best to avoid accidents, all it takes is one reckless driver for you to end up with high bills and severe injuries. That’s an unfortunate situation to be stuck in, but you’ll have the option to fight back. When you’re injured in an auto wreck, you can file a claim to recover compensation for your damages. However, there are some important South Carolina laws for car accident claims that you’ll need to keep in mind before you consult a Car Accident Attorney.  If you’ve been injured in a car crash and need help as you seek compensation, be sure to remember the following laws. If you don’t, it could mean you won’t receive…

What if I’m Injured by an Elderly Person in a Car Accident?

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Baby boomers are an aging generation and live active lifestyles that include driving. According to the reported South Carolina population as of 2016, 16.7% of the population is aged 65+ and many of these citizens currently have active SC drivers’ licenses. While age is not an indicator of an individual’s driving ability, the effects that come with aging can have a detrimental influence on driving ability. A person’s mental and physical attributes can indicate whether he or she can safely keep driving. Ensuring Drivers are Safe In SC, drivers older than 65 must complete a vision test at every license renewal period, as well as details about…

What Are the Worst Intersections in Charleston? Some Top Reasons Why

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Intersections are inherently dangerous, even at their best. At their worst, they can be the setting of dozens of serious and fatal collisions each year. As many local drivers may have discovered, Charleston has a few such intersections. According to the National Coalition for Safer Roads, 13 of the most dangerous intersections in the country are in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Five are in North Charleston alone. Here’s a breakdown of what makes some of Charleston’s intersections so deadly. #1. International Boulevard and Interstate 526 One of the intersections included in the National Coalition’s report is that at International Boulevard a…
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