South Carolina car accident lawyers

Auto Accident Lawyers Here To Support You

When you get into a car accident, knowing what to do next can feel overwhelming. We’re here to help. Contact us for a consultation or to initiate your case. We'll represent your interests and work tirelessly to do Right By You so you get the compensation you deserve. Talk to us using our live chat or call 888-HAWKLAW.
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HawkLaw car accident attorneys have a proven process to support your claim

We know that in a state like South Carolina, we spend so much time in our cars simply because we need to get to many different places. In the event that another driver is responsible for a car accident, it can be months or potentially years before our lives return to normalcy.

HawkLaw’s 'Right By You' car accident legal process:

1. Talk to us

Call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat and we’ll get to work right away. You take care of you and we’ll take care of the rest.

2. Building Documentation

Following our initial meeting, we’ll collect documents related to your case and conduct an investigation into how your accident occurred. As a digital-first law firm, you’ll be able to check in on our findings and see how your case is progressing.

3. Initial Negotiations

When enough evidence is collected, we will contact the insurance company or at-fault party and attempt to negotiate a fair and just compensation for your injuries. Our goal is to do Right By You and agree on a fair and just settlement for your damages, pain, and suffering. If an acceptable settlement can’t be reached, a HawkLaw trial lawyer will advise you about the option of going to court.

 

 

Why Choose HawkLaw’s Car Accident Attorneys

While you hope, we deliver. HawkLaw’s team of dedicated South Carolina car accident lawyers have earned millions in compensation, including $3 million for one trucking accident*. But we’re not just your lawyers; we’re here to make sure you’re always doing okay and to help you get on track again.

You don’t have to fight your case alone. We’ll work diligently and to the best of our abilities to get fair and just compensation that you deserve. As a digital-first law firm, you can get your case initiated immediately so we can start doing Right By You. Just fill out our Instant Access form, and you will have access to an experienced lawyer any time, day or night.

Common Car Crash Injuries –Who’s at Fault?

While cars have many safety features that minimize the damage you suffer in an accident, there’s still a good chance that you suffered a serious injury in your car crash. The seat belt and airbags might lessen the severity of these injuries, but the harm might still be long-term—or even lethal. Here are some of the most common injuries caused by car accidents and the accompanying symptoms:

Mild Concussions
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Amnesia
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Loss of balance
  • Loss of coordination
  • Loss of consciousness
Spinal Injuries
  • Breathing problems
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of voluntary muscle movement in chest, arms, or legs
  • Loss of bowel and bladder function
  • Numbness in chest, arms, or legs
Internal Bleeding
  • Dizziness
  • Severe weakness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Acute visual problems
  • Numbness
  • Weakness on one side of the body
  • Severe headache
Whiplash
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Difficulty with neck movement
  • Headaches
  • Tenderness or pain in the shoulder
  • Upper back or arm tightness
Common FAQs

Even though serious injuries can result from car accidents, South Carolina is a “fault” state for auto insurance. This means that clear proof of who is at fault for the accident must be presented to earn fair and just compensation. HawkLaw’s car accident legal process uncovers the vital evidence to support your claim as we fight hard for your rightful compensation.

In South Carolina, insurance companies use the state’s 51% rule, as dictated by the precedent of the case Ross v. Paddy, to determine fault for a car accident. Under the 51% rule, you will receive payment from the insurance company if it can be proven that you bear 50% or less fault for the accident. You can speak to a personal injury attorney for more details about how the 51% rule works.

It’s not legally mandated, but it’s in your best interest to contact your insurer if you’re at fault for an accident. While there’s high potential that your insurance premiums will go up, your insurer will be more open to discussing options with you if you contact them immediately after the accident. The other driver’s insurance company may also discuss the incident with your insurer so it’s best to contact them yourself ahead of time. You can also retain your HawkLaw car accident attorney to discuss matters with the other driver’s insurer.