Driving may be a fact of life for many of us, but it’s also a fact that the roadways can be dangerous. Auto accidents happen every single day, and the damages can be crippling.
Of course, most car crashes happen because of simple, preventable negligence. That is a shame. So much hardship could be avoided — and so many lives could be spared — if only people took their responsibilities on the road more seriously.
The law requires drivers to exercise care toward one another. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident or motorcycle accident in South Carolina and someone else’s negligence is to blame, you may be entitled to financial compensation. In many cases, the value of that compensation can be quite substantial. Even if the at-fault driver has no insurance or is underinsured, we still may be able to get you the compensation you deserve.
Proving your injuries won’t be easy, though. That’s why it’s so important to hire an attorney with extensive experience.
Greenville auto accident attorney Paul Hammack has been fighting for justice in the wake of auto accidents for more than 15 years. He started by representing insurance companies, learning their tactics and strategies to pay out as little as possible. Today, as head of the Hammack Law Firm, he puts his experience as an insurance industry insider to work for clients representing people who are seriously injured.
That makes Hammack Law Firm one of the very few law offices in South Carolina with actual insight into the inner workings of auto insurance companies. We know how they assess and appraise accident claims. We know how they make their decisions and the value drivers that affect the value of claims. And we know what makes them want to settle. Moreover,the insurance companies know Paul has the experience and fortitude to try and win cases.
If you or someone you love has been injured while using a car or motorcycle in The Palmetto State, you need someone to help guide you through the process. A Greenville auto accident attorney at Hammack Law Firm can do that for you.
Common Causes of Auto Accidents in South Carolina
Auto accidents are almost always the result of driver negligence. Negligence refers to any failure to behave carefully or responsibly. Common examples of driver negligence include:
- Texting while driving
- Other kinds of distracted driving
- Failure to use turn signals
- Failure to look before changing lanes or making turns
- Driving while sleepy / falling asleep at the wheel
- Drunk driving
- Driving under the influence of certain medications or illegal drugs
- “Rough housing” with other drivers while driving
- Running red lights
- Failing to stop at stop signs
- Reckless driving
- Failure to modify one’s driving for new weather or road conditions
- Violating the rules of the road
- Operating a car that has not been properly maintained
An experienced Greenville auto accident attorney can help you seek compensation after any accident caused by these or any other forms of negligence.
Motorcycle Accidents in South Carolina
Motorcycle drivers are particularly vulnerable to catastrophic injury. Motorcycles offer very little protection for their occupants, so the force of impact is always unmitigated. It isn’t uncommon for bikers to be thrown from their bikes or to suffer permanent bodily injury. We understand because we ride.
Motorcycle wrecks are among the most fatal auto accidents in South Carolina.
Contrary to popular perception, though, the motorcycle riders are usually not the irresponsible parties in these cases. Rather, it is other car drivers who cause the overwhelming majority of the motorcycle accidents in South Carolina. Typically the accident could have been avoided if the other driver had simply paid attention. Look twice and save a life.
As an experienced Greenville motorcycle accident lawyer, attorney Paul Hammack understands that motorcycles have an equal right to use the roads. Car drivers have an absolute responsibility to treat bikers with care and give them the room they need to drive safely. When they fail to do so, they ought to be held accountable.
Hammack Law Firm is prepared to protect the rights of motorcycle riders in our state, aggressively pursuing every penny of the compensation they deserve. If you’ve been injured, please contact a Greenville motorcycle accident lawyer in our office right away.
“When I had my car accident, my life suddenly and radically changed. Instead of running my company and traveling all over the country to see clients, I found myself in bed for weeks, unable to move, facing multiple surgeries and procedures, and fully at the mercy of family and caretakers. Paul took our case and helped us through the emotional and financial strain of the situation. He helped us get the full insurance settlement quickly and efficiently, which helped get our life back on track.”
Take Your Next Steps with an Experienced Greenville Auto Accident Attorney
Attorney Paul Hammack knows how insurance companies make decisions about auto accident and motorcycle accident claims.
Having worked as an insurance defense attorney for many years, he understands how they approach these cases and what it takes to make them offer an advantageous settlement.
He cares about his clients. That’s why he developed our firm’s Client Bill of Rights, which promises a 30-day unconditional satisfaction guarantee — no costs, no fees.
To take your next steps, simply contact us online or call 864-326-3333. You can schedule a free consultation with a Greenville auto accident attorney today.
Hammack Law Firm… Because you matter.
For more information on personal injury law in Greenville, SC, click here.
For information on car accident law in Spartanburg, SC, click here.
For information on personal injury law in Spartanburg SC, click here.
For more information on accident law in Spartanburg SC, click here.