According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS), aggressive driving was a contributing factor in:
- 477 accidents that led to injuries
- 22 accidents that led to fatalities
- 819 accidents that led to property damage
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in an aggressive driving accident in Anderson, the at-fault driver may be compelled to compensate you for the financial damage they caused.
With an Anderson aggressive driving accident lawyer’s help, you can identify and assign liability to the at-fault driver. If you would like to pursue financial compensation for your accident-related expenses, contact the personal injury team at Hammack Law Firm by calling (864) 326-3333.
You Might Be Entitled to These Recoverable Damages
Aggressive driving includes dangerous driving behaviors like tailgating, changing lanes erratically, driving recklessly, speeding, and racing. Because of these dangerous maneuvers, aggressive driving can lead to serious injuries that might require costly or long-term medical care.
If you were injured in a car accident, you might be entitled to have the at-fault driver pay for the cost of your total accident-related medical care, including costs for:
- Emergency care
- Ambulance fees
- Hospital fees
- Prescription medications
- Assistive medical devices
- Surgical procedures
- Rehabilitative care
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
In addition to your current and future medical care, SC Code § 15-32-210 also allows you to seek compensation for
- Current and future loss of income
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
- Physical disfigurement
- Mental and emotional distress
- Loss of society and companionship
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
Do not hesitate to include every expense you may be entitled to recover in your claim for compensation. Doing so may prevent you from paying any future expenses related to your car accident or injuries out of your own pocket.
Your Case File Tells a Story
To seek financial compensation from the aggressive driver who you believe caused your accident, you have to meet certain legal elements of your claim. The law requires you to prove:
- The at-fault driver owed you a duty of care
- The at-fault driver breached their duty
- The aggressive driving accident caused your injuries
- Your injuries created financial expenses and losses
If you can prove these elements of your claim, you can assign financial liability to the at-fault driver. Your lawyer can help you start to build a comprehensive case file of documents and evidence that supports your claim for compensation.
According to the SC Code § 56-5-1260, reporting a car accident is mandatory if anyone was physically or fatally injured. Your crash report might contain information your lawyer may use to assign financial liability to the at-fault driver. In addition to your crash report, your lawyer might also request:
- Medical records and bills
- Salary records or check stubs
- Witness statements
- Pictures of your injuries
- Pictures of your damaged car
Obtain these items and share them with your lawyer upon request. If you need help obtaining any of these items, let a member of our team know right away. Your Anderson aggressive driving accident lawyer may use these and other items to create your case file to fight for the compensation you need.
Contact a member of our client intake team at Hammack Law Firm by calling (864) 326-3333 to start building your case today.
Claim Your Right to Compensation Now
In South Carolina, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and their related expenses if they were caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness. However, if you are bringing a personal injury lawsuit, you must file your suit within the statute of limitations in South Carolina. This statutory deadline generally limits the amount of time you have to file your case to three years, according to the SC Code §15-3-530.
If you fail to file your personal injury lawsuit within the allotted timeline, you risk not being allowed to file your lawsuit at all. You will not be able to compel compensation from the at-fault driver, and the full financial impact of the accident will become yours.
Avoid running out of time to file your claim by contacting a member of our team right away. Our team can handle your case to file your lawsuit on time.
The Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
When you are seriously injured in a car accident, the time you have to file your claim does not wait while you recuperate. Insurance companies start working on defending your claim immediately, so you should protect your rights as soon as possible. In addition to making sure your claim is filed on time, our personal injury team may:
- Accurately value your claim
- Obtain and file insurance forms
- Review your crash report
- Review medical records
- Negotiate with the at-fault driver
You are not alone in your fight to hold the at-fault driver financially responsible for your injuries. We do more than represent our clients; we build personal relationships and fight hard to make South Carolina a safer place for everyone. Our personal injury team can also help you get the time you need to focus on your injuries while we focus on your financial recovery.
Put Our Personal Injury Team to Work Today
Were you or someone you love injured in a car accident in Anderson caused by an aggressive driver? If so, the at-fault driver may be held responsible for the financial impact of the accident.
Contact the personal injury team at Hammack Law Firm for a free consultation by calling (864) 326-3333 to learn more about how an Anderson aggressive driving accident lawyer can help you pursue the financial compensation you need.