Texting while driving is a form of distracted driving that can cause drivers to temporarily shift their focus from the road. When that happens, dangerous accidents can occur. As presented by the South Carolina Department of Insurance (DOI), one out of four car accidents is caused by driver distractions.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that distracted driving caused about 400,000 people to receive injuries in car accidents in 2018. Safe driving requires a driver’s full attention, and texting can divert attention for as many as five seconds, which is the driving equivalent of a full-sized football field.
If you were injured in a Pickens car accident caused by a driver who was texting, they may be held financially responsible for your accident-related expenses. A Pickens texting while driving accident lawyer can help you find out if you are eligible for financial compensation from the at-fault driver. Contact the personal injury team at Hammack Law Firm by calling (864) 326-3333 today.
Our Team Can Help You Determine the Value of Your Case
A car accident caused by a distracted driver can leave you with injuries of varying severity and with extensive property damage. Treating your injuries, missing time at work, and restoring or replacing your vehicle are all expenses that might be recoverable from the at-fault driver. According to the South Carolina Code of Laws Unannotated §15-32-210, you may be compensated for your economic and non-economic damages, which may include:
- Existing and anticipated medical expenses
- Existing and anticipated loss of earnings
- Costs to repair or replace property
- In-home domestic assistance
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Physical impairment or disfigurement
- Mental and emotional distress
Calculating the value of your claim is an intricate and involved process. When our team handles your case, we work hard to make sure none of the damages you might be entitled to collect are overlooked. Our goal is to accurately estimate your case and strategize our approach to negotiations so that we can put up a good fight for the financial compensation you need.
For a free legal consultation with a texting while driving accidents lawyer serving Pickens, call 864-514-8192
Getting Compensation from an Uninsured Driver
Car accidents and other personal injury claims are often settled outside the courtroom with a financial settlement between you and the at-fault driver and their insurance provider. According to the SCDOI, all registered vehicle owners in Pickens are required to have minimum insurance of:
- $25,000 per person for bodily injury
- $50,000 per accident for bodily injury
- $25,000 for property damage per accident
Do you know what to do if you are injured by an uninsured driver whose coverage might not be able to cover your injuries and property damage when they exceed those minimums? Uninsured motorist protection is included in your South Carolina insurance coverage, which means you can turn to your own insurance provider if needed.
Uninsured motorist coverage can help victims receive compensation if they find out the other driver is uninsured or if the other driver left the scene of the accident without leaving their insurance information (i.e. a hit-and-run driver). You may have your lawyer negotiate compensation, depending on the terms of your insurance policy plan.
A Pickens texting while driving accident lawyer may help you fight for the financial coverage you need to recover from your losses. Learn more about the benefits of your uninsured motorist coverage when you contact our personal injury team at Hammack Law Firm. Call us at (864) 326-3333 today.
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Do Not Put Your Right to Compensation at Avoidable Risk
Our team will work hard to accurately value your case and negotiate a financial settlement with the at-fault driver. If a settlement cannot be reached, our team may represent you in court and fight for your compensation.
A settlement agreement can be reached at any point in the litigation process. However, if you intend to bring a lawsuit against the other driver, you have a limited amount of time. We may protect your right to pursue your case in court by meeting the statute of limitations for filing personal injury cases. In general, the South Carolina Code of Laws Unannotated §15-3-530 lets you file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver within three years of the accident date.
We can keep track of the statutory deadline and file your case on time so that your right to compensation is not put at risk of being dismissed.
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The Hammack Law Firm Advantage
Have you or someone you love been injured in a distracted driving car accident in Pickens? While you concentrate on getting better, our personal injury team can concentrate on recovering your finances. Hiring a personal injury lawyer has additional advantages. If you decide to work with our team on your texting while driving accident case, we offer you:
- A no-cost, no-obligation case consultation
- Compassionate, empathetic service
- An accessible and responsive team
- Ongoing updates on your claim’s progress
- Legal advice and support, as needed
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Our Team Is Focused on Your Recovery
If you or someone you love suffered injuries by a driver in Pickens who was texting while driving, our team might be able to help you hold the negligent driver financially responsible for your accident-related expenses. If you are interested in pursuing the at-fault driver for financial compensation, a Pickens texting while driving accident lawyer can provide you with legal care.
You do not have to pursue the at-fault driver on your own. Contact our personal injury team at Hammack Law Firm by calling (864) 326-3333 to reap the benefits of a small firm feel with big firm experience today.