The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites reading or responding to a text message while driving as one of many forms of distracted driving. Texting while driving can take a driver’s attention off the road long enough to cause serious injuries and deaths.
Have you or someone you love been injured because another driver was texting? If so, you might be able to legally compel the at-fault driver to cover the expenses of your injuries and property damage. The irresponsibility and negligence of texting while driving could make the at-fault driver liable for your damages in a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit.
While your health care team helps you recover from the physical impact of your accident, a Seneca texting while driving accident lawyer from Hammack Law Firm can help you pursue compensation. As a full-service law firm, we can manage all aspects of your case.
Contact the personal injury team at Hammack Law Firm by calling (864) 326-3333. We offer free, no-obligation case reviews to accident victims in Seneca. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required.
Texting While Driving Costs Lives
The South Carolina Department of Insurance (DOI) reports that 3,166 people lost their lives due to distracted driving in 2017. When a driver takes their eyes off the road to read or respond to a text message, they endanger every other driver.
If you were involved in a texting while driving accident, your damages may include:
- Hospital and other medical bills
- Lost wages and other income loss
- Physical impairment and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering and other emotional distress
- Vehicle repair, replacement, and other property damage
If you are able to prove that the responsible party’s negligence caused your crash, they may be liable for your accident-related damages, such as these.
If a family member was fatally injured in an accident, you may be able to recover an alternative set of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. This may include funeral and burial expenses, loss of income, and more.
Hammack Law Firm handles both personal injury and wrongful death cases. If another party’s negligence harmed you or your loved one, call us today at (864) 326-3333 for a free case review with a member of our team.
For a free legal consultation with a texting while driving accidents lawyer serving Seneca, call 864-740-8653
Do Not Let an Underinsured Motorist Limit Your Compensation
The costs of car accidents can vary greatly. Do you know what to do if the at-fault driver does not have enough insurance coverage to fully compensate you for your losses? Our team may be able to help you keep fighting for the full monetary amount of your financial expenses and losses in this situation.
According to the South Carolina Department of Insurance, underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage is an optional form of insurance in South Carolina that you are not required to carry. However, having UIM may help you after a car accident. UIM is designed to kick in if your damages exceed the limits of the responsible party’s liability insurance.
If you do have UIM coverage, Hammack Law Firm may be able to help you file a UIM claim with your own insurance company in addition to a fault-based claim with the responsible party’s insurance company.
Furthermore, if any other vehicle in your household has UIM coverage, you might be able to rely on that policy for added protection. Hammack Law Firm may be able to help you ‘stack’ multiple household UIM policies for a single accident.
If you do not have UIM, or if your damages exceed the limits of all available insurance policies, Hammack Law Firm may be able to help you pursue further compensation from the at-fault party in a personal injury lawsuit.
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The Deadline to Sue in South Carolina
According to South Carolina Civil Remedies and Procedures §15-3-530, you generally have three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. The same statute generally gives three years from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Waiting too long and allowing the deadline in your case to pass could mean that your lawsuit gets dismissed. Accordingly, Hammack Law Firm encourages you to contact our firm as soon as possible after your accident.
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Working with Hammack Law Firm on Your Case
When you work with a Seneca texting while driving accident lawyer from Hammack Law Firm on your case, we can:
- Handle all communications, deadlines, and paperwork on your behalf
- Investigate your accident and collect evidence of the responsible party’s liability
- Identify your damages and assign a monetary value to your claim
- File your insurance claim and/or lawsuit
- Negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurer
- Take your case to trial if they refuse to make you a fair settlement offer
Hammack Law Firm will be accessible throughout our work together to provide you with answers to your questions, legal advice, and updates on your case. Our Google reviews tell the story of our warm, helpful client support. We treat you like friends and family to ensure you enjoy a small firm feel with a big firm experience. We are big enough to take on the insurance giants but small enough to care.
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A Seneca texting while driving accident lawyer from Hammack Law Firm may be able to manage all aspects of your case while you focus on your recovery.
Hammack Law Firm aims to build personal relationships with our clients while making South Carolina’s roads and highways safer. To learn more about our services and your legal options in a free case review with a member of our car accident team, contact Hammack Law Firm by calling (864) 326-3333 today.
If you qualify, we may be able to work for you on a contingency-fee-basis, where we do not charge attorney fees unless and until you win your case and recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award.