Upstate South Carolina Attorney for Car and Motor Vehicle Accidents

A Lot of Vehicle Accident Law Firms Say They’re Experienced, but How Many Can Say They Used to Work for the Insurance Companies? We Can. At Hammack Law Firm, We Have Deep Roots in Upstate South Carolina and Have Been Helping People Like You Take Back From Their Insurance. We’ve Seen Pretty Much Everything, Including Situations Just Like Yours. We Know You Have Questions That Only an Attorney With Our Experience Can Answer: “Shouldn’t Someone Pay for What Happened… Besides You?”

Why Choose Hammack Law Firm For Your Personal Injury Case?

  • Highly Reviewed & Rated Highly Rated on Google with over 100 reviews and 5/5 star Superb Rating on respected legal site AVVO. See some of our client reviews below.
  • We Work on a Contingency Basis Your initial consultation is free. You don’t pay until we win.
  • ​​Small Firm Feel…Big Firm Experience We understand and respect that everyone’s needs are unique. You are NOT just a file number. We make sure to give you and your case the attention you deserve.​
  • ​​We Guide You Through The Process We craft your legal game plan, and give you the details. No final decision is made without consulting you.
  • ​​Highly Responsive We pride ourselves on fast response times when communicating with our clients. We will never let your questions or concerns go unaddressed.
  • ​Empathy, Detail & Urgency Your case is the center of your world. We work with empathy to ensure you feel heard, meticulous detail to ensure no aspect of your case is missed, and urgency to get you your money faster.
  • We Put the Personal Back in Personal Injury Law We’re sorry for what happened to you or your loved one. Unlike large firms, you’re not part of an assembly line. We really get to know you and your situation.
  • ​​We Keep You Updated Transparency is key. We do not just return phone calls, but will keep you updated on your case status.

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Should I Get A Lawyer for My Injury?

Maybe you are the type of person who is hesitant to sue anyone. Still, you could be experiencing pain, suffering, and discomfort, dealing with piles of unexpected medical bills, time off work, and being confused about how to move forward. Shouldn’t someone pay for what happened? Having a Personal Injury attorney is, unfortunately, a reality for ensuring you get what is right.

Statute of Limitations for Automobile Accidents in South Carolina

The statute of limitations is a law that limits how long you have to file a lawsuit against the liable party. In South Carolina, the car accident statute of limitations is generally three years from the date that the collision happened.

Injuries caused by someone else’s negligence can be life-altering. You were healthy and vibrant one minute, and you were dealing with painful injuries, doctors’ appointments, and lost wages the next. Then, there is the emotional toll caused by your personal injury. You might feel angry at the person that caused the injury and depressed and anxious about your physical and financial issues.

What to do if you’ve been injured in an accident:

  1. Report your accident to the appropriate authorities ASAP. Police will often assist at the scene of an accident; be sure to get, or have a trusted party obtain, a copy of their report. Get medical treatment for any injuries you have sustained, don’t “shake it off.” Some injuries, like traumatic brain injuries or internal injuries, can have delayed symptoms. The sooner you can receive medical attention, the better for your health and your case.
  2. Collect as much information as possible. You or someone you trust should attempt to get information from any involved parties. Important information can be the names of all parties involved and any eyewitnesses. If you were in a car crash, get the other driver’s insurance information too.
  3. ​Take photographs. Photograph the scene, your injuries, the causing factors of the accident, and anything you think may be relevant. If you were injured on someone’s property due to a dangerous condition, take photos of the dangerous condition.
  4. Get copies of all relevant documents. This can include police reports, incident reports, medical documents, and communications with insurance companies. Keep previous and current pay stubs that illustrate your loss of income due to time missed from work. Any other damages, such as repairs to your vehicle, should also be included with your documentation.

The more information you have about your case, the stronger your claim will be. If you were injured due to another’s carelessness, contact our experienced South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers to learn more about filing a claim.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Common Injuries Resulting From Auto Accidents:

-Broken bones (ribs, legs, arms, neck)
-Lacerations (cuts and scrapes)
-Disfigurement
-Internal bleeding (punctured organs)
-Head injuries (brain trauma)
-Spinal cord injuries
-Soft tissue injuries (whiplash)
-Disability
-Death

We can also represent family members who have lost loved ones in a vehicular accident.

Comparative Fault In Vehicle Accident Injury Cases

South Carolina has a 50% comparative negligence bar. This means that as long as you are responsible for 50% of your accident or less, you may recover damages. Your recoverable damages will be reduced by the amount of percentage you are found to be liable for. This is why it is important you contact our offices to hammer out the details of your case.

We can help you recover the maximum compensation for your accident. This can be used to help pay for lost wages, your medical bills and any pain and suffering you may have experienced as a result of the accident.

Actual Words Clients Have Used to Describe Their Experience

“They made me feel like family and not just a case or a dollar amount,” “This team has been a blessing in an otherwise tragic event,” “I had an incredible experience with Paul and Lynn as well as everyone involved in my case,” “Paul and Lynn helped me through the situation, helped with the stress and trauma associated, and were able to reward me with the funds I needed,” “This is the best law firm that ever existed the people that work here really care about their clients,” “Stellar service! From accident to settlement in less than 6 months,” “Professional , kept me informed and took me by the hand through whole process,” “I love love love loveeeeee the whole entire Hammack Law Firm Family,” “Wonderful people! They did an amazing job && very friendly all around,” “Thank you for not only representing me legally but also befriending me during the most difficult time of my life,” “She kept me sane and checked in frequently to see how I was doing mentally and physically and sometimes to just let me vent,” “10/10 the best law firm I have ever used,” “I’m actually a little sad my case has been settled because I am really going to miss them,” “Their team provided excellent communication with me and provided the time I needed to alleviate any questions or concerns,” “Very professional and made me feel welcome every time,” “He not only knew everything about the case, but clearly anticipated the defense strategy of the multiple parties involved,” “From the beginning, Hammack was up front about the fees and expenses breakdown, and there were no surprises.”

If these things are what you are looking for in a law firm, then contact us to see how we can help you and your family.

Motorcycle Accidents in South Carolina

People in passenger vehicles are surrounded by a steel frame, seat belt restraint systems, and airbags, while motorcyclists are exposed to more hazards on the open road. Even when a motorcyclist is driving safely and cautiously, an accident can occur due to no fault of the motorcyclist. Some of the most common types of motorcycle accidents involve the following:

  • Side Swipes
  • ​T-Bone Collisions
  • ​Debris in the Road
  • ​Poor Road Conditions
  • ​Blind Spot Accidents
  • ​Excessive Speed Accidents
  • Left Turn Collisions
  • ​Rear End Accidents
  • ​Single Motorcycle Accidents
  • ​Drunk Driving Accidents
  • ​Failure to Yield Accidents

Uber, Lyft, and Rideshare Accidents

Recovering compensation for a ridesharing accident claim can be very complicated. The rideshare driver is not automatically responsible to the people who get injured in the accident. The party who has to pay damages should be the one whose carelessness caused the collision.

Sometimes, the rideshare company can have liability for the careless conduct of its drivers. If the company was negligent and that carelessness caused or contributed to the accident, the company can be liable. Some examples that can hold the company liable can include:

  • Negligent Hiring – The rideshare company has an obligation to hire drivers who will not endanger the safety of their riders or the general public. To accomplish this goal, the company should perform criminal record and background checks on applicants who want to work as drivers. If Uber or Lyft did not run these checks, and the driver had DWIs on his record, the company may be negligent.
  • ​Negligent Training – The rideshare company has a duty to make sure their drivers have the skills and experience to perform the work safely. This obligation includes training drivers to operate their vehicles without getting distracted by the required equipment, like the security camera and the device they use to access the app. Failure to provide this training can be negligence.
  • ​Negligent Supervision – The company should monitor the driving records of its drivers and take dangerous drivers off the road. In our scenario, if the driver got two DWIs while working for Uber / Lyft, but the company did not perform ongoing checks of driving records at reasonable intervals, the company can be liable.

Trained and Experienced to Win

Settlement

$4,400,000

Moped Vs Truck Motor Vehicle Collision With Multiple Complex Fractures

$3,900,000

Wrongful Death Shooting On Bicycle

$2,200,000

Truck Accident

$1,600,000

Motor Vehicle Ride Share Rollover Crash

$1,300,000

Motor Vehicle Rollover Crash With Finger Amputations

$1,325,000

Wrongful Death Commercial Truck Accident I-85 – Paid Over Policy Limits

$1,150,000

Motor Vehicle Crash With Dui Defendant And Ruptured Spleen

$1,125,000

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Our Location

We help families throughout Upstate South Carolina.

Locally, people come to us from Haynie-Sirrine, Arcadia Hills, Pleasant Vly, Greater Sullivan, Payne-Logan, Nicholtown, Sterling, Greenline – Spartanburg and more.

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