Columbia, SC Automobile Accident Attorneys
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports there are over 205,000,000 registered motor vehicles. Transportation is quick and easy, but the volume of cars also lends itself to increased risks and automobile accidents.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration:
- more than 5.5 million police-reported motor vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2009.
- Nearly one-half of all fatal crashes in 2009 occurred on roads with posted speed limits of 55 mph or more, as compared with 23 percent of injury crashes and 23 percent of property-damage-only crashes.
Rear-end collisions are the most common accidents as over two million reported each year, while frontal collisions, rollovers, and t-bone accidents happen a great deal as well.
Columbia, South Carolina automobile accidents can produce very different types of injuries, even in small scale accidents. It’s difficult to find jurors who have not been individually involved both directly or indirectly in some type of automobile accident. These experiences taint the jurors’ views of automobile accidents. In addition, you can expect that the insurance company will try to persuade jurors against personal injury claims.
An insurance company’s job is to make money and pay as little money as possible to an automobile accident victim.
The insurance adjuster assigned to your case will likely want to obtain a statement from you soon after the accident. While the adjuster may initially seemed concerned about you welfare, you can expect that the adjuster will be working to minimize your claim.
Don’t let the insurance company try to settle your claim for less than it is worth. Insurance companies are focused on making money, not ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your injuries. Although the insurance adjuster may push you to settle your claim, you need to make sure that you finish treating, and understand the full extent of, your injuries prior to even discussing settlement. You also need to know whether you will need future treatment or suffer from any future impairment before you even consider settlement.
Our automobile accident lawyers are prepared to fight for compensation in the courtroom and will defend your right to compensation for your past and future medical bills, lost wages and future earnings, your pain and suffering, and, in the event of a fatal car accident, even wrongful death.
Contact the South Carolina accident attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and how we can help.