Car Accidents Can Result In Life-Altering Injuries
Auto accidents can be devastating to the victims – the physical injuries can be extremely severe, long-term and painful, and can affect the life of the injured far into the future.
The medical expenses are often astronomical. Most people do not have anywhere near enough money to pay for the ambulance, hospital bills, prescription drugs, doctor visits, medical supplies and rehabilitation that an injury can incur. During the period of physical healing, the victim may not be able to work.
Auto accidents can be emotionally traumatic as well. Victims may find it difficult to be in a car or to drive. Often, depression, anxiety and an inability to participate in intimate relationships plague victims. These mental effects are valid in their own right and further compound the ability to heal physically.
Property damage can also be expensive. A totaled car is pricey to replace, and the goods inside the vehicle may have value to the victim.
When these effects of an auto accident occur, the law in South Carolina considers that a victim can recover these damages from the negligent party at fault for the car accident.
What Kind Of Compensation Is Available In South Carolina?
The Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, P.A., helps clients recover monetary compensation following catastrophic car accidents caused by someone else’s negligence. South Carolina law allows victims to recover a variety of damages:
- Past, current and future estimated medical expenses
- Any permanent disfigurement or disability
- Time lost from work including time spent at the doctor or therapy
- A change in your future earning ability due to the injury
- Any property that was damaged such as your vehicle
- Emotional distress like anxiety, depression and interference with family
- The cost of hiring someone to do household chores while you heal
- Any other costs that were a direct result of your injury
Car accident victims should contact the law firm immediately to learn how to make a claim for damages in South Carolina.
Contact A Highly Experienced Team Of Car Accident Lawyers
The legal team at Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, P.A., represents select injury cases so they can devote the personal attention these complicated cases require. Send an email or call 843-722-8048 to schedule a consultation to get started.