An unexpected truck, motorcycle, or car collision can lead to very serious injuries. Everything from broken bones, neck injuries, and in the worst of cases traumatic brain injuries are some of the consequences of collisions. At Double Aught Injury Lawyers, our goal is to make sure you get the care and attention you need following your car collision. This means we will fight to earn you the compensation you deserve. This firm has been fighting auto accident cases in South Carolina for years and we have the experience and knowledge to help you through this difficult process.
We will always be on your side. The same cannot be said for the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company. If the insurance company tries to deny your claim. We will collect all the evidence needed to build a strong case on your behalf. We have the resources and the work ethic to continue to put pressure on the insurance company. We will prepare to take them to court in order to be in the strongest possible position to negotiate the best settlement we can for you.
Common Types of Car Collision Cases
If you or a loved one has been injured recently in an truck, motorcycle, or car collision please contactDouble Aught Injury Lawyers today. Remember, it is important to begin your case as soon as possible to adhere to South Carolina’s statute of limitations. Also, the sooner we go over the details of your specific case, the better chance we have at preserving all the evidence. We pride ourselves on giving each of our client’s personalized attention and we look forward to helping you navigate through this complex legal process. Below are descriptions of the types of South Carolina auto accidents we have experience handling.
One of the most common types of auto accident is the rear-end car collision. This can occur when the at-fault driver is speeding, driving too fast for conditions, or following too closely. Rear-end collisions sometimes happen if the driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol or due to the at-fault driver being distracted by their cell phone or other non-driving actions. The common injuries from these accidents are usually back and neck injuries. Generally, a rear-end car collision is usually considered to be the fault of the driver that hit from behind. Sometimes insurance companies will try to ask questions about your claim to suggest your own blame in the accident. It is best to have a skilled South Carolina auto accident lawyer by your side to help you deal with insurance companies.
Head-on collisions are not the most common type of auto accident, but they usually the most serious. They usually happen when one vehicle crosses into the opposing lane and crashes into another vehicle going the other direction. These accidents can be caused by drivers who are speeding, intoxicated, or distracted. The force of impact during these accidents is usually very great and can cause significant damage, because the speed of both vehicles are added together to increase the force of the impact. In the worst of cases, even fatalities happen due to head-on collisions.
Intersection accidents or T-bone accidents occur when one car crashes into the side of another vehicle. These accidents are also known as broadside, side-impact collisions or right-angle collisions. They happen most often at intersections, but are also known to happen at the end of driveways and inside parking areas. The damages from these type of accidents are usually immense, because the impact can happen very near to an occupant of the car that is struck in the side. Doors and glass are usually smashed in or broken. The injuries sustained from these types of accidents include broken bones, back and neck injuries, and sometimes traumatic brain injuries.
Cars travelling above the speed limit are not unusual on the roadways of South Carolina, but speed limits exist for a reason. Experts are used to determine the appropriate and safe speed to travel each of our state’s roads. Driving above the speed limit makes controlling the automobile more difficult and the driver has less time to react to their surroundings. Speeding is a good example of negligence while driving. High speed auto accidents usually have more severe injuries than that of an automobile travelling at a safe speed.
Collisions caused by drunk drivers is perhaps the saddest and most preventable type of accident. In South Carolina, a driver with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher is stated to be above the legal limit. The BAC for commercial drivers or underage drivers is even lower. These legal limits have been put into place because alcohol affects the driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely and to be able to make safe decisions. Operating a vehicle while above the legal limit is extremely dangerous and can lead to head-on collisions and even fatalities. Sadly, individuals continue to drink and then get behind the steering wheel despite the overwhelming information that drivers have of the danger of this behavior. It is impossible for a driver to truly know if they can “hold their liquor” due to the circumstances at the time: such as, the driver’s level of fatigue, when they last ate and what they consumed, their blood sugar, and a host of other factors. The safest policy is to not drive a vehicle after drinking alcohol.
With technology being right at our fingertips, the number of distracted driving and texting while driving accidents are on the rise. Texting and using smartphones may be convenient, but they can be very dangerous while driving. Taking your eyes off the road for even a couple seconds can have lifelong, deadly consequences. Distracted drivers usually cause rear-end accidents and sometimes even head-on collisions or T-bone accidents. Texting while driving has become something we deal with on a daily basis but it is not the only kind of distracted driving. Other examples of distracted driving are grooming, eating, drinking, rubbernecking, and playing with the radio. These types of accidents can be tough to prove, but we have experience with these cases and know what to look for to establish a driver’s negligence.
Driving while fatigued or too tired is also a major problem on our state’s roads. Drowsy drivers, or drivers operating on too little sleep have slower reaction times. Sometimes, these drivers even fall asleep at the wheel. Drowsy drivers are at a much higher risk to cause a car accident that leaves others with serious injuries. Fatigued drivers frequently cause head-on car collisions. Our legal staff knows what to look for in these particular cases.
Automobile/truck/motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries, but in the worst of circumstances they can be fatal leading to a wrongful death claim. Death can be caused from an auto accident due to all different types of negligence. Whether the at-fault driver was speeding, under the influence, drowsy driving or distracted driving our firm can prove their negligence and help you gain rightful compensation.
Consult with a Car Collision Attorney in South Carolina
At Double Aught Injury Lawyers, our staff is prepared and experience to handle your auto accident case. Our goal is to give you peace of mind while you begin your road to recovery. Please contact our office today for a FREE consultation and to answer any of your automobile/truck/motorcycle accident case questions.