Skillful Lawyers Provide Strong Representation in South Carolina Car Accident Cases
Pickens firm helps clients recover compensation after vehicle collisions
You could be driving on major highway like Interstate 85 or taking a local road home when a careless motorist hits you. At that moment, you might suffer a traumatic brain injury, broken bones or a wide range of other ailments. Soon after that, the financial pressure will start as your medical bills mount, especially if you’re not working due to your medical condition. Located in Pickens and serving other area communities, including Greenville and Easley, our attorneys at Acker Lambert Hinton P.A. are skilled at protecting and advancing our clients’ interests as we help them stand up to negligent parties, insurance companies and other challenging opponents. While you may be tempted to accept a quick settlement offer, we can explain what type of payment you deserve and fight for a better outcome. Count on us to deliver serious results for serious injuries. You pay nothing unless we recover compensation for you.
Factors that frequently lead to car crashes
Serving residents of South Carolina since 1968, we have a strong track record of collecting substantial verdicts and settlements for vehicle injury victims. Our firm knows how to handle cases involving a full range of auto accidents, including those caused by:
- Speeding and other traffic violations
- Drunk and drug-impaired driving
- Driver fatigue
- Hazardous road conditions
- Cell phones and other distractions
In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim runs three years from the date of the accident, but waiting could be costly as evidence and witnesses become harder to locate as time passes.
Knowledgeable advocates represent victims during insurance claims
Unlike “no fault” auto insurance states, South Carolina empowers accident victims to take direct legal action against the driver who caused the crash, or their insurance company. The accounts of parties and witnesses can vary greatly, so it is important to retain an attorney who understands how to build a strong case. We have the skills and experience to negotiate effectively with insurers on your behalf. If the driver who hit you was uninsured or lacked sufficient coverage, you might be able to collect payment from your carrier if you purchased uninsured motorist coverage. We review all of the pertinent information to help you collect compensation for your injuries.
Steps to take if you’ve been in a car crash
The moments immediately following an auto accident are usually very distressing for drivers and passengers. Your first priority should always be your safety and the safety of everyone around you. If you’re fortunate enough that you do not require urgent medical treatment, there are steps you can take to assist you in a potential claim for damages. You should call the police at once and any other type of first responder that might be required at the scene. From there, it’s smart to take photos, record your impressions of what occurred and collect the contact information of any witnesses. Don’t worry about winning an argument regarding who was at fault. We can handle that later.
Attorneys also assist victims of truck, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents
Along with collision cases arising from accidents between cars, we also litigate claims stemming from crashes involving other vehicles. Our experienced attorneys understand the complex liability issues often associated with truck accident cases and we take on negligent fleet owners and other liable defendants when warranted. You can also count us for strong representation if you’ve been struck by a motorist while riding a motorcycle or walking. These incidents can trigger catastrophic injuries and we are capable of collecting and presenting the complex medical evidence needed to collect suitable payment.
Contact a South Carolina auto accident lawyer to schedule a free consultation
Serving Greenville, Easley and other South Carolina locations, Acker Lambert Hinton P.A. advocates on behalf of people who have been hurt in car crashes and other types of vehicle accidents. To make an appointment for a free consultation, please call 864-668-1013 or contact us online. We are located in Pickens.