Car Accidents

Myrtle Beach Car Accident Attorneys

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Thousands of car accidents happen in South Carolina every year. Unfortunately, not everyone who is in those accidents knows their rights and legal options to seek compensation. At Lanier Law Group in Myrtle Beach, we want to do our part in helping as many locals as possible make sense of their situations and take the right steps after being in accidents that weren’t their fault.

Our Myrtle Beach car accident lawyers have decades of collective experience working on complex claims and lawsuits with an intentional focus on cases involving catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a car accident, then we want to hear from you. During a free consultation, we can determine the best way forward with your case in pursuit of compensation that pays for your damages, losses, pain, and more.

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Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents can happen for countless reasons. Yet at the core of most of those reasons is one thing: everyday negligence. Drivers who aren’t paying full attention to the road and haven’t given the proper respect to the task of driving can make any number of mistakes. In the wrong conditions, just one mistake is all it takes to cause a crash.

Commonly cited causes of car accidents in injury claims include:

  • Driving while distracted
  • Driving while texting
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • And more

Dangerous Intersections in Myrtle Beach

As Myrtle Beach locals, our attorneys know firsthand where car accidents tend to happen in the city. Let us know where your crash happened, and we can quickly arrange to investigate the area for evidence that could benefit your claim.

Myrtle Beach intersections that see many car accidents include the following and more:

  • Main Street and Route 17
  • Harrelson Boulevard and Jetport Road
  • Harrelson Boulevard and Route 17
  • Seaboard Street and Highway 501
  • North Oak Street and 21st Avenue North
  • Pampas Drive and Howard Avenue

Car Accidents with Out-of-State Drivers

Myrtle Beach is a hotspot for vacationers. If you get hit by a reckless driver on the roads there, then there is a noticeable chance that the driver is from a different state. What are you supposed to do then? Lanier Law Group can help you make sense of a car accident claim with an out-of-state driver.

We will make sure that your case is filed in the right state and court. Our attorneys can also review insurance policies for any wrinkles that can occur due to different state requirements. Also, please feel free to call (855) 757-4204 if you were visiting Myrtle Beach from another state when you were in a car accident.

Common Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of preventable serious injuries, year after year. While many accidents result in no injuries at all or only minor injuries, many others do. Our Myrtle Beach car accident attorneys can help anyone who has been in a crash, but we focus our talents on cases for people who were severely injured and need help now more than ever.

Serious injuries that often happen in car accidents include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spine injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Amputations
  • Permanent disfigurements

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Car Accident?

Oftentimes, the party that is liable for a car accident is the driver that hits another motorist. However, there are complicated cases in which liability can be placed on another party, one that is often not considered at first. Part of our job will be to investigate your case to figure out exactly what went wrong and which party or parties contributed to it.

Parties that can be liable for a car accident may vary, such as:

  • Negligent drivers
  • Automakers
  • Municipal agencies
  • And more

What Compensation Can I Recover After an Accident?

The compensation that you can seek through a car accident claim will vary depending on your injuries and how much those injuries have changed your day-to-day life. We can work with medical experts to uncover the extent of your injuries, so the compensation that we demand on your behalf is entirely accurate. You can also depend on us to negotiate a settlement with the other auto insurance company or represent you in courtroom litigation if it comes to it.

Compensation after a car accident should help you pay for:

  • Past and future medical treatments
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Pain, suffering, and hardships
  • Vehicle repairs (property damage claim)

What to Do After an Accident

After being in a car accident, the steps that you take within the next few minutes are important. The best evidence that you can find to prove that you didn’t cause the crash might be found only in those moments.

Let our team know if you were able to take these steps after the car accident:

  • Called 911 to get emergency responders on the scene.
  • Exchanged insurance and contact information with the other driver.
  • Took photographs and video of the scene.
  • Spoke with eyewitnesses who saw the crash from a different perspective.
  • Saw a doctor for a medical examination or diagnosis.

Based on the steps that you took after the crash, we might be able to uncover useful information that otherwise would have been missed. For example, if you saw a doctor the same day, then your medical record could have more useful details about your injuries in relation to the car accident.

Choose a Local Team of Attorneys Today

When you have your choice of legal help after a crash, choose the local Myrtle Beach lawyers of Lanier Law Group. We know how to network with various professionals at local medical centers, courts, and even law enforcement agencies. In doing so, we are never far from useful evidence that can benefit your case and argument.

Call our Myrtle Beach car accident lawyers at (855) 757-4204 today.

Myrtle Beach Car Accident FAQ

Whose insurance do I call after an accident?

You will need to call your own auto insurance company after being in a crash, whether you think you caused it or not. The call should be made within the next few hours. Before you call your auto insurance provider, you can call our firm. We can advise you on how to report the crash, so you don’t risk misspeaking.

Do I have to call the police after a minor accident?

South Carolina law doesn’t require you to call the police after a minor accident that didn’t cause any injuries, didn’t cause significant vehicular damage, and didn’t involve an uninsured driver.

Can I file a claim if the other driver left the scene?

You can file a first-party claim against your uninsured motorist insurance policy if you are in a hit-and-run. However, there might first be a period in which the insurer wants to wait and see if the other driver can be found.

What is the statute of limitations for car accidents in South Carolina?

You have three years to file a car accident claim in South Carolina. The three-year statute of limitations usually begins on the date of the crash.

What if I was partly at fault for the accident?

South Carolina’s modified comparative negligence law allows you to file a claim against another driver and make a recovery against them as long as your liability is equal to or less than 50%.

Can I still file a claim if I was a passenger in the vehicle?

Passengers in car accidents can file a claim against any liable driver in a crash that involved at least two vehicles.

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