According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute (IIHS-HLDI) statistics, side-impact collisions accounted for 23% of all passenger vehicle occupant fatalities in 2018. If you or a family member was injured, or if a family member lost their life, in a side-impact collision, you may have options for financial recovery.
By filing a personal injury or wrongful death insurance claim, you may be able to recover the financial expenses and losses a negligent driver caused. To receive compensation, you must be able to prove:
- The at-fault driver caused the collision
- The collision caused your injuries
- Your injuries caused financial damage
A Charleston side-impact collision accident attorney may be able to help you prove the required legal elements of your claim and make sure it is filed on time. When you are ready to pursue financial compensation, George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers will go to work on your claim for compensation. You can focus on getting better while we take care of everything else.
For a free legal consultation with a side-impact collisions lawyer serving Charleston, call 843-628-0100
Establish the Value of Your Claim Right Away
Establishing the financial value of your claim may help you receive the full amount of financial compensation you are entitled to. When you are assessing the economic and non-economic costs of your claim, the expenses you may be entitled to recover include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Current and future lost wages
- Physical disability and disfigurement
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Damaged or destroyed property
Because every claim for compensation will have its own set of financial expenses and losses, working closely with a member of our team may help establish the total financial impact of the accident.
Our goal is to make sure you do not overlook or inadvertently exclude any recoverable damages from your claim so that your claim for financial compensation is accurately valued and accurately paid for by the at-fault driver.
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Gather Your Supportive Documents
Proving the cause of your injuries and the value of your claim for compensation relies heavily on paperwork, documents, and evidence. To bolster and support your case, your lawyer may request the following:
- Official police report
- Medical records and bills
- Witness statements
- Pictures of your injuries
- Pictures of vehicle damage
- Over-the-counter and prescription drug receipts
Obtain these documents as soon as they are requested. If you need assistance obtaining evidence, our team is ready to help. You do not have to seek financial compensation on your own. Our team may help you build a comprehensive case file and make sure your claim is filed on time.
A Lawyer May Be Able to Help You Build a Solid Case for Recovery
When you are ready to file your claim for financial compensation, having a lawyer by your side can be an asset. When our personal injury team represents you, we may:
- Keep you updated on the status of your claim
- Accurately assess your total financial costs
- Prove the cause of the side-impact collision
- Obtain and complete insurance forms
- Work on a contingency-fee basis
- Negotiate a favorable financial settlement
You are entitled to financial compensation, but you do not have to fight for it alone. Our team will represent you at no upfront cost to you, and you will not have to pay any out-of-pocket expenses.
When you are ready to seek financial compensation, we are ready to help. With our guidance and direction, you can concentrate on your physical recovery while we concentrate on your financial recovery.
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You May Be Able to Resolve Your Claim With a Financial Settlement
If you would prefer to resolve your claim without going to court, you can agree to a financial settlement with the at-fault driver or with the insurance company who represents them. When you and your lawyer negotiate a settlement, you will assign a value to your claim and accept a specified amount of money from the at-fault driver.
You, not your lawyer, always make the decision of whether to accept or decline a settlement offer. Once you agree to a settlement, though, you will not be able to ask for additional money later, even if you discover additional expenses. That means accurately valuing your claim is critical. Review your accident-related expenses with your lawyer to ensure your claim is not undervalued or underpaid.
Recover From the Aftermath of a Car Accident With Help From Our Lawyers
Were you or someone you love injured in a car accident in Charleston? If so, you may have the foundation for a personal injury lawsuit. When you are ready to seek financial compensation from the at-fault driver, find out how a Charleston side-impact collision accident lawyer may be able to help you prove the cause of your accident and get the financial compensation you deserve.
Contact the personal injury team at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers by calling us or filling out our online contact form today.