We know a car accident injury can disrupt your way of life and cause financial hardships for you and your family. This is why we are committed to helping injury accident victims in or around West Columbia pursue compensation for their financial losses.
If you need a legal team to help you recover the damages to which you are entitled, contact George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers. Our car accident lawyers in West Columbia, SC, can help you pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
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We Stand Up to Insurance Companies
At our personal injury firm, we know how insurance companies work to avoid paying out a claim. For example, to decrease the value of a claim, insurers may:
- Question the severity of an accident victim’s injuries
- Contend that an injured accident victim does not have enough evidence to support a claim
- Take its policyholder’s side in disputing fault for causing your accident
We anticipate these challenges and use our experience and resources to conduct our own investigation of your accident. With the evidence we gather, we build a well-supported claim that stands up to an insurance company’s scrutiny.
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We Investigate Your Car Accident
We secure information showing how your car accident happened, who is liable for the crash, and how you were harmed by the crash. During our investigation, our car accident attorneys in West Columbia may collect evidence such as:
- A police report
- Eyewitness interviews
- Traffic camera video or nearby surveillance camera video
- Photographs showing the damaged cars at the crash site
- Your medical records
We also work with accident reconstruction specialists in some cases who can determine cause and fault for an accident and the role each driver played in the crash. This expert investigation can strengthen your injury claim.
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The Key to Winning a Car Accident Case
To win compensation in your case, we must show how another driver’s negligence caused your accident. West Columbia drivers have a duty to use reasonable care to avoid causing car accidents and we can help in showing how the other driver in your case failed in this duty.
As a result, the at-fault driver must compensate you after we show how you sustained damages from the car accident.
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Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Case
In injury accidents, individuals who file a claim for compensation are entitled to reimbursement for economic and non-economic damages.
After conducting our investigation into your car accident, we can determine the type of damages you suffered in the accident and include those losses in your insurance claim. We handle all the legal paperwork, so you can focus on recovering from your injury.
Medical expenses are the most common types of damages in an injury accident. These include:
- Hospital stays
- Doctor’s office visits
- Inpatient rehabilitation
- Physical therapy
- Home health care
- Medical mobility devices
If you have a long-term injury, we can negotiate for compensation to pay for ongoing medical care. In addition to medical expenses, you may also pursue compensation for costs to repair or replace your damaged car. If your injury stopped you from working, you can pursue the money you lost because you missed work.
You May Be Entitled to Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages are more difficult to calculate because you cannot easily assign a dollar figure to them. However, a car accident lawyer in West Columbia, SC, from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers will estimate the non-financial losses you suffered because of your injury accident.
In many cases, car accident injury victims pursue compensation for non-financial damages that include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Loss of society and companionship
- Physical impairment
Recovering Compensation in an Uninsured Motorist Accident
At-fault motorists are legally responsible for paying for damages resulting from the car crash. However, you may encounter a driver in West Columbia who does not have auto insurance. In this case, you cannot file a claim with the driver’s insurance company because they do not have one! Instead, you can file a bodily injury claim with your own auto insurer. We can help.
South Carolina requires motorists to purchase uninsured motorist coverage that equals the state’s minimum liability insurance requirement, paying up to $25,000 to any one person, and in any event no more than $50,000 per accident no matter how many people were injured.
Some drivers choose to purchase more than the minimum amount of coverage, and after an accident, are glad they did. The amount the insurance carrier actually pays depends on the severity of your damages and other factors.
You may use this coverage to request compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering resulting from an uninsured motorist accident. Unfortunately, even though they are your own carrier that you pay monthly premiums to, they may still try to pay you less for your claim than you deserve. We can help.
Negotiating Your Car Accident Claim
Our West Columbia, SC, car accident attorneys manage all aspects of the claims process. This includes negotiating a claim on your behalf with the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
We know how insurance claims adjusters find ways to devalue a claim or make a quick—but low—settlement offer just to close a case. We counter low offers.
We present well-documented findings from our car accident investigation and negotiate for all the damages our clients sustained in their car accident.
Contact George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers Today
The earlier you call us, the better we can help. You can call us any time. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we are happy to meet you in our office, in your home, or at a hospital.
Contact George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers today by phone or through our online form to schedule a free case review with a car accident lawyer serving West Columbia, SC.
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