Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Car Accident Victims
Automobile accidents, commonly called car wrecks, occur on a daily basis in South Carolina and nationwide. Even minor car accidents can lead to severe injuries and high costs of repair. As a result, automobile accident cases are not simple. Many people, including attorneys, regard car accident cases as run-of-the-mill. That is rarely the case. The attorneys at Strom Law Firm, LLC, understand what it takes to protect the rights of victims injured in car accidents.
For example, many of the worst drivers on the road are often not insured, or do not carry enough insurance to pay for all the damage and injury caused in an automobile accident. What many people do not know is that their own insurance policy may cover them if they are injured in a wreck that is not their fault.
This may be true even if you do not have comprehensive or collision insurance. But it takes an experienced car accident attorney familiar with insurance policies to help you analyze the legal jargon to make this determination.
Even when injuries do not appear serious initially, they can in fact cause permanent suffering in the accident victim’s life. Our South Carolina car acident attorneys and support staff are experienced in this regard and can help insure you are compensated for all your injuries both current and future.
Even those cases which do not involve life altering injuries or complex legal questions are often defended aggressively by insurance companies. The insurance companies who most often defend at-fault drivers spend millions of dollars teaching their adjusters how to successfully deny claims. At the Strom Law Firm, LLC, our automobile accident attorneys are experienced at dealing with the various issues that arise during the course of your case.
What Does it Take for There to be an Automobile Accident?
Studies have shown that you can suffer neck injuries from automobile accidents that occurred as slow as 5 miles per hour (mph). While people can be injured at this low speed, other studies have shown that most cars will not necessarily be damaged unless the collision occurs at speeds of 10 mph or higher.
Causes of Automobile Accidents
Typical causes of automobile accidents include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, automobile defect, failed maintenance, failing to be careful, speeding, running stops signs or stop lights, failing to yield the right of way, not paying attention because of using cell phone or PDA, adjusting the radio or a DVD player, or eating while driving.
Are Injuries Immediately Obvious?
No, not all injuries appear at the time of the accident. In other words, symptoms can develop later on. Even though symptoms are delayed, the injury can still be severe. Studies have also shown that symptoms can stay for a long period of time after the accident, for months and even years.
Numbers about Auto Accidents
According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), there were approximately 6,570,000 automobile accidents in 2002. Of these automobile accidents, there were 42,815 fatalities and 2,925,758 injuries. 17,419 of the fatalities were alcohol related.
Contrary to what television lawyers may tell you, automobile accidents are not simple. In all likelihood, what “getting the cash you need now” really means is that you won’t have the cash you’ll need down the road. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident — turn the television off and call or contact us for a free consultation and full evaluation of your case.