Traffic Accident Attorneys
Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Surrounding Counties
Traffic accidents, regardless of the initial cause, can result in devastating injuries. There are over six million traffic accidents reported in the U.S. every year. Hundreds of thousands of people are injured and tens of thousands are killed due to someone else’s negligence.
With mounting medical bills and property damages to pay, you need an attorney to look after your rights. Please contact our Greenville car accident lawyers if you have been involved in a traffic accident.
Traffic accidents can be caused by any number of different factors. The most serious accidents often involve:
- Drunk drivers
- Vehicle rollovers
- Commercial trucks
- Railroad crossing zones
- Driver negligence
- Vehicle manufacturer negligence
In South Carolina, a system of comparative negligence is employed when determining the amount of damages a plaintiff is entitled to receive. For example, if you are in an accident in which you are found to be 40% at fault and your settlement amount is $100,000, then you are only entitled to receive $60,000 in damages.
Joint and Several Liability
The courts in South Carolina follow a common law doctrine which states that any defendant named in the judgment, regardless of his or her share of fault, is liable for the full amount of the settlement awarded to the plaintiff. This doctrine is known as joint and several liability.
If you have been injured in a traffic accident that was caused by someone else, you may be entitled compensation for the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Vehicle repair costs
If your injuries are severe, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit which may enable you to obtain compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Physical disability
- Permanent scarring/disfigurement
- Mental disability
- Related expenses
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of love and affection
- Other damages
If you have been wrongfully injured in a traffic accident as a result of someone else's negligence, please contact The White Davis & White Law Firm today. Our Greenville car accident attorneys represent clients in the Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg and surrounding counties in South Carolina.