Georgetown Car Accident Injures Nine
An automobile accident that occurred in Georgetown, South Carolina resulted in nine individuals being transported to various hospitals, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. If this ever occurs to you please call our car accident attorneys. The accident occurred on the evening of January 16th and involved seven vehicles, resulting in a complete shutdown of Browns Ferry Road.
Two individuals were transported by helicopter to Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, while the remaining seven were transported via ambulance to Grand Strand Medical Center and Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital. There were no fatalities in the accident, but there is currently no further update on the patients’ medical conditions.
Personal Injury Lawsuits: An Overview
An individual who is injured in an automobile accident can bring a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. Such a suit can seek a multitude of types of damages including, but not limited to:
- Medical expenses, such as hospital stays and disability;
- Pain and suffering, which is distress caused by the accident;
- Lost wages from inability to work after the accident; and
- Loss of companionship.
If the at-fault driver’s conduct leading to the accident was especially reprehensible or negligent, the injured party may be awarded additional punitive damages, which are intended to punish the at-fault driver for his conduct and deter others from engaging in similar conduct in the future.
Let Us Help You—Call Today!
If you are thinking of filing a suit against an at-fault driver, time is of the essence, as there is a three-year statute of limitations in South Carolina for bringing a personal injury suit.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident and are contemplating initiating a lawsuit for damages, we at The Lovely Law Firm are here to help. To schedule a case evaluation at no charge, please call (843) 839-4111.
Update to original report: http://www.southstrandnews.com/article/20160116/GTT06/160119948/1151/SSN