Many car accidents happen in Conway, South Carolina each year. Some of these accidents only cause property damage and minor annoyances for the people who are involved, but others are serious collisions that cause injuries or fatalities. If you were injured in a collision caused by another driver or an entity, you can file a personal injury claim against the responsible parties. The experienced car accident lawyers at The Lovely Law Firm skillfully represent people who have been injured because of the negligence of others. Since 2009, we have helped car wreck victims to recover substantial amounts of compensation for their losses.
Our successful track record for our clients has helped us to establish a good reputation with our clients, the public, and the legal community. Justin M. Lovely has been rated by his clients as a 10 out of 10 for client satisfaction on Avvo. Amy Lawrence has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as being among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and the Top 40 under 40 in the state of South Carolina. When you work with us, you can be expected to be treated with dignity and compassion while receiving knowledgeable and experienced legal representation on your case.
How the Lovely Law Firm can help you
The legal team at The Lovely Law Firm is experienced and dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients. Our team of lawyers, paralegals, and staff care about our clients. We understand the devastation people can experience after suffering serious injuries in collisions caused by others. After you retain us, we start preparing and investigating your case immediately. The groundwork involved with building our clients’ cases helps us to demonstrate the clear liability of the defendants. During this phase, we often hire investigators and experts to help us find evidence that could be helpful to our clients’ cases. Experts are helpful in showing insurance companies and juries exactly what happened so that they can understand why our clients’ claims are justified. By strong preparation and the completion of thorough investigations, we are able to resolve the vast majority of our clients’ cases through negotiations with the insurance companies for fair settlement amounts. If your case goes to trial, we are prepared to fight for you to try to secure a verdict in your favor.
We work closely with each client and view every client as our partner. Communication is prioritized at The Lovely Law Firm. Whenever you have a question about your case, you can call us to get an answer. We will carefully analyze your case to identify the types of compensatory damages that you might be eligible to receive. Some of the categories of damages you might receive include the following types:
- Lost income
- Medical expenses
- Future lost income
- Future medical expenses
- Property losses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced quality of life
- loss of consortium and guidance
- Final expenses in wrongful death cases
- Lost income a deceased victim would have contributed over his or her life in a wrongful death case
- Lost rights to an inheritance in a wrongful death case
The value of your car accident claim will depend on several factors, including the severity of your injuries and whether you will fully recover from them. In certain egregious cases, punitive damages might also be ordered. Your attorney will analyze the evidence in your case and help you to understand how much it might be worth.
Types of car accidents handled by The Lovely Law Firm
All sorts of car accidents occur in and near Conway. We understand how different types of car accidents differ and the typical injuries people suffer in them. We have detailed the most common types of accidents we handle below.
In these types of collisions, two vehicles collide head-on with each other while going in opposite directions. A head-on crash might happen when a motorist enters an interstate in the wrong direction or turns the wrong way on a one-way street. Head-on collisions are very dangerous and often fatal. In many cases, the at-fault driver in this type of crash is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Lovely Law Firm helps the victims of head-on crashes to recover compensatory damages for their losses. In some cases, punitive damages might also be ordered.
Rear-end accidents are very common. These accidents occur when the driver in the rear crashes into the rear end of the vehicle in the front. Many rear-end crashes happen because of inattentive or distracted driving. For example, if a rear driver fails to notice that traffic has slowed in front of him or her while looking at a text message, he or she will be at-fault for causing a rear-end crash. For example, driving at night without working brake lights or taillights could cause a rear-end accident when a driver behind you cannot see your vehicle until it is too late. Rear-end accidents commonly cause people to suffer whiplash and other injuries. Our attorneys understand how to investigate these collisions and are available to help you.
Also called side-impact collisions, T-bone accidents happen when one car crashes into another car’s side. In most cases, T-bone collisions occur in intersections when one driver fails to yield or runs a stop sign or traffic lights. Like head-on collisions, these accidents are frequently fatal for the people who are sitting on the side of the car that is struck, depending on the area of the side that is impacted.
Chain-reaction crashes are less common, but they do occur. These accidents might happen when the weather conditions are poor or when traffic is congested while approaching construction zones. In a chain-reaction crash, multiple vehicles will collide with each other and cause a pileup. Chain-reaction car wrecks are complex and may require careful analysis to figure out all of the liable parties. If you have been injured in a pileup crash, contact the attorneys at The Lovely Law Firm.
A rollover car wreck can be serious. This type of wreck happens when a driver loses control or is struck by another vehicle, causing the driver’s car to tip and rollover. Some of the common causes of rollovers include speeding, losing control on slick pavement, hitting debris, or colliding into another car. Passengers in a vehicle that rolls over who are not wearing seatbelts may be thrown from the vehicle and crushed by it as it rolls over.
Causes of car accidents
According to the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University, 90% of car accidents are caused by driver mistakes. However, some accidents also involve other causes. Some examples of common collision causes include the following:
- Careless driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving too fast for the road or weather conditions
- Drunk driving
- Defective components
- Failing to maintain a vehicle
- Failing to maintain the roads
- Drugged driving
- Reckless driving
- Ignoring stop signs or traffic lights
- Careless driving
In some collisions, several parties may be at fault. Our lawyers carefully analyze what happened in collisions to identify all of the potentially liable parties. Identifying multiple parties that were at-fault in your accident can help you to recover all of the compensation you deserve.
Roads with the greatest number of accidents
South Carolina has the ignominy of having the highest rate of road fatalities in the nation. Several roads in Horry County have made the list of the state’s most dangerous roads, including S.C. 22, S.C. 701, S.C. 90, and Hwy. 17. Many accidents on these roads happen because of careless or distracted driving.
Common injuries in collisions
People suffer many different types of injuries in car crashes, including the following:
- Facial injuries
- Head or neck injuries
- Skull fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Loss of limbs
- Organ damage
- Internal bleeding
In serious collisions, people might suffer several different types of injuries that require ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitation. Our lawyers understand how people’s lives can be impacted when they suffer serious injuries as a result of others’ negligence.
Call a lawyer at The Lovely Law Firm
No matter what type of collision caused your injuries, you may be entitled to recover damages if someone else was at fault. The legal team at The Lovely Law Firm is here to help you understand your options in your case. Contact a lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.