Car accidents in Florence, South Carolina cause many people to be injured each year. Some people lose their lives in auto accidents. When someone else is at fault for your car accident and injuries, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party or parties. The car accident attorneys at The Lovely Law Firm provide skilled legal representation to people who have been injured in accidents because of the negligence of others. We have fought for car wreck victims since 2009 and have amassed substantial experience in handling these types of claims.
Over the years, we have recovered substantial sums of money for our clients. Our success has helped us to build a strong reputation with the legal community, the insurance companies, the defense bar, and our clients. Past clients have rated attorney Justin M. Lovely 10 out of 10 on Avvo. The National Trial Lawyers has named attorney Amy Lawrence as being among the Top 40 under 40 and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in South Carolina. When you retain our firm, you can expect to be treated with compassion and respect. Our attorneys and legal staff members care about our clients and work hard to recover the compensation that they deserve.
What the Lovely Law Firm can do for you
When you come to The Lovely Law Firm, you will find a team of experienced attorneys and paralegals who care about you. Our lawyers believe in preparing every car wreck case as if it will go to trial. Even though the vast majority of cases are settled outside of court, our strong preparation helps us to demonstrate to insurance companies why they should offer fair settlements instead of risking their chances at trials against us. If your claim does go to trial, we are skilled litigators who know how to present the evidence to the judge and jury to try to prove your case. Our attorneys work closely with investigators and experts to help us determine liability and to present strong evidence to the insurance companies, courts, and juries. Our approach has helped us to resolve many of our clients’ cases in their favor and to recover large settlements and verdicts on their behalf.
We view our clients as our partners and will always keep you updated about what is happening in your case. Because we prioritize having an open line of communication, we make ourselves available to answer any questions you might have. We never accept settlement offers without clearing them with our clients. When you work with us, we will try to recover the types of damages that are available in your case. Some of the categories of damages that might be available include the following:
- Past and future income losses
- Past medical costs and future anticipated medical expenses
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduction in your quality of life
- Loss of consortium for spouses
- Loss of the anticipated future income contributions of deceased victims
- Lost inheritance rights in wrongful death claims
- Funeral and burial expenses in wrongful death claims
- Disfigurement and scarring
The damages that you might recover will depend on the unique circumstances and facts of your case. If the defendant’s conduct was particularly egregious, we might also be able to recover punitive damages in addition to any compensatory damages you receive. Punitive damages are only awarded in cases involving gross negligence and are meant to punish defendants to deter future similar conduct.
Types of car accidents The Lovely Law Firm handles
Many different types of car accidents happen in and around Florence. Our attorneys understand the different kinds of car accidents and the types of injuries that they can cause. Some of the different types of car accidents we handle are detailed below.
Head-on accidents happen when two vehicles hit each other in the front while traveling in opposite directions. For example, if a wrong-way driver enters I-95 or I-20, a head-on accident might happen. Head-on accidents are frequently fatal. To avoid this type of accident, it is important for you to pay attention to traffic signs, remain in your lane, avoid drinking and driving, and pay attention to road conditions. Our attorneys represent people and families who have been injured or have lost loved ones in head-on collisions caused by another driver.
Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident. These accidents happen when a rear driver collides into the back of the vehicle in front of it. In many cases, rear-end accidents happen when drivers are distracted or inattentive. They also can happen when drivers tailgate others or when a front driver stops suddenly. While the rear driver is normally at fault in this type of collision, the front driver may sometimes be to blame. For example, if someone drives on a dark road at night without working taillights, that driver may be at least partially at fault if another driver collides into the back of hir or her vehicle. Rear-end collisions may cause serious injuries. Our lawyers understand the physics involved in these types of accidents and are prepared to help you with your case.
T-bone collisions are also known as side-impact crashes. These accidents occur when a vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle and most frequently happen in intersections. T-bone collisions often result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities to people occupying the side of the car that is impacted. If you have been injured in a side-impact crash, our attorneys are prepared to help you.
Pileups occasionally occur on I-95 or I-20. These accidents happen when multiple cars collide with each other in a chain reaction. Pileup accidents are complex events that require thorough investigations to determine which parties are liable. Our lawyers understand how to investigate pileup accidents to help the victims recover compensation for their losses.
Rollover accidents happen when a vehicle tips and rolls over. These types of accidents can be violent and complex. A rollover crash might occur when a driver loses control of his or her vehicle by going too fast, striking debris in the road, or colliding with another vehicle. Passengers that are not wearing seatbelts during a rollover accident may be thrown from the vehicle and suffer very severe injuries. These types of accidents frequently happen when a driver is intoxicated or speeding. The attorneys at The Lovely Law Firm help the victims of rollover collisions when others are at fault.
Why car accidents happen
Most car accidents are caused by driver errors. However, some accidents happen because of the negligence of third parties. Some of the most common types of accident causes include the following:
- Careless driving
- Driving too fast for the weather conditions
- Reckless driving
- Texting while driving
- Distracted driving
- Inattentive driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Running traffic lights and stop signs
- Defective car parts
- Failure to maintain a vehicle in a safe condition
- Failing to properly maintain the roads
Some accidents may have several contributing causes and responsible parties. The responsibility may lie with the town of Florence, Florence County, or the State of South Carolina. Our attorneys will carefully review what happened to identify all of the parties that should be named as defendants in your lawsuit. This can help to maximize the amount that you recover by identifying multiple sources of recovery.
Roads with the greatest number of accidents
Florence has several roads and highways that tend to have more accidents. I-95 and I-20 both have a large number of accidents each year. Highways 76, 52, 51, and 351 also have a fair share of accidents each year. In 2019, the state named the intersections of East National Cemetery Road with Church Street and Barringer Street in the city as the most dangerous in the state.
Common types of injuries
People who are injured in car accidents might suffer many different types of injuries, including the following:
- Injuries to the face, head, and neck
- Fractures of the skull
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Severe lacerations
- Multiple fractures
- Permanent paralysis
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
In some serious accidents, the victims might suffer multiple injuries. Our attorneys understand the impact that injuries can have on the lives of our clients and try to secure the most compensation possible in their claims.
Call a lawyer at The Lovely Law Firm
At The Lovely Law Firm, we handle many different types of accident claims involving negligence. We can help you to understand your claim’s merits and the options available to you. Call a lawyer at our firm today to request a free consultation.