Two Women Killed in Separate Automobile Accidents in Horry County
Two lives have been claimed in Horry County as a result of two separate automobile accidents on Friday night. Eunice Leal-Jimenez, a Mexican native who lived in Conway, was killed in an accident around 7:00 p.m. when her pickup truck went through a stop sign, collided with a Cadillac, and struck a fire hydrant, overturning her vehicle. The driver of the Cadillac, along with two children who were passengers in the pickup truck, were transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Approximately one hour later, a pedestrian was struck by a Land Rover while walking across S.C. 9 Bypass in Loris, South Carolina. The pedestrian, who was identified as 58-year-old Patricia Soles, was transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, where she succumbed to her injuries.
We at the Lovely Law Firm would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Ms. Jimenez and Ms. Soles.
Potential Wrongful Death actions from auto accidents are similar to a regular negligence actions in that the plaintiff has to prove duty, breach, causation, and damages. However, the wrongful death case quickly becomes complex in that certain specific laws are triggered due to the client being deceased. These matters involve researching the eligible heirs to an estate as well as working with the probate court and personal representative of the estate of the deceased. Our wrongful death attorneys handle all of the issues presented in this type of action.
Recovering Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
When an individual is damaged in an automobile accident, he or she may file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver in order to recover damages incurred by the accident. Such damages can include:
- Medical expenses, including hospital stays, rehabilitation, and future medical treatment;
- Pain and suffering, including that suffered during the accident and that which will likely be suffered in the future;
- Emotional distress, such as depression, anxiety, and loss of sleep;
- Lost wages, including income lost because of the accident and loss of potential future earnings;
- Loss of enjoyment, including inability to enjoy day-to-day activities such as hobbies and exercise; and
- Loss of consortium, including loss of companionship as a result of injuries incurred in the accident.
When an at-fault driver’s behavior is especially egregious, the injured party in an automobile accident may file a claim for punitive damages. Such damages are intended to punish the at-fault driver for his or her reprehensible actions and deter such actions from happening in the future.
Don’t Hesitate—Let Us Help You Today!
Time is limited to file a suit to recover damages from an at-fault driver. South Carolina has a three-year statute of limitations, meaning a lawsuit must be filed within three years from the date of the accident.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident and are contemplating initiating a lawsuit for damages, our car accident lawyers at the Lovely Law Firm are here to help. To schedule a case evaluation at no charge, please call (843) 839-4111.