Most of the time, vehicle accidents are nothing but a nuisance to us. We can’t get to where we’re going because traffic has slowed down or stopped. If we’re the ones involved in a minor accident, we’re upset because our cars have small dings or dented fenders.
Then a “real” accident happens.
Vehicle accidents can cause life-changing injuries.
We know car accidents can cause serious, even fatal injuries. But, somehow, that doesn’t always register until it happens to us or to our loved ones. Then, the reality hits. People involved in serious car accidents may suffer injuries that include: head injuries; spinal cord injuries; brain injuries; neck injuries; back injuries; broken limbs; internal injuries; cuts and lacerations; burns; and mental and emotional injuries.
These injuries take a toll on the victim and the victim’s family. The victim may be out of work—perhaps indefinitely. The victim may have to attend multiple therapy sessions each week to learn how to do the simplest of things, like walk, talk, eat, and grip a pencil. The victim must cope with being unable to participate in household tasks and recreational activities. All of this compounds the mental stress and emotional distress the victim already feels in connection with the crash.
Our South Carolina accident lawyers help victims hold the responsible people legally liable.
Fortunately, legal avenues exist for a car accident victim to recover compensation from the at-fault party. Many accidents are caused by a driver’s carelessness or recklessness. Drivers cause accidents because they were: texting; speeding; driving too fast for the weather conditions; running a red light; driving while intoxicated; driving while under the influence of drugs; driving while fatigued; or driving aggressively.