One would like to assume that any time they drive, whether it is to work, school or running errands, that they will arrive to their destination safely. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. South Carolina sees approximately 100,000 motor vehicle crashes each year. These collisions injure around 50,000 people and also result in approximately 900 fatalities.
The aftermath of a car accident can change the trajectory of a victim's life forever. If a person is severely injured, routine tasks may now be impossible without assistance. In some cases, a car crash leads to a permanent disability. In addition to the health consequences that follow a car accident, a person could be unable to work and could experience severe mental suffering. A motor vehicle accident can be utterly devastating for those involved in one. Therefore, auto accident victims may decide that they need to seek compensation for the damages they suffered.
One source of compensation can come from either the victim's car insurance policy or the responsible party's insurer. However, before accepting an insurance settlement, car accident victims should keep in mind the full scope of their damages, including future damages. In the end, insurance companies are looking out for their own bottom line and a settlement offered may not fully cover all the damages a victim will suffer.
At the Maguire Law Firm, we believe that victims of auto accidents deserve to recover compensation for their injuries. We strive to hold the responsible parties accountable, so that our clients can receive the compensation to which they are entitled. We have represented people involved in a variety of types of collisions, such as motorcycle accidents, drunk driving accidents, truck accidents, distracted driving accidents and auto-pedestrian accidents.
No one expects to be in a car crash, but the unfortunate reality is these incidents happen every day. No matter how carefully one drives, there will always be those who drive recklessly, leading to motor vehicle accidents. Our firm's overview on motor vehicle accidents may be a good starting place for those who want to learn how an attorney can assist clients involved in car crashes.