Columbia Car Accident Lawyers
Car Accident Claims in South Carolina
It’s likely that you know at least one other person who has been injured in a car accident. As common as car accidents are, many people find themselves unprepared when they are involved in a car accident themselves. The aftermath of a collision can be very confusing and overwhelming.
At Woron and Dhillon, LLC, our Columbia car accident lawyers are here to guide you through the claims process and recover the compensation you deserve. We will help you understand your rights and responsibilities following a collision and ensure you are represented at every step. Contact us today to discuss the details of your case.
Why Should I Hire a Car Accident Attorney?
In the days following your car accident you may wonder if you have a case against those who caused the accident you were injured in. The best way to learn about the intricacies of your claim is to contact an attorney. An attorney will be able to discuss your potentials for financial compensation and can gather the documents and evidence that can help in proving liability in your case. Our attorneys at Woron and Dhillon, LLC are here to discuss your case with you. We offer free consultations and can help you understand the next steps on the road to financial recovery.
Car Accident Statistics in South Carolina
According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, there is one car accident in the state every 3.7 minutes. Every 13.8 minutes, a collision results in injury and every 9 hours, there is a fatal car accident in South Carolina. In 2018, there were 142,406 total collisions in the state.
Types of Car Accidents
The way that a car accident occurs will influence the type of damage that happens to your vehicle, the type of injuries you sustain, and the way your claim will proceed.
Some of the most common types of car accidents include:
- Rear-end collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Sideswipe collisions
- Maintenance-related collisions
Causes of Car Accidents
In most cases, car accidents are caused by the negligent actions of a driver. Although driver negligence is the most common cause of car accidents, it is not the only reason that collisions happen. Car accidents can also result from the negligence of third parties, as well as conditions that are not anybody’s fault.
A car accident can be the result of issues such as:
- Reckless driving behaviors and traffic violations
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Poor road conditions
- Inclement weather
- Maintenance issues
Common Injuries & Damages in Car Accident Cases
Auto accidents occur every day and many of them result in serious bodily injury. The following are some of the injuries that commonly occur in automobile accidents:
Neck and back sprains
Injuries to shoulders and knees
What to Do After a Car Accident
The best way to ensure that your claim proceeds smoothly is by being prepared. There are several steps that are essential after every collision.
It is crucial to take these steps following a car accident:
- Ensure you are safe and receive any medical care you need
- Report the car accident
- Take photos of the damage to your vehicle, your injuries, and the accident scene
- Speak to the other driver(s) and collect their contact information and insurance information
- Talk to any other witnesses who were present and get their contact information
- Continue to collect additional evidence such as bills and medical records
Understandably, you may not be able to complete some of these steps if you are injured. Your health and receiving medical care should be your top priority in the aftermath of a car accident. Beyond seeking medical attention, do what you can and do not strain yourself.
If you are unable to collect evidence because of your physical condition, our Columbia car accident lawyers can help you. We will build a strong case on your behalf.
Contact Us for Help
The Woron and Dhillon, LLC legal team can help you navigate the complex world of car accident litigation. We are skilled in handling the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing from your injuries and moving on from this incident. We are available to speak to you about the events of your accident, the damages you have sustained, and how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
“I highly recommend Brett Woron. He goes above and beyond for his clients. If you are seeking an attorney, he is the one.”- Philip T.
“Best Experience I’ve had with a lawyer! He was very professional and cares about his clients. I highly recommend him to my family and friends. If you are looking for representation, he’s your man!”- Chelsea B.
“Brett Woron is a very amazing attorney. I wouldn't choose anyone else. He truly made us feel like he was on our side, the entire time. Thank you Brett for making this process as easy as possible.”- Kimberly R.