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Auto Accidents

Auto Accident Attorneys in South Carolina

When you've been injured, we stand up for your rights

Driving a car has become part of our daily routine. But if you're involved in an auto accident that leaves you injured, that is anything but routine. It brings physical, financial and even emotional and mental difficulties into your life. The experienced auto accident attorneys at Lourie Law Firm are dedicated to helping victims of auto accidents reclaim their lives and recover damages for their injuries.

Being involved in an auto accident is a frightening experience. Often, it is caused by another driver who was negligent. The driver was texting, or drinking, or speeding or drowsy. But you end up paying the price. You've suffered an injury and may be unable to work. You still have to bills to pay, and you're wondering how you are going to make ends meet.

Our auto accident attorneys can help you take action against the negligent driver so you can recover damages and get the financial compensation you deserve. In general, victims of auto accidents can seek compensation for medical expenses, vehicle damage, lost wages and pain and suffering. This can give you the financial cushion you need to recover from your injuries and move forward.

If you've been hurt in an accident, our attorneys can help. Visit our Car Accident FAQ page to learn more about your legal rights and options.

We get results for victims of all types of auto accidents

Some of the auto accident cases we handle include:

In addition to accidents involving passenger cars, we handle all of the following:

If you've been seriously hurt, contact a law firm with the respect and resources to get results

Auto accidents can lead to serious injuries. Broken bones. Neck injuries. Back injuries. Spinal cord injuries. Traumatic brain injury. Our top priority is to make sure you get the care you need. Our next priority is to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. You don't owe us a cent until that happens.

The other driver's insurance company won't be on your side. But we are. If they try to deny your claim, we'll work to move your case forward. We'll analyze your accident report and other evidence to build a strong case. Our attorneys will keep up the pressure on the insurance company, and if they won't negotiate a fair settlement that meets your needs, we'll take them to court.

If you've been hurt in an auto accident, contact the Lourie Law Firm. It's important to start on your case as soon as possible to preserve evidence. We offer a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. You'll get the personal interaction of a small firm, with the full service of a larger firm. We look forward to meeting you.

Rear-End Accident

This is a common type of auto accident. It can occur when a driver is going above the speed limit or following too closely behind another vehicle. Or it can happen if a driver has been drinking or using drugs. Another cause is a driver who was distracted-talking on the phone, texting or changing the radio station. Head and neck injuries are often seen in these types of accidents.

In general, a rear-end collision is considered to the fault of the driver that hit you. But an insurance company may question your claim and suggest you were somehow to blame. That's why you need an experienced attorney on your side.

These accidents are not common, but they can be quite serious. They usually occur when one car crosses over into the wrong lane and crashes into a car headed the other direction. It can be caused by a driver who was speeding, distracted or intoxicated. In some cases, faulty traffic signals and road construction can be factors.

The force of the impact, usually at high speeds, can cause significant damage and injury. These injuries can cause permanent damage and even be fatal. Our experienced attorneys can investigate and determine whether or not negligence played a role in the crash.

T-Bone/Intersection Accident

A T-bone accident is one when one car crashes into the side of another car. (Other names are right-angle, broadside or side-impact collisions.) They commonly occur at intersections, but can also happen in a parking lot or at the end of a driveway.

These types of crashes can cause severe damage to cars, including smashed-in doors and shattered glass. As a result, drivers and passengers can be left with serious injuries. These can include broken bones, injuries to the neck, back and shoulder and traumatic brain injury. An attorney can help prove negligence and recover damages.

High-Speed Collision

Cars going above the speed limit is not unusual on the highways of South Carolina. But speed limits are posted for a reason. Experts have determined how fast someone can safely drive on specific roads. Traveling above that speed makes it more difficult to control the car and react to changing conditions. Speeding is an example of negligence when driving.

And when a car traveling at high speeds gets into an accident, the injuries and damage can be much more severe. We seek to establish that the other driver was negligent by speeding and work to recover damages on your behalf.

Hit By Drunk Driver

In South Carolina, a driver with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or above is considered to be above the legal limit. There is an even lower limit for drivers under 21 and commercial drivers. These legal limits have been established because alcohol (and other drugs) affects a driver's ability to operate a car safely and make good decisions. Driving above this limit can be dangerous, leading to devastating head-on collisions and often fatal crashes.

Unfortunately, people still drink and drive, and they cause serious accidents on the roads. An experienced attorney can help prove the other driver was under the influence and seek financial compensation for your injuries.

Texting/Distracted Driver

Texting is a convenient way to send messages to family and friends. But texting while driving is a very dangerous behavior that leads to people getting seriously hurt. Taking your eyes off the road even for a few seconds can have deadly consequences. In order to react to conditions on the road, a driver has to be paying attention to the road at all times. Distracted drivers often cause rear-end accidents and occasionally serious head-on collisions or T-bone accidents.

Texting is just one example of distracted driving. Others include talking to passengers, eating or drinking and changing the radio station. Distracted driving cases can be difficult to prove, but we know what to look for to establish a driver was distracted.

Asleep at the Wheel

Drowsy driving is another problem seen on the state's roads. Drivers operating on little sleep have slower reaction times and impaired judgment. Sometimes, they even fall asleep at the wheel. Whether they fall asleep or not, drowsy drivers are at a much greater risk of causing a crash that leaves people hurt. Fatigued drivers frequently cause deadly head-on collisions.

It can be difficult to prove that a driver was drowsy at the time of a crash. But our legal team knows where to look for evidence of drowsy driving. When we can establish negligence on the part of the other driver, we can help you seek compensation for your injuries.

Fatal Accident

Auto accidents can cause severe injuries, and sometimes they can be fatal. Death can be caused by many types of driving negligence. This includes speeding, reckless driving, drowsy driving, distracted driving and driving under the influence. If you have a lost a loved one in a fatal auto accident caused by a negligent driver, our attorneys can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Our legal team will investigate your loved one's crash thoroughly to look for evidence of negligence by the other driver. And we will fight to hold that person responsible and help you recover damages.