Many people are not aware that the largest amount of personal injury claims in the US result from car accidents. In Myrtle Beach our population more than doubles in the summer months with people visiting the beach, and the probability of a car accident increases significantly. Many of these accidents are due to the negligence of another driver whether they are local or from out of town. When negligence is involved and you or a passenger in your vehicle were harmed, the law has provisions which allow for you to receive compensation after the car accident. For your best chances at receiving compensation you will need a car accident lawyer.
Some law firms have narrowed their field of practice to personal injury and confined themselves to serving victims of motor vehicle accidents. These are usually large firms that often perceive a car accident case as just another litigation to handle as quickly as possible. I can guarantee you that I will personally handle your case from beginning to end. We will work together to determine what is the best course of action for your specific case.
What is the role of a car accident lawyer?
Their primary objective will be to investigate what caused the accident and determine if there is enough evidence to prove the vehicle accident occurred as the direct result of someone’s negligence. Some of the areas of compensation include, but are not limited to, medical coverage, lost of wages, allowance for pain and suffering and legal fees. If your Myrtle Beach car accident lawyer obtains a ruling in your favor, then you will be compensated for these losses.
Negligence refers to irresponsible actions on the part of the other driver or evidence the other drive failed to respond in a reasonable manner. These actions must be proven in order to receive compensation. The burden of proof will be with you and your attorney. Therefore you will need to gather as much evidence of the other driver’s negligence as possible. This evidence can be obtained from the police report, witnesses to the accident, photos taken at the scene of the accident and experts in specific areas related to the case. A car accident lawyer needs to specifically prove that the driver causing the accident was careless and was directly responsible for the accident and the resulting harm to you, and that they should be held responsible for that harm.
With some car accidents there will be more than one party that can be held responsible for the damage. When this occurs then the liability for the damage is spread across the parties proven to be at fault. The courts will decide the percentage of fault of each party involved and the distribution of liability will be spread accordingly. This type of case is referred to as comparative negligence.
The Law Offices of Dennis J. DiSabato Jr. is here to help you when an unfortunate accident happens. Don’t be victimized by the systems. We handle motorcycle accidents, car accidents and tractor trailer accidents. Call us today to discuss your case.
The Law Office of Dennis J. DiSabato, Jr., LLC
3888 Renee Drive, Suite 201
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579