Myrtle Beach Speeding Accident Lawyers
Car accidents have the potential to cause severe injuries which can affect you for the rest of your life, and in the worst cases, could prove to be fatal. In recent years, South Carolina was ranked as the number three most-deadliest statewhen it comes to fatal car accidents. Most of the time, the accidents on our roads are the result of negligent driving.
One type of negligent behavior, speeding, seems to be prevalent on South Carolina and U.S. roads and highways. Many motorists seem to consider speed limits as mere suggestions rather than law. Among them are those who do not adjust their driving when road conditions change or become dangerous. In these conditions, speeding makes it challenging to come to a safe stop to avoid some collisions.
We leave our homes or workplaces without even considering the potential for a severe injury car accident. The fact remains that these accidents happen. When you or a loved one are hurt because someone else ignored the speed limits that were intended to keep everyone safe, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side to protect your rights.
The Myrtle Beach car accident lawyers at the Law Office of William J. Luse are here to guide you and fight for you after you’ve been injured in a car accident. We aim to pursue the maximum compensation for your injuries. It starts with a personal injury consultation to help you determine the next steps after your accident.
Why Do I Need a Speeding Accident Lawyer?
The legal system can be difficult to understand and navigate. The personal injury claims process can be particularly complex. The last thing you need is more stress when you are in pain or suffering from your injuries or those of a loved one. Medical bills begin to pile up, which you may be unable to pay due to your inability to work. Before long, it seems that you are facing a mountain of debt. A personal injury attorney can streamline the claim-filing and -negotiating process and take that burden off your shoulders.
Insurance companies often try to avoid paying claims or to pay you significantly less than what you deserve. Another common tactic is contacting you to get you to make an otherwise innocent statement to use against you to avoid paying benefits. Adjusters also often attempt to get victims to settle quickly for an amount lower than to what they may be entitled.
Don’t let an insurance company treat you like you’re responsible for your injuries. Law Office of William J. Luse understands the schemes that insurance companies use to avoid compensating speeding-accident victims for their injuries. We do the talking for you. In so doing, we will aggressively represent you to seek the full amount of benefits you deserve after you’ve been injured when someone else exceeded the South Carolina speed limit.
Why Chose Law Office of William J. Luse To Handle My Case?
At Law Office of William J. Luse, we treat our clients like family. As a client, you deserve respect and representation personalized to your specific case. We know that rebuilding your post-accident life requires getting the compensation you need and deserve for medical bills and to recover lost income while you are recuperating.
With over ten years of experience, we know the kind of representation required to take care of our clients. We never shy away from challenging an uncooperative insurance company. Priority one is making sure that an insurer never takes advantage of you or your family members.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident in Myrtle Beach because another driver was speeding, contact Law Office of William J. Luse today for your personal injury consultation. We will carefully listen to your story and provide you with advice on the best steps to take after your accident. Remember that the South Carolina legal deadline known as the statute of limitations, is three years. Since you only have three years from the time you are injured to file a lawsuit to recover damages, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney because time passes fast.
Speeding Accidents In South Carolina
Speeding always increases the risk of a car accident. A speeding car often cannot stop in time to avoid a collision. As such, the driver might resort to dangerous maneuvers to avoid the crash. High-speed collisions also create more severe impacts, which can result in significant injuries and fatalities.
When a driver is speeding, they are acting negligently, i.e., a failure to excess the appropriate care. To recover money for your injuries and other damages, the injured party must first show that the driver who caused the accident was negligent.
To prove negligence, four elements must be present under the law:
- The driver who caused the accident had a duty to act reasonably under the circumstances. An experienced attorney can show that a reasonable driver would drive at a speed at or below the posted speed limit.
- The driver who caused your accident breached, i.e., violated that duty. Driving above the posted or legally designated speed limit is a breach of the duty to drive safely.
- The breach directly causes your injuries. Your injury would only have occurred because the other motorist was speeding.
- You suffered harm. The accident resulted in physical and psychological injuries for which you have the right to be compensated.
Common Risks Involved with Speeding
Driving above the maximum speed limits under South Carolina law puts everyone on the road in danger of becoming a victim. Common consequences associated with speeding that causes accidents that result in injury or death include:
- Loss of control of a vehicle while speeding
- Shorter reaction time
- Collisions with guardrails, trees, and other vehicles
- Overcorrecting or attempting dangerous maneuvers to avoid an accident, actually resulting in another accident
Types of Injuries
Common types of injuries associated with collisions, catastrophic or otherwise, happen as a result of a motorist exceeding South Carolina’s speed limits. Injuries commonly encountered among car accident victims include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head or brain injuries or trauma
- Scrapes, cuts, and bruises
In addition to physical injuries, psychological issues can manifest after an accident. Many victims of car accidents suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that requires professional treatment. Depression resulting from medical debts and the general angst associated with being the victim of a car accident can also necessitate professional medical attention.
What Type Of Compensation May I Receive?
When you’ve been injured in a car accident because a speeding driver crashed into you, the amount of compensation coming to you depends on circumstances specific to your individual case.
Upon being injured in an accident, you are entitled to pursue compensation for your economic damages, which includes:
- Current and future medical costs
- Lost pay lost for missed work
- Loss of future earnings because your injury has rendered you unable to be employed or less employable
- Car repairs and other property damage
- Other expenses or costs
Non-economic damages are often difficult to calculate. An experienced personal injury lawyer, however, knows the proper formula to calculate non-economic damages. Non-economic damages exist to support you and compensate you for the pain and suffering you endured as a result of the accident. Related emotional distress or trauma is also compensable.
If a loved one who was involved in the accident, and they died, you may be entitled to non-economic damages associated with the loss of companionship, comfort, or assistance.
Punitive damages are those designed to punish the person responsible for your accident above and beyond actual damages. In South Carolina, these generally are not available in personal injury cases absent some showing that the liable party acted in an extremely reckless or intentional way that caused injury. As part of the case evaluation, Law Office of William J. Luse can assess whether the facts suggest that these extra money damages may be available.
Law Office of William J. Luse Stands Ready To Assist
Speeding can have a devastating impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones when it causes a collision that results in injury to you. The attorneys at Law Office of William J. Luse in Myrtle Beach know that you need to be compensated in order to make a full recovery. You need an experienced personal injury lawyer to deal with insurance companies who are always looking for ways to pay you less than you deserve.
Don’t try to handle your injury case alone, especially when you’re dealing with injuries caused by someone’s negligence. Let us work to bring you justice. We will provide you with aggressive yet affordable representation and ensure that your voice is heard after a car accident.
We provide a consultation, and you owe us nothing until and unless we recover money for you. If you or a loved one is the victim of a car accident because of another driver’s speeding, then call Law Office of William J. Luse at (843) 839-4795 to schedule your consultation, fill out our email response form, or live chat with us online.