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Automobile Accidents

Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental deaths and injuries in the United States. On average, more than 6 million car accidents occur each year nationwide, which equates to one accident every 60 seconds. The most recent statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that 36,096 people were killed and approximately 2.74 million people were injured in automobile crashes on U.S. roadways in 2019. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, you should contact an experienced Lexington car accident attorney as soon as possible, even before speaking to an insurance adjuster.

Here at home, according to a report prepared by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, in 2018 there were 142,406 total collisions on South Carolina roads, resulting in 1,036 deaths and 58,053 injuries. That breaks down to one traffic collision every 3.7 minutes; one injury collision every 13.8 minutes; and one fatal traffic collision every 9 hours.

At Morgan Litigation Group, we know just how much a car accident can change the lives of victims and their families. Our knowledgeable South Carolina car accident attorneys will put our years of combined experience to work on your behalf to ensure you receive the full amount of compensation that you deserve following your car accident.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

Under South Carolina law, operators of motor vehicles on public roadways owe a duty to exercise due and reasonable care in the operation of their motor vehicle. Unfortunately, the vast majority of car accidents are completely avoidable and caused by the reckless or negligent actions of other drivers. Some common examples of negligent driving that cause car accidents include: disregarding traffic signs and/or signals; failing to yield the right-of-way; following too closely; improper lane changes; and driving too fast for conditions. On the other hand, reckless driving involves risk-taking behavior such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, road rage and distracted driving (including texting, talking on the phone, or using social media apps).

Our experienced South Carolina car accident attorneys are available night and day to assist you following your car accident. It is important to contact us as soon as possible after your car accident so that we can being to gather the information and documentation necessary to prove who was at fault for your car accident.

Automobile Accident Damages

If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident that was the fault of someone else, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages. Although every car accident is unique, under South Carolina law, a car accident victim is entitled to recover compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Property damages
  • Loss of wages and earning capacity
  • Physical pain and suffering and disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, and emotional distress

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you should contact an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible, even before speaking to an insurance adjuster. An experienced Lexington car accident lawyer at Morgan Litigation Group will negotiate with the insurance company and advocate on your behalf so that you get every dollar you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation and case review.

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