If you were injured or a loved one was injured or killed in a car accident in the Charleston area, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Car accidents can be a source of incredible physical, mental, and financial stress, and as costs mount, so too can the hardship on you and your family.
At Evans Moore, LLC, we understand the impact that car accidents can have on victim’s lives. We can assess your case, help you understand your legal options, and fight for the financial compensation that you need to recover and move on with your life. If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident in Charleston, please contact the Charleston area car accident lawyers of Evans Moore, LLC today at (843) 995-5000 to discuss your case with a member of our legal team.
A knowledgeable and experienced Charleston car accident lawyer can be a deciding factor in helping you win the compensation that you need to return to a happy and healthy life. A lawyer will help you to understand your legal options and represent you and your interests either through the settlement process or in court. Ideally, they will have expert knowledge of personal injury law and how to use it to deliver the compensation that you and your family need.
Qualified car accident lawyers will be able to communicate your interests fairly and accurately, working with insurance companies and other parties to ensure that they do not argue their way out of paying. You should never have to take on a personal injury case on your own; the stakes for your recovery are too high. A skilled lawyer can make the difference in winning the compensation necessary to pay for your medical bills, make up for lost wages, and allow you to mentally and physically recover.
South Carolina natives James B. Moore III and Scott C. Evans are leading South Carolina personal injury attorneys, bringing more than 20 years of combined experience to their practice.
Attorney Moore, a native of coastal South Carolina, has been named as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers several times throughout his career. Additionally, he has been named to the “Top 40 Under 40” list for litigation lawyers in South Carolina by the American Society of Legal Advocates.
A native of Summerville, Attorney Scott C. Evans has also been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in South Carolina every year since 2014. He has secured nearly $20 million in jury verdicts for his clients in cases argued in both state and federal courts.
The attorneys of Evans Moore, LLC bring with this track record considerable experience in personal injury law, ensuring that you can approach your car accident case with confidence. Our small firm culture and focus on personal injury law means that we will treat you and your case as unique, bringing an unmatched level of attention and understanding to your case. Knowing you and knowing your situation is the best way to win the compensation that you need for your injury or loss.
Not all types of car accident cases are created equal. Cases involving government or commercial vehicles, alcohol, and countless other factors can affect the way we approach your case. Some common types of car accidents include:
The attorneys of Evans Moore, LLC have experience handling all of the above types of cases and more. We know that no two cases are the same, and we will work with you to make sure you get justice for your unique situation.
After a car accident, you will probably have lots of questions. We have provided answers to some common questions here, and we’re available to discuss your case in detail when you contact us at (843) 995-5000.
A personal injury lawyer not only goes after the compensation you deserve but also handles all communications with the responsible party’s insurance company and attorney. Insurance companies employ many adjusters and lawyers who have the goal of making sure that you get as little compensation as possible and will typically offer a lowball settlement right away. Their strategy is to wrap up the case before you know the full extent of your injuries and other damages, so they won’t have to settle at a higher amount. Contacting a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident will substantially decrease the chances of this happening.
In the immediate aftermath of an accident, it is essential to:
If you are unable to follow all these steps, contact Evans Moore, LLC right away. We can guide you in the right direction given the circumstances of your case.
Although U.S. drivers are required to carry some form of auto insurance, many drivers are uninsured or underinsured. If you carry uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, understand that insurance companies still function in the same way. Even though it is your insurance company, it is still in their best interest to minimize the amount of money awarded to you. These cases can be complex, and Evans Moore, LLC has the experience and knowledge necessary to help you reach a fair settlement.
South Carolina uses what is called comparative negligence. Therefore, if you as the plaintiff (the person who brings the case) are less than 50 percent at fault, you may file a claim for compensation. However, your award can be reduced based on your percentage of fault. For example, if you were speeding when another driver ran a red light and you collided, you may be found to be 20% responsible for your injuries. If you would have been awarded $100,000, your award would be reduced by 20%, leaving you with $80,000.
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident in the Charleston area, it’s critical that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible to assess your case. As with many other types of personal injury cases, car accidents carry a three-year statute of limitations in South Carolina. The sooner that we can discuss your legal options, the sooner we can get started on helping you to win the compensation that you need to recover.
An injury from a car accident can leave you with substantial physical and mental trauma, along with ongoing financial burdens. We’ll help you hold the responsible parties accountable. To speak with a member of our legal team about your case, please call the Charleston attorneys of Evans Moore, LLC today at (843) 995-5000 or contact us online. We are here to help you with your case, so let us take some of the weight off your shoulders.