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South Carolina was ranked as the third deadliest state last year in terms of car accidents. Being involved in a car accident has tremendous effects on your physical well-being as well as your mental health. What’s more devastating is the financial burden that car accident victims can suffer long after the incident has taken place. 

The responsible party cannot bring back the lost time due to the trouble or the life that was taken away. However, the least that you can get is a settlement that pays for the bills that the accident caused. If you need a car accident lawyer for compensation, the best ones that you can get in South Carolina are the ones from The Brown Firm. 

 

HOW MUCH CAN YOU GET?

Every car accident lawsuit has a different settlement claim as each accident is different from the other. Most of the time, the amount of insurance coverage, the extent of injuries suffered by the victim, and the amount of damage to the vehicle and other properties determine the final settlement. 

Once the total value of damages has been calculated, our Hilton Head attorneys will draft a demand letter that provides an accurate, if not the exact amount of the payment that needs to be covered by the other party. 

TYPES OF COMPENSATION 

There are two types of car accident compensation in terms of damages, specific and general damages. Your insurance company will first determine if the accident is your fault, and if it is, even a little, it is more likely that the insurance company will reduce any financial compensation. 

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You should talk to one of our Hilton Head car accident lawyers to help you guide on what information you should tell insurance companies and what you should not say because insurance companies might use them against you. 

  • Specific damages refer to the particular amount of money that was lost due to the accident like medical treatments, earning capacity, wages, and property that has been lost because of the accident. 
  • General damages, on the other hand, refer to more subjective terms like the physical pain felt because of the injuries, emotional distress, inability to have children, loss of an extremity, and loss of consortium. 

 

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? 

The Brown Firm works with our clients on a contingency fee model, which means that your lawyer will only get paid once the compensation has been settled. It means that your lawyer must do everything to get paid. Our lawyers will also get only a small percentage from your settlement. 

 

WHAT ARE THE COMMON REASONS FOR ACCIDENTS?  

Car accidents are prevalent and sometimes fatal in the state of South Carolina. Accidents can happen anytime, and here are the most common reasons why accidents occur in the country. 

  • Texting – Texting while driving is against the law. However, many South Carolina residents still have the habit of sending text messages while on the road because pulling over and sending a text might be a hassle for some. 
  • Alcohol – Alcohol has been the primary reason for car accidents. Consuming alcohol makes you have slower decision making and reactions — the only way of driving home safe after a party is refusing to drive drunk. 
  • Fatigue – Driving tired at night can be dangerous. Driving drowsy can lead to misjudgment in traffic regulations and suddenly being asleep while driving. This can also feel irritated while driving tired. 
  • Weather – Weather conditions are also a significant factor in the number of car accidents. Rain, snow, and fog can make your car slip on the road, causing accidents. These weather conditions also hinder vision. 
  • Speeding – Most of the time, accidents caused by speeding happen because the driver is either running late of an appointment or trying to beat the traffic. Whatever the reason is, speeding is not acceptable. 

 

CAN I STILL SUE IF I WAS ONLY A PASSENGER?

Yes, even if you are not the driver of the vehicle, you can still file for monetary compensation to cover your lost expenses. There are a few options that you can choose to recover the damage caused by an accident. 

You can file a claim against the other driver’s insurance companies depending on the amount of damage that the other party has done. If you are ever involved in an accident and get damaged, our Hilton Head lawyers will do the same service we do if you are a driver. 


SHOULD I TAKE PHOTOS FOR MY CASE? 

Yes, you can take photos after your car accident as it provides evidence that can be used when claiming your settlement. After a car accident, our attorneys and your insurance company will investigate the details of the accident and gather as much evidence as you can to get a higher chance of ending with a massive chunk of settlement cash. 

You want to provide the best photos possible. In doing so, you would want to take pictures of the vehicles, the scene of the accident, the surrounding area, the weather, and your injuries. 

 

CONTACT US! 

Experiencing an injury can be painful and traumatic. The best way to at least patch the scars caused by the incident is through having monetary compensation of what needs to be paid. 

With over 30 years of experience, The Brown Firm will guarantee that you will get the settlement that you deserve. You can call us at (843) 919-7888 or send us an email at info@harrybrownlaw.com. Book a free consultation now!

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What Makes The Brown Firm Different 

Chiropractor And Lawyer

Harry understands client injuries like only a treating medical provider can. This experience has provided him with first-hand knowledge in effective case evaluation and handling of personal injury claims.

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Our superior customer service is backed by a staff that truly cares about you, and an attorney who has the gratitude, understanding and compassion for your specific circumstances.

It is this unique customer service approach that sets us apart from other Personal Injury firms

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That's right! Call today, we offer a free consultation and work on a Contingency Fee Basis! This means we represent clients at no charge unless they win their case.
Once we win the Lawsuit for our client, we then take a small percentage of the settlement amount for our legal fees. 
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If I Could Give 10 Stars I Would!

The Brown Firm is an outstanding and incomparable establishment. The tact and caring nature of my Attorney and Case Manager made the case run very smoothly. They will fight for you from beginning to end paying attention to every detail of your case. If I could give 10 stars I would. Thank you again Brown Firm, for your dedication and hard work to your clients.

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The Brown Firm is truly amazing and I have nothing but RESPECT for them all. I've never been in an accident so I didn't know where to have my expectations, Peter was awesome and reassure me that we had a winning case. When you have a team of attorneys who is working to make sure you get everything you deserve that is beyond fantastic. I am truly blessed to have had The Brown Firm representing me in my case. I recommended everyone to call them, you won't be disappointed I promise you that.

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