Charleston Car Accident Lawyers

Charleston Car Accident Lawyers

Thousands of Charleston residents are injured in car accidents caused by the negligence of others. Many of the victims in these collisions are left with injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives. If the injuries sustained were catastrophic, victims may struggle with long-term disabilities that make it difficult for them perform daily living tasks or to return to work.

If you have been injured in a car crash, you may recover compensation for losses (McNeil v. United States, 519 F.Supp. 283 (D.S.C. 1981)) you have sustained such as:

  • Emotional pain, suffering
  • Physical pain, suffering
  • Past and future pain, suffering
  • Medical expenses, past and future
  • Disability, deformity
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost income, lost wages
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of spouse’s society and comfort

If the accident you were involved in was the result of another’s carelessness or recklessness it is important to speak with an experienced car accident attorney. Recklessness, carelessness or negligence in causing an accident may be the result of:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driver error
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Tailgating
  • Running stop signs or red lights
  • Failing to drive according to road conditions
  • Driving while drowsy
  • Speeding

In cases where a defendant acted recklessly, willfully or maliciously, punitive damages may be awarded as well. Punitive damages are intended to punish the liable party and stop others from committing the same acts.

Time Limits for Filing Charleston Car Accident Lawsuits

Charleston, as most other cities, has statutes of limitations — meaning there are time limits on bringing a personal injury lawsuit. Generally speaking there is a three-year statute of limitations in relation to a personal injury lawsuit. There are also many exceptions, depending on the details of the accident. Your experienced car accident attorney can explain what the timelines are and how to proceed with a lawsuit.

It should be noted that there are different statutes of limitations for diverse negligence claims against a government agency and/or the federal government. If a plaintiff was injured by a state employee, it is likely their claim would fall under the South Carolina Tort Claims Act. If a victim was injured by a federal government employee, their claim would likely fall under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

Car Accident Lawyer Representing Charleston

To find out how our experienced attorneys can fight for you and your family following a serious car accident injury, call the Steinberg Law Firm, LLC, at 843-720-2800 for a FREE case review. We serve Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville and surrounding areas.

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$3.15 Million

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$1.45 Million

Fatal Car Accident

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Steinberg attorneys have been awarded numerous distinctions, such as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News & World Report, Gedney M. Howe, Jr. Award for Outstanding Public Service, the SC Leadership in Law award, and has been voted Best Workers’ Comp Firm in SC, among other distinctions.

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