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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: After being hit by a drunk driver& car totaled but not being hurt, how do I negotiate with their insurance?

I live in SC but was hit by a drunk driver in NC, they were found at fault of course. My car was totaled but thankfully(maybe) I wasn’t hurt. That leads us to them trying to pay for my car and my car only. They offered me 10k for my car when I owe a total of 17k. I don’t have gap insurance (a... Read more »

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on Nov 8, 2022

It sounds as if the car valuation is off as insurance companies sometimes do. You may also be entitled to punitive damages and should reach out to an attorney to assist you with this matter. Keep in mind that if they send you a release they may also ask you to release your bodily injury claims... Read more »

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Q: A family member, driving a semi, was merging into a "median" turn lane to make a left turn.

As he was merging, he struck a car that was "parked" in the "median" turn lane. The dash cam video shows the vehicle was not visible until it was too late, giving him no opportunity to make an evasive maneuver. As a former LEO, I'm having a hard time seeing how he was shown... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 2, 2022

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you're able to discuss in more depth with a South Carolina attorney in terms of state vehicle and traffic law, this could be a difficult situation for the semi to defend by most standards nationwide.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: I was involved In a semi truck accident I was hit by another semi and they left the scene of the incident my company

Tells me they can’t make out the drivers name or truck. I sustained ptsd from the accident and I want to know if I have a case in any way my company wants me back at work since the hospitals cleared me but I’ve been given no compensation or offered none.

Carole Jean Hayes
Carole Jean Hayes
answered on Oct 17, 2022

I would like some additional information. Did you sustain any physical injuries from this accident?

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: Do we have to have a lawyer working for us to get how much the at fault driver insurance limits are ?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 17, 2022

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you're able to discuss specific state laws with a local attorney, the general rule nationwide is that someone can request them. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for South Carolina on
Q: I’m being sued because of a traffic accident (7/27/21). My insurance company said that my insurance isn’t sufficient.

What can I do? I just received the notice a few days ago

Carole Jean Hayes
Carole Jean Hayes
answered on Aug 16, 2022

Ask your insurance agent, or if there has been a defense attorney assigned to you by your insurance company, ask that attorney what that means. Your insurance company is going to provide an attorney for you at no extra charge to frfff we no a possible lawsuit. It sounds like you may not have enough... Read more »

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Q: I was charged with this violation, while entering a median we’re the immediate cars yielded to me but getting hit..

I was charged with this violation ( 56-05-2350) , while entering a median we’re the immediate cars yielded to me but getting hit by a car evading traffic and riding the median where no left turn could be immediately made. Would the other car not have been violating code ( 56-5-1920)

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on May 21, 2022

Yes, it’s possible but it’s just a judgment call for the police. The charge itself won’t be admissible in your civil car accident case, only guilty pleas are generally.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: Had a motorcycle accident last August because the s.c. state's grass cutters left grass in the road.

My left leg, half under my kneecap. Had two surgeries. The state trooper was at the accident did not order for a drug test. But the hospital did one anyway. I even have officer video from his desk cam, pointed down to the grass in the road and his report it says cause of accident waa the grass.... Read more »

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on Apr 25, 2022

In general there are several issues with hospital tests that may make them inadmissible in a civil suit. However, they may also be admissible. I would be glad to take a look at your information, just email me Roy@akimlawfirm.com.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for South Carolina on
Q: I got into a accident in my boss vehicle, it was a two way and I yielded improperly which resulted in a accident?

When the accident happen, my boss and I check to make sure nobody was hurt. We waited until firefighters arrived and we proceeded to give my licenses and his insurance cards. According to the state trooper my boss didn’t have insurance. Which my boss gasped and didn’t know why. He immediately... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 10, 2022

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry about your accident; I hope you are okay. In terms of liability, the other vehicle could choose to pursue recovery through their uninsured motorist protection - but that could be up to them.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: Can my health subrogation take all of my settlement from my car accident case

I got my settlement from my case but then my lawyers said that my medical settlement is in a trust fund and that he has got me subrogation lawyer to work on my behalf for the medical part how to long do I have wait to know whether my subrogation lawyer win my case I have received three letter from... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 21, 2022

A South Carolina attorney could advise best here, but your question remains open for three weeks. In general nationwide, the subrogation attorney for the medical insurance interests do not get involved in liability issues. They basically want their money back for your accident-related treatment.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for South Carolina on
Q: Can you accept an insurance companies total loss offer but buy your car back with a salvage title with a lien on it stil

I owe $8000 on my car they offered $13000 can I get my car back with a salvage title

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 14, 2022

Most likely you will have to pay off the lien from your insurance proceeds before you can obtain a salvage title. I doubt the lienholder would agree otherwise but you can ask them if they will do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: I was uninsured and involved in an accident that wasn’t my fault. Do I have a claim ? My car has damage

And I have

Whiplash

Titus Thomas Nichols
Titus Thomas Nichols PRO label
answered on Oct 19, 2021

You would have a claim against the at-fault party assuming they had liability coverage. You need an experience SC car wreck attorney to assist you in dealing with the insurance company. They are not your friend and will work to nickle and dime you so that you don't receive fair compensation.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: I backed into an illegally parked car in my neighborhood, HOA also states no overnight parking on street.

The car is facing the wrong direction and has been parked against the HOA bylaws for months. Am I at fault or are they.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 14, 2021

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. In virtually any jurisdiction, the fact that a car is parked improperly does not generally get the person who hit the car off the hook. The driver of the moving car is generally still liable, but they may... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: My dad was bringing my both my mopeds to me and got in a wreck both mopeds are totalled. Another person was at fault.

How can I go about getting money for my damaged property.

Jeffrey David Morris
Jeffrey David Morris
answered on Aug 5, 2021

You would collect the money for the mopeds from the at-fault driver's insurance and or your father's comprehensive coverage.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: If my bro accidentally hit my neighbor parked car an already paid the Damages does he still have to give him money?

My bro one day was running late for work an go in his truck an when he went to go he accidentally had it in reverse an hit the other truck. The neighbor wasn't mad he just wanted him to fix the damages an that's what my bro did an now he saying he still owes 6-700 more dollars

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 2, 2021

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. This might be a tough one because it looks like things were more or less done over a handshake, and repairs seem to have been done outside a shop. Ordinarily when insurance carriers process these PD claims, they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for South Carolina on
Q: If two people own a car does it matter who files the sr22 insurance

Me and my wife was in an car accident uninsured she was driving we both on title and registration the DMV won't accept our sr22 cause it's not in my name

Jeffrey David Morris
Jeffrey David Morris
answered on May 20, 2021

The answer depends. In South Carolina, an insured is any named insured and in home resident relative unless that relative is a named excluded driver on the policy, but of course other rules apply at that time. You should consult an attorney who handles auto accident litigation.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: When I get a estimate on repairs for my car and I request the check be sent to me can they hold out money out

My insurance company in TN want write me the entire estimate amount to get my car fix

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 12, 2021

A South Carolina or Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It could depend on the terms of the policy, and handling of the deductible if there is one. I'm not clear why they want to write the entire amount. In many instances, their property adjuster... Read more »

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Q: I was in a four car accident. I was at fault,My insurance is going to cover whatever but what if I’m not able to pay??

I was in a four car accident. I was not a insured driver. According to the police report I was at fault what happens if insurance pays the policy amount and there is still remaining balances that I’m responsible for and not able to pay for it??

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 6, 2021

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Hopefully, the other policies could have decent underinsured coverage in the event that happens. Unfortunately, there is always the possibility in any accident that the claimant could come after the person... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: Bf was in an accident, he was at fault we heard that the other party hired an attorney, no papers served yet.

my bf has a large amount of savings that he doesn't want touched, can he transfer those funds to me (girlfriend of 20 years) under just my name and not have it be an issue

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 28, 2020

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. As a general matter, if his vehicle was insured, that should be the primary source of covering the other side's claims for damages. A South Carolina attorney familiar with the operation of state laws for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: My car was damaged in a parking lot. No injuries, no witnesses, or note left.

I had minor damage and filed claim with ins company. I want to file police report for documentation. I do not think an investigation is needed. If I file police report Will police open investigation? SC

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 14, 2020

A South Carolina attorney could answer best, but you await a response for two weeks. As a GENERAL matter, such a situation would not elicit an investigation in most jurisdictions; you are correct. A cursory investigation could be made in terms of T/P/O, extent of damages, and some other basic... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: In an accident, tboned a lady who pulled out. Her company accepted 100%> liable. Broken ribs, neck back tissue damage an

A sprained right arm. 25/50/25 in south Carolina car was totaled out . Any settlement suggestions haven't even had PT yet and they accept liability

Taylor Silver
Taylor Silver
answered on Jun 14, 2020

Before you settle your claim, I highly suggest you at least have a brief consultation with a local attorney. Most should be willing to give you advice on an hourly basis if you want to try and handle settlement negotiations on your own (although, I don't recommend that generally).... Read more »

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