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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: Why is it taking so long for my claim to settle? Wreck was 2/26/24, I have sent all bills, paid and unpaid.

I have sent bills paid and unpaid, doctors notes from er visit and doctors note and recommendations for my future surgery on my nose. The at fault driver and women she hit have already had settled for their totaled vehicles and bought replacements. I was the one who was injured the worst from the... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 17, 2024

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Three months is not a long time for a bodily injury claim to settle. Some could go on for years. One possibility is that if you are still treating, the insurance carrier wants to await conclusion of your... View More

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Q: Hit a loose dog with my car. I want dog owner to pay for deductible and damages. How do I do this?

My insurance says I'm not at fault

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Apr 16, 2024

Ask your neighbor for their p insurance policy information and submit a claim. If they refuse do a demand letter. If they does not work file a lawsuit (small claims).

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Q: I got in an accident. It was my fault. My insurance lapsed. Vehicle was not insured at the time of accident.Clean record

I have to appear in court coming up for citation of failure to provide insurance. Clean driving record. No accidents, or tickets

Carole Jean Hayes
Carole Jean Hayes
answered on Feb 5, 2024

Just go to court and be very honest with the judge and let him know that you have no tickets and it was an honest mistake. As far as the damages, go to the other person and or their car, they will have to use their uninsurance coverage. This is coverage that is mandatory in our state and it will... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for South Carolina on
Q: I recently got my car stuck in flood waters yet the cops still towed it to the impound should I have to pay to get out
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answered on Jan 23, 2024

In South Carolina, if your car is towed to an impound lot, regardless of the circumstances, you are generally responsible for the costs associated with towing and storage. This applies even if your car was stuck in flood waters. The decision to tow is often made for safety reasons or to clear the... View More

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Q: If I wreck a vehicle that is not paid off in full but am the registered owner, what are my obligations as to returning

The license plate and registration ?

Carole Jean Hayes
Carole Jean Hayes
answered on Jan 22, 2024

You should take care of both the license plate and the registration. You need to go to the DMV and return the tag and registration and you need to let the lien holder know as well if car is not paid off as they are going to continue to expect payments. If it’s totaled, they should be able to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: Is it true that in South Carolina the maximum award on vehicular- pedestrian collision is the limit of the ins policy?

As I was crossing the street, a woman ran into me causing serious injuries.

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on Dec 29, 2023

No, that is not always the case. There are several factors to take into account outside of the actual bodily injury aspects of the policy, which sometimes get overlooked. Some of those include:

1.) Property damage coverage for punitives if punitive conduct can be shown;

2.) Assets...
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Q: Auto insurance of the liable person only wants to repair the front fender on my car. I want it replaced.

The body shop said the fender is border line for being repaired or replaced. The insurance company wants to go the lest costly route.

How can I get them to do what I want ?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 30, 2023

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. One option is to continue negotiation efforts - another is to consult with attorneys as to the cost of legal action. Good luck

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Q: Can you sue a person Civil court for pain and suffering from an auto accident & their insurance company also?

They were given a citation for the cause of the accident in the state of South Carolina.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 2, 2023

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You usually pursue the person, unless there are additional details involving the insurance company. Their insurance company enters the picture in terms of defending them. Most attorneys offer free initial... View More

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Q: Can you sue a person Civil court for pain and suffering from an auto accident & their insurance company also?

They were given a citation for the cause of the accident in the state of South Carolina.

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on Sep 24, 2023

Yes, in SC our law requires an individual to have insurance to operate a motor vehicle, and our law requires that if that person injures someone in a motor vehicle accident they must be sued in their individual name to collect their insurance money if not settled out of court. Our law does not... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: My car was total loss, the insurance company is deducting my deductible out of my settlement check, what can I do
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answered on Aug 2, 2023

In South Carolina, it is standard practice for insurance companies to deduct the deductible amount from a settlement check when a car is deemed a total loss. The deductible is the amount you agreed to pay out of pocket in the event of a claim, and it is subtracted from the total settlement amount... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for South Carolina on
Q: In 2015 we were told by our State Farm agent we could reduce our premiums by dropping underinsured motorists coverage

At the time, I was being hospitalized to have a stem cell transplant to survive an aggressive form of non Hodgkin lymphoma. We agreed to drop the underinsured coverage at a time when I was I jeopardy of dieing if I did not undergo the procedure. Arguably we were not thinking clearly to agree to... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jul 1, 2023

Have the signed form reviewed by experienced personal injury attorneys in your state.

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Q: personal injury from car acvident

progressive auto

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 5, 2023

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It looks like something may have gotten left off your post. You could try reposting. Don't include personal information. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: Who af fault when passanger jerkes stearing wheel and driver overcorrected and hit car head on?

Driver and passanger were arguing, passanger asked multiple times to be let out if the vehicle but driver denied. Passanger gerked the wheel causing car to go off road into a grass field; driver then corrected the vehicle but wasn't paying attention and didn't stop the car from crossing... View More

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answered on Apr 20, 2023

If you are the owner of the vehicle, as the liability is clearly on your car (the other driver doesn't appear from what you describe to have done anything wrong). If you were driving someone else's vehicle with their consent, both you and the owner are responsible under vicarious... View More

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Q: got hit from behind in my work truck, insurance will not pay for a replacement truck, im out of business

i had a custom made topper for my tools on that truck and the amount they quoted me wont even get me a truck that works on the road so i can continue my business. they claim they are not responsible for replacing my vehicle. i say they are because i was in business before their client hit me and... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 16, 2023

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could consider a brief consult with a local attorney to determine whether this is something cost-effective to litigate, either on your own or with the services of an attorney. This is not an uncommon... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: What is the quickest way to fire my personal injury lawyer I just hired? I’m in South Carolina. Need a new one!

Hired a personal injury, lawyer not satisfied with them. Been almost 3 months. She is doing the bare minimum and I I want a lawyer, who knows the ins and out and tricks and laws, and knows what to ask for so I don’t get screwed over in my case. I need someone who knows stuff like the fact that I... View More

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on Mar 3, 2023

In South Carolina, like most states, the client owns the file. Therefore, to fire an attorney all you have to do is reach out to their office (preferably in writing via email / letter) notify them that you no longer need their services and ask for a full and complete copy of your file. Your next... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: Car accident i was hit from behind and his ins company not doing anything for me i need a rental car. But they not tryn

It been 11 days and i still dont have nothing to drive hes from Virginia sc. Im from gaffeny sc what r my rights n should i just hire a lawyer to handle it. I got injurys to. Whip lash. N knot on my left leg thats not going away.

Titus Thomas Nichols
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answered on Jan 5, 2023

Under South Carolina Law, you are entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, ALL OF YOUR MEDICAL BILLS, and any lost wages. Many times Insurance companies engage in delaying tactics in hope that you will just give up and accept a lower offer.

You should speak with a licensed attorney...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for South Carolina on
Q: Whats my rights. If u were n a accident hit from behind. And 0other driver was uninsured and hes not remembering nothing

I was hurt n treated at hosptial totled my car and i was want to see what can i do about. My dr bills n my car he was at fault sc hwy patrol said n report.

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on Dec 26, 2022

You should contact any attorney in this instance. In SC if your car was insured, the insurance company is also required to provide uninsured coverage in the event you get hit by an uninsured driver. Sometimes other parties are also not honest about whether or not they have insurance coverage and... View More

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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... View 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... View 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... View 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.... View 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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