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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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...View More
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
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
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
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
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
I would immediately call your insurance agent if you are concerned about coverage. If you have coverage they will accept it. The injured party can then go to the injured parties insurance coverage and see if there’s additional coverage. Your insurance company will provide an attorney to defend...View More
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...View More
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
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
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.
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
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)
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.... View More
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.
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... View More
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....View More
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... View More
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....View More
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