Car Accident Lawyers
No words can describe the impact on a family after a car accident. Between the loss of the vehicle and the physical and emotional injuries, families find themselves lost and adrift in a sea of medical expenses.
Common Car Accident Injuries
The results of a motor vehicle accident can be very serious. In fact, according to a 2010 National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey more than 4 million emergency room visits per year were related to motor vehicle traffic accidents.
However, it's important to note that injury victims are often not the only ones that are affected after an accident. In many cases, children, family members and other dependents are also impacted.
Do you know if you may be eligible to file a damages lawsuit?
At the law offices of Harbin & Burnett, we offer 100% FREE consultations and can fight for the justice that you deserve.
Some common types of car accident injuries include:
- Spinal Cord Damage
- Facial Injuries
- Nerve Damage
- Loss of Limb
Learn more about the most common types of car accident injuries.
The impact of a car collision can quickly take a toll on the individual's body and for some they may even experience injuries caused by the safety equipment in the vehicle such as the seatbelt or airbag.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in a car crash that was not their fault, call the law offices of Harbin & Burnett today at 1-888-821-0247 and learn more about your legal options.
Types of Car Accidents
An estimated 3.9 million vehicles were registered in South Carolina in 2009 and nearly 10% of these vehicles are registered in Greenville County.
With this in mind, there are many different types of collisions a motorist may be involved in and although crashing with another vehicle is the most common, some drivers in South Carolina have also collided with animal drawn vehicles and stationary objects such as lamp posts.
Some further common types of crashes include:
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
Crashes with certain types of vehicles in particular can also lead to other types of car accidents such as a jackknife accident which involves a car colliding with a truck. Additionally, more than 2,500 rollover collisions were reported throughout South Carolina in 2009 some of which may have been single-vehicle wrecks which are often caused by loss of vehicle control.
Causes of Car Accidents
While the majority of car collisions are caused by some form of driver error, there are some factors that contribute to these errors such as poor vehicle maintenance or severe weather conditions. Unfortunately in most cases, many of these accidents could have been prevented.
Did you know that in South Carolina, the top five causes for the collisions were all driver errors that could have prevented the accident?
Are you the victim of an auto accident that was caused by another driver or through no fault of your own?
Some common causes of car accidents include:
Texting and driving has fast become a driver error that has led to countless car accidents. Some researchers estimate that texting and driving is even more dangerous than driving under the influence. In South Carolina there is no ban on using handheld devices while driving so the risk of being involved with a distracted driver is much greater than it would be in states in these types of laws.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident due to someone else's negligence, the victim may be entitled to compensation. You need tough, smart attorneys working for you and at Harbin & Burnett our attorneys have extensive experience negotiating and litigating.
Fill out the FREE CASE REVIEW form located at the top right hand corner of this page to get started on your claim today.
What to Do After an Accident
The scene of an accident is often chaotic as medical personnel and local authorities arrive on the scene to assist injured victims and file a report. Many times people are unsure what to do after an accident has immediately taken place, let alone after the scene has been cleared and they are left to figure out what to do next.
To begin, anyone who has been injured should seek assistance and if you are unable to move wait for medical help.
However, if you are able to move freely and feel well enough consider taking the following steps after a crash.
- Write down what you remember about the collision
- Exchange information with the other driver(s) involved in the accident
- Get information from any witnesses
- Take photos of the accident scene
- Contact the lawyers at Harbin & Burnett
By gathering up as much information as possible you can keep a detailed record of the crash which can help build a stronger case if you need to pursue legal action for any property damage or injuries you might have sustained.
Contact our Upstate Car Accident Lawyers Today
Being involved in a car wreck can bring on many emotions including frustration, anger, and confusion particularly when another individuals negligence is to blame.
At the law offices of Harbin & Burnett, we sympathize with those who have been injured as a result of a car accident and are committed to helping you get every dollar you deserve in the minimum time possible.
We are an experienced personal injury law firm whose goal is to stand by you in your time of need and provide comprehensive legal counsel on your situation.
Our office is located in Anderson, South Carolina, and we are pleased to serve the surrounding areas.
To learn more about your legal rights with a no-cost, no-obligation initial case consultation, contact us at 1(888)821-0247. One of our intake staff members will connect you with one of our lawyers best to further discuss the merits of your claim.
In South Carolina an estimated 100,000 collisions are reported throughout the state each year, including more than 800 fatal collisions. Greenville County specifically has the highest proportion of motor vehicle collisions accounting for 11 percent of all collisions. In fact, on average a collision occurs on South Carolina roadways every 5 minutes.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a car wreck caused by another individual's negligence? Are you aware that you or that victim may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and more?
When you don't know where to turn, contact Harbin & Burnett for compassionate legal representation.
We have represented thousands of injured residents get the financial compensation they deserve after they were injured by negligent drivers.
Our team of auto accident attorneys can help you determine if you may be eligible to make a claim and guide you safely through the entire process. We offer 100% FREE case reviews and we only get paid when we win your case.*
For a no-cost, no-obligation assessment of your accident claim, call us today at 1-888-821-0247 or simply fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form to your right. It's free to submit and completely confidential.