Car accidents usually result in tragic losses of your loved ones or painful and debilitating injuries to you or your family and friends. Until it happens to you or someone you love, the full impact of the devastation resulting from a car accident never really hits home. Driving mistakes are more common than you think – even the police makes them. In recent news, a policeman hit a pedestrian (innocently crossing an intersection) while driving in Greenville.
In South Carolina, the state law adopts the 50% modified comparative fault rule. This means that during a car accident – if a jury finds that you are less than 50% at fault, you can sue and recover for monetary compensation (and other awards) for the injuries and pain and suffering you sustain. The jury may also award you punitive damages – which means you get money just because the state wants to punish bad drivers.
What does this mean? Even if you’re the one who ran a red light or a stop sign – or if you didn’t have your blinkers on – none of that matters. If you crash into someone or someone crashes into you, and you sustain injuries – you might be able to recover from the other driver regardless of any faults you’ve committed.
The Clardy Law Firm specializes in personal injury suits arising from car accidents. We are more than adept at helping you get compensated for the injuries you’ve sustained. We are based in South Carolina. We have gone up against big companies like Toyota and Michelin – we do our jobs well. We’re here to help you get what you justly deserve under the law. Contact us today to learn more and hire your very own car accident lawyer.