The Clardy Law Firm – Car Wreck


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After a car wreck that wasn’t your fault, you deserve compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But without an experienced South Carolina car wreck attorney on your side, you may be offered a settlement less than you deserve, which leaves you paying additional bills out of pocket. At The Clardy Law Firm, we know that’s not right. We’re the personal injury lawyers Greenville residents trust. We’ll help you get the medical treatment you need and secure compensation to support your recovery, however long that might take. Contact our Greenville car wreck attorneys today for a free, no-obligation case review.
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A car wreck can result in injuries that leave you losing significant wages if you’re unable to work, along with a painful — and expensive — recovery.

But you don’t have to suffer alone. Our South Carolina car wreck lawyers can negotiate the best possible compensation so you can move forward. It’s impossible to confidently state how much you could be entitled to without knowing the details of your accident, as every case is unique, and several factors influence a settlement. These include the nature of your injuries, their impact on your life, and who’s at fault for your accident. However, you will typically be able to claim:

Economic damages: These are the verifiable losses you’ve experienced in your car wreck and include medical expenses (such as the cost of immediate treatment, medication, physical therapy, travel to and from appointments, and physical aids), lost earnings, and property repairs.

Non-economic damages: These damages are harder to quantify as they don’t have a definitive cost, but non-economic damages typically make up the bulk of a settlement. These are designed to compensate for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced, loss of enjoyment, mental anguish, and loss of companionship (if you’ve lost a loved one in a car wreck).


According to the most recent statistics from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, a car wreck occurs around every four minutes in South Carolina.

Many factors influence these accidents, from driver error and location to the time of day. By understanding these factors, your car wreck attorney can determine how your accident occurred and who might be liable.

Drivers face many decisions when operating their motor vehicles. Poor judgment, inattentiveness, carelessness, or negligence on the part of a driver can lead to dangerous driving decisions, which can result in a serious car wreck. As a result, it’s little surprise that driver error is a common cause of car wrecks.

If you’re in a car wreck caused by a driver’s negligent or reckless actions — from running a red light or rear-ending your vehicle to exhibiting road rage or driving while intoxicated or tired — you can hold them accountable and claim the compensation you deserve.

The concentration of traffic is heavier at certain times of the day, during specific days of the week, and throughout certain months. Holidays and special events (like football and basketball games) also affect travel and make roads more built-up. With more traffic on the road, there’s a greater risk a driver may be fatigued, intoxicated, or distracted, and as we know, this can lead to a car wreck.

According to the most recent edition of the South Carolina Traffic Collision Fact Book:

  • The majority of car wrecks occur between 3:01 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Most fatal car wrecks happen Monday to Thursday (50.3%), but a massive 49.7% of fatal collisions happen during the weekend (including Friday).
  • In terms of total collisions, you’re more likely to be in a car wreck on a Friday.
  • October is the leading month for both fatal and non-fatal car wrecks.
  • The most dangerous holiday to travel during is Memorial Day.

Whether you can claim compensation at any time ultimately depends on what caused the accident and who is at fault. If you’re in a car wreck during October because it’s dark and stormy and you lose control of your vehicle, you may not be able to claim. However, if you’re in an accident on Memorial Day because a drunk driver crashes into you, a South Carolina car wreck attorney will be able to pursue compensation.

Some counties in South Carolina are more notorious than others when it comes to car wrecks. While car wrecks in Greenville are down compared to 2019 (17,111 accidents recorded), the county continues to hold the unenviable record for the most non-fatal and fatal collisions (13,740 and 72, respectively).

If you’re in a car wreck in Greenville, our car wreck attorneys can help you get the compensation you’re entitled to.

Several external physical conditions can affect how a driver operates their vehicle, which, in turn, can increase the risk of a car wreck.

These include road surfaces, weather, light conditions, and work zones, which can be primary or contributing factors in an accident.

In 2020, just 3.4% of car wrecks were primarily caused by environmental factors. While a small percentage, this is up year on year, and with hundreds of thousands of car wrecks happening in South Carolina every year, it means thousands are injured in accidents caused by environmental factors.

When driving at night, in inclement weather, or work zones, drivers are responsible for taking care on the road. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t claim compensation if environmental conditions caused your crash. If a private organization is responsible for maintaining the road or keeping an area safe for motorists and they fail to do so, or if the environment contributed to a crash, but another driver is majorly at fault, you may have a case. Our car wreck attorneys in Greenville, South Carolina, can help you determine who’s liable for your accident.


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