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Car Accident Injury Lawyers
As reported by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, a motor vehicle accident occurs every 4.9 minutes across the state. From minor bump ups to multiple car crashes, injury-producing accidents occur every 17 minutes, while fatal car accidents happen every 10 hours. Given this perspective and the legal complexities associated with car accident claims, it’s important to obtain the services of a car accident injury lawyer if you are injured in a car wreck.
Consider the following classes of injuries associated with car accidents:
- Head and back injuries – Ranging from mild concussions to traumatic brain injury (TBI), herniated disc or spinal cord injury, immediate and ongoing medical care is often necessary with the possibility of permanent disability.
- Neck and chest injuries – While damage to neck muscles and ligaments from a whiplash movement causes nagging pain and swelling, it may also cause temporary vocal cord paralysis. In turn, direct impact to the chest may result in broken ribs, collapsed lungs or cardiac arrest.
- Damage to limbs or amputation – While injuries to the legs, arms, hands and feet are commonly reported in car accidents, pedestrians and motorcyclists are at an increased risk for multiple injuries with severe damage, amputation and death.
Depending on the extent of your injury, you may be facing numerous surgeries, weeks or months of physical therapy and perhaps an extended leave from work. While attempts can be made to recover compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance, this process can prove daunting. Additionally, if a third party has contributed to your accident injury, you may wonder about the possibility of pursuing a personal injury claim.
The motor vehicle accident attorneys at Wern Lawyers have a strong record of advocacy, both inside and outside of the courtroom. When it comes to your injury, we know how the system works. We’ll examine every aspect of your case and apply our legal expertise to help you get the compensation you need and deserve.
Attorneys For Serious Car Wreck Injuries
No one considers the odds of being in a serious car wreck. Yet, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that South Carolina’s traffic fatality rate is nearly double that of the national average. Accident causes range from drunk driving, speeding, distracted driving or texting, tailgating, falling asleep at the wheel and failure to yield. While one can choose to remain responsible behind the wheel, it’s impossible to account for the behavior of others. Thus, it’s important to know how to obtain the legal help you need if you or someone you love becomes the victim of a serious car wreck.
With property damage to your vehicle, medical bills, lost wages and the potential for ongoing therapy, not to mention emotional trauma, it’s difficult to estimate the full impact resulting from a car accident. That’s why the best thing you can do in the wake of your car wreck injury is to seek legal help from an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer.
At Wern Lawyers in North Charleston, our practice focuses on personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. When it comes to resolving your claim, helping you obtain the medical attention you need, dealing with insurance companies, recovering compensation for your time off of work, damages to your vehicle and ongoing pain and suffering, we are your advocates for justice and fair compensation.
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Additionally, Wern Lawyers welcomes your call if you or someone you love is injured in the following types of motor vehicle accidents:
To discuss your accident injury in North Charleston, Summerville, St. George and areas throughout the Lowcountry, contact Wern Lawyers today for a free evaluation. We’ll work to make things right again.