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What affects the value of my case?
There are many different aspects that affect the value of your case including the nature of the injury, how much you suffered, how much the injury affects your life, and did the other person act with intent to injure you.
In general, there are three types of damages in personal injury case. Economic damages, Non-Economic Damage, and Punitive Damages. The South Carolina code of laws Section 15-32-210 define the nature of these damages.
What you need to remember is the basics, that if someone injures you or your property the goal is to restore you to as close to where you would have been if the injury didn’t occur. This means if you lose your car, you get another car of the same year and model as your old one or cash value. If you are injured and can’t work, you get your lost wages plus damages for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. If someone does something particularly outrageous and you are injured, then you are entitled to punish the person through punitive damages which increase the damages substantially as punishment.
Do I have to speak with the insurance adjuster?
It is highly advisable before you talk to an insurance adjuster that you talk to a lawyer. In general, the best advice is as soon as you are in an accident after calling the police and seeking medical attention call a lawyer so that you can know your rights and protect evidence which will be useful in proving your case at trial.
After making sure everyone is safe, get the names, phone numbers, and insurance information of the other driver(s) and the names and phone numbers of any witnesses. The most important thing you can remember is to take plenty of photographs and call your lawyer the sooner the better.
Ultimately, your lawyer will advise you when you need to speak to an adjuster. If you are seeking monetary damages, you will need to speak to an adjuster to let them know the extent of your injuries and what happened. Your lawyer will advise you on how to best approach this. If you refuse to give this statement, then you cannot recover damages. If you are at fault and refuse to give this statement a lawyer working for the adjuster will subpoena you to testify and give the statement, which you must comply with.
Many cases are decided based on those statements, so it is imperative that you be truthful and speak to a lawyer as early as possible.
What if I can't pay my medical cost?
When you are injured and can’t work with medical bills piling up it becomes very difficult to manage life. Your lawyer can help. He can negotiate a deal with the hospital to reduce or even eliminate some medical bills. If you can’t afford your medication, then some drug companies have charitable initiatives where they provide medicine for a reduced cost and possibly even for free.
Your lawyer can help you find sources of government funding to help you when you are sick or injured. There are many programs available for people who have suffered a disability and need help to get by. Your lawyer will review your options with you to see if you qualify for those programs.
The most important thing to remember is that if you are injured by someone else you shouldn’t have to bear the burden for the rest of your life. If you have a case, there may be sources of funding depending on your case which will allow you to have some money now secured by the judgement you will likely get at trial. Your lawyers can advise you on what options are open to you.
Ultimately, you will have to decide if you want to settle your case now for less but have money now or wait until you get a verdict at trial where you may get much more. Your lawyer will advise you on what is right for you based on your circumstances.
Who is liable for my car accident injuries?
Car accidents have very strict rules about who is at fault for what particular situation. As almost every type of car accident has happened at some point, car accidents for fault purposes are grouped into several types of cases. There are different rules for each case, and they can vary depending on other factors.
In general, you should remember that if you were driving carefully, and obeyed all traffic laws then you are not at fault. If you deviated from the traffic laws in any way and an accident occurred, then you could be at fault. The laws can be somewhat complex depending on the type of accident.
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