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How do I know if I have been offered a fair settlement for my injuries in an injury claim in South Carolina?
If you have been injured in a car accident in South Carolina, it will be difficult to know if you have been offered a fair settlement for your South Carolina personal injury claim. The insurance company will not necessarily offer you a full and fair settlement amount, particularly if you are handling the negotiations on your own. You cannot count on their offer to be adequate because their goal is to give you as little as possible to resolve the matter, even if that is less than you deserve or would be fair under all of the circumstances.
Personal injury law in South Carolina can be complicated and unless you are experienced in that area, you cannot know for sure if your settlement is truly fair.
Those full circumstances depend on your particular facts as well as general personal injury law principles under South Carolina law. That can be a complicated mix, especially if you do not frequently handle situations like this against an insurance company, who handles claims like yours on a daily basis.
Having a personal injury lawyer on your side may be a great benefit. We can look at the facts of your case, your injuries suffered, and the impact they have had on your life to help you determine whether the settlement you have been offered is fair.
A South Carolina personal injury lawyer can help you to assess the fairness of a settlement by helping you do the following:
- Determine the full extent of your injuries (including future care and treatment);
- Calculate the amount of lost wages and earning potential;
- Recognize non-economic losses (such as emotional trauma, reduced quality of life, etc.);
- Identify any third-party claims that may be available also;
- Consult with accident investigation specialists and medical specialists; and
- Apply South Carolina law, which is different than that in many other states.
With the help of a South Carolina personal injury lawyer to help you through that evaluation process, you can make a more informed decision about whether a particular settlement offer is fair.
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Before you file a South Carolina personal injury claim, request a copy of our free South Carolina accident guide. When you're ready to get started on settling your accident claim, contact a South Carolina personal injury attorney for a free information packet and consultation, 1-888-690-0211