South Carolina Injury Lawyers - Shelly Leeke Law Firm, LLC
Whether your injury was caused by a motor vehicle accident or a dog bite attack, accident victims often have one thing in common: they are not sure what to do next. The time period immediately following an accident or diagnosis often leaves victims feeling frightened, confused and overwhelmed. Fortunately, you do not have to navigate this difficult time period alone. The experienced attorneys at Shelly Leeke Law Firm are here to answer your questions and protect your legal rights in the compassionate and dedicated manner that you deserve. Call us today and learn how we can help you.
For more than a decade, the attorneys at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm have provided injury victims with the support and guidance that is so crucial to their financial and emotional well-being.
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Our Practice Areas
When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may not know how best to protect yourself.
Children & Minors face a heightened risk of becoming injured in accidents.
A wrongful death claim in South Carolina allows the family to receive financial compensation for their loss.
Consult with a workers’ compensation attorney to maximize the compensation that you deserve.
Victims who have been exposed to asbestos may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills and lost wages.
Fortunately for victims and their families, dog owners can be liable if their dog attacks or bites someone.
If a loved one is abused or neglected in a nursing home setting, the results can be traumatic for everyone involved.
Claimants who use a lawyer are more likely to win their claims than those who do not.
Why Choose Shelly
Finding the right law firm to represent you after an accident or injury requires not just a track record for success, but also a personal rapport so that you feel comfortable throughout this process. Our knowledgeable and dedicated team members provide detailed biographies to help you learn more about their backgrounds. We also hope that you will learn more about our overall approach to practicing law.ABOUT SHELLY LEEKE
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Recovered for Auto Accident Victim
Recovered for Rear End Accident Victim
Recovered in Wrongful Death Auto Accident
Recovered for Dog Bite Victim
Recovered in Workers' Comp Case
Frequently Asked Questions
After an accident occurs or an injury is suffered, you may feel lost and confused. Few people who have suffered an accident or incurred an injury have an extensive background in this area. Without this knowledge, they are left wondering how best to proceed in order to protect their legal rights. Fortunately, we are here to provide you with the answers that you are looking for. Check out our many frequently asked questions and their accompanying answers for more information.
Can I Sue Someone Personally After a Car Accident?
Car accidents can bring comprehensive losses, and you have the right to sue the at-fault parties to compensate you for those losses. You will have physical pain and injuries to contend with, emotional trauma, and related financial fallout. Medical care is expensive. You may not be able to work to support yourself and your family. Rather than bearing this stress alone, contact a car accident attorney from Shelly Leeke Law Firm as soon as possible following your accident. An experienced, compassionate lawyer will handle your case with skill, working to secure financial recovery and deliver a measure of relief from your stressful circumstances.
Personal Lawsuits Following a Car AccidentThere is a traffic accident every 4.3 minutes in South Carolina. The typical path to securing damages following a car accident is to seek reimbursement through the at-fault party’s insurance company. However, there may be situations in which that insurance is not enough to cover your needs. In these cases, you may choose to file against the driver personally, collecting compensation from their home or other owned property, car, or other assets.
Suing the At-Fault Party PersonallyWhile you have the right to sue the at-fault party for damages, you might not get the results you need. The person may not have assets, or enough assets, to cover your damages, and you cannot collect what they do not cannot provide.
A Shelly Leeke Car Accident Lawyer Will Consider All OptionsWinning a settlement decision may be vindicating but will not provide financial relief if you cannot collect actual compensation. Your Shelly Leeke car accident lawyer will investigate your situation and determine if other negligent parties are culpable. For example, broken traffic signals or poorly lighted or maintained roads may have caused your accident. Your lawyer may suggest filing against the entities responsible for keeping roads in safe working condition.
The Financial Help You Need Following a Car AccidentPhysical, financial, and emotional crises are the aftermath of a car accident. Your physical injuries will bring pain that may be permanent, probable loss of temporary or permanent mobility, or even catastrophic trauma to your body or brain. These injuries bring emotional suffering and stress as you and your loved ones must learn to cope with your changed situation and abilities. Financially speaking, the injuries may be devastating, preventing you from working and earning money to support your household. You will probably face exorbitant medical costs as well. If you need ongoing care, those costs will continue to grow. Your lawyer will evaluate your losses, determining their value, and will most likely pursue compensation for:
- Income loss, both current and potential losses
- Medical care and expenses
- Emotional duress and diminished quality of life
- Property damage, if your vehicle or other property was damaged or destroyed in the accident
South Carolina Follows a Comparative Negligence Fault SystemUnder the comparative fault system, you can sue the at-fault party for damages as long as you do not hold more than 49% of the blame for the accident. If you are 50% at fault or more, you can not receive a settlement. If you are less than 50% responsible, but still bear some fault for the accident, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault. Simply stated, if you are 10% responsible for the incident, your compensation will be 90% of the total calculated settlement amount.
How Fault Is DeterminedFault is determined through negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance adjusters or lawyers, or by a jury if your case goes to trial. For the best outcome, leave these negotiations to your Shelly Leeke car accident attorney. Insurance companies often resort to unethical means to deflect blame, deny fault, and put the onus on anyone else, including you. Your attorney will not allow these unethical practices to stand or deprive you of a deserved settlement. If the insurance company refuses to negotiate fairly or offers a settlement far below what you deserve, your lawyer will discuss trial options and potential outcomes with you.
How a Personal Injury Case UnfoldsPersonal injury cases follow a procedure, and your Shelly Leeke car accident attorney will take your case through every step.
ComplaintYour complaint provides an explanation and evidence of how the accident occurred, the injuries you have suffered, and why the at-fault party is responsible. The at-fault party’s lawyer (or the party’s insurance company’s lawyer) will file an “answer” responding to your complaint. Often, answers deny culpability, perhaps by blaming you for the accident.
DiscoveryDuring the discovery phase, your lawyer will review evidence the at-fault party plans to use at trial and their explanation for the accident. You and the at-fault party may be required to respond to written questions or interviews, as the discovery phase also includes depositions. The American Bar Association defines deposition as “an out-of-court statement given under oath by any person involved in the case.” Usually, the plaintiff, defendant, and any witnesses are deposed.
MediationDuring mediation, both sides work together with a third party to negotiate a fair settlement. The third party, the mediator, works to resolve disputes and show each side what they might risk by going to trial. If mediation fails and the at-fault party’s attorney and representation does not offer a fair amount, your attorney will prepare for trial.
TrialThe trial phase is the last step in the lawsuit process. At trial, a jury will listen to arguments and evidence and determine whether you deserve a settlement and if you do, the amount the at-fault party must pay.
Shelly Leeke Is with You from Start to FinishFollowing a car accident, your job is to focus on recovery. A car accident lawyer from Shelly Leeke Law Firm will handle your personal injury case. Whether you file against someone personally or through their insurance, or file against another office or entity, your lawyer will build a solid case and work toward a successful result. Shelly Leeke Law Firm is dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality representation from attorneys who care. Call or message us today for a no-risk, no-cost consultation.
How Long Does a Car Accident Claim Take to Settle?
Following a car accident, victims often experience financial strain. Repairing or replacing damaged or destroyed vehicles is expensive. Physical injuries require medical care, and medical care is costly. Victims may be out of work temporarily or permanently, depending on the extent of the injuries, so while bills increase, income decreases. A settlement can provide much-needed financial relief, but that relief does not appear overnight, and many victims are left wondering how long it will take their car accident claim to settle. To ensure the process moves as efficiently as possible, and to get answers to your question, secure representation from a car accident lawyer from Shelly Leeke promptly after your accident.
Start the Legal Process SoonThe sooner you file your claim, the sooner you will see a settlement. There are other reasons to start the process quickly. South Carolina has a three-year statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits. If you miss that deadline, you lose the opportunity to get a settlement. By securing legal representation quickly, you ensure your car accident lawyer from Shelly Leeke Law Firm will have access to evidence while it is still “fresh” and available. For example, witness information is less likely to have changed, and accessing traffic or security camera recordings will be more productive. You should not speak to any insurance adjusters, even your own, about fault or a settlement without first speaking to an attorney. In fact, let your attorney be your voice and handle these communications. Insurance companies want to avoid paying large settlements and will often try to coerce victims into accepting fault or agreeing to a low settlement. When you have a legal advocate speaking for you from the start, you avoid those risks.
Investigations Take TimeTo build a strong case, your lawyer must conduct a thorough investigation of the car accident itself and the consequences you have suffered. Along with other information, your lawyer will collect:
- Official accident reports and information from responding officers
- Documentation of your medical interventions, care, prognosis, and costs
- Testimony from accident witnesses
- Statements from your family and caregivers
- Information about road conditions, traffic signals, or other relevant conditions
- Information on car or part manufacturers and inspectors if a vehicle or part malfunction played a role in the accident
Your Lawyer Will Make a Demand that Meets Your NeedsWhen a car accident lawyer evaluates your case, you can rest assured the settlement demand will be adequate to meet your needs. Victims do not always realize the extent of their financial needs and what they require for a stable future. Your lawyer has the experience to calculate an amount to recover your economic damages and acknowledge your non-economic losses including:
- Costs for medical care and treatment already received and what you will require in the future
- Lost wages from days missed at work, and future lost earnings if you cannot return to work at all or can only work in a diminished and lower-earning capacity
- Property destroyed or damaged in the accident
- New accident-related expenses, perhaps for help with childcare or household responsibilities, or for adjusting your home to accommodate your changed abilities if your injuries are especially severe
- Decreased enjoyment and quality of life if your injuries prevent you from engaging in daily activities, social engagements, or other events you did prior to your accident
- Physical and emotional pain caused by the accident
Negotiating with the At-Fault Party’s RepresentativesOnce your lawyer makes the demand, negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company or other representatives begin. Most likely, the at-fault party will not agree to your attorney’s initial demand, especially if you bear some fault for the accident. In South Carolina, victims who hold less than 50% of the fault for an accident can file a claim with the at-fault party. If you meet that standard but own some fault, say 20% for argument’s sake, your settlement amount is reduced by 20%. The at-fault party’s insurance adjusters will do their best to put as much blame as possible on you. Your lawyer will argue otherwise. These negotiations can take several weeks.
What You Can Expect if Negotiations SucceedIn most cases when an agreement is reached, the at-fault party’s insurance company issues a check within a few weeks. Your attorney will put the check in an escrow account, pay off any of your outstanding bills, and deduct legal fees. Then, your lawyer will send you a check for the remaining amount. Additional factors may increase the time you wait to see your check. Insurance companies may require additional signed or notarized documents, or the accounting department may drag its feet as the company is not in a rush to make a payout. If your accident happened out-of-state or involves out-of-state banks, the payment process may move more slowly.
When Negotiations FailIf the at-fault party does not make a fair offer, your lawyer will take your case to court should you choose to pursue that option. Your lawyer will file a complaint, and the at-fault party will be served with a lawsuit notice. After this, your case enters the “discovery” phase. Your lawyer and the at-fault party’s lawyer will dive even deeper into the case, collecting additional evidence. Each side must share its discoveries with the other. This process usually takes months or even a year. During discovery, the at-fault party can still make a settlement offer at any time. If they do, you will most likely see a check within weeks. If they do not, your lawyer will take your case to trial. Waiting for a court date takes longer than the trial itself, which usually lasts a couple of days.
Move Closer to Your Settlement with a Call to Shelly Leeke Law FirmAfter an accident, you need financial relief as quickly as possible. Though the time it takes to receive a settlement varies from one car accident to the next, a lawyer will make sure the process moves as smoothly and swiftly as possible. You can call or message Shelly Leeke Law Firm to schedule a free consultation 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Do not wait another minute. Contact us today.
How Do I Get a Car Accident Report?
If you have been in a car accident and want to file a claim against the at-fault party for compensation, you will need to get a car accident report. You should also engage the services of a South Carolina car accident attorney from Shelly Leeke Law Firm. You will likely have to submit the report to your and the at-fault party’s insurance companies. Your lawyer will use that report as evidence to build your case. Thankfully, South Carolina makes it relatively easy to get a copy of this important document.
The Four Ways to Access Your Car Accident ReportThe South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has your report. You can get a copy via US mail, online, or in person at the DMV. A car accident attorney is the fourth way to get your report. When you put your case in an experienced lawyer’s hands, you do not have to worry about tracking down the accident report or other related information. Your lawyer will take care of it all.
By MailFirst, you will need to go to the DMV website and fill out Form FR-50, which is a request for your report. Send two copies of the report plus a check or money order to cover the $6 fee to this address: SCDMV Titles Mail-in Unit FR-50 PO Box 1498 Blythewood, SC 29016-0050
OnlineRequest a report online by visiting the South Carolina DMV transaction list and clicking the link to “Request a Collison Report.” The DMV requires identity verification from those using the online service. You will need to provide either your driver’s license number, your vehicle license plate number, or your identification card number. You will also have to pay a fee using a Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or American Express Card. The payment is processed by South Carolina’s official state web portal SC.GOV and used to “develop, maintain, enhance, and expand” the portal’s service offerings.
In PersonYou can go to a South Carolina DMV location with two copies of your completed form FR-50. You can submit the copies and pay the $6 in person, with cash, check, credit or debit card, or money order.
How Car Accident Reports Are FiledSouth Carolina Code 56-5-1210 requires every driver involved in an accident resulting in injury or fatality to stop their vehicle and remain at the accident scene. Drivers must exchange information with each other and pedestrians, cyclists, or others involved, and aid victims. A driver can leave the scene temporarily to report the crash to authorities. Usually, one of the involved parties or a witness will call local or state authorities, depending on where the accident occurs. Local officers or state troopers will arrive at the scene and complete a form FR-10. Responding officers will file this document with the South Carolina DMV, typically within 24 hours. It is important to note that neither the state nor the police will send you a copy of the form FR-10 police report automatically. You must request it.
Information Included in the ReportResponding officers will include facts, observations, and evidence from the accident scene. Information includes:
- Identifying information for vehicle occupants and pedestrians, if applicable: names, addresses, driver’s license numbers
- Location description: where the accident happened and relevant information about the environment
- Accident information: descriptions of the vehicles, a rough accident diagram, witness statements, observable property damage, and other relevant information
- Injury reports: victims’ observable injuries, where vehicle occupants sat, whether they used seat belts, if air bags deployed, and whether injured parties were transported to the hospital
- Insurance information for all involved drivers
- Contributing factors: whether a driver ignored traffic signals, was distracted or speeding, driving under the influence, fatigued, or other factors that may have caused the accident
- Vehicle defects: details noting any broken or defective vehicle parts, such as broken brake or indicator lights
- Officer information: name, rank, and badge number
A Police Report Does Not Determine FaultResponding officers can issue tickets at the accident scene, but do not definitively determine fault. Their reports include what they observed, not what they believe or think happened. What determines fault is evidence. A skilled car accident lawyer will investigate your situation thoroughly, gathering evidence to hold at-fault parties accountable and support your innocence. If you are pursuing damages, collecting substantial evidence is essential. Your lawyer will use this evidence to negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company. If the insurance company interprets the evidence differently, your case may need to go before a judge and jury, and your lawyer will present the evidence to them. Evidence can include:
- The police report and officers’ testimony
- Witness testimony
- Traffic or security camera footage
- Photos or video of the accident and accident scene
Why You Need a Car Accident AttorneyAfter an accident, you will likely be stressed by injuries, property damage, and subsequent financial upheaval. Insurance companies, both yours and the other driver, will seek statements from you. Unfortunately, these companies want to avoid payouts and may try to coerce you into accepting fault, or at least partial fault, so they can raise your rates or avoid paying compensation. Further, you have to collect and keep track of police reports, witness statements, and medical reports. While a lawyer cannot take away your physical injuries, they will greatly reduce your stress by:
- Taking on all communication with insurance companies, protecting you from the companies’ unfair tactics
- Handling requests for the accident report and all other necessary documentation
- Conducting a full investigation and collecting important evidence
A Shelly Leeke Car Accident Lawyer Is Ready to Help YouThe car accident attorneys at Shelly Leeke Law Firm are experienced, knowledgeable, and client-centered. Your lawyer will give you and your car accident case careful, individual attention. Do not use any of your energy to track down car accident reports, speak to insurance companies, or contact witnesses. Your lawyer will handle those tasks and all other legalities so you can concentrate on healing. Call or message Shelly Leeke Law Firm to arrange your free consultation today.
How Much Does It Cost to Sue Someone?
This process of suing someone in the state of South Carolina can be quite confusing and overwhelming and it often leaves victims left wondering how much does it actually cost to sue someone? The answer varies depending on what state you live in and what your case entails, but down below are some answers to your most frequently asked questions so that you can gain a better understanding of how much it is going to cost you to sue someone and whether or not it is actually worth it.
What Are Contingency Fee Agreements?With contingency fee agreements, the client(s) agree that the attorney’s fee will be a certain percentage of any recoverable compensation from the court case, rather than paying the attorney a traditional hourly rate or flat fee basis (what we call a retainer). This specific percentage that the lawyer will receive will be different depending on the details and outcome of the case. These contingency fee agreements are of great value to those who wouldn’t normally be able to afford to hire an attorney upfront yet still want to have the same opportunity for their legal constitutional rights to be protected and defended by a lawyer.
What Is an Example of a Contingency Fee Agreement?If you were looking to hire an attorney to help you file for divorce, then you would need to go down the traditional path of having to pay a retainer upfront and then pay your lawyer throughout the legal process for covering their fees and other related costs (so, not a contingency fee pay structure). This can become quite expensive for the average person. On the other hand, if you were looking to hire an attorney to sue someone who violated your rights and freedoms, then you could pay the lawyer through the contingency fee agreement, meaning that they will receive a certain percentage of the recovery in your case. This makes it more affordable for people to hire legal services and to have their rights properly upheld in a court of law.
How Much Does a Consultation Cost?When you are bordering on the prospect of suing an individual or organization, you may want to know more about the legal process altogether, the chances you have at winning, and whether or not it is a good and smart idea to go down this path. Almost all law firms and legal organizations offer consultations with prospective clients in order to learn more about their cases but also provide victims answers to these aforementioned questions. Fortunately, these consultations and case evaluations are completely free, so there would be no need to worry about the affordability of just sitting down and speaking with a lawyer about your case.
What Occurs During a Consultation?When you sit down with a lawyer from Shelly Leeke and discuss your case, some of the things will you chat about will include:
- Your legal rights based on the details of your case
- Your legal pathways to obtain financial compensation
- Potential issues with your case
- The timeline of your case
- Whether or not the statute of limitations in South Carolina applies to your case
- Our firm’s fee structure/payment plan and the percentage of your recovery that we take
- Out-of-pocket costs in case we don’t win the legal battle
What Are the Filing Fees?A filing fee is something that you would have to pay in order to officially file a legal claim and begin your case. According to the South Carolina Justice Department, the cost of a filing fee for a new case is $150.00. And any additional written motions have a filing fee of $25.00 If you are unable to afford the filing fee of $150.00, that is okay. There is still an option to file a claim and fight for your legal rights even tho you don’t have the money. You can file a motion called the “Motion and Affidavit to Proceed in Forma Pauperis.” This is essentially just asking the judge to waive the filing fees, which they may or may not choose to do. By filing this motion under Rule 3(b) of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, you are swearing under oath that there is no way possible for you to be able to afford the payment of the initial filing fee.
What if Someone Is Suing You?If you or someone you know has had a small claims court complaint filed against you in the state of South Carolina, then you have a total of only 30 days to answer the complaint. If the complaint has a value of $25 or less, then you only have 5 days to answer it, under South Carolina state law. Answering the complaint can come in the form of either a written statement or showing up to the courthouse and answering it orally in person. If you do not answer the complaint on time, then the small claims court will enter default judgment which means that you lose the case and are required to pay up. If you are being sued in a small claims court, then you should not only answer the complaint, so you can avoid losing by default, but you should hire a lawyer to help build your case and fight for your legal rights. The best way for you and your legal team to present your case would be to prepare all documents and exhibits, subpoena witnesses, not interrupt the judge or witnesses, and watch out for hearsay from the prosecution team.
What Is the Average Settlement for a Car Accident?
Victims of car accidents can obtain compensation in several ways. They can file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company for their damages, or the insurance company may offer them a settlement. Car accident settlements are offered to victims to end further legal proceedings. For both parties to agree with a settlement, there must be an exchange. In exchange for the right to avoid future legal action, victims receive compensation for their damages. As a car accident victim, you want to ensure that you receive fair compensation from your settlement. Do not accept any settlement offers without a car accident attorney from the Shelly Leeke Law Firm present.
What Is a Car Accident Settlement?Car accident settlements are resolutions from car accidents that benefit all parties involved.Victims of car accidents can receive compensation for their damages at a faster rate than from a personal injury claim. Insurance agents can put the matter at rest once the victim accepts and signs the offer.The other driver does not have to worry about being held liable in the future for damages related to the car accident.
What Influences Insurance Agents to Offer Settlements to Car Accident Victims?Insurance agents will offer settlements to victims for several reasons. One of the main reasons is that it would be in everyone’s best interest to provide a settlement. Insurance agents may give a higher settlement amount if the other driver’s actions were so negligent that liability could easily be proven. Insurance agents assume that offering compensation to the victim will be better in the long run than taking a chance with a lawsuit. Talk to a car accident lawyer in South Carolina as soon as possible after suffering an injury in a crash.
What Factors Influence the Compensation from a Car Accident Settlement?Because every car accident is unique, there is no set amount of compensation that each victim might receive. The amount of compensation you could secure is based on several factors, including:
- The nature of the accident
- The severity of your injuries
- The likelihood of recovery from your injuries
- The damages you want compensation for
What Is the Average Settlement for a South Carolina Car Accident?While each car accident claim is different, the average settlement amount ranges from $10,000 to $41,000,000. This depends on the type of injuries you sustain from your accident. If your injuries are minor or temporary, the insurance agents may attempt to offer you a low amount of compensation. You may be entitled to larger compensation if your injuries are more catastrophic. The more serious your injuries, the greater the compensation should be offered.
Why Should You Refuse the First Settlement Offer by the Insurance Agents?While you want reimbursement as soon as possible, you do not want to accept the first settlement offer by the insurance companies. Insurance companies know the actual settlement offer you deserve but will attempt to lowball you at every step of the settlement process. Insurance agents know how desperate victims are to receive compensation, which is why they will throw out the first offer that sounds fair. They may offer you a settlement amount that will not cover the costs of your damages for one year.
How Is a Car Accident Settlement Reached?Fortunately, you do not have to accept the first offer that insurance agents offer you. You can express your demands and your desired compensation in a demand letter. A demand letter is a professional document where you express the nature of your accident, the amount of compensation you expect, and why you expect this compensation. Your demand letter is where you will explain the details of your accident and persuade the insurance agents to provide the compensation that you deserve. If the insurance agents disagree with your demands, you can mediate until a negotiation is reached.
How Can a Car Accident Lawyer in Greenville, SC, Help You?Car accident attorneys are skilled in negotiation. They are also well-versed in dealing with the manipulative tactics of insurance agents. At Shelly Leeke Law Firm, our car accident lawyers know how to maximize your compensation. We can calculate your damages and provide an estimate of what the insurance company should offer you. This can give you more confidence while negotiating your compensation.
How Are Car Accident Settlements Calculated?Car accident lawyers and insurance agents use the same methods to calculate damages from a car accident. These damages include:
- Medical bills
- Lost time from work
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
Call the Shelly Leeke Law Firm to Help with a Car Accident SettlementFor over a decade, car accident attorneys at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm have helped victims receive the fair compensation they deserve from their settlements. You may contemplate when to involve a car accident lawyer in your settlement. Our car accident lawyers can assist your case from beginning to end. We can calculate your damages, draft a demand letter, and negotiate for the best compensation on your behalf. During your initial consultation, we can honestly assess the claim and explore the possible outcomes for you. To speak with a car accident attorney in Greenville, SC, contact us online for a free case evaluation.
Who is entitled to bring a wrongful death claim in South Carolina?
A wrongful death case may be brought by the spouse or child(ren) of the deceased victim or if there is no surviving spouse or child, then the parents or next of kin of the accident victim.
Who will pay for my medical bills if I am a pedestrian who was struck by an automobile?
The at fault driver’s insurance company is responsible for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages caused by the negligence of that driver in causing the collision with a pedestrian. If you carry your own insurance policy, your policy may also pay for your medical bills and even pain and suffering in excess of the amount of coverage available from the at fault driver’s policy, depending on the coverage you carry through your own policy. Contact us for Free Case Evaluation today.
Who is responsible for my slip and fall accident?
Depending on the details of your accident, more than one person could be held responsible for your injuries. The owner, tenant, management, or a combination of parties may be held liable for the slip and fall. An attorney can help you to determine who will be held responsible and take the necessary actions to build your case against them.