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Car Accidents In Myrtle Beach

Car Accidents In Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Personal Injury Attorneys

The Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, and Murrells Inlet area is a tourist hotspot for people all across the county. The more tourists who come to the area the more cars and vehicles are driven on the Grand Strand’s highways. Car accidents occur every day and sometimes they can not be avoided. In some cases, a car accident can cause severe injury to a person or his or her property. The at-fault driver is the person who is responsible for the damages and injury caused to you. And in most cases the at-fault’s driver’s liability insurance will pay for most or all of the damage or injury caused.

Car accidents can be caused by failing to follow the rules of the road, such rules generally include but are not limited to a:

  • Car accident caused by failing to keep a proper lookout for others traveling on the highway;
  • Car accident caused by failing to maintain proper control over his/her vehicle;
  • Car accident caused by driving his/her vehicle in a reckless manner which was in willful and wanton disregard of the safety of the Plaintiff, in violation of Section 56-5-2920 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, (1976);
  • Car accident caused by failing to take evasive action in order to avoid the collision;
  • Car accident caused by failing to apply his/her brakes, if in fact, he/she had any brakes at all, in violation of Section 56-5-4850 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, (1976) as amended;
  • Car accident caused by failing to maintain a safe, reasonable and proper distance between his/her vehicle and the Plaintiff's vehicle, in violation of Section 56-5-1930 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, (1976); and
  • Car accident caused by failing to use that degree of care and caution that a reasonably prudent person would have used under the same or similar circumstances as then and there prevailing.
  • The following can be recoverable damages caused by a car accident:
  • Pre-trial medical expenses for medical treatment, therapy, hospital bills and prescription drug bills;
  • Post-trial and future medical expenses for medical treatment;
  • Pre-trial physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, mental anguish and shock;
  • Post-trial and future physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, mental anguish and shock;
  • Loss of enjoyment of personal, family and social life; and that the aforesaid negligent, grossly negligent, careless, willful, wanton and reckless acts and conduct of the Defendants have all been to the general damage and detriment of the Plaintiff resulting in actual damages to be determined by a jury
  • Lost wages.

Medical Issues resulting from Car Accidents:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury
  • Neck injury
  • Back injury
  • Nerve pain
  • Soft tissue
  • Physical Therapy
  • Concussion
  • Chiropractor
  • Tingling in extremities
  • Surgery