The aftermath of a car accident can be traumatic. Having to recover from injuries is time consuming and stressful enough. Worrying about how you will pay your bills is not something you should be forced to do. It is not uncommon for people to be so injured that they lose time at work and, in turn, money from their paychecks.
In some instances, an insurance company will provide compensation for lost wages. If you carry personal injury protection (PIP), you can file a claim with your own insurance company to secure this compensation. Unfortunately, no matter how good of a customer you have been, you can expect your insurance company to attempt to limit this compensation as much as they can.
If you don’t have PIP coverage, you can still recover lost wages. To do so, you will need to file a personal injury suit against the party responsible for the accident. When you win, you will recover compensation from that party’s insurance company. In South Carolina, even if you have to use your vacation or sick time to go back and forth to the doctor or therapist, you can receive compensation for the time you are forced to use.
In some accidents, people are left disabled and unable to return to work. On these occasions, your future earnings are impacted. Your ability to earn a living wage can be dramatically reduced or even eliminated altogether. If this happens, the damages you are able to recover can be much higher. When a judge is deciding your case, several factors will be considered. These may include your age, your capabilities before and after the accident and your career.
In order to make a successful claim, you must be able to detail your losses. To do this, you will need the representation of an attorney experienced in auto accident law. The more evidence that you are able to present, the more likely you are to win your case and receive the compensation that you deserve.
When you are involved in a car accident in South Carolina, our team can help you. We will review the details of your accident at no cost to you and help you determine how to best move forward. Reach out to us today or browse our website for more information about our firm and how we can assist you.