Most of us encounter car accidents and think of them as a nuisance, causing traffic delays and requiring a quick trip to the auto body shop to repair small dings and dents. However, those who have been involved in a serious car accident view them in an entirely different way.
According to statistics gathered by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, between 800 and 900 people die every year in car accidents in South Carolina alone. Nationwide, car accidents are one of the leading causes of death across all age groups. What the statistics don’t take into account, however, is the number of people who have been seriously injured. In addition to the victims, there are countless other friends and family who have been affected by the death or injury of their loved one making it important that a Georgetown car accident lawyer is consulted.
Benefit of an Attorney
If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident, you know that the time after the accident can be as difficult to go through as the accident itself. After the accident, you may be wondering how to pay medical bills, who will take care of your family while you are unable to work, and how to deal with the insurance companies. If you have been injured in an auto accident in Georgetown, you may be entitled to a monetary reward for your injuries, and the experienced attorneys at Howell & Christmas are here to help you
In addition to the damage to your vehicle, you may be able to recover compensation for lost wages, past and future medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, disfigurement, pain and suffering, or wrongful death. The actual amount you may be entitled to depends on the facts and circumstances of the accident, which need to be reviewed by an attorney. The insurance company has its own team of attorneys reviewing your case, and you may be taking a risk by going it alone. Our firm has had decades of collective experience honing our courtroom skills and negotiation tactics. We are ready to work hard for you.
Even what seems like a minor car accident can result in lasting injuries. Even if you don’t think your injuries are “that bad,” it’s a good idea to be safe and visit with a doctor after the accident. You may have suffered whiplash, a minor concussion, hurt something in your back or even fractured a bone. While these injuries may not seem as serious as a broken bone or other trauma, these “minor” injuries can affect you for the rest of your life.
With over 30 years’ combined experience representing clients in personal injury matters, Howell & Christmas lawyers are committed to helping you get the restitution you deserve. If you’ve been injured in a Georgetown car accident, contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about what we can do for you.