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What To Ask For In A Car Accident Settlement

Say no to lowball offers. We will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

The insurance industry makes billions of dollars in profit every year by shortchanging seriously injured accident victims.

This doesn’t have to be you.

Understanding how much your claim is worth and what insurance policies must cover can protect you from accepting a settlement that runs out before you are healed.

Johnson + Johnson, Attorneys at Law can put you in a powerful position to demand maximum compensation from the insurance companies. We are relentless in our pursuit of results. We would rather invest more of our own time and resources into winning your case than accept a lowball settlement offer.

If you were injured or a loved one died in a South Carolina car accident, find out exactly how a Lexington car accident lawyer can help and how much your case is worth. Contact Johnson + Johnson, Attorneys at Law for a free case evaluation. At no cost to you, we can estimate the value of your claim and explain your legal options. Our car accident law firm serves victims in Lexington, Columbia, Red Bank, Oak Grove, and throughout South Carolina.

What to ask for in a car accident settlement

Car accident victims should have the time and resources they need to recover and get back to their normal lives. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. The insurance company will use any excuse to reduce or deny a claim. You’d never know this by the lowball settlements the insurance companies push, but insurance policies may cover more than you think.

There are two primary types of accident victim compensation. Economic, which is for losses with set values like medical expenses. And non-economic, which is for things with less tangible value like pain and suffering. Among the many things for which you can collect damages after a car accident in South Carolina are:

  • Emergency medical care.
  • Surgery.
  • Appointments with doctors and medical specialists.
  • Occupational, massage, mental health, and physical therapy.
  • Dental work.
  • Property damage.
  • Replacement income for lost wages.
  • Diminished earning potential.
  • In-home medical aid.
  • Home and vehicle modifications to accommodate disabilities.
  • Replacement services for tasks you can no longer accomplish (cooking, cleaning, and yardwork for example).
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Emotional distress.
  • Decreased body or brain function.
  • Loss of consortium, guidance, or enjoyment.

Depending on the situation and available resources, you may also be able to collect compensation for transportation and associated costs of travel for accident-related medical care, rental vehicle reimbursement, health insurance deductibles. If it was a fatal car accident, the family may collect funeral expenses, too.

Johnson + Johnson excels at breaking down obstacles to full compensation. We get the results injured accident victims deserve.

How will my car accident claim value be determined?

How much money you collect after a car accident, depends on a handful of factors:

  • Fault
  • Available insurance and assets.
  • Injury type and severity.
  • Your attorney’s negotiating skills.

Our job as your attorney is to calculate the full amount of compensation you deserve and make the case to the insurance company. Often, we’re able to negotiate a favorable car accident injury settlement. If they won’t pay, we are prepared to file a car accident lawsuit and take them to court.

How long does a car accident settlement take?

The duration of a car accident settlement process can vary. The time it takes to settle is influenced by several factors. Straightforward cases where liability is fairly clear will most likely be resolved faster than a case where fault is disputed. If you are wondering, “Why is my car accident settlement taking so long?” it may be that your case involves multiple factors that make it more complicated. That’s why it’s important to consult a car accident attorney who can protect your rights.

What is the average car accident settlement in South Carolina?

There are no meaningful typical car accident settlement amounts because every case is different. In general, the more debilitating a car accident injury is, the more money the crash victim deserves. This is because medical treatment, recovery, and rehabilitation are more intensive with severe injuries. For instance, an average settlement for a car accident back and neck injury might involve higher costs than that of a more minor injury with less costly treatment.

Our Lexington car accident attorneys understand that injured victims need maximum compensation to recover their health and comfort after a crash. We don’t accept anything less than the results you deserve.

Get the justice and compensation you deserve

At Johnson + Johnson, we know that you deserve maximum compensation for the health and safety stolen from you by a negligent driver. Our law firm can be by your side every step of the way, helping you make smart legal decisions throughout the claims process.

We represent injured accident victims for a contingency fee. That means that there are no out-of-pocket or upfront costs for our services. And you owe us nothing unless we win.

If you were injured or a loved one died in a South Carolina car accident, contact Johnson + Johnson for a free case evaluation. We can answer your crash-related legal questions, give you a claim estimate you can trust, and help you decide what to do next.

Don’t delay. South Carolina has a statute of limitations to act on car accident injuries and wrongful death. A member of our team is available to hear from you anytime, day or night. Contact us to schedule your free case evaluation right now.

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