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Greenville Car Accident Lawyer

Our Results
  • $8,878,981.10 – Motorcyclist Killed In Wreck

  • $500,000 – Pedestrian Hit By A Car

  • $225,000 – Wreck Case

  • $131,000 – Wreck Case

  • $550,000 – Motorist Hit By A Tow Truck

  • $1,250,000 – Motorcyclist Hit By A Car

  • $185,000 – Wreck Involving A Tractor Trailer

  • $125,000 – Passenger Injured In Single Car Wreck

I’ve been in a car accident that wasn’t my fault, and the insurance company won’t help. Now what?

Every year, hundreds of South Carolina drivers and passengers are killed in car accidents. Beyond this, several thousand suffer severe car injuries. While a variety of factors can contribute to these collisions, negligence is often to blame. Compensation is possible when irresponsible behavior plays a role, but it’s important to work with a Greenville car accident lawyer. Strong legal representation can dramatically improve your odds of securing damages.

Causes of Car Accidents in Greenville

No two car accidents in Greenville look quite alike, but most crashes tend to fall into one of the following categories:

  • Rollover Crashes. Often caused by fatigue or distraction, rollover crashes occur when drivers lose control. Excessive speed may come into play, although accidents can also be sparked by the vehicle hitting a curb or some other obstruction.
  • Sideswipe Accidents. If two vehicles drive close to one another, a sideswipe accident may occur as soon as one crosses into the other’s lane. Like any type of accident, distraction is often to blame. Sometimes, sideswipes result from the driver’s failure to properly check blind spots before switching lanes.
  • Rear-end collisions. Drivers who follow other vehicles too closely risk rear-end collisions, which, despite their reputation as ‘minor,’ can cause a variety of devastating injuries.
  • Head-on collisions. If the front ends of two vehicles collide as they travel in opposite directions, the results can be tragic. Head-on collisions are responsible for many of the most traumatizing accidents.
  • Collisions caused by a driver pulling out in front of you. Often, accidents are caused by a driver pulling out in front of you and causing a collision. These are some of the most common types of accidents we see at Smith Jordan.

While these accidents might, at first glance, seem significantly different, they are often caused by similar problems. Negligence can play a significant role in all four types of crashes, as well as several variations not listed. This may take the form of texting while driving, speeding, or even operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol.

Filing a Car Accident Claim in South Carolina

The process for filing a car accident claim can vary from one state to the next, but the need for a detail-oriented car accident attorney should always be evident. A trusted legal representative will get the ball rolling by dealing with insurance on your behalf.

An ideal car accident attorney in Greenville will provide prompt, detail-oriented representation while taking deadlines into account. Of chief importance: the statute of limitations, which, in South Carolina, is three years for car accidents and two years if you get hit by a vehicle owned by the government.

The state’s doctrine of modified comparative negligence is also worth considering. Under this approach, it’s possible to secure damages even if you are partially at fault — but this amount can be reduced based on your share of the negligence.

Why Choose Smith Jordan?

Filing a claim after a car accident can be incredibly stressful — and seemingly minor missteps can make it difficult to secure compensation. A skilled car accident attorney can streamline this process. The right car injury lawyer will provide much-needed empathy while also offering a clear path to justice.

At Smith Jordan, we take pride in our strong track record and our excellent relationships with our valued clients. We consistently demonstrate the value of working with a proactive Greenville car accident attorney. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to move forward with a free consultation.

 

We help people hurt in accidents including the following:

Car Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Truck Accidents (those involving commercial vehicles and tractor trailers) Accidents caused by a drunk driver Bicycle Accidents Pedestrian Accidents

We can get you the help you deserve

Our attorneys have worked against insurance companies for years. We know the ins and outs of the different types of insurance, and the pitfalls and traps that insurance companies try to use to their advantage.

You won’t owe us anything unless we help recover funds from the insurance company.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Insurance Company says I don’t have under insurance, but I know I do. What Should I Do?

In this situation, you need to go sit down with an attorney that handles automobile, motorcycle and truck accidents. An auto accident attorney can go over the insurance coverage with you, and help you to determine whether or not you do have under insurance .

In some cases, their carrier may not be properly explaining it to you. In others, maybe you wanted under insurance but the carrier didn’t provide with the proper forms so you could actually get it. In each of these cases, it would benefit you to sit down with a lawyer and discuss the specifics. 

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Should I accept an offer from insurance when I am in an accident?

If you’ve been in an automobile accident and the insurance company of the at-fault driver has assured you that you don’t need to contact an auto accident lawyer, you need to realize that the insurance company is representing the person that hit you. That’s their job.

So, should you go talk to a lawyer? Absolutely. You should always talk to an attorney if you’ve had an accident. At Smith Jordan, it won’t cost anything either. We don’t charge for an initial consultation and we only earn a fee if we’re hired and there’s some recovery of fees from the accident.

The key here is to remember that the insurance company is not representing you and a lawyer can help explain whether the insurance company actually has your best interest in mind. It’s always better to understand the situation than to assume everything will be taken care of.

If you wait too long and get too far down the path with the insurance company, it makes it more difficult for the attorney to come in later and help. It’s far better to speak to an attorney early in the process. 

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I was in an accident and the other driver’s insurance offered a settlement. What Should I Do?

Individuals who were in an automobile, motorcycle or truck accident often find themselves being told that the person that hit them has minimal limits and the insurance coverage is not going to be able to cover all of the bills.

In this case, the insurance company may just want to give you a settlement. You may think you don’t need a lawyer in this instance; however, this may actually be the exact case where you need an attorney.

In these cases, an attorney can help you find types of insurance that you never would’ve known about. These are cases where it may be best to sit down and discuss the specifics with an attorney.

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What if I need a lawyer for a motorcycle accident?

In motorcycle accidents, people often assume that the rider of the motorcycle was at-fault in an accident. We find it’s often the opposite, and the driver of the automobile actually caused the accident.

These are often very serious cases with very serious injuries. No matter how hard the rider tries to protect him/herself, motorcyclists are never as protected as they would be in a vehicle.

These cases need to be handled very carefully and require the expertise of an attorney. Smith Jordan handles motorcycle accidents and there is no fee for an initial consultation. We’d be happy to discuss your case with you. 

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I’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident. What do I do?

Motorcycle accidents are very different from automobile accidents. The injuries are often far more severe. Even when motorcycle riders take the best precautions, they’re still not as protected as they would be in an automobile.

Motorcycle accident cases have to be handled very carefully and you’ll want to sit down with an attorney who is familiar with motorcycle accident cases. We handle motorcycle accidents at Smith Jordan and would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your case.

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Call Us: (864)343-2222

1810 East Main Street Easley, SC 29640

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