A teenager gets off work at a mall in Myrtle Beach. She and her friends pile into her grandmother's car. They head out on US-501. The teenager reaches an intersection. She tries to make a "running left" in order to beat the oncoming traffic. However, our client's vehicle is traveling straight through the intersection. The negligent teenager turns in front of him, causing a massive, head on collision. Our client, who we will call Tommy, is knocked unconscious.
The Insurance Dispute
The teenager's insurance company, 21st Century, blames our client for the wreck. They claim that Tommy ran the red light. The teenager's passengers say that they cannot recall what color the light was at the time of the collision. Between phone calls, FOIA requests, and lots of private investigation, we are ultimately able to get security footage from a nearby gas station that shows exactly what happened. As Tommy had told us all along, the teenager never stopped, but instead turned/veered left directly in front of him, in violation of South Carolina's "Right of Way" laws. The at fault driver's negligent actions were the clear cause of the accident. The videotape contradicted the Defendant's version of events, and forced her insurance carrier to accept full liability. Though it should have been done months earlier, 21st Century paid the policy limits which helped cover Tommy's medical bills and other damages.
Not only did Tommy suffer a concussion, he also sustained injuries to his chest. In the days following the accident, Tommy believed his trouble breathing came from bruising, but upon further examination, it was discovered that Tommy had a collapsed lung. He had to stay in the hospital for an extended period due to the life threatening nature of his injuries. Fortunately, the doctors were able to stabilize Tommy, and he was able to return to the life he enjoyed prior to the wreck.
Myrtle Beach, SC Accidents
We have helped Tommy and a number of other people in car wrecks and other incidents along South Carolina's Grand Strand. This part of the state also holds special significance to us, as our COO, Jason Savage, grew up and still has family in Myrtle Beach. Whether you reside in our state, or sustained injury while simply visiting, I am glad to put in the time and effort necessary to not only uncover the facts of your case, but also identify all potential insurance policies, just as we did for Tommy. To experience our client service and dedication, call us for a free consultation at 843-427-2800.
Get Legal Help After a Car Accident in South Carolina
The issues you face after an auto accident are not as simple as some people would have you believe. From how medical bills get paid to how much you should be compensated, it is always better to receive a free consultation from a Myrtle Beach car accident attorney than to rely on an insurance company that increases its profits by paying you less.
The attorneys at the Law Office of Kenneth E. Berger have years of experience handling cases like yours, and would be honored to help you and your family with the legal recovery process while you focus on healing. Our offices are conveniently located in Columbia and Myrtle Beach, and we proudly serve the Sumter and Florence areas, as well as the entire state of South Carolina. Call us today at 843-427-2800 (Myrtle Beach, SC), or start a live chat 24/7 with a real, live person to arrange a free and confidential consultation.