south carolina car accident lawyer

South Carolina Car Accident Lawyer 

We Are Committed to Helping Car Accident Victims and Their Families in Times of Need 

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A car accident can change everything. One moment everything is fine, and the next you are left wondering how you will put the pieces of your life back together. When this happens, you need to make sure you are doing what is best for you and your family. If you have been seriously injured or tragically lost a loved one in a car accident in Beaufort County, Jasper County, Colleton County, or Hampton County, we’re here to help. 

After a car accident, your bills can start to add up quickly. But, if you suffered serious injuries or are being forced to confront the reality of losing a loved one too soon, your bills may also be the least of your worries. We understand what it’s like to be in your situation, and we want you to know that we will do everything we possibly can to help you move forward. 

Experienced and Compassionate Car Accident Lawyer Serving Coastal South Carolina and the I-95 Corridor 

Through our office in Port Royal, we represent car accident victims and families throughout coastal South Carolina and the I-95 corridor. No matter what happened, if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, we can help you make smart decisions about your next steps. If you have a claim, we can deal with the insurance companies on your behalf; and, if you have questions, we will be here to guide you throughout the entire process. 

Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle 

We handle all types of car accident cases. If you or someone you love was involved in any type of serious or fatal car accident, we strongly encourage you to contact us so that we can help you. This includes (but is not limited to) accidents involving issues such as: 

  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving (or falling asleep behind the wheel)
  • Drunk driving
  • Improper merge, lane change, or attempted pass
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Other forms of careless, reckless, and aggressive driving

These types of issues can leave drivers and passengers helpless to protect themselves. T-bone collisions, rear-end collisions, head-on collisions, sideswipes, rollovers, and other types of accidents can all happen in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, these (and other) issues frequently leave drivers, passengers, and their families facing consequences such as: 

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Facial injuries (including eye, jaw, and nose injuries)
  • Nerve damage
  • Severe burns
  • Soft tissue injuries (muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries)
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
  • Wrongful death 

While auto insurance covers the financial and non-financial costs of these, and other consequences in many cases, obtaining the coverage you and your family deserve can be difficult. South Carolina car accident attorney Luke Paulick knows how to deal with the insurance companies effectively, and he can deal with them on your behalf while helping to guide you through the recovery process. 

Types of Compensation We May Be Able to Help You Recover 

When you have an auto insurance claim after a car accident in South Carolina, the amount you are entitled to recover is determined by the losses you and your family suffer as a result of the accident. As a result, while many people have questions about the average settlement for a car accident in South Carolina, the reality is that this has no bearing on the value of your insurance claim. If you choose our firm to represent you, Luke will work to recover the full compensation you and your family deserve for: 

  • Vehicle repair or replacement costs
  • Medical expenses and other out-of-pocket costs (including funeral and burial expenses in wrongful death cases) 
  • Loss of income, benefits, future earnings, and inheritance 
  • Pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and other non-financial losses 

How Luke Can Help 

With more than a decade of legal experience, Luke established his own law firm in 2022 in order to work more closely with accident victims and their families. He is a passionate advocate for his clients, and he is truly committed to helping them by all means available. With this in mind, here is what you can expect when you choose Paulick Law, LLC:  

  • Helping You Understand Your Situation – Luke will explain everything you need to know about dealing with the aftermath of a serious or fatal car accident in South Carolina. 
  • Helping You Make Smart Decisions – He will also help you make smart decisions about your next steps—from deciding where to get treatment to deciding whether to file an auto insurance claim. 
  • Dealing with the Insurance Companies for You – If you decide to file an insurance claim, Luke will deal with the insurance companies on your behalf to make sure they don’t take advantage of you. 
  • Helping You Put the Pieces Back Together – Beyond dealing with the legal aspects of your recovery, Luke will be there to help you in any way he can. 

FAQs: Protecting Yourself and Your Family After a Car Accident in South Carolina 

What are compensatory damages in South Carolina?

The term “compensatory damages” refers to the financial compensation you are entitled to receive after a car accident in South Carolina. Your compensatory damages are unique to you, and you will need to work closely with your car accident attorney to ensure that you are seeking the full amount you are entitled to recover. 

What evidence can a South Carolina car accident attorney use to prove my case?

We may be able to use several forms of evidence to prove your case after a car accident in South Carolina. Depending on the circumstances involved, this could include everything from skid marks and other forensic evidence to the other driver’s phone records or DUI ticket. 

Is South Carolina a no-fault state or an at-fault state for car accidents?

South Carolina has a fault-based auto insurance system. All drivers in the state are required to carry liability insurance; so, if you or a loved one was involved in a serious car accident, the other driver should be insured. 

Is there a time limit to file a car accident claim?

Yes, and this time limit is referred to as the “statute of limitations.” In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for car accident claims is three years from the date of the accident in most cases. 

Is it worth getting a lawyer for a car accident?

Yes, due to the challenges involved in protecting your legal rights, it is well worth hiring a car accident lawyer in to represent you. Like most law firms, we represent car accident victims and their families on a contingency-fee basis, which means our clients pay nothing unless we help them secure a financial recovery. 

Contact Us for a Free Consultation with South Carolina Car Accident Attorney Luke Paulick

If you would like to know more about how we help car accident victims and their families, we invite you to get in touch. Call 843-379-3285 or contact us online to speak with South Carolina car accident lawyer Luke Paulick for free today.