In South Carolina, many accidents are caused each year because of distracted driving or driving under the influence. If you are injured because a driver is using a cell phone to text and not paying attention to the road, you are entitled to compensation if it is determined that you are not at fault. Texting or sending emails on a smart phone is illegal in South Carolina, although using your smart phone or other hand held device to make a phone call is not.
Accident Injuries From Distracted Driving
Your compensation in any personal injury lawsuit is determined by how serious your injuries are, how long they are expected to last, and the percentage you are at fault for the accident. If the other driver was at fault, you receive 100% of the compensation you are entitled to if you win your case. If it is determined that you share fault for the accident, your compensation is lowered accordingly.
Driving laws permit teenagers as young as 15 to have a conditional license in the state of South Carolina. They are allowed to drive alone during daylight, and until midnight with a licensed driver over 21. The number of passengers is restricted, as many young drivers are easily distracted when they get their first license to drive. If you are hurt by a young driver not following the rules of their conditional license, it’s time to talk with an attorney to learn about and protect your rights.
Getting Hurt in an Auto Accident
If you are out of work because of your auto accident injuries, you need a way to support yourself financially. If your injuries are severe enough, you may not be able to return to work at all. These factors are considered in a personal injury lawsuit, and you have the right to seek damages if you are injured because of the negligence or willful misconduct of another driver on the road.
If you have been hurt in a car accident and have received medical attention, it’s time to meet with a personal injury attorney who can help you. Ryan Montgomery, Attorney at Law, LLC is ready to talk with you about your injuries and to develop a case for you to receive financial compensation because of your injuries. For a free initial consultation contact our Greenville or Columbia office.