A man did not survive a car crash in rural Fairfield County on Wednesday when he ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, went down an embankment and overturned. Troopers said Gray was trying to pass some vehicles when he swerved off the road. A driver going in the other direction also had to swerve off the road to avoid being hit. That driver was not hurt. The crash is under investigation by SCHP and the Fairfield County Coroner’s Office. An experienced accident lawyer at the Louthian Law Firm in Columbia South Carolina can help when an accident results in personal injury, property damage, or an untimely death of a loved one.
A surviving family member of a person who dies in single vehicle car accident may seek compensation to cover both economic and non-economic losses, such as lost wages, medical bills, legal fees, and costs of property replacement as well as pain and suffering, if they can prove that some other party may have contributed to the accident. This could be a parts, or a vehicle manufacturer in some cases, when other drivers are not the cause. In South Carolina, the law requires that any collision causing at least $1,000 in total property damage, or resulting in injury, or death, occurring on a public highway must be reported to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety using the appropriate department form. An experienced accident attorney can assist with forms and answer a victim’s questions regarding injury, property damage and catastrophic losses.
Accidental death benefit.
Accidental death benefits pay for death expenses related to covered auto accident bodily injury that causes the death of a policyholder, or a covered family member. The benefit is paid according to the terms of the specific policy. When someone is killed in an auto accident without accidental death benefit coverage, families may personally have to pay out-of-pocket for related death expenses. An accident attorney can review a policy to help families who have lost loved ones in a single car accident.
Seek legal counsel.
Auto accident insurance claims and personal injury litigation necessary to recover damages in South Carolina require accident victims to consult with competent lawyers. Louthian Law can build a strong case, and objectively speak on a victim’s behalf in court, or against the insurance company’s legal team to yield positive results when other’s negligence is a factor. In other cases, lawyers can assist with insurance claims for death benefits.
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