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When A Car Accident Is No Accident

Auto accidents typically involve injuries that affect you and your family physically, emotionally and financially. At Venus Poe, Attorney at Law, we have worked with numerous clients to help get their life back on track.

When you have been injured in an accident, you need someone willing to fight for you. Attorney Venus Poe, with law offices in Greenville and Fountain Inn, has a passion for helping people and the experience to make a difference.

We offer a free consultation to understand your case and determine if you are in need of Venus’s services. If we feel that you do not need an attorney, we will tell you so. Being open and honest is something we take great pride in. If you are in need of an attorney, Venus and our legal team are ready and willing to fight for you at no cost to you unless you recover.

What Hardships Are You Facing?

Here are some of the most common issues we see our clients face who have been injured in a car accident:

  • Mounting doctor and hospital bills
  • Extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Scars and permanent disabilities
  • Car damage
  • Insurance hassles
  • Extensive medical forms and paperwork to fill
  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering

You might wonder: How much is my car accident case worth? The answer is that it is impossible to put an exact number on your claim without a full evaluation. When you call Venus Poe, Attorney at Law, we will listen to your story and determine your exact needs. We can help you get the compensation you deserve, including a car accident settlement that is fair to you.

We Understand What You Are Going Through

Sometimes all you need is someone who is on your side. Someone who will listen and care. Venus Poe meets personally with each new client to understand their situation and formulate a plan to help them move forward. Respect and compassion are what you can expect at each step of the way from our firm.

We can take the weight off your shoulders. We can help make sure you get the medical care you need. We will work to cut through the insurance red tape and see that your medical bills are paid. We will tend to all of the small details during your recovery so that you can concentrate on getting better.

We Understand Insurance Law

Dealing with insurance companies is no fun. We know how they work and can use our knowledge of the law to take that burden off you. You need someone who can advocate your rights and interests. We are here to fight for you.

All drivers in South Carolina are required to have car insurance when they operate a motor vehicle. Minimum car insurance requirements in South Carolina include the following:

  •   $25,000 per person per accident for bodily injury
  •   $50,000 for all persons injured in one accident
  •   $25,000 for all property damage in one accident.

This is called 25/50/25 insurance in South Carolina. While this is the minimum amount required, many drivers carry higher limits. If you are involved in a car crash in Greenville or Fountain Inn, South Carolina, you should contact an attorney who can investigate how much insurance the person responsible for your wreck has. You may be entitled to full policy limits.

If you suffered damages in excess of a driver’s policy limits, then you may be able to file a car accident lawsuit against the driver, car owner, an employer, or others who may be responsible for the crash that led to your injuries.

Common Causes of Car Crashes in South Carolina

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there are more than 140,000 traffic collisions in South Carolina every year. Nearly 1,000 of those result in fatal injuries annually. The majority of those crashes could be prevented.

Driver error is, by far, the most prominent cause of all crashes in the United States, according to Nolo.com. Some of the related common causes of car accidents in South Carolina include:

  •   Distracted driving
  •   Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  •   Driver inexperience
  •   Failure to follow rules of the road
  •   Driver fatigue
  •   Speeding
  •   Failure to follow posted signs and traffic lights
  •   Failure to yield right of way

Types of Car Accidents in Greenville & Fountain Inn, SC

Car accidents happen everywhere in Greenville, from highways like Interstate 85 (I-85) to dangerous intersections like Haywood Road and Pelham. Those auto accidents take many forms, including the following:

  •   Rear-end accidents
  •   Head-on collisions
  •   T-bone accidents
  •   Sideswipe accidents
  •   Interstate accidents
  •   Side-impact accidents
  •   Intersection accidents
  •   Work zone accidents
  •   Construction zone accidents
  •   Low-speed accidents
  •   High-speed accidents
  •   Single-vehicle crashes

Each of these different types of accidents requires in-depth knowledge to understand how the crash occurred and what caused it. Car accident lawyer Venus Poe often works with car crash reconstructionists, which are experts in the car accident field, to determine exactly what happened at a wreck. This allows her to prove which party was negligent and ensure the appropriate parties are held financially liable.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accident injuries can be extremely severe, and even fatal. They often result in the need for extensive medical treatment for weeks or even months after a crash. Some injuries even require a lifetime of ongoing care or permanent alterations to the car accident victim’s home to accommodate for disabilities caused by the crash.

Common injuries that we can help you get medical treatment for include the following:

  •   Traumatic brain injuries
  •   Neck and back injuries
  •   Soft tissue injuries
  •   Concussions
  •   Whiplash
  •   Seat belt burn
  •   Broken bones and fractures
  •   Scaring and disfiguring injuries
  •   Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  •   Burns
  •   Internal injuries
  •   Lacerations
  •   Limb loss and amputation
  •   Knee injuries
  •   Shoulder injuries

In addition to these physical injuries, many people suffer emotional distress and mental anguish after an auto accident. They may even suffer depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that prevents them from living a normal life.

A car accident attorney can help you get compensation for all of your injuries after an auto accident. However, it is important for you to keep a record of all of your medical treatment and how the injuries affect your life. You should maintain any records you receive from the doctor. You can also keep a Post-Accident Pain Journal like the sample published by Enjuris. This documentation will help you get all of the money that you deserve after a wreck.

Call Venus Poe for A Free Legal Consultation

We are ready to meet with you personally and evaluate your claim at no cost to you. You will personally meet with a lawyer on your initial visit. There is no charge to talk with us about your case, and no obligation to choose us if you wish to pursue other options.

Don’t wait to get help. Give us a call today to find out what we can do for you. Call 864-963-0310 or use our online contact form. The call is free and confidential.

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