Drunk drivers take approximately 10,000 lives every year in the United States. In addition, they cause serious injuries, many of which are life-altering. While any injury from a rear-ender to a head-on collision can occur because the inebriated driver was unable to judge their distance from another vehicle properly or because they were unable to stay in their lane and hit another vehicle head-on, their ability to drive safely is no longer present.
It is common to experience pain after an auto accident. The body is reacting to the traumatic event in a myriad of ways. Your muscles may be sore and tight. You may experience excess fatigue from the body’s backlash to heightened adrenaline and feel as if you can’t keep up at work. Alternately, you might have trouble sleeping and relive the incident multiple times while you try to fall asleep.
The question is what can I do to make it easier to get through the ordeal. Fortunately, there are many things you can do. Let’s look at some of the top ones.
An essential part of any lawsuit is a claim for pain and suffering. Yet, many people do not fully understand this component of a personal injury lawsuit.
A lawsuit’s damages against an at-fault party are divided into two main segments. The first is labeled economic and the second is non-economic. Let’s get a handle on these segments.
From 2014 through 2018, the number of automobile accidents increased in South Carolina. There were 142,406 traffic collisions reported in South Carolina during 2018, including 969 fatal collisions. In Horry County, there were 10,319 collisions reported in 2018. The Myrtle Beach Police Department and North Myrtle Beach Police Department investigated 2,675 of those collisions.
If you are in an auto accident in Myrtle Beach, you probably know that you need to call the police to report the accident. You may know that you need to report the crash to your insurance provider. You probably know that you need to see a doctor as soon as possible to document your injuries from the car crash.
Personal injury law covers a wide variety of claims. However, they all have one thing in common — a person was injured or harmed by another party’s actions or conduct. If another party injured you, there are some important things that you should know that can help you protect your legal right to fair compensation for injuries. Our Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyers discuss the South Carolina personal injury top five things to know in this blog.