Rear-End Accident in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Morris Law, LLC successfully handled a case that paid out full compensation of $175,000 to an injured client at the policy limits for both property damage and bodily injury. The accident involved a resident of Myrtle Beach and happened along Highway 707 close to Murrells Inlet in South Carolina. The client was riding as a passenger in a vehicle going west along Highway 707 when it was struck in the back by another driver.
The driver of the vehicle that rear-ended the car our client was riding in initially said he felt sleepy. The following day, he told the investigator for Morris Law, LLC that he had been blinded by the headlights of an oncoming vehicle. These inconsistencies in statements were used by Attorney Jeff Morris, as well as other evidence, to obtain full compensation for the client.
The injured party suffered back pain as a result of the rear-end collision and was transported to a hospital for evaluation and treatment. After treatment, with instructions for a follow-up with an orthopod, the client was released. The orthopedic recommendation was followed by the client, who was released without any need for invasive procedures or surgery. Attorney Jeffrey D. Morris insisted that the insurance company award the full compensation to the injured client, which was granted in the client’s favor.
Insurance Companies and Low Settlement Values
Oftentimes, an insurer will try to offer a low-ball settlement to an injured party. They know that the victim may be suffering financially and take advantage of their predicament. It is important to think carefully before accepting this offer since the individual may not have reached the level of maximum improvement.
Once the offer is accepted, no further expenses can be requested from the insurer. If additional treatment or surgery is needed, the person will be unable to request further payment and will be forced to pay for their additional medical care out of pocket. Your car accident attorney will advise you when this situation arises and help you receive the full compensation you deserve.
Rear-End Accidents and Back Pain
Rear-end accidents are the most common type of traffic collision. When a vehicle is struck from behind, the driver and other occupants experience an accelerating and decelerating force on their body, This forces the body to be suddenly thrown forward and backward in a whip-like fashion. This can lead to muscle, tendon and vertebral injuries.
Morris Law in the Myrtle Beach Area
If you are involved in a traffic collision with another vehicle, call Morris Law in the Myrtle Beach area for help. We can be reached at (843) 232-0944 or contact us online. We will be happy to discuss your claim during a free case evaluation. We can answer your questions and give you your options moving forward.