Car Accidents Bluffton, SC

Bluffton Car Accident Lawyer

Bluffton Lawyers With a Record of Success

If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, you likely have a lot of concerns. From dealing with the aftermath of the crash to navigating the complex world of insurance claims and legal proceedings, it's a path fraught with confusion and anxiety. 

At Bauer & Metro, P.C., we’re passionate about helping car wreck victims make sense of these legal processes and about leveraging our experience and resources to fight for the justice they deserve. As battle-tested trial lawyers who’ve recovered millions for injured folks across the Lowcountry, we have what it takes to handle even the toughest cases.

If you have questions about your rights and legal options, our Bluffton car accident lawyers want to help. We proudly serve clients across the Lowcountry and beyond and offer FREE consultations. Call (843) 683-5297 or contact us online to request yours.

We Handle All Types of Car Wreck Cases

As one of the Lowcountry’s most trusted personal injury practices, Bauer & Metro, P.C. has the insight to handle even the toughest cases. From resolving claims involving single-vehicle wrecks and multi-vehicle collisions to fighting for victory in challenging cases involving disputed liability, our services are meant to make you whole. Examples of the types of cases we handle include:

  • Negligent motorists. Our team has championed the rights of countless folks whose lives were forever changed by the negligence of other drivers. We handle cases involving drunk driving, distracted driving, traffic violations, reckless driving, and other forms of driver negligence.
  • Commercial vehicles. Companies that own and operate commercial vehicles are ultimately responsible for the safety of their drivers and their fleet. If you’ve been hurt in a trucking accident, a bus accident, or another wreck involving a commercial vehicle, we have the experience to help you take on corporations and commercial insurance carriers.
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Pedestrians and bicyclists have the least amount of protection of any road user, which is why they disproportionately suffer serious injuries in traffic accidents. If you or someone you love were injured by a motorist as a pedestrian or a bicyclist, we have what it takes to fight for the full recovery you deserve.
  • Fatal wrecks. Auto accidents remain a leading cause of death in Bluffton and South Carolina. If you lost a loved one in a motor vehicle crash, we can help pursue justice through survival and wrongful death actions that allow eligible family members to recover compensation for their emotional and financial losses. 
  • Serious injuries. Car wrecks can devastate victims and families, especially when they result in catastrophic injuries. As a powerhouse personal injury firm, we handle high stakes cases involving brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other injuries that result in significant medical bills, long-term needs, or lifetimes of limitations.
  • Public entities. When government-owned vehicles cause preventable car accidents, there are unique rules and procedures that victims must know to preserve their right to compensation. This includes special processes for notifying the government of a claim and shortened statutes of limitations. At Bauer & Metro, P.C., we have experience helping folks injured in wrecks involving transit systems, public buses, city work vehicles, utility-owned vehicles, and more. 
  • Products liability. Sometimes, wrecks are caused by auto defects that should have never been allowed to hit the production line or remain on the market. By conducting thorough investigations, we can explore whether a defective vehicle component caused your wreck and provide the firepower needed to take on automakers and other product manufacturers. 
  • UM / UIM insurance. Uninsured / underinsured motorist coverage is optional insurance that you can purchase as part of your auto policy. If you have this coverage, it can make the difference when you’re injured by a driver who doesn’t have insurance or doesn’t have enough insurance to fully cover all your losses. It can also be vital in cases involving hit-and-run accidents. Our firm always explores the potential for bringing UM/UIM claims under a client’s own policy to maximize their ultimate recoveries. 
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How We Help Bluffton Car Wreck Victims

Bauer & Metro, P.C. has earned a reputation for providing honest, high-quality representation to car wreck victims when they need it most. That’s because we make clients our chief priority, and because we leverage our experience and resources to handle all aspects of their claims.

When you trust our car accident attorneys with your case, you can be confident knowing that we’ll guide you through every step of the process and fight tenaciously for the compensation you deserve.

Here’s how we can help:

  • Accident Investigation. Our team will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident to gather all the necessary evidence, which may include police reports, eyewitness accounts, traffic camera footage, and accident reconstruction.
  • Communications with Insurance Companies. We handle all communications with the insurance companies involved. This includes filing claims, negotiating settlements, and ensuring that your rights are fully protected throughout the process.
  • Discovery Process. During the discovery phase, we will obtain all relevant information from the opposing parties to strengthen your case. This may involve deposing witnesses, requesting documents, and compiling evidence to support your claims.
  • Settlement Negotiation. Our seasoned attorneys will develop a personalized strategy aimed at achieving the best possible settlement for your situation. We have extensive experience in negotiating with insurance companies to ensure that your needs are adequately represented and compensated.
  • Trial. Sometimes, insurance companies don’t want to play fair. And when insurance carriers refuse to fairly compensate our clients, we’re always prepared to litigate their claims in court. Our legal expertise equips us to present your case meticulously to a judge or jury, aiming for the most favorable outcome.

Benefits You Can Expect from Our Legal Services

  • Step-by-Step Guidance: We understand that the legal process can be daunting. Our promise to you is hands-on guidance every step of the way to ensure that you’re informed and comfortable with each decision as your case progresses.
  • Personalized Strategies: A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't suit legal matters. We strive to understand the specifics of your case and craft strategies tailored to your individual situation and objectives.
  • Fight for Maximize Compensation: We employ our expertise and resources to fight for the highest possible compensation for your damages, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other applicable categories of recovery.

Who is Liable for My Car Accident?

South Carolina follows a "fault" system, meaning the person responsible for causing the accident is typically responsible for the resulting damages. This is important for determining who pays for medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other losses.

Here are some common liable parties:

  • Drivers: The most obvious liable party in a car accident is often one or more of the drivers involved. This could be due to negligent actions such as speeding, running a red light, distracted driving, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Vehicle Owners: If the driver causing the accident was operating a vehicle owned by someone else (such as a rental car, company vehicle, or borrowed car), the owner of the vehicle may also be held liable under certain circumstances, especially if they entrusted their vehicle to someone they knew was unfit to drive.
  • Employers: If the at-fault driver was on the job at the time of the accident, their employer may bear liability under the legal principle of "vicarious liability" or "respondeat superior," which holds employers responsible for the actions of their employees while performing job-related duties.
  • Government Entities: In some cases, poor road conditions, inadequate signage, malfunctioning traffic signals, or other hazards caused by government negligence may contribute to an accident. In such instances, the government agency responsible for maintaining the roadways could be held liable.
  • Vehicle Manufacturers: If a car accident is caused by a defect in the vehicle or one of its components (such as faulty brakes, defective tires, or malfunctioning airbags), the manufacturer or distributor of the vehicle or parts may be held liable for the resulting damages under product liability laws.
  • Third Parties: Other parties not directly involved in the accident may also be liable under certain circumstances. For example, a bar or restaurant may be held partially responsible if they served alcohol to a visibly intoxicated patron who later causes a drunk driving accident.

Keep in mind that South Carolina follows a modified comparative negligence rule. This means if you are partially at fault for the accident, your compensation may be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you. However, if you are found to be 51% or more at fault, you may not recover any damages.

Our attorneys will help ascertain the liable parties and the strategies to seek accountability after reviewing the specific facts surrounding your wreck.

At Bauer & Metro, P.C., your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

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How Much is My Car Accident Case Worth?

Determining the value of your car accident case involves assessing various factors, including the severity of your injuries, the impact on your ability to work, the costs of medical treatment, and the particulars of the accident. Our lawyers will evaluate all aspects to estimate a figure that truly represents your damages and losses.

Generally, car wreck victims are entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical bills related to treating and recovering from injuries
  • Future medical expenses for ongoing injury-related needs
  • Lost income and lost future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish / loss of enjoyment of life
  • Lost emotional and financial support suffered by family members
  • Other economic and non-economic losses

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Car Wreck in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit after a car accident is generally three years from the date of the accident. It’s vital to consult an attorney promptly to ensure that you don’t forfeit your right to compensation, as the statute of limitations can be shorter in some cases.

Ready for Results-Driven Legal Representation?

If you need legal assistance after a car accident, don't hesitate to contact our team at Bauer & Metro, P.C.. Our experienced attorneys are ready to provide you with the focused, effective, and responsive representation you deserve. 

Call us at (843) 683-5297 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards securing your rightful compensation. Consultations are FREE and there’s no fee unless we win.

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