Auto Accident

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Victim of an Auto Accident in South Carolina?

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Day or night, you can count on the John Price Law Firm, LLC to protect your rights if you have been injured in an auto accident. The South Carolina personal injury & auto accident attorneys of our firm will handle your case properly from the beginning.

Our proven lawyers are experienced in evaluating the circumstances of a car accident to obtain any evidence that may be important in proving negligence and liability. We seek the maximum compensation reasonably possible from negotiation to trial, if necessary.

John Price has practiced law since 1985 and the firm’s attorneys offer nearly 100 years of combined legal knowledge and experience. We serve clients at three main office locations: North Charleston, Summerville, and Myrtle Beach, SC. We handle all types of personal injury claims and auto accidents in South Carolina, including:

  • Car wrecks (head-on collisions, rollovers, intersection crashes)
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle spills and collisions with autos
  • Pedestrians or bicycle riders struck by motor vehicles
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury at the hands of a negligent party, do not hesitate to contact our experienced South Carolina personal injury attorneys.

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Auto Accident Process

An auto accident attorney can often be the key to earning the maximum amount of compensation for your claim. That begins with learning about our clients’ situation before and after the auto accident. This is necessary to determine the change that was caused by the accident. The next step involves a thorough investigation of the accident. This includes everything from looking over police reports, going to the scene of the accident and consulting experts. We also look into the history and record of the defendant. This entire process will lead to the determination of how to navigate through your claim.

One of the benefits that come with our detailed auto accident process is that we can successfully reconstruct the accident. Consultations with industry experts can also determine the extent of financial loss for our clients. Many factors go into that calculation. This can also lead to the litigation phase in the event that a settlement cannot be reached. From start to finish, we have your best interest in mind at the John Price Law Firm. You can also help out this process by taking pictures after the accident, collecting witness information and getting a police report.

Dealing With Insurance Companies

Once you have been involved in an auto accident, the next step is to exchange information with the other driver. Before long, you are likely to be contacted by the insurance company of the other driver. It is important to never give a recorded statement or admit any type of fault. This could be used against you. Also, do not permit them to record you. In fact, your best move is to hang up and contact the John Price Law Firm. We will assign you an attorney who is adept in every tactic insurance companies will try to use against you. That it’s why so important to allow us to speak on your behalf. We take every necessary step towards getting you the most compensation possible.

It should also be noted that the first offer from an insurance company is typically well below what you rightfully deserve. You should not feel obligated to accept any initial offer, especially without consulting an auto accident lawyer. Insurance companies often make it seem like they are looking out for your best interests, although their main priority is their own bottom line. Knowing this fact already puts you ahead of the game.

Common Causes Leading To Compensation

Someone is always at fault in an auto accident. The key is to prove that someone else was responsible for hitting your vehicle. That falls on your attorney to provide the burden of proof. There are many reasons you can be compensated for an auto accident and here is a look at a few:

  • DUI
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting and driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield
  • Careless driving

There are also instances when the other driver may not be the guilty party. There are occasions when a part manufacturer could be held liable. A faulty component could trigger an accident and that would lead to a personal injury claim being filed against the manufacturer. And a municipality may be at fault if certain roads are not up to code. Creating a hazardous roadway could lead to a claim being filed against a city or county.

Calculating Compensation

A lot goes into calculating compensation in an auto accident claim. There is more to it than just fixing the damage on a vehicle. Some accidents keep individuals from working and that would allow for the recovery of lost wages. When injuries are more severe, compensation needs to cover medical expenses, as well as the cost of therapy and rehab. There are even non-economic damages to consider. For instance, permanent disfigurement or disability allows victims to compensation that also factors in the emotional strain. The loss of a life in an auto accident can lead to a wrongful death lawsuit that compensates for an array of losses. Punitive damages are also awarded in some cases as a means of further punishing the guilty party and this is usually because of an extreme act of negligence. And if there is another passenger in your vehicle, that person can also receive compensation.

Auto accidents can cause injuries that run from minor to fatal. An auto accident can prevent you from resuming your normal daily activities or returning to work. Money spent on hospital bills and rehabilitation appointments and wages lost from being out of work can quickly add up. The following are some of the most common auto accident injuries:

Neck Injuries

Being rear ended is one of the most common types of accidents, and neck injuries are often the result. Whiplash or neck strain are often suffered by the victim, and some victims even experience damaged discs or cervical dislocation.


If an accident causes a chemical spell, glass to shatter or starts a fire, scarring and disfigurement can result. This type of scarring can have a long-lasting and devastating effect on an individual’s self-esteem and confidence.

Broken Bones

Serious accidents can result in broken bones, which often take extensive rehabilitation and have a long healing time.


An amputation will leave a victim with a disability for life. This kind of an injury can have an impact on every aspect of that person’s life, including the type of work they are able to perform and the activities they are able to enjoy.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Hitting their head on the dashboard, steering wheel or seat in front of them can result in a brain injury for the victim of an auto accident. If an individual has hit their head in an auto accident, they should be observed in the hours and days following for signs of a traumatic brain injury.

Back Injuries

Victims of a car accident often experience lower back injuries, and they can also suffer from broken or fractured vertebrae, herniated discs, or a sprained back. Back injuries usually require a long healing time, possibly even months or years.

If you have experienced a motor vehicle accident, don’t hesitate to call us today. We can help get you compensation for these things:

  • Physical therapy
  • Car replacement
  • Hospital bills
  • Lost wages
  • Prescription costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Wrongful death compensation

We see victims from auto accidents on the many interstate freeways crisscrossing South Carolina, including I-95, I-26, I-20, and U.S. Highway 17. Many times these involve trucks or commercial vehicles, which can cause devastating injuries due to the heavy impact on smaller vehicles.

If you have suffered a back injury or head injury from a car accident or been seriously hurt in other ways, our lawyers know from experience the typical damages arising from these injuries. The John Price Law Firm, LLC will not advise to accept less than full compensation for your medical bills, time off from work, future treatment required and any other damages, under the circumstances of your settlement case.

Your Local SC Accident Law Firm

Contact our Charleston personal injury firm if you or a family member has been injured or killed in an auto accident in South Carolina. We offer a free consultation and 24-hour answering service. We have five convenient locations, with three South Carolina locations being fully staffed with full-time attorneys and experienced support staff, or we can meet you at your home or hospital, with evening and weekend appointments available.

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John Price


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Bobby Phipps

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Benjamin A. Parker


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Heather A. Panter


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J. David Murrell


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Matthew T. Douglas



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    John Price Law Firm, LLC offers convenience and accessibility, with two offices and two satellite locations in the Charleston area and surrounding counties of South Carolina. Most importantly, we offer compassionate representation with proven experience in personal injury and workers' compensation claims.