One evening, our client was traveling down Cate's Bay Road in Conway, South Carolina where they ran off the road and hit a tree.
The client and a passenger were seriously injured, and our client stayed in the hospital for several weeks with a broken back.
Because this was a one car accident, it became a highly contested case with the insurance company. They argued it was our clients fault, and they were not liable, or responsible, for the damages. We argued that the accident was caused by the passenger who was intoxicated and fell on the steering wheel, causing our client to crash.
After much investigation, Attorney Kristie Shaw and staff were able to acquire digital messages from the passenger indicating that they were at fault in the accident.
Because the case failed at mediation, The Derrick Law Firm continued to prepare for trial. Opposing counsel offered a reasonable settlement weeks before trial was scheduled.
Despite the challenges presented in this case, The Derrick Law Firm worked to get all available information regarding the accident and prepared the case in the event of trail. The insurance company settled the case despite the challenges presented by the victim.