Our client was traveling back home to drop one of her passengers off. Before she made it home, they were involved in a serious car wreck.
The at-fault vehicle was traveling eastbound on US 378 near Conway, SC. Our client, along with the other passengers were traveling westbound on US 378. As the two vehicles neared each other, the other driver swerved into the oncoming lane and violently sideswiped the vehicle our client was riding in. Both vehicles were disabled on the opposite sides of the roadway. The at-fault driver secured the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. The driver was identified the next day and confessed of going on a drinking binge that day, including the making and drinking of a “screwdriver” on his way to a bar near Johnsonville, SC. As he headed back home, he leaned down to pick up his phone and swerved into the oncoming lane. The driver admitted to fleeing the scene as well.
Immediately after the impact, our client was taken to the emergency room at Conway Medical Center in Conway, South Carolina. She underwent several CT Scans and X-rays that revealed she suffered a fracture of her tibial plateau. After being placed in immobilizer, she was discharged with very specific instructions and ordered to follow up with an orthopedic specialist as soon as possible. After undergoing another CT scan, the doctor ordered her to stay off her left leg for twelve weeks due to the damage her knee had from the wreck.
The Derrick Law Firm thoroughly evaluated all the facts, medical records, hospital bills, and further treatment that our client would need. Our client injuries could have been avoided if the defendant was sober and following the rules of the road. Due to the extreme negligence and recklessness of the at-fault driver, Attorney Derrick demanded the full liability coverage of the at-fault driver and was able to settle our client’s claim for $105,000.
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