A student was driving to school one morning down Highway 501 near Coastal Carolina University. It was very early in the morning and a car attempted to cross over Highway 501 from a cut-through. The driver came across the highway into opposing lanes and struck the student's car.
The student's car then flipped and landed off of the roadway creating a large laceration on the student's head. The laceration required 38 staples and many doctor's visits afterward totaling around $34,000.
Because the student was unable to speak for herself immediately after the accident, the at-fault driver told officers that the student was driving in the lane that was supposed to be used for turning and that it was the student's fault. Witnesses supported the at-fault driver's story and blamed the student.
Because of the questioned liability of the accident and high medical bills, the student's parents contacted Myrtle Beach Car Accident Attorneys at The Derrick Law Firm to help with the case.
The Derrick Law Firm investigated the accident and obtained satellite imaging of the roadway as well as records from SCDOT to show several things in support of the student's case:
1. Proved student was not in a turn only lane.
2. Contradicted witness statements indicating there were turn arrows in student's lane.
3. Proved witnesses were unreliable and stories were inconsistent.
After a thorough investigation of the accident and examining all of the medical records and bills associated with the student's injuries, The Derrick Law Firm settled the case for over the amount of medical bills at $97,500.
Car accidents can happen to anyone but when medical bills start piling up and the liability is being questioned, you want an experienced car accident lawyer to protect your interests. The Derrick Law Firm, voted Best Attorney by the readers of the Horry Independent and Myrtle Beach Herald, have 30 years of experience in personal injury law.
Call them for a free consultation today. 843-248-7486