One evening in Conway, South Carolina on Cates Bay Road, a car was traveling down the highway and made a left hand turn onto Willow Springs Road. The driver failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic and caused a collision with two other vehicles.
The at-fault driver had a passenger in his car that was seriously injured in the accident. EMS arrived on scene and took the passenger to Grand Strand Regional Hospital as Level 1 Trauma patient. The victim passenger had seizures and aspirated before EMS personnel intubated him temporarily. While at the hospital, the man had multiple CT scans and was found to have a fractured rib, a laceration on the right hand, and an altered mental state.
This man came to The Derrick Law Firm to help get him the benefits he needed to secure medical treatment and cover those medical costs. After an investigation of the accident and requesting his medical records and related bills, Car Accident Attorney Kevin Mulet sent a demand to the at fault party's insurance company requesting the full liability insurance policy limits.
The liability insurance carrier ultimately tendered the full policy limits which allowed The Derrick Law Firm to demand the victim's Underinsured Motorist Coverage policy. When a client has significantly high medical bills that are greater than the liability policy limits, they may go after UIM, or Underinsured Motorist Coverage if they have that on their own auto policy. For more information about buying the type of insurance you need, find a copy of our book here.
The Derrick Law Firm settled this client's case and he was awarded both the full amount of liability and UIM insurance policies.
Accidents can be devastating to a person's life. They can cause physical injury, financial strain, and emotional stress.
Have You Been Injured In A South Carolina Area Car Accident?
If you've been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Conway, South Carolina office directly at 843.484.0707 to schedule your free consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.