You can work your entire life to provide for your family, buy a home, buy vehicles and other property, and then because of one drunk driver, a teenager texting a friend, or inattention by an uninsured driver, your health and livelihood can be in jeopardy.  Even if the at-fault driver has insurance, in the majority of cases we see, the drivers only have the state required minimum of $25,000 / $50,000 in liability coverage. That means that the most any one person can obtain from them in an accident is $25,000.  Additionally, there is a $50,000 limit to what can be paid out totally among all the injured victims of a wreck.  $25,000 is nothing compared to the costs of doctors, hospitals, surgeries, etc.  Therefore, if you have not protected yourself with your own insurance coverage, you may be unable to obtain the necessary healthcare and receive the needed compensation for your lost wages and injuries.

You may be wondering if the at-fault party does not have sufficient insurance, can you sue them personally?  The answer is yes.  But, the truth is, the great majority of drunk drivers, reckless and negligent drivers, as well as ordinary working people do not have sufficient assets to pay a significant judgment.  There is a reason they have no insurance.


If you find yourself hurt in a car accident by the negligence of another, call Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers at 843-488-5360 for a free case review. 

Dirk J. Derrick
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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.