Charleston Drunk Driver Accident Attorney
Were you or an immediate family member an innocent victim of an accident caused by a drunk driver? After a DUI accident, you may be scared to get on the road again, have mounting medical bills, and feel like you will never return to your day-to-day life.
At Cavanaugh & Thickens, our team focuses on helping each client recover physically, financially, and emotionally after a serious accident by getting victims the best resources available and ensuring they get everything they’re entitled to under South Carolina law.
If you or a loved one has been injured or lost their life in an accident involving a drunk driver and you’re looking for an attorney who will fight tirelessly to ensure you get the justice you deserve, you’re making the right decision by contacting our office. To talk to an experienced attorney today, call our office at (843) 888-9000 or complete an online request form.
Representing The Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents and Their Families in Charleston, SC
Drunk driving is avoidable, especially today. Yet, far too often, people continue to make the decision to get behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or both. Our entire staff, from our receptionist and paralegals to our esteemed attorneys, is dedicated to fighting for justice for those who have been affected by the negligent decisions of others. It’s what we do every single day.
Our team is driven to get our clients the entirety of what they’re owed under South Carolina – we leave no stone unturned, and you shouldn’t settle for anything less. Our team is currently accepting clients. For a free initial consultation, please give us a call at (843) 888-9000 or email our team at [email protected]. Let us help you.
Types of Drunk Driving Accidents We Represent
It is not uncommon to see additional factors at play with drunk driving accidents. These accidents also frequently include:
- Crossing Center Lines
- Running Red Lights or Stop Signs
- Distracted Driving
- Falling Asleep At The Wheel
- Racing Other Vehicles
- Unsafe Merging
These factors alone can cause serious accidents. When paired with the effects of drugs and alcohol including reduced ability to judge distance and speed, and delayed response times, these accidents can have devastating impacts.
How Hiring an Attorney Can Help.
We wish we could go back in time and prevent this accident from happening in the first place. While we regrettably can’t do that, we can help you and your family get the compensation you are entitled to under South Carolina law. Your number one priority should be recovering – let us handle the intricate legal process for you.
One of the ways we get justice for our clients is by fighting to get them the maximum of what they’re entitled to under South Carolina law. This can include:
- Past, Current, Future, and Long-Term Medical Expense Coverage
- Compensation for Lost Wages
- Compensation for Future Lost Wages, Including Reduction In Future Earnings
- Physical Rehabilitation Costs
- Prescription Medication Costs
- Loss in Companionship
- Pain and Suffering
- Punitive Damages
- Funeral and Burial Expenses
- And more.
Depending on the details of the accident, you may be entitled to additional damages as well. South Carolina Dram Shop Liability is an example of this, and holds bars/restaurants responsible if the driver was overserved and allowed to get on the road. To learn more about this and how an attorney can help you, call us today at (843) 888-9000 or fill out our secure online contact form. Our team is ready and available for you 24/7.
“My Experience Was Absolutely Amazing, They Took Care Of Me Not Only Financially But Got My Body Back To A 100% After My Car Wreck. I Left That Firm With Not Only Lawyers But Friends. I Greatly Appreciate Everyone That Went Above & Beyond For Me & My Case. They Forever Have A Client In Me❤️” – Ray G
How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Action?
Typically, you have 3 years to take legal action following an accident in South Carolina. The exact timeframe is dependent on the specifics of your case. Our attorneys can identify and explain your specific statute of limitations during your free consultation. To get started, call our office anytime at (843) 888-9000.
If The Other Driver Was Uninsured or Had Minimum Coverage, What Do I Do?
If the drunk driver was uninsured or had minimum limits insurance, you may still be able to seek recovery. Every car insurance policy in the state of SC comes with uninsured motorist coverage, also known as UIM. UIM protects you against uninsured drivers and can cover up to the limits of your existing liability policy. If the at-fault driver has less in coverage than your losses, UIM can help. For example, if the at-fault driver has $35,000 in coverage, but your medical expenses are already above $100,000, your UIM coverage may protect you.
You should not be the one trying to understand and navigate the intricacies of South Carolina law. That’s our team’s job. If you have questions about insurance coverage following an accident, call and speak to one of our award-winning attorneys today at (843) 888-9000.
Why Choose Our Team?
You may have a lot of questions following a DUI accident or you may not know which questions to ask. That’s okay. Our team has handled many accidents caused by drunk drivers throughout Charleston and the state of South Carolina, and we will be there for you every step of the way. Call us today at (843) 888-9000.