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Myrtle Beach Auto Accident Attorney


It should be no surprise that auto accidents are a primary source of personal injury litigation. Although some claims are often handled through the insurance companies and settled quickly, cases involving personal injury or significant property damage usually lead to lawsuits.

Parties whose negligence is found to have caused an accident may face civil liability, criminal liability, or both. Failure to stop at the scene of an accident to exchange insurance and other information or to summon police is usually considered a "hit and run", which is generally a criminal offense in its own right.

If someone involved in the accident is killed or severely injured, and/or if one of the drivers was grossly negligent or intoxicated, the state will usually initiate some form of prosecution with charges possibly including:


  • Manslaughter

  • Assault with a deadly weapon

  • Disregarding a traffic control device or stop sign

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • Failure to yield

  • Murder


Civil actions tend to concern themselves primarily with factual questions with regard to who is at fault, to what degree, and how much in damages are to be paid to the plaintiff(s) by the defendant's insurer. If a driver found liable does not carry insurance, defendants may file a claim against the driver directly, or in some cases may be able to recover damages from their own insurance companies.

In general, if you or a loved one has suffered injuries as the result of an automobile accident, an experienced attorney may be able to recover damages for:


  • Medical Expenses

  • Future Medical Expenses

  • Disfigurement

  • Lost Wages

  • Pain and Suffering


If you have been injured in an automobile accident and need help with your claim, call attorney Trent Chambers today at 843-449-0420 for a free consultation.

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