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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Blog > Car Accident > Can You Sue Over A Freak Accident?

Can You Sue Over A Freak Accident?


When you contact a personal injury lawyer about a car accident where your injuries resulted in costly medical bills, your lawyer has probably worked with other clients injured in accidents very similar to yours.  While it is upsetting that the same kinds of accidents keep happening, and neither legal regulations nor advancements in vehicle technology have been able to prevent them, it is reassuring that your lawyer knows exactly what to do to help you get a fair insurance settlement so that you can get the money you need without going through litigation.  The personal injury cases that make the news, however, are the ones that involve egregious negligence or unlikely scenarios that lend themselves easily to clickable headlines.  You read about the ones where a driver drove at 100 miles per hour, caused a disastrous accident, and went to prison, but you don’t hear about the ones where a driver traveling at the speed limit failed to yield the right of way and caused the driver of the other vehicle to incur medical bills that the at fault driver’s liability insurance should have paid, even though the latter scenario is much more common than the former.  If you have been injured in a car accident, no matter how mundane or how unusual, contact a Columbia car accident lawyer.

Car Crashes Through Post Office in South Carolina

In September 2023, a car crashed through the wall of a post office in Myrtle Beach.  One person who was inside the post office at the time of the collision was injured seriously enough to require hospitalization.  The accident is still under investigation, so news reports have not reported a cause for the accident yet.  For a car to crash into a building with enough force to break a wall requires high speeds and a loss of control of the vehicle, such as may be caused by a vehicle malfunction, a distraction, or impairment by alcohol or drugs.

Liability Laws Protect Injured People in the Event of Preventable Accidents, No Matter How Weird

Personal injury laws guarantee the right to seek damages from the party or parties responsible for a preventable accident that caused your injuries.  In general, the owners of vehicles are responsible for damage caused by the vehicles.  Car accidents are a common enough occurrence that all drivers must carry liability insurance, and most accidents are minor enough that the at fault driver’s liability insurance is sufficient to cover all financial losses resulting from the accident, including vehicle repairs and medical bills.  In other words, what determines whether you can collect damages in a car accident case is how preventable the accident was, not how common or how unusual it was.

Let Us Help You Today

The car accident lawyers at the Stanley Law Group can help you recover damages if you have suffered a serious injury as a result of a preventable car accident.  Contact The Stanley Law Group in Columbia, South Carolina or call (803)799-4700 for a free initial consultation.



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