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Auto Accidents

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

What Happens if I Owe More on My Car than It Is Worth and It Gets Totaled?

A:

The insurance company is required to pay you the fair market value for your vehicle, so if you are upside down in your vehicle loan you may be left with the balance on the vehicle even it is totaled unless you have some sort of GAP Insurance. Talk to your agent!

Q:

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Lawsuit as a Result of a Car Accident in South Carolina?

A:

3 Years from the date of the accident.

Q:

If I Sue Someone Will I Get My Attorney Fees Back if I Win?

A:

In South Carolina, you only get attorney’s fees by statute or contract. Unless it is written into a contract that is breached or one of the very limited situations that provide for attorney fees by South Carolina Statute probably not.

Q:

How Much is My Case Worth?

A:

There are a lot of factors that go into case value including but not limited to: severity of injuries, length of time in a hospital and follow up treatment, lost wages, permanent impairment to the body and availability of insurance proceeds. Without knowing these things, someone is really just guessing.