Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer
The Gus Anastopoulo Law Firm helps people throughout Charleston and North Charleston who have been hurt in motor vehicle accidents because of a speeding, reckless, drunk, distracted, or otherwise negligent driver. Auto accidents can be painful and incapacitating, leaving victims with mountains of bills and medical expenses, throwing them out of work, and turning their world upside-down. Our firm excels at helping you get your life back in order. Charleston personal injury lawyer Gus Anastopoulo is an experienced litigator who knows how to position your claim for the best settlement or take your case to court when necessary to achieve the optimum result.
Getting the insurance company to offer up a full and fair amount of compensation after a motor vehicle accident isn’t easy; they have lots of tricks to pull on people who don’t have knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorneys behind them. Gus Anastopoulo has your back, so make your first call after a serious accident be to the Gus Anastopoulo Law Firm.
How Gus Anastopoulo Can Help After a Charleston Personal Injury
Below is a look at some of the common tricks and tactics insurance companies engage in and how our firm can make sure you don’t get taken advantage of in your personal injury claim.
They Blame You for the Accident
Whether you’ve been hurt in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, most often there is a collision between your vehicle and the other driver’s vehicle. This means there is a chance for the parties to argue over who is responsible for the crash. Even if the other driver’s fault is obvious (they ran a red light, crossed into oncoming traffic, fell asleep at the wheel, drove drunk), they might still say you were at least partially to blame and could have avoided the crash had you not been speeding, talking to a passenger, or following too close. These arguments are dangerous to your case. Any percentage of negligence assigned to you will reduce your monetary award by that percentage. If you are thought to be more than 50% to blame, then you cannot recover anything from the other driver under South Carolina’s comparative fault law.
Your case will benefit from having an experienced litigator like Gus Anastopoulo who can build a strong case that proves the other driver’s negligence while defending you against claims that your own negligence caused or contributed to the accident. Ultimately, it’s a jury that decides who is to blame for causing a crash. Our firm’s thorough case preparation puts us in the position to win at trial or settle your case outside of court for an appropriate amount.
They Dispute That You Are Seriously Injured
Car accident injuries can be severe and catastrophic. Even serious injuries, though, might not be readily apparent if they are not visible to the naked eye. In these cases, the other driver’s insurance company will downplay how seriously injured you are. They will say you are exaggerating your injury or pain, or they will claim you have a pre-existing condition that is causing your symptoms and has nothing to do with the crash. Allegations like these can hurt your position in settlement talks or before a jury. A large part of our case preparation at the Gus Anastopoulo Law Firm will be involved in documenting your injury and making sure you get appropriate medical care. We know how painful and debilitating car accident injuries can be, and we make sure the insurance company or the jury knows it too.
Get The Help You Need With a Charleston Personal Injury Claim
Thousands of people are injured every year in Charleston car accidents because of a drunk, distracted, reckless or negligent driver. Negligent drivers can and should be held responsible for the damages they cause. South Carolina allows you to recover compensation for that harm, but the burden falls on you to prove your case, including the other driver’s negligence, fault and the extent of your damages. You can’t do this alone. The insurance companies have professionally trained adjusters who handle accident claims every day and whose job is to minimize their company’s payout to injury victims. Get a Charleston injury lawyer on your side who also handles accident claims every day but whose job is to maximize that compensation to meet your needs and get you what you deserve. Gus Anastopoulo is that kind of attorney, dedicated to your success.
For help after a car, truck or motorcycle accident or other personal injury in Charleston or North Charleston, call the Gus Anastopoulo Law Firm at 843-310-5555 for a free consultation on your claim. We handle all costs upfront and never charge a fee until we recover compensation for you. Our fees are a percentage of what we recover, so you never have to worry about whether you can afford high-quality legal representation with your claim. Call today for immediate help.