If you want to seek money for your losses sustained as a result of an automobile
accident in South Carolina there is a certain time limit that this must
be done. This includes money for your lost wages, medical bills, pain
and suffering and even permanent, lifelong impairment.
This period of time is called the Statute of Limitations. Once this period
expires it means that you lose your right to file a lawsuit to recovery
for your case. It also means that the insurance company involved will
have no further obligation to try to resolve your case or pay you any
South Carolina's Statute of Limitations varies substantially depending
on the type of case involved. For most automobile accident cases the time
limit is three years. However cases involving vehicles owned or used by
any part of the Federal, State or local government are less. Further cases
involving out of state motorists, or South Carolina citizens injured in
accidents occuring in other states will also vary. Because of these, and
other hidden complexities, it is important to contact an experienced
injury lawyer as soon as you can after an automobile accident to get advice as how the
Statute of Limitations will affect your case.
Insurance companies fully understand the Statute of Limitations and will
use it against an injured person and their family at every opportunity.
Never trust an insurance company employer or adjuster for information
about or to comply with South Carolina auto accident law.
Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, located in Lexington, South Carolina, we have knowledge of and experience
in applying South Carolina's Statute of Limitations to Automobile
Accident Cases. If you have any questions about your case contact us today
for a free consultation. You can call our office 24 hours a day at 1-803-932-6117.