The law provides that the victim of an accident is owed compensation by the person who caused it.
(PRWEB) September 06, 2013
A St. Stephen man died in a wreck caused when his vehicle allegedly drifted across the center line last week, leaving the driver of another vehicle badly injured. Charleston personal injury lawyer Gary Christmas comments on accident victims like the injured man in this incident.
Quincy President was driving his Crown Victoria north on Mudville Road when he allegedly crossed the center line for unknown reasons, according to the Post and Courier (08.16.2013). His vehicle then spun dramatically sideways, careening into an oncoming pickup truck and causing the wreck. The Crown Victoria came to rest in a ditch and burst into flames, killing President, while the driver of the pickup truck survived but was rushed to the hospital.
“If Mr. President crossed into oncoming traffic there could be a possibility that he caused the accident,” said Christmas, founder of the Howell & Christmas law firm and a dedicated victim advocate.
Christmas comments that in these instances a lawyer can provide assistance to the victims in order to pay for medical bills, a damaged car and lost time at work. It's generally paid by the other party's insurance but Christmas says insurance companies are not always quick to pay.
“It's tragic for everyone involved but it would be more tragic to leave the injured party with no recourse,” Christmas said.
About Gary Christmas:
Gary Christmas is a Charleston, SC personal injury lawyer and senior partner in the law firm of Howell & Christmas. He has tried more than 200 cases with a focus on protecting the rights of people injured in accidents and disasters. He can be contacted at:
Howell & Christmas
1495 Remount Road
North Charleston, SC 29406
Files handled principally in Mount Pleasant office:
250 Mathis Ferry Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464