US or Canadian Snowbirds involved in car accidents in South Carolina.
The South Carolina’ golf courses and beaches are some of the favourite destinations for Snowbirds. In fact the Carolinas’ boast some of the prettiest beaches in the world. Unfortunately, this can lead to an increase in car accidents. Believe it or not, 1/3 of NC’s traffic fatalities are alcohol related – with most happening in and around “spring” break.
In South Carolina you have three years to bring a personal injury claim against the person who caused your injury.
South Carolina is a “modified comparative negligence” state. If you are more then 51% responsible for the accident you will not be able to recover any compensation for the injuries you suffered. Please not this provision does not effect passengers in vehicles. They are rarely at fault for an accident.
US states have low mandatory motor vehicle liability policies. South Carolina’s minimal coverage is $25,000.
In addition Snowbirds remain eligible to receive (PIP) accident benefits regardless of fault. These benefits must be claimed in your home state or province.
Since 1981, we have been helping seriously injured motorists get the treatment and care they need to recover from their injuries and to receive compensation for their losses. We understand that it is not only the injured party that may require assistance, as often it is loved ones that face significant challenges in helping the accident victim.
Cross Border Accidents are Complicated. We arrange for you to speak to some of the best Personal Injury Attorneys in South Carolina, who are familiar with cross border accidents. They also work collaboratively with lawyers and attorneys in other jurisdictions to protect your legal rights and remedies.