Car Wreck

Greenville Car Accident Lawyer

Car Accident Claims in Laurens, Simpsonville & Spartanburg

There are hundreds of thousands of motor vehicle accidents in South Carolina each year. These accidents are often caused by distracted driving, drunk driving, texting and driving, and other forms of negligence. Despite the numerous safety features in modern automobiles, the victims involved in car accidents still face serious injuries. This is especially true for victims that do not have the protection of a passenger vehicle, such as motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The Law Office of Rhett Burney can help you get it. Call us at (864) 523-2032 to get started today.


Why Choose Us?

When it comes to the aftermath of a car accident, you need an attorney who is both compassionate and aggressive. We understand what you are going through, and we care about you as a human being, but we are not afraid to fight hard for your rights.

At the Law Office of Rhett Burney, you are not just a case or a number, you matter. Results matter, experience matters, but most of all, you matter. Our qualified and highly experienced attorney will handle your case with the personal care and attention you deserve. 

Start today with a free consultation – schedule yours by calling (864) 523-2032 or contacting us online.

Car Accident Injuries

Every year, thousands of drivers and passengers are seriously injured in wrecks, sometimes leading to lifelong consequences. 

The most common injuries after a car accident include:

  • Whiplash
  • Scrapes and cuts
  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones (especially ribs)
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Back injuries
  • Knee injuries 
  • PTSD and other psychological effects

Our Greenville County car accident lawyer will help you seek fair compensation for your injuries, including rehabilitation, medications, and assistive medical devices, if necessary. We understand that dealing with the high costs of medical bills can be an additional burden on you and your family, especially when you are already forced to take time off from work to recover. We will build a strong case on your behalf. 

What Causes Car Accidents?

As we mentioned at the top of the page, negligent driving behaviors cause car accidents. When people drink and drive, text and drive, and drive carelessly, people get hurt. 

Other causes of car accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Failing to yield
  • Aggressive driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Improper turns
  • Defective car parts

Anytime you are in an accident that is someone else’s fault, you may be eligible for compensation. South Carolina is an at fault states with comparative negligence when it comes to car accident, which means the at-fault driver can be held liable for your injuries and other damages, as long as you were under 50% responsible for the accident yourself.

Understanding Damages

When you get in a car crash, the consequences are immediate and they can stack up quickly, especially in severe wrecks. The losses you suffer are referred to as damages and personal injury lawsuits aim to compensate you for damages.

Compensable damages include:

  • Vehicle damage and property loss
  • Medical bills (past and future)
  • The costs of rehabilitative care
  • Lose wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished or lost quality of life

Although money cannot solve all of these problems, it can help keep you comfortable as you recover from your accident and injury. Sometimes, you may also get punitive or exemplary damages, which are designed to punish the wrongdoer and make an example of them to prevent future wrongdoings. 

The Law Office of Rhett Burney has a track record of results, and we are dedicated to pursuing maximum compensation on your behalf. 

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