Injured In An Auto Accident? Hurt While Driving?

Car Accident Lawyers in South Carolina

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Important Information:

Under South Carolina law, you generally will have three years from the date of an accident to bring a personal injury claim. If you lost a loved one in a wreck, you will have three years from the date of death. For this reason, you should not wait to get legal help.

Injured In A Car Wreck or Accident?

Mickle & Bass serves clients hurt in car accidents in Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill, including out-of-state visitors.

Many of our lawyers served as Commissioners with the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. After they served their terms, they entered private practice because they felt called to help those harmed by the careless or reckless conduct of others.

We are fully committed to relieving the burdens of crash victims and to pursuing maximum compensation for them, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.

Above all, we protect their rights when dealing with insurance companies. Unlike insurance companies, we do not focus on profits. Instead, we focus on our clients’ well-being. This is not a job to us – it’s our privilege.

We can provide you with a free consultation about your accident. We will charge no legal fees unless we obtain a financial recovery for you. Contact us today and let us review your case.

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What Steps Should You Take After A Car Accident? (For Charleston County, SC Residents)


Get medical attention. You need to protect your health. A timely diagnosis can also clearly establish that your injuries are crash-related. Continue to follow your doctor’s orders.


Order a copy of your accident report. You can ask for a copy from the law enforcement agency that responded to your crash such as the Charleston Police Department or Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.


Keep your information. Hold on to everything related to your crash, including medical bills, insurance company letters, crash scene photos, driver information and eyewitness contact information.


Keep a record. Write down what you remember about your accident and keep a journal that documents your injuries and your recovery.


Contact your insurer. If your auto insurance policy requires it, report your accident to the insurer. This can preserve your right to file a claim if one is necessary.


Don’t speak with other insurers. You can decline to give a statement or to accept a settlement offer until you speak with your lawyer first.


Stay off social media. Never discuss your accident or legal claim on Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites. Insurance companies can try to use your comments and photos against you.

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Learn How Can Our Car Accident Attorneys Help You

When you are ready to take action, call Mickle & Bass. You won’t pay anything for a consultation. You can tell us everything about your crash, and we can review all of your legal options. You will have no obligation to work with us.

If you choose us to represent you, you will pay no legal fees unless we secure a settlement or verdict for you. This is called a contingency fee.

As we work on your case, you can expect Mickle & Bass to take many different steps that are aimed at protecting your rights and obtaining a maximum financial recovery for you. We can:

Help you to figure out your medical bills.

We can work with your health care insurance provider or medical care provider to make sure your treatment goes uninterrupted while your claim is pending.

Assist in your property damage claim.

We know a major concern for you will be transportation. We will protect your right to get your damaged car repaired or your totaled car replaced.

Investigate your crash.

We will put our investigators to work right away on collecting all evidence that establishes why your accident happened and the extent of damages you have suffered.

Work with experts.

We can consult with accident reconstruction experts, life care planners and more as we prepare your claim.

Seek a timely settlement.

We can present a solid demand to the insurance company and pursue a settlement that avoids the time and expense of a trial. We are highly experienced negotiators.

Explore all of your options.

To maximize your recovery, we will look to all sources of benefits and compensation. For instance, if you were in a crash while working, you may be eligible for South Carolina workers’ compensation benefits.

File a lawsuit.

If no pre-suit settlement is reached, we will make sure a complaint is timely filed in the proper court in Charleston County or wherever your accident occurred.

Fight for you in court.

Should your case go to trial, you can be assured that our veteran trial lawyers will present the strongest argument possible for you.

At Mickle & Bass, we believe that open, honest and steady communication with you will be a key throughout your car accident case. We will review all options with you, keep you regularly updated and always answer your calls and questions.

Contact us now to schedule a free consultation, and let us review your case and outline all your legal options.

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What Type Of Car Accident Injuries Qualify For Compensation?

The attorneys of Mickle & Bass will work tirelessly to pursue full and fair compensation for you. We understand the life-changing impact of injuries such as:

What Types Of Compensation Can You Recover?

We will focus on how an accident impacted you and seek a financial recovery that may include:

Types Of Auto Negligence

To recover damages in a South Carolina car accident lawsuit, you must prove that another party’s fault caused the wreck and your injuries. In the majority of cases we handle at Mickle & Bass, the fault is the negligence of another driver.

Negligence basically is the failure of a person to act as a reasonable person would under the same circumstances.

Different Types Of Defective Auto Parts?

In many other cases that we handle, the fault lies with the manufacturer of a defective automobile or auto part. Defects that commonly cause crashes or worsen injuries in a crash include:

If you were harmed due to a defective auto or auto part, we can pursue a product liability claim against the manufacturer and/or distributor on your behalf.

How Do Insurance Company Settlements Work In South Carolina?

When you pursue car accident compensation in South Carolina, you must deal with insurance companies. At Mickle & Bass, we will deal with them for you, allowing you to focus on your recovery and your family. If another driver caused your accident, we will seek compensation through the driver’s auto insurance liability policy. Under South Carolina auto insurance law drivers must carry the following minimum amounts of liability coverage:


For bodily injury to one person


For bodily injury to all persons in one accident


For all property damage in a single accident

However, given the costs of medical treatment today, your losses may quickly exceed these limits. If you carry underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage, we can help you to file a claim with your own insurer. Many South Carolina drivers violate the law and carry no liability insurance. Fortunately, the law requires you to carry uninsured motorist (UM) coverage. We can turn to this coverage if you are hit by an uninsured driver. (We can also file a UM claim if you are in a crash with a hit-and-run driver.) One of the first steps we can take in your case is to review your insurance policy and to help you understand all options available to you. Keep in mind: Multiple parties may be liable to you in a crash. We can identify all of those parties as part of our efforts to recover the maximum amount for you.

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We'll Take It From Here.

When you are ready to take legal action after being hurt at work or suffering an injury due to the negligence of another, make Mickle & Bass your first call. We will provide the skillful and compassionate representation that you need.

We can provide a free consultation by phone or by meeting with you at our offices in ColumbiaCharlestonMyrtle Beach or Rock Hill. Connect with us today and get started on your case.

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