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South Carolina’s Statute of Limitations and How It Affects Auto Accident Cases

South Carolina’s Statute of Limitations and How It Affects Auto Accident Cases

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 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 money whatsoever.

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 occurring 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 to 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.

At the 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.


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