When is Another Driver Responsible for My Damages from a Car Accident?
In order to recover for all your harms and losses, you must prove that the wrongdoer who caused the car accident was negligent or reckless. In plain english, negligence means breaking a traffic safety rule with no excuse. In legalize, South Carolina law defines car accident negligence as the failure to “exercise due care, that degree of care which would have been exercised by a person of ordinary reason and prudence,” under the circumstances. (South Carolina Requests to Charge, Civil, Section 28-1). Simply put, a wrongdoer is legally responsible for a car accident when the wrongdoer breaks a traffic safety rule without justification.
If you have been hurt in a car accident: