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Gaffney Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a close loved one suffered severe injuries due to a reckless driver, help is available. A free consultation with a Gaffney car accident lawyer can determine if you have a case and, if so, how to move forward.

With significant injuries comes massive medical costs. Other common damages following a traumatic car accident include mental anguish, lost wages, and more.

Accident victims have a right to seek compensation for damages resulting from negligence. A Gaffney car accident lawyer can manage your case and fight for the best outcome possible.

Gaffney Car Accidents

Dangerous drivers surround all drivers every day.

A violent car accident is a terrifying event. There is generally no time to avoid a rear-end, T-bone, or head-on collision.

Maintaining motor vehicle control is a serious responsibility governed by rules, laws, and regulations. Taking risks behind the wheel violates these standards and places innocent lives in harm’s way.

Examples of dangerous and negligent driving include:

  • A blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08 percent or higher: Most drivers understand drunk driving is inherently dangerous. However, far too many take a chance to drive rather than rely on a friend or call a rideshare.
  • Drive under the influence of marijuana: South Carolina is one state where the use of marijuana is illegal under any circumstances. Driving under the influence can impair vision and reaction times.
  • Aggressive driving: No other driver should suffer a catastrophic injury due to another driver running late. Impatient drivers quickly become angry, resulting in dangerous road rage incidents.
  • Driving exhausted, medicated, or with an undiagnosed condition: Coffee only goes so far in preventing drowsy drivers from crashing into another driver. Sleepy drivers, like drunk drivers, are dangerous due to impaired judgment and control.

There is no excuse for negligence when it comes to your devastating damages. The life-changing harm you experienced deserves compensation that is fair and just.

Why Choose Us for Your Gaffney Car Accident Case?

Experience, determination, and compassion are our top qualities.

At Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law, we understand how insurance companies operate. We protect our clients from confusing tactics companies use to confuse accident victims.

Settling for less than you deserve is never an option. When it comes to personal injury claims or lawsuits, James Whalen and Eric Montalvo have the experience and skills you need:

Attorney James Whalen

A Greenville native, James Whalen gained experience in various legal settings.  One such setting, the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., motivated him to become a trial lawyer.

James’s experience with the 13th Circuit Solicitor’s office involved a National Highway Transportation Safety Administration grant.  The knowledge and skills he gained during this work help him today regarding car accident cases.

Attorney Eric Montalvo

Eric Montalvo’s experience includes a 20-year United States Marine Corps career as a leader and judge advocate. His acceptance into the Marine Corps Law Program Eric’s legal career.

As a military prosecutor, Eric managed cases involving accused of driving under the influence. As an attorney based in South Carolina, Eric brings a unique perspective to cases involving South Carolina drunk driving accidents and damages.

James and Eric understand the impact a tragic accident has on the lives of victims. That is why they treat each client with care and compassion. Clear communication regarding case progress and processes is also critical to their customer service.

Who you choose to represent you during this challenging time is crucial for your case. At Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law, we know South Carolina civil law and treat clients like family. Learn more about us and how we can help you by scheduling a free consultation today.

How We Help Gaffney Car Accident Victims

We manage the intricate details of their civil case.

One of the most vital pieces of evidence in your Gaffney car accident case is a police report. A report typically lists who is at fault for the accident.

Your attorney will review the report and other evidence of your car accident. They will interview witnesses and secure experts if necessary.

Once we understand what happened, who is responsible, and the extent of your damages, we typically fight for the following:

  • Lost wages: Severe injuries generally result in significant time away from work. The financial impact of lost wages can make meeting daily, weekly, and monthly responsibilities difficult.
  • Medical costs: A car accident generates massive medical costs for transportation, hospital, and doctor’s fees. The costs are often staggering for those with a catastrophic injury.
  • Potential future earnings: The income possible if you could return to work. Sadly, some car accident victims must give up their careers due to their injuries.
  • Pain and suffering: Physical pain from injuries is terrible enough; emotional and psychological costs for car accident victims create mental anguish worthy of compensation. d

From Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to repeated surgeries, procedures, and therapies, the expenses are stressful and, for some, never-ending. Successfully pursuing compensation for your damages can alleviate much of your financial stress.

While it is impossible to predict the outcome of your case, you should never accept a settlement offer without an attorney. Settling for less than you deserve can prevent you from accessing ongoing medical care you need later.

A free consultation with a Gaffney car accident attorney soon after your crash is critical for protecting your best interests. You will find the Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law team approachable, calming, and ready to fight for you.

A Gaffney car accident changes your life. Hold those negligent accountable for your damages. Contact Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law for help with your case.

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Gaffney Car Accident FAQs

A Gaffney car accident attorney answers frequently asked questions.

How long does a Gaffney car accident case take?

Each personal injury case is unique. A similar car accident case may take longer, or less time, than your claim or lawsuit. Your attorney will work diligently to secure a favorable outcome as soon as possible.

Do insurance companies have attorneys?

Yes, and they have years of experience with car accident cases. An insurance company’s top priority is to protect their best interests — not yours.

What happens if I do not file my Gaffney car accident lawsuit promptly?

The South Carolina statute of limitations for personal injury or wrongful death cases is three years. If you fail to file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, you have few legal options.

My loved one died from their car accident injuries. Do I have a case? 

Your relationship with the decedent may qualify you for a wrongful death case. A Gaffney wrongful death attorney can help you learn more.

The aftermath of a traumatic car accident can leave you with more questions than answers. Seek the answers to your specific questions by scheduling a free consultation with Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law today.

Whalen Montalvo Attorneys at Law

Get the help you need by contacting us today.

A Gaffney car accident can turn your world upside down. The chaos it creates with your physical, emotional, psychological, and financial health is devastating.

Negligent drivers must face accountability when they cause a serious car accident. If you suffered severe injuries or lost a close loved one due to a reckless driver, contact Whalen Montalvo today at (864) 770-7710.

A Gaffney car accident attorney protects you from aggressive insurance adjusters and unfair settlement offers. If your case proceeds to trial, James Whalen and Eric Montalvo have the courtroom experience necessary to present your case.

Compensation cannot return your life to how it was before the accident nor replace your lost loved one. A civil claim or lawsuit can ease your financial stress and serve as a form of justice for you or your loved one.

James M. Whalen

I grew up right here in Greenville, South Carolina. Following highschool, I attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where I was an NCAA Scholar-Athlete for the Rhodes Lynx soccer program.

I completed my law degree at University of South Carolina School of Law, where I was on the mock trial team and an editor for the Journal of Law and Education. Following graduation, I served as a judicial law clerk for Senior Judge Robert H. Hodges, Jr. on the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. My experience in D.C. trial courts solidified my desire to become a trial lawyer.
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