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The state’s death rate per 100 million miles traveled is 1.57, which is considerably more than the national average of 1.09 and the best state’s tally of 0.57.
Given these facts, it is no wonder that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls auto safety a “serious public health problem.”
Even a little fender-bender can cause big trouble. Here are some of the common effects of car accidents:
- Personal injuries
- Doctor and hospital bills
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Scars and permanent disabilities
- Car damage
- Insurance hassles
- Medical forms and paperwork
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
We can help you make a bad situation better. Call Joye Law Firm. Since 1968, our South Carolina car accident lawyers at Joye Law Firm have helped individuals and families whose lives have been disrupted by an automobile accident.
Find out what we can do for you. Call 877-936-9707 or use this online contact form. The call is free and confidential.
Joye Law Firm has received an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, and several of our lawyers have been named South Carolina Super Lawyers. The firm has also received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Medicare Regulations Make It Essential to Hire a Competent Car Accident Lawyer
New Medicare reporting guidelines require attorneys, insurers and plaintiffs to report any personal injury settlement or judgment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in cases where Medicare has made payments or could make future payments for care related to the injury alleged in the claim. Failure to do so could result not only in CMS placing a lien on the award for Medicare reimbursement, but also fines of up to $1,000 per day. More importantly, failure to follow this reporting requirement could void the injured person’s Medicare coverage. Since most people on Medicare are dependent on this coverage, the harsh effect of the coverage being voided is clear.
The new regulations require mandatory consideration of Medicare’s interests when a Medicare beneficiary (or someone likely to be a Medicare beneficiary within 30 months) settles their car accident case for an amount over certain thresholds. These reporting guidelines apply even if you don’t hire a lawyer.
So what does this mean for you? If you are covered by Medicare and you are involved in a car accident, you are at risk of losing your future Medicare coverage if you do not get proper legal advice. Therefore, it is crucial that you hire a lawyer to help you with your claim, whether you hire Joye Law Firm or someone else.
Talk to a South Carolina Car Accident Lawyer Today
If your life has been shattered by an auto accident, our South Carolina personal injury lawyers can work to help put the pieces back together. Joye Law Firm has offices in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, but we accept cases from across South Carolina.
Call Joye Law Firm. Contact us at 877-936-9707 or use this online contact form for a free case review today.