Charleston Car Accident Attorney
Have you been involved in a car accident in the Charleston or surrounding areas of South Carolina? If your accident resulted in an injury or hardship, we urge you to contact our Grand Strand office today. We’re experienced car accident attorneys in the Charleston SC who can get you the help you need.
South Carolina Car Accident Statistics
The facts are staggering. In 2015, one person was injured every nine minutes in an auto accident in SC. Even more frightening, a death occurred every 8.9 hours as the result of a motor vehicle accident in our state.
These incidents are the result of auto accidents which occur every 3.9 minutes in the state. Many of the accidents occur in Charleston and nearby areas.
Speed, failure to yield to oncoming traffic or follow traffic signs and lights are among the top causes of auto accidents. DUI’s and following too closely are other top reasons, while distracted driving is becoming an increasing problem.
It’s clear we have a problem on our roadways. Unfortunately, car accidents cause billions of dollars in damage each year. Much of those losses occur for the individual affected by a personal injury due to an auto accident.
These losses come in the form of medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Sadly, the statistics show that most of us are likely to be involved in at least one car accident in our lifetime.
If someone else’s negligence has caused your injuries through a motor vehicle accident, they should be held accountable. Our firm at Grand Strand Law Group wants to help ensure that you get the help you deserve.
What Should I Do in Case of an Accident?
An auto accident can severely alter your life. You can be driving to work one day and in a split second, be overcome by injuries received in a car accident. It can be a traumatic experience for anyone.
There are some things that can help your case should you decide to pursue justice. You can:
- Gather Information: Get insurance information from anyone involved in the accident. This should include the offending driver’s insurance company and policy numbers. You should also get contact information for anyone who may have witnessed the accident or was involved in it. You should also gather information of any vehicles involved in the accident.
- Compile a record of the accident: This includes the information we previously mentioned, but it also means taking pictures and drawing illustrations of the accident scene. Also, before you forget important details, you should document and write down any details you can of how the accident happened. Document it with a date and it may help your case later on. It also helps to keep a consistent record of your account of the accident.
- Call the Police: Every accident claims requires a police report so you want to be sure to call the police. This helps to prove your case. You’ll also want to get a copy of the police report for your own records to verify that it backs you up.
Contact Our Charleston Grand Strand Law Group
Our experienced legal team, including our lead attorney, Angie D. Knight, wants to help you get the help you need. You shouldn’t have to navigate the legal system alone. We want to help you every step of the way, from accessing and filing your claim to taking your case to trial, if need be.
However, many cases are settled out of court, which can spare you additional stress and get you help sooner. Contact our Charleston SC office today. Our Grand Strand firm wants to be your trusted choice.