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Handling Auto Accident Claims Throughout South Carolina

Even with great strides in automobile safety, car and motorcycle accidents can and do happen, causing significant damage to vehicles as well as expensive medical costs. If you or your loved one has been injured in an auto or motorcycle accident, contacting legal counsel about your case is imperative. An attorney will be able to answer your questions and help walk you through the legal process of your case.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

Seeking the advice of an attorney should be the first step in your settlement process. A personal injury lawyer will be able to sort through the accident and medical reports as well as determine useful witness information. They know your rights and can represent your voice in the legal world.

Steps to Take After an Accident

If you have an experienced a car or motorcycle accident, it is important to follow a few proper measures to ensure that you have all the information you need to report a claim.

  • Contact the police immediately following the collision and request medical personnel for injuries
  • Give your information to the police officer including your driver's license, insurance, and registration
  • Ask for the police report number the incident will be filed under
  • Record the other driver's license and plate information
  • Get contact information from any witnesses at the scene

If you have been seriously injured, your next step should be to contact an attorney to discuss the merits of your case. While seeking out an attorney may not be the first thing on your mind, it is essential if you have an injury that could result in costly medical bills or even disability. There are filing deadlines that limit the length of time you can file a personal injury claim, so time is of the essence. The reality is that your insurance company and other parties involved in the accident will probably begin seeking counsel immediately as well in the event of a severe accident.

We Are Here to Help Through This Tough Time

If you have suffered an injury as the result of a car or motorcycle accident, contact one of our Charleston & Mt. Pleasant auto accidents lawyers today to schedule your free consultation. Our attorneys at Drennan Law Firm are ready to fight with you through this process to maximize your settlement for medical, property, and damage claims. Call us at 843-352-4149 or email today.