South Carolina Hit-And-Run Car Accident Attorney
What to do when you're involved in a hit-and-run car accident in South Carolina?
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South Carolina Hit-and-Run Accident Attorney
What do you do when you’re hit by a hit and run driver? South Carolina remains one of the worst states for car accidents, including hit and runs. Car accidents can be a stressful and traumatic experience resulting in serious or catastrophic injuries or even death. On top of it all, if the other driver drives away from the accident without providing their name and insurance information, the ordeal just got far more stressful.
We’re here to help you by alleviating the stress, explaining the steps to take after a hit and run, and evaluating any possible legal claim you may have.
Our job is to help alleviate your pain and burden by providing you timely, knowable representation to help get you the best result possible for you.
The Keibler Law Group is a reputable firm that handles hit and run accidents including hit and runs from car accidents and truck accidents. If your loved one were involved in a hit and run car accident in South Carolina or North Carolina, we can help.
What do I do if I was hit in a hit-and-run accident in South Carolina?
First, as with every accident, is to make sure you and anyone else in your vehicle of the other vehicle is okay. Always seek medical attention following the accident, even if you believe that your injuries are only minor. The stress and adrenaline of accidents can often block the pain of serious injuries.
Next, you should call the police and file an official accident, report. These are useful and often necessary when dealing with insurance companies.
If you can, make a note regarding the hit and run vehicle and driver as well – such as identifying the color, make, and model of the car and the gender, age, and personal characteristics of the driver. If you can get the license plate number or a portion of it that would be helpful too. Write this information down or otherwise record it. Make a “note” in your phone, record a video of you explaining the information and what you saw, write a text or email to someone or yourself. Some how memorialize this memory other than just “telling someone.” Record it. Provide this information to the police (and your attorney).
If there are witnesses to the hit and run and if you’re able to talk to them, try to get a statement from them and what they saw. Ask them about the make, model, license plate of the hit and run car. Did it have dents, scratches, or other identifiable characteristics? Ask them about the driver or if they saw any portion of the license plate.
Report the accident to your own insurance company and review your policy to ensure what is covered by uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Ask your attorney to review your policy too.
Contact an experience South Carolina hit-and-run lawyer to review your claim.
South Carolina Hit-And-Run Lawyers
Every state has hit-and-run laws and most, including South Carolina, are strict hit-and-run rules. Any time a driver of a vehicle leaves the scene of an accident without providing their personal information including insurance information, or without attempting to assist the individual, it is considered a hit-and-run accident. There are criminal penalties in addition to civil liability. These cases can be difficult especially if you do not know the identity or whereabouts of the culprit. It is important to contact knowledgeable attorneys to assist in the investigation and evaluation of the claim.
Take a look at our Car Accident practice area for more information on your hit-and-run car accident and contact an experienced South Carolina hit and run attorney.