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Four Critical Steps to Take After a Car Crash in South Carolina

It can happen in a matter of seconds. When another driver makes a critical mistake you may be left to pay the price for his bad judgment.

As you know, getting compensation for your injuries caused by another driver may not be as easy as it should be. Battling the insurance company just to get a fair settlement for the pain the other driver caused can be exhausting.

To help, here are four things you must do after a car crash to help your claim.

  1. Call the police. Having a police report can be enormously beneficial to your claim. Call the police right away to come and document the accident. This third-party account of what happened can help show you were not at fault. But beware- the document you get at the scene is NOT the official police report. And if you're found at fault when you're not, don't panic. A mistaken accident report can be overcome.
  2. Seek immediate medical care. Your adrenaline surges after a collision. This can hide some serious injuries. Seek medical attention to help uncover these injuries so that they do not worsen and you can document them as a consequence of the crash.
  3. Gather evidence. You will need to show what happened in your accident and that you were not at fault. If you can, take pictures.  If not, find out where the cars are towed so you can get pictures later.  Get witness contact information. 
  4. Contact an experienced car accident lawyer. You will have an inevitable battle with the insurance company, starting with you initial contact with the claims handler. Remember between you and the insurance company, they’re the professionals at handling crash claims and you’re the amateur. If you're seriously hurt, going it alone is extremely risky. If you mention an attorney to the adjuster, expect them to fight you hard about it- you should know why they do that and how to counteract it. Putting a lawyer on your side as soon as possible after the crash can help remove the burden of fighting this battle on your own and keep you from hurting your claim without even knowing it. Even if you end up not needing a lawyer, it won’t hurt to meet with one to help you decide if you do, and an experienced car accident lawyer can give you free pointers how to handle your claim.

A Spartanburg Car Crash Attorney Can Help

You don't have to deal with the insurance company alone. By following these crucial steps you can protect your claim and get the help you deserve. You can learn even more about the process by downloading our FREE REPORT on crash cases.

A Spartanburg car accident attorney at Holland & Usry will go to bat for you, giving your claim a voice so you can focus on getting better instead of worry about fighting with the insurance company.

Contact our offices toll free at 888-230-1841 or 864-582-0416 today for a free strategy session on maximizing benefits for your case.


Rob Usry
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Rob is a Spartanburg personal injury lawyer. Rob also practices as a criminal defense attorney.