Do I need a Lawyer for My South Carolina Car Accident?

| Dec 16, 2015 | Auto Accidents

Not every car accident requires a lawyer. If you are in a minor accident, with no injuries, you probably do not need the services of a lawyer. However if you:

Were not at fault in the accident;

Have medical bills over $2000;

Have a serious injury (broken bones / hospitalization);

Have injuries that are likely to be permanent;

Have missed significant amount of time from work or school; or

A death has resulted from the accident;

then you will more than likely need a lawyer.

A lawyer can explain your rights, investigate and gather evidence, and use their experience to negotiate your case. A car accident in Greenville, South Carolina has a different value than an accident in Allendale, South Carolina. A local personal injury attorney has experience to know jury verdicts in your area and the local case value. You need someone who understands the struggles of missed time from work, medical bills and a life on hold.

Your personal injury attorney also knows all the different types of insurance that may be available to compensate you for your injuries. These insurance policies can include: excess liability policies, umbrella policies, underinsured motorist coverage, medical payments coverage, uninsured and underinsured coverage.

A personal injury attorney can also help you manage your unpaid medical bills until a settlement is reached and you have collected the money. In situations where the bills are excessive, we are also experienced in negotiating liens and unpaid bills down to a reasonable amount.

If you have questions about your car accident or any other questions about your legal rights, please contact Venus Poe today at 864-963-0310 or click here to fill out an online case evaluation form. We have offices in Greenville, South Carolina and Fountain Inn, South Carolina to better serve you. There is no obligation or charge for our initial consultation to see if we can help you manage your car accident claim.