If you are involved in an accident there are several things you are required to do by law. The South Carolina Code says a driver must immediately stop at the scene of the accident. He must return and remain at the scene until he has fulfilled the following requirements:
- Must give name, address, and registration number of the vehicle.
- If asked to see his license, the driver must show his identification to the injured party.
- Must offer reasonable assistance to help the injured person(s), including making arrangements to carry or have the injured party carried to the hospital via EMS.
While we hope to never encounter these situations, car accidents happen everyday. If you are involved in one, follow the South Carolina Code regarding your accident. If you or your loved one are the victim of an accident and are seriously injured or killed, you may need an attorney to help you get the benefits you need.
Myrtle Beach attorney, Dirk Derrick of The Derrick Law Firm, has over 25 years experience in helping people recover after serious injury or while they grieve the loss of a loved one. For more information about your claim, please call for your free consultation at 843-248-7486.