What to Do After a Rear-end Collision

Automatic braking and front collision warning features do not eliminate the risk of rear-end car accidents. Additionally, while many newer vehicles are sold with automatic braking or warning features, many cars are on the road without these features. Therefore, rear-end car accidents still happen.

If you are hurt in a South Carolina rear-end car accident , you can begin protecting your recovery by:

  • Calling the police. The responding officers will make sure everyone gets necessary medical care, protect everyone from a secondary accident, and write a report, which can be important evidence later.
  • Getting the contact and insurance information from the other driver. You will need this information if you pursue a car accident claim.
  • Taking photos of the accident scene, if possible. Pictures may include vehicle damage, road conditions, and visible injuries.
  • Getting medical help. If you are involved in a rear-end collision, it is important to seek medical attention right away, even if you don't think you are injured. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not be immediately apparent.
  • Contacting an experienced car accident lawyer to discuss your case. An experienced attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options and fight for the compensation you deserve.

South Carolina Car Accident Compensation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your past, current, and future:

  • Medical bills, including hospitalizations, surgeries, doctors' visits, medications, and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost income for your wages, benefits, and self-employment income
  • Pain and suffering for your physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Other damages for any other financial losses caused by the rear-end crash

The specifics of your case, the quality of evidence, and the quality of your legal arguments will determine what type of compensation you may receive.


Dirk J. Derrick
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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.
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