How a Florence Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

If you weren’t injured, your property damage is minor, the other driver admits fault, and the insurance company accepts your claim, you might not need an attorney to settle your case. Under any of the following circumstances, however, you could need the services of an experienced lawyer to help you get fair compensation:

  • You were injured.
  • The at-fault driver left the scene. 
  • The at-fault driver is uninsured.
  • You bear responsibility for the accident.
  • The at-fault driver’s insurance company disputes or denies your claim.
  • Your car was parked illegally or improperly (taking up two spaces in a lot, for example), in which case you could be found partially responsible for the accident. 

In South Carolina, you may still collect compensation reduced according to your percentage of fault as long as you are less than 51% responsible for the accident. This is another reason to have an attorney on your side to prove you were not more than half responsible. If you’re the victim of a hit-and-run parked car crash or the at-fault driver has no insurance, your attorney can also help you to seek compensation from:

  • Your own insurance company
  • Your health insurance
  • A civil lawsuit if the driver is found
Dirk J. Derrick
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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.