Protecting Your Rights After a Crash

An accident that happens while a driver is on a vacation is still an accident. The injuries are just as real, and victims deserve compensation. So, it’s important to follow a few critical steps if you are involved in any traffic crash:

Seek Medical Care 

Even if you think your injuries are minor or that you are not injured at all, it’s best to get checked by a medical professional. Some injuries are not apparent immediately, and only an experienced provider can fully and accurately assess your health.

Call The Police

File an official report with law enforcement regarding any car accident. This police report can provide important information and critical opinions that are valuable to both insurance and legal claims.

Retain Evidence

Hold onto any evidence related to your accident. If possible, take photos of the accident scene and surrounding areas, write down names and contact information for witnesses, and keep any receipts or documents related to medical care.

Discuss Your Case With An Attorney

While some small claims can be resolved without an attorney, if you’ve suffered serious injuries, consult an attorney to ensure that you fully understand your rights. An experienced lawyer can provide the information you need and offer guidance to help you recover as fully as possible.
Most insurance policies cover drivers when they travel out of state on vacation. However, when the driver who caused your injuries heads back home, you may feel like you have few options. But it is possible to hold that careless driver accountable, and an experienced attorney can help you get the fair compensation you deserve.
Dirk J. Derrick
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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.