If I’m injured in a car accident while vacationing in Myrtle Beach, should I hire a local attorney?

If you’ve vacationed in Myrtle Beach, you know that there are many excellent venues where you can take the kids, spend time, and relax. However, a wonderful vacation with your family can be ruined quickly if you or a loved one is injured in a car accident by a negligent driver in South Carolina. If the unforeseen does happen, it’s in your best interest to contact a Myrtle Beach personal injury attorney for
help with your case, even if you’re just visiting and don’t live in South Carolina.Myrtle Beach Personal Injury Lawyer The Derrick Law Firm

Why You Need a Local Myrtle Beach Attorney

If you’ve already left Myrtle Beach and gone home after your accident, you might think of hiring an attorney in your area to handle your personal injury claim. While that may seem more convenient at first, it can actually cause additional headaches and hurt your case. Here’s why you want a skilled local attorney to handle your South Carolina car accident:
 
To avoid unnecessary delays and procedural issues if the attorney in your area isn’t licensed to practice in South Carolina
To have an experienced team already licensed to practice law in South Carolina working with you—one who knows the details of state-specific personal injury laws
To have a legal team with a recognized reputation and who is known in the community because of its accomplishments and skill in injury cases involving negligence  
 
Additionally, a proficient Myrtle Beach-based legal team can be a valuable asset in proving negligence and recovering compensation for:
 
Medical expenses
Property damage related to the accident
Lost wages
Pain and suffering
 
To bring a successful case against the at-fault driver, you need to prove that he failed to execute his duty to drive safely and, as a result, was partially or fully responsible for causing the collision. Here’s how a local Myrtle Beach attorney can help you investigate your accident: 
 
Gather police reports and take statements from eyewitnesses
Work directly with local insurance adjusters 
Bring knowledge of applicable South Carolina laws to help you get the compensation you deserve
 

Have You Been Injured In A South Carolina Area Car Accident?

If you've been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Myrtle Beach, South Carolina office directly at 843.248.7486 to schedule your free consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Conway, Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.

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