Our David W. Martin Law Group car accident attorneys in York County know that our clients are often surprised by the negligence that led to their South Carolina vehicle collisions, as most of the severe injuries we see were overwhelmingly avoidable.
Drunk and distracted drivers, motorists disobeying traffic signs and signals, and fatigued drivers put our residents in harm’s way, and are part of the traffic collisions that occur every 3.7 each day throughout the state, according to our South Carolina Traffic Safety Collision Fact Book.
If you have been injured in a car wreck in South Carolina, you can improve your chances of pursuing the negligent driver who caused your crash for the financial recovery you will need to get your life back on track.
Here is how.
Call 911 Before Exiting Your Vehicle
Call 911 immediately when the crash comes to a halt.
If you can stay in your vehicle and wait for help to arrive, do so. If it is not safe to stay put, exit the vehicle to safety and wait for help to arrive.
Once the police, ambulance, or fire and rescue personnel arrive at the crash scene, ask that they
Complete a traffic accident report, and explain any apparent injuries or pain, respectively.
Record All Physical Evidence and Crash Information
If you do not require emergency medical care at the scene, exchange pertinent information with the other driver, including driver’s license, registration, and insurance information.
If there were eyewitnesses who say the crash, record their names, contact information, and version of events for future use.
Take pictures, video, or both of the vehicle damage, crash scene, and surrounding area for your records.
Go Directly to the Emergency Room to Seek Medical Care
The sooner you can get to the emergency room after a York County car wreck, the quicker your injuries can be evaluated, diagnosed, and treated.
This will allow you to understand the upcoming challenges you will face because of your injuries, so you can follow a treatment plan and timeline that prioritizes your well-being.
Without clear medical records, you will not be able to pursue the negligent party who caused your injuries for both economic and non-economic damages.
Focus on Your Recovery, Not the Insurance Company’s Messages
The insurance company that represents the at-fault driver will begin contacting you as soon as they are aware the crash occurred.
They will use proven manipulation methods to get you to say you are “okay” or possibly even take responsibility for some or all the crashes. You do not have to give them a recorded statement, so don’t.
Contact Our Dedicated Auto Accident Attorneys in York County, South Carolina
Our David W. Martin Law Group car accident attorneys in York County will take the lead in your case by routing all insurance company contact through our offices, so you can focus on your recovery — not what you are going to say to the representative.
If you were hurt in a car crash or lost someone you love to another driver’s negligence, contact our experienced auto accident attorneys in York County today at (803) 548-2468 to schedule a free consultation.