In Need of Hit and Run Accident Attorneys in Fort Mill?
At the David W. Martin Law Group, our Fort Mill hit and run accident and injury lawyers know that no one leaves their home or work each day, expecting to be in a vehicle collision — especially one where the at-fault driver leaves the scene of the crash. Unfortunately, a traffic collision occurs every 4.3 minutes throughout the state, according to the South Carolina Collision Fact Book. Worse, a South Carolina crash injury occurs every 11 minutes, and a collision fatality occurs every 8.2 hours. The reality is, hundreds of these accidents are reported as hit and run crashes.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a crash caused by a hit and run driver, all is not lost. Our York County auto accident attorneys can help pursue your insurance coverage for your complete damages, so you can focus on your recovery without financial worry.
What are My Recovery Options After Being Injured in a Hit and Run Accident in South Carolina?
The South Carolina Department of Insurance requires all drivers to purchase liability and uninsured motorist coverage to drive legally in the state.
Uninsured motorist’s coverage protects the policyholder directly if he or she is hit by an uninsured driver, or if the negligent driver leaves the scene of the crash.
All South Carolina motorists are required to have the minimum insurance coverage, which includes:
- $25,000 bodily injury per person.
- $50,000 bodily injury per accident.
- $25,000 property damage per accident.
Even if you have the minimum coverage, it can be pursued directly after you have been injured in a hit and run crash. Our hit and run accident attorneys in Fort Mill can help you understand your legal rights and options to pursue your insurance coverage for your damages up to the policy limits, so you can focus on getting your life back on track.
Why Do I Need a Fort Mill Hit and Run Accident and Injury Attorney if I Am Pursuing My Insurance Coverage?
Our hit and run accident lawyers in Fort Mill know that all insurance policyholders believe when it is time to pursue the coverage they have faithfully paid for over the years, their insurance companies are going to do the right thing and cover their complete damages.
Unfortunately, it takes very little time for our clients to realize that is simply not true.
If you are injured in a hit and run accident in South Carolina, your insurance company will require you to build your case just as we would. This means supplying the necessary evidence to prove someone did hit you and leave the scene of the crash. Otherwise, they can simply undervalue your injuries — stating they happened elsewhere — or deny your claim altogether.
While this is not fair, it does happen.
Our dedicated Fort Mill hit and run accident and injury lawyers will help build your case by investigating the crash, obtaining the necessary evidence that the driver left the scene, and examining your medical records to tie your injuries directly to the crash, then building a solid case to pursue your insurance coverage for your damages.
Even if you have already begun the recovery process, and are receiving resistance from your insurance company, our skilled hit and run accident attorneys in Fort Mill can take your case from here. Contact us today to learn more.
Is Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Coverage the Same Thing?
No. Underinsured motorist coverage is like uninsured motorist coverage but pays for your injuries or property damage if the at-fault driver does not have enough insurance to cover your damages. This means if the driver only has the minimum 25/50/25 coverage, and your damages exceed their policy limits, our Fort Mill car accident attorneys can pursue your underinsured motorist coverage for the balance of your damages, up to your policy limit.
Auto insurers are required to offer all South Carolina motorists underinsured motorist coverage but unlike uninsured motorist coverage, they are not required to purchase it.
Contact Our Skilled Fort Mill Hit and Run Accident and Injury Attorneys Today
If you have been injured or lost a loved one during a hit and run traffic crash in South Carolina, contact our experienced Fort Mill personal injury lawyers for help by calling (803) 590-1958 or contacting us online today to schedule a free consultation.