The instances in which you may not need an attorney include:
- cases in which there was no injury and only property damage (these will require a property damage claim only);
- cases in which you were not seriously injured, or did not require medical attention for some time after the accident; and
- cases in which you were at fault for the accident in South Carolina (if you were more than 50% at fault for the accident you do not have a valid claim).
If, on the other hand, you were seriously injured in an accident in South Carolina, and you have suffered extensive property damage, then you may want to get the help of an experienced Charleston personal injury attorney. An experienced attorney can investigate your case and evaluate the value of the damages that you have incurred.
A Charleston personal injury attorney can explain all of your legal options for seeking compensation, help determine liability and work with you throughout the claims process.
Contacting a Charleston Personal Injury Attorney
South Carolina residents can take comfort knowing that the attorneys at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm are there to help them settle their personal injury claims. Our firm's focus on personal injury cases includes injury from auto accidents, including pedestrian and bicycle injuries, work-related injuries and worker's compensation claims, and injuries resulting from dangerous prescription drugs.
Before you file a South Carolina personal injury claim, request a copy of our complimentary consumer guide, The South Carolina Accident Book for Personal Injury Victims. When you're ready to get started on settling your accident claim, contact a Charleston personal injury attorney for a complimentary information packet and consultation - 888-690-0211.