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Three Reasons to Call a Lawyer after a Car Accident

Written by John D. Hawkins on . Posted in .

If you’re injured in a car crash, you might feel lost and confused. You’re hurt, and that makes it tough to act fast and make the right decisions for your personal injury claim. Fortunately, you have options besides handling your claim on your own. 

Dealing with a car accident in South Carolina is tough, which gives you plenty of reasons to call a lawyer. Our attorneys are here to help, so check out the following reasons to call a lawyer about your car accident claim. 

1. You’re Hurt

After a car crash, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the injuries and the suffering you’ve experienced. Car accidents can be devastating and traumatic, so you might have suffered long-term, severe injuries. That may include brain trauma, spinal cord damage, broken bones, disfiguring injuries like burns, or other injuries. 

When you’re so badly injured, it’s tough to think about anything but the injuries you’ve suffered. You may need help so you can just focus on the physical recovery process, not just the legal process involved with getting your compensation. 

2. You’re Overwhelmed

As mentioned, those injuries make it hard to act fast and seek your compensation. You’re not just dealing with pain, after all—you might be suffering from mental trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder, also called PTSD. That can make even daily tasks tough to complete. 

When you’re already suffering from major injuries and emotional trauma, learning more about your legal situation and taking the right steps for your future may not be easy. Fortunately, your attorney has the experience you need so you can focus on other important issues.

3. Your Future Is on the Line

After your car accident, you might be unable to work, unable to support yourself, and unable to live on your own. That’s life-altering, and those changes require finding the funds to support yourself. Unfortunately, the responsible party probably doesn’t want to pay those costs. 

Worse, they may fight back, and if they succeed, you could be paying out of pocket for your physical and emotional recovery. For example, if you don’t file your claim within a certain time limit, or if you take part of the blame for the auto accident, your claim could be dismissed in South Carolina. 

Having a lawyer on your side at this time can make a difference. They can help you file your claim and can represent you in the courtroom. 

Contact a South Carolina Car Crash Attorney

If you’ve been hurt because of another driver or negligent party, a successful car accident claim could make a difference in covering your physical recovery and the costs of your other losses. However, that’s not easy to do alone. If you’ve been in a car accident in South Carolina, you may have reason to call a lawyer and get help now. 

If you’re struggling to recover from a car accident, reach out to the attorneys at HawkLaw, PA. We can get you started with a free consultation* so you know what to expect from your claim and how we can help you. Give us a call at 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or fill out the online form below to get started. 

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Written By John D. Hawkins

John David Hawkins is the Founder and Owner of HawkLaw. He has been licensed to practice law in South Carolina since his graduation in 1994 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Focusing on litigation, Mr. Hawkins is experienced handling Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Administrative Law, and Criminal Law matters.

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