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What Questions to Ask a Lawyer After a Car Accident

Written by John D. Hawkins on . Posted in .

When you’re hurt in a serious car accident, you may have plenty of questions about your claim. You may have no idea where to even start on your claim, and you’re suffering in the meantime. That situation can make it tough to recover from your injuries. 

Luckily, your car accident lawyer in South Carolina can help. Check out the questions below and talk to your car accident lawyer about the details of your claim. They can help you determine what to do about your losses. 

Do I Have to Report the Car Accident? 

When you’re involved in a car accident, you want the aftermath done and behind you. The problem is that your car may be seriously damaged, or you were hurt in the accident. In certain situations like this, you may be required to call the police and file a car accident report. 

If you fail to file a car accident report, you could be in legal trouble. In South Carolina, it’s a misdemeanor to leave the scene of a car accident. But filing a report can help you, besides avoiding a legal claim. Your South Carolina car accident lawyer can use that report in court and help you get compensated fairly. 

What Do I Say to the Insurance Company? 

When dealing with insurers, you may need to be careful about what you say to the insurance company. They may be recording, and they may use anything you say against you. Because of this, it’s often best to tell them you’ve had a car accident and that you may be due a settlement. 

The key step is not to accept blame for the car accident. If you do, they may try to reduce or dismiss your compensation in court. In fact, letting your car accident lawyer handle all conversations with the insurer can ensure you don’t inadvertently hurt your chance for compensation.

Am I Due Compensation? 

If someone else hit you in a car accident, you may have trouble getting compensated fairly for your injuries. You may be due compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Damages are the losses you’ve suffered because of the accident. 

These damages aren’t always easy to calculate. You may know how to add up your financial losses, like medical bills and lost wages, but what about your intangible losses? What about the costs of your emotional suffering or pain? Your car accident lawyer can step in with the right tools here. They can help you calculate more difficult damages, such as pain and suffering or future expenses for your accident

How Can a SC Car Accident Lawyer Help Me? 

When you’re hurt in a car accident, it can feel impossible to recover. You have all kinds of questions about the specifics of your car accident, and you’re stumped. You may not even be certain about the right questions to ask a lawyer after a car accident. 

Luckily, the lawyers at HawkLaw, PA can help. They have resources and experience to help you get the maximum compensation you’re due after an accident. To set up a free consultation* with a lawyer, call 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or complete the online contact form below. 

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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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