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If you have been involved in an automobile, trucking or motorcycle accident, whether you were the driver or a passenger; or, if you have been in such an accident where you were a pedestrian or a bicyclist, then contact Attorney Dennis R. Toney, Jr., and The Toney Law Firm, P.C., where we apply our years of experience to help clients facing huge medical bills, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering as the result of such an accident. Dennis R. Toney, Jr., takes pride in his ability to meet with and provide representation to those injured victims in need of his services and he can start working on your case immediately to protect your rights and help you to recover all the benefits and compensation you deserve.
It's a tragic fact that thousands of South Carolina residents are injured or killed every year in vehicle accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles, tractor-trailers, buses, boats, and recreational vehicles. If a serious accident or the loss of a family member has brought you to this website, I am here to help you and your family.
A South Carolina auto accident, motorcycle accident, or trucking accident lawyer recognizes the staggering impact of being involved in a serious accident whether you were the driver a passenger, a pedestrian or a bicyclist. Auto accidents by definition are not expected so when someone is involved in a South Carolina vehicle crash they frequently are unprepared. If you are involved in a serious auto accident, it is likely that you will be shaken and confused. It is important to take appropriate steps after an auto accident to avoid compromising your claim for compensation, which may provide compensation for medical expenses, time off work, pain and suffering, disability pay and other compensation that will facilitate your financial, physical and emotional recovery. If you are involved in a car collision, you should take a number of key steps to protect your South Carolina car accident claim:
A traffic collision, also known as a traffic accident, motor vehicle collision, motor vehicle accident, car accident, automobile accident, road traffic collision, wreck (USA), car crash, occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree or utility pole.
Because accidents happen to even the best of drivers, everyone should be prepared to do the right things immediately afterward. Many legal troubles arising from accidents can be avoided if the persons involved know what they should do.
Notify the local police department of the accident if it occurs in the city. If the accident occurs outside city limits, notify the county sheriff’s office or the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Even in minor accidents where there are no serious injuries or property damage, notify the authorities immediately. An officer’s official report may assist you later if a claim for liability is filed. South Carolina Highway Patrol Emergency Only Number: 1-800-768-1501
Get the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all witnesses. After writing down the names addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses, try to get statements of what happened. If possible, have witnesses write down this information at the scene. The investigating officer should also also obtain this information but do not count on them to do so as sometimes they are not as through as they should be. Always have a pencil and pad in your car.
Make your own written notes on all important circumstances concerning the accident. Use your cellphone to take pictures of the accident scene and the damage to each vehicle. Make sure to get photos of the vehicles that show the vehicles license plates. If you don't have a cellphone that will take pictures then keep a disposable camera in your car.
South Carolina law requires the driver of any vehicle involved in an accident to give his or her name and address, provide the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving and to show his or her driver’s license. Every law enforcement officer who investigates an auto accident must file a written report. You are obligated by law to assist any officer in this investigation by answering the officer’s questions and discussing the circumstances. However, be aware that any statement can be held against you. You should not admit or sign anything even if you think you are in the wrong. You may learn later that you were not at fault or that the other driver was equally at fault.
South Carolina requires drivers or owners of cars involved in accidents to report the accident within 15 days to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. The investigating officer will give you a form (FR-10) to fill out to prove that you have the proper liability insurance. This form must be turned into your insurance company for their completion and certification of your insurance liability coverage.
Report the accident to your insurance company. Failure to make a prompt and correct report may affect your rights. If you were injured, notify the company issuing the applicable insurance (accident insurance, hospitalization, etc.) After the accident you have a duty to cooperate with your insurance company; however, you have no duty to give statements or sign any forms given to you by any of the other drivers’ insurance companies. Remember, any statement you make may be used as an admission of fault. Be cautious in dealing with persons offering to adjust your case or trying to hurry you into a settlement. Once a release is signed, it is very difficult to reopen a case. If the other party or the opposing insurance company offers a settlement or asks you to sign a release, you may wish to consult a lawyer. You can lose valuable rights in signing a release.
Do not make or promise to make immediate payment of any kind to the other party. Any such payment would be at your own risk. Neither the other driver nor the other driver’s insurance company can force you to make any payment without legal proceedings. The other driver cannot hold your car with out legal action. Keep records of all expenses associated with the accident, including doctor bills, time lost from work and any other expenses. Save copies of all bills and receipts.
Unless injuries make it necessary for you to leave the scene of the accident, remain there until you have completed all of the following procedures:
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