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Injured in a Car Crash? Put Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin on Your Side: 843.203.0637

Automobile accidents happen every day. In the event of an accident, it’s important to know what to do and who to turn to, especially if another person’s negligence led to an injury or even the wrongful death of a loved one. Negligence and carelessness are never acceptable and when it leads to a life-changing accident, it’s important to have a team on your side who can make sure that your rights are upheld and that you receive the compensation you are due.

At Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin, our Myrtle Beach car crash attorneys have decades of experience and are passionate about providing our clients with the guidance and support they need during this difficult and overwhelming time. We provide high levels of personal attention and work with our clients throughout every step of the case.

Let us help you recover after your car crash injury. Discuss your case with us by calling 843.203.0637 or contacting us online. Proudly offering representation to Myrtle Beach and Horry County!

What to Do After a Car Accident

What you do after a car accident can impact the rest of your case. However, our auto accident lawyers can work with you to construct a compelling case no matter the circumstances. We understand that the moments after an accident are chaotic and overwhelming, and we are here to support you.

After a car accident, you should:

  • Move to a safe area: Safety should always come first. If possible, move your vehicle out of the way of traffic or move yourself and any others to a safer area. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately and seek medical help.
  • Call the police: The police will compile an official report which can be used later down the road if you choose to file a claim.
  • Call your insurance company: Begin the process of filing an accident report with your insurance company.
  • Gather driver information: Gather the names and insurance information of the other drivers involved, if possible.
  • Gather witness information: Save contact information from people who witnessed the event.
  • Take pictures: Take pictures of the accident scene and detailed pictures of all the cars involved, from as many angles as possible.
  • See a doctor: See a doctor as soon as possible, even if you don’t think you are injured. Sometimes injuries take days to appear and it will look better for your case if you sought medical help quickly after the accident.
  • Write down details: Write down everything you can remember from the accident. Include details such as road conditions, weather, visibility, etc.

Finally, get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as you can to begin building a case on your behalf. Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin can help you navigate your situation and fight for compensation.

How is Liability Determined in an SC Auto Accident?

South Carolina is what is known as a "modified comparative negligence state." So what does that mean? It means that, while a specific party may be found to be responsible for the accident, if you played any part in causing the crash this may reduce the total amount you are eligible to receive in compensation.

For example, if you are found to be 10% responsible for the accident (this will be determined by the court), your compensation will be reduced by that amount. However, if you are found to be more at fault for the auto accident than the other party you will not be allowed to pursue compensation at all.

No one should have to fight for compensation after an accident alone. Contact our Myrtle Beach automobile accident attorneys today at 843.203.0637 for more information about your options, both in Myrtle Beach and Horry County.

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