Charleston Car Accident Lawyers
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Reasons To Choose Kahn Law Firm, LLP
We Provide Free Consultations
We're Board Certified Lawyers
We Answer Phone Calls 24/7
We Offer Weekend Appointments
We Don't Charge Any Legal Fees Unless We Win
We're Backed By 80+ Years Of Collective Experience
There is never a good time or place for an automobile accident, but it
is often what happens
after the accident that determines how devastating the impact will ultimately
be. State traffic laws may incentivize safe driving, but there are still
thousands of injury-causing auto accidents each year in Charleston County.
While insurance requirements help provide a means for financial compensation,
insurance companies are notorious for offering low-ball settlements or
trying to deny claims.
With an experienced
Charleston personal injury attorney in your corner, you're protected against the insurance companies,
corporate giants, banks, hospitals, and the government who aren't
always looking out for your best interests.
Without an experienced lawyer by your side, you may well find yourself victimized
a second time! At
Kahn Law Firm, LLP, we've been looking out for our clients from the very beginning. With
80 years combined experience, you can rest assured that we’ve worked on many cases, even ones
like yours, and know how to proceed.
How Is Liability Determined Following an Auto Accident?
Sometimes, it is readily apparent who the offending party was in a car
accident. However, other times assigning fault may require a lengthy investigation,
court hearing or trial. In some situations, liability is shared between
two or more parties.
Most auto accidents result from:
Ignoring traffic signs or signals
Driving too fast or too slow
Driving while intoxicated
Inclement or bad weather
Texting while driving
At Kahn Law Firm, LLP, we are not satisfied with only second-hand sources.
Instead, we conduct a full investigation of our own to ensure the strength
of each and every case. This includes visiting the scene of the accident,
interviewing witnesses, and searching out public records. By investigating
each accident so thoroughly, we're often able to reach a settlement
without having to file a lawsuit.
What To Do After a Car Accident
Stay calm and call the police. Do not leave the scene of any accident, even if you believe you aren’t
at fault. Remain at the scene, call the police, and wait for them to arrive.
When the police arrive, they will determine who may be at fault and write
up a report – find out how you can get a copy of the police report
for your claim.
Check for injuries. If you, a passenger, or the other driver is injured, call an ambulance
- Get the names of the driver, their insurance information, and their license
- Take pictures of the scene, your car and your injuries.
- Write down contact information of witnesses who saw the accident
Don't admit fault. Even something as simple as saying “I’m sorry,” can
be interpreted as admitting fault for the accident.
See a doctor. Not all injuries show up immediately. Even if you feel fine, you should
always see a doctor to make sure that you have not been seriously injured.
If you do not see a doctor, insurers may think you are not injured and
may deny your claim.
Contact an attorney. If you hire a personal injury attorney to handle your claim, insurers
are more likely to take you seriously and settle your claim for a fair
amount. We only charge legal fees if we recover compensation, so you can
be confident in our ability to deliver great results.
Complete a free case evaluation
or call our office today at
(843) 547-0240! Our Charleston car accident attorneys are ready to help.