CHARLESTON, SC AND SUMMERVILLE, SC HIT AND RUN VICTIMS ATTORNEY
WHAT ARE REASONS SOMEONE WOULD LEAVE THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT
The occurrence of "hit and run" accidents in the Charleston area seems to be increasing with alarming frequency. The "hit and run" accident is the product of a victim who is lawfully operating a motor vehicle being struck by a negligent party who decides to leave the scene of an accident. Why would anyone leave the scene of an accident? Well the reasons why include the following:
- Driver operating a car that is not insured
- Driver is unlicensed or driving on a suspended license
- Driver has outstanding warrants for arrest
- Driver has illegal contraband in the car
- ALL OF THE ABOVE!!
The bottom line is you are now the victim of a car wreck, with the same property loss, same injuries, same medical bills, same lost time from work, and the same psychological injuries that are suffered under normal circumstances when there is an identifiable negligent party. What are you supposed to do?
HOW DO I GET COMPENSATED FOR MY INJURIES STEMMING FROM A HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT
If you are operating a car that is carrying insurance in compliance with South Carolina law, then you may make a claim under the “uninsured motorist coverage” of your auto insurance policy. This coverage is provided pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. § 38-77-150 and is specifically designed to compensate for "hit and run" occurrences.
Insurance companies are notorious for digging in on "uninsured motorist" claims, employing stall tactics and employing document request that are specifically designed to frustrate the victim. Furthermore, some will even go as far as denying an "uninsured motorist" claim on your own policy to avoid the payout in hopes that you will drop the matter and go away. Remember, this is a protection built into a policy that you, the victim, have paid for in monthly premiums with the expectation that the coverage would be honored if and when the need arises.
THE MCMILLIAN LAW FIRM - CHARLESTON, SC AND SUMMERVILLE, SC HIT AND RUN VICTIMS ATTORNEY
As a Personal Injury lawyer in my solo practice, I will take all necessary steps to protect your rights and work to secure compensation for your injuries following your "hit and run" accident. Being a small firm allows you to have direct access to your lawyer during this entire process, with open lines of communication as we work together towards a viable solution to your specific case.
Being an experienced personal injury attorney, I have experience dealing with insurance companies. I also know where the courthouse is and will not be afraid to call the insurance company to the mat in front of a judge and jury if necessary.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a "hit and run" in Charleston, Summerville, Mount Pleasant, James Island, West Ashley, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, or any of the other fine communities of the Low Country, and need to meet with an experienced "hit and run" lawyer, please contact me to set up your free case evaluation today. Let me help prevent you from being taken advantage of by the insurance company. I am serious and I am here for you! Contact The McMillian Law Firm @ 843-900-1306