Summerville, South Carolina
Car Accident Lawyers

Car Accidents

We see them almost every day. Major and minor car accidents. Immediately after catching a glimpse of the aftermath of an accident, we hope those involved are safe, and we also hope that we never become car accident victims. Despite all the traffic safety rules in place and how well you drive on the roadways, you can’t forget that you’re sharing the road with nearly 50,000 drivers in Summerville, South Carolina.  Situated mostly in Dorchester County with small portions in Berkeley and Charleston counties, the charming town is awe-inspiring, with hundreds of homes and buildings on the National Register of Historic Places and The Flowertown Festival, which is held in Azalea Park, a 12-acre oasis boasting peaceful ponds, paths, fountains, tennis courts, and an impressive collection of permanent sculptures.

Crantford Meehan Attorneys at Law recognize the financial, physical and emotional toll an injury can cause our clients to have. Whether it is a serious injury or not, you and your loved ones are most likely not fully prepared to deal with all that comes after your car accident. We’re talking hospital and medical bills, lost wages from having to use up all your time off, and other expenses. Fortunately, we work on your behalf to deal with the other driver’s insurance company so there are no discrepancies that would result in little to no compensation. As the best auto accident attorneys in the area, we are confident in justly representing victims in Summerville, SC zip codes 29483 to 29486.

What to Do Following a Car Accident ?

Immediately after a car accident, it is important that you follow these steps:

1. If you can, pull your car over to a safe place.

2. Report the accident to local law enforcement if you have been injured or if there is significant property damage.

3. Help those who have been injured, if possible.

4. Photograph the damage, if it is safe to do so, and jot down some important notes including what exactly happened and the time.   

5. Turn on your car's hazard lights to alert approaching motorists.

6. Provide your name, address, license plate number, driver's license number, and insurance information to other parties involved in the accident and get the same information from them.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Should I get a lawyer for a car accident that wasn't my fault?
Although it is not required, it is highly recommended that you hire a car accident lawyer who has the expertise to help you get the compensation you deserve. Otherwise, you may risk not being able to recover everything you’re actually entitled to.

What are you entitled to after a car accident?
After a car accident, if you have been injured, you are entitled to receive compensation for hospital and medical bills, lost wages, and expenses related to the accident from either your car insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company, depending on who was at fault.

What if I suffered no injuries in a car accident?
Even if you did not suffer any injuries in a car accident, you still may need to take legal action to recover compensation for property damage. A car accident attorney can guide you through the process when dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance company following the accident. This is important because insurance companies may encourage you to take your car to a repair shop they recommend, which could result in cheap labor and parts. But you have the right to have your car brought back to the condition it was in prior to the accident.

What if the other driver has no insurance?
Just like uninsured motorist coverage, underinsured motorist coverage would pay for damages sustained in an accident with a driver who has a car insurance policy in place, but it is not enough coverage to fully compensate your injuries, vehicle damage, and other losses that resulted from the accident.

How much does a lawyer get out of a settlement?
In most cases, our car accident lawyer will receive one-third of any settlement. This is fairly standard in the legal field, but it can vary case by case. Be sure to ask your lawyer about what that number may look like for your case. 

How do lawyers get paid if they lose a case?
What that amount would be depends on your retainer arrangement with your lawyer. If he is to be paid on an hourly fee basis, you are responsible for any fees due.


About Crantford Meehan

Our lawyers at Crantford Meehan are excellent because they take every case seriously in Summerville and surrounding areas in South Carolina. If you have been in a car accident in Summerville, SC at no fault of your own, we recommend that you contact us at Crantford Meehan for a free consultation today.

Having worked with countless car accident victims in town and statewide, we pride ourselves in doing all we can to seek a full recovery of your damages, whether through a settlement or verdict. Just be sure to call our office so we may help you find out what you are entitled to receive as we take you through the process step by step. You can depend on us to seek out what you deserve.

Crantford Meehan two office locations:

50 Folly Road Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
M-F: 9:00-5:00

4001 East Palmetto St
Florence, SC 29506
By Appointment Only

Contact Info:
843-376-4030
info@crantfordmeehan.com