South Carolina Attorneys Defending Your Rights After a Hit-and-Run Accident
Helping South Carolina auto accident victims get justice
Getting into a car accident is always frightening, but it turns frustrating when the driver who hit you does not stay at the scene. If the negligent driver that caused your accident drives away, you may be confused about how to proceed in getting the compensation you need to cover your injuries and property damage. That is where the dedicated South Carolina car wreck attorneys at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC come in. With our experience handling every type of auto accident, we have the skill necessary to fight for you. We know how to proceed after a hit-and-run accident in South Carolina.
Why do hit-and-run accidents occur?
There are many reasons why someone might drive away after being involved in an accident. Some of the most common reasons include:
- The driver was intoxicated
- The driver did not have a license
- The driver was driving on a suspended license
- The driver has a criminal record
- The driver got scared of the potential consequences of the accident
- The driver was unaware they hit someone
No matter the reason, fleeing the scene of an accident is illegal. The victims of these accidents deserve justice, and our South Carolina hit-and-run accident attorneys are prepared to fight for you.
Requirements for filing a lawsuit after a hit-and-run accident in South Carolina
Even if you do not know who the other driver was in your accident, you can still file a claim with your insurance company if you have uninsured motorist coverage. However, there are certain requirements you must prove to do so in South Carolina, including:
- That you reported the accident to the police within a reasonable time period
- The injury or property damage was caused by physical contact with the other vehicle, or the accident was witnessed by another person
- That you were not negligent in identifying the other driver or vehicle at the time of the accident
In South Carolina, uninsured motorist coverage is a required part of any auto insurance policy. However, if you do not hold uninsured motorist coverage and do not know the identity of the other driver, you will most likely not be able to recover damages in a lawsuit.
While this may seem complicated, our attorneys can help you file a claim. We will guide you through the entire legal process, explaining everything along the way.
Get help from an experienced South Carolina hit-and-run accident attorney today
The lawyers at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, have a proven track record of success in hit-and-run accident cases. Our lawyers are dedicated, driven, and committed to delivering results. Your hit-and-run accident case matters to us. Let us help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.
Contact McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, today. Call 803-327-7800 and schedule a free case evaluation by a South Carolina hit-and-run accident attorney, or fill out our contact form from any device. We proudly serve people throughout South Carolina from offices in Columbia, Anderson, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Georgetown.