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How to Select a South Carolina Auto Accident Lawyer

If you were recently in a car accident, you may want to hire a South Carolina auto accident lawyer for your personal injury case. If you can prove that the accident was not your fault, you might be able to get a settlement to cover your medical bills and property damages.

If a friend or family member was recently involved in auto accident litigation, you may want to see if he or she would recommend his or her lawyer for you. If you don't know anyone who could recommend a lawyer, you're on the right site. Attorneys.com has a service to connect you with local South Carolina car crash lawyers

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When you're ready to begin the process, you can call 1-877-913-7222 or complete the short form on this site. You'll answer a few questions, and then we will connect you with one or more South Carolina auto accident lawyers. These lawyers will contact you within two business days, or you can call them immediately.

Meeting with South Carolina Auto Accident Lawyers

Once you have the name of one or more South Carolina car accident attorneys, you will want to set up an initial consultation with each lawyer. The purpose of this meeting is for you to get to know the lawyer and decide if you want to hire him or her for your case. Personal injury lawyers don't always charge for initial consultations, but some do, so you might want to check first to see if the lawyer will charge you.

Prepare before your meetings by taking some notes about your case. You'll want to write down as many details as you can remember. For example, when did the accident happen? How did it happen? What kind of bills do you have in connection with the accident?

You'll also want to write down some questions to ask the lawyer. Remember that one of the purposes of this meeting is to decide if the lawyer is right for your case, so focus your questions on topics that will help you make this decision. Topics to discuss include:

  • The lawyer's experience representing South Carolina car accident victims
  • His or her assessment of your case, including what size award you could receive and how he or she would handle your case
  • How he or she charges for legal services, and how much your case could cost

Taking notes during your meetings will help you remember what you discussed when you go to make a decision.

Selecting a South Carolina Auto Accident Lawyer

After you've finished your initial consultations, you are ready to hire a South Carolina auto accident lawyer to handle your case. If you're not sure yet whom you want to hire, you should see if the lawyers you are still considering will give you references that you can call. These references will help you with your decision making. If you disliked any of the lawyers, you can immediately eliminate them from your consideration.

Some criteria you should think about when making your final decision:

  • Whether the attorney has the experience and skills necessary to handle your case
  • If the attorney puts you at ease with his or her judgment of your case and knowledge of South Carolina car accident law
  • If the lawyer proposes a case strategy you understand and agree with
  • Whether the attorney has reasonable fees

Once you have found an experienced South Carolina auto accident lawyer you can trust, you can hire him or her and begin your South Carolina lawsuit.

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