Considering a Car Accident Attorney in Charleston, SC?

You need a lawyer who can help you recover from financial setbacks, pain and suffering.

Being in any type of car accident can be a stressful event.

But when it’s more than just a “fender bender,” your whole life can feel like it’s been turned upside down.

Very minor collisions may result in only minimal vehicle damage. Such cases can usually be handled by contacting an insurance company and do not require the help of an attorney.

However, accidents involving injury, significant damage or even fatality may require the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Your attorney can help you obtain compensation for losses, including medical expenses, missed wages and auto repairs. In some states, an attorney may even be able to help you recover from the tragic loss of a loved one as a result of such a collision.

Unfortunately, without seeking proper legal representation from a car accident lawyer, you could miss out on the compensation you’re due. So if you or your loved ones are suffering from injuries or emotional turmoil, you likely feel overwhelmed.

Many, just like you, have questions like:

  • Who’s considered at fault?
  • Is S.C a no-fault state? What does that mean?
  • Will the initial claim offer cover my repair or replacement costs?

A qualified attorney can help answer your questions and also handle claims, eliminating red tape and unnecessary paperwork. And if you’ve lost property or sustained damage, your attorney can also help you recover the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle.

That’s why Charleston, SC accident victims turn to Kulp & Elliot, especially when they’re:

  • Frustrated from emotional distress, damages or disfigurement
  • Weighed down by financial pressures from lost wages, damaged property, medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses, such as towing
  • Financially drained by the cost of hiring others to perform household chores they can no longer perform because of injuries or disabilities
  • Aware that they need help recovering future earnings otherwise lost due to injuries

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Commonly asked questions
about Car Accident in SC

Hiring an attorney early means avoiding costly mistakes. Personal injury claim deadlines vary by state.

However, because you may need to cover lost wages or pay medical bills, the sooner you contact a lawyer, the better. It’s important do so within two weeks of the accident…before reaching settlements with insurance companies.

Helpful information to provide your car accident attorney

The question of where to start may feel overwhelming; however, a qualified and compassionate attorney will patiently guide you through the process of gathering information, which may include the following:

Insurance information

Your attorney will need to see your policy to know what is covered, as well as proof that you’re up-to-date on premiums. Your attorney will also need to obtain copies of any statement your insurance company takes from you.

Information from the accident scene

Provide your attorney names, numbers and any other information you exchanged with those involved, as well as accident reports, traffic tickets and any photographs you took.

Records of how the accident has impacted you

If you can demonstrate evidence of lost wages, injuries, medical conditions or psychological trauma, such information is helpful, so provide copies, as well as medical professionals’ contact information.

In most situations, residents injured in Charleston, S.C. have a three-year time limit from the date of a car accident to file a claim against drivers at fault. There are some limited exceptions, but time is of the essence, so retain and consult an attorney as soon as your injuries are treated. If your attorney decides to file, the suit must start before the statute of limitations period ends.

Auto insurance companies must pay reasonable, fair compensation to the injured parties they insure, as well as to covered parties who have also suffered injuries.

If victims or their attorneys can demonstrate the other driver’s negligence, they can collect monetary recovery from a personal injury claim.

Unfortunately, victims who don’t hire a qualified attorney often feel frustrated and discouraged, prematurely accepting low-ball settlements instead of what they’re due.

With Kulp & Elliot, you know that you’re getting a car accident attorney who is highly qualified, experienced and attentive to your needs

Timothy Kulp is 1 of only 6 Board Certified Criminal Trial attorneys in S.C. and worked as a Prosecutor, Judge, and FBI Special Agent. Our Firm has multi peer and former client recommendations. Put our proven and impeccable record of extensive work in the courtroom to work for you.

Our trial expertise, along with our high-quality legal support staff, will help ensure that your case receives the attention it deserves.

We are committed to keeping our clients informed every step of the way. You can always rely on us to care and to speak candidly with you about your situation.

At Kulp & Elliott we have over 50 combined years experience representing clients in local, state, and federal court.

Our Firm has the knowledge and skill to give your case the best possible chance of success:

  • We have represented clients in more than 100 federal cases
  • Timothy Kulp has tried hundreds of trials to verdict.
  • Our Firm boast of an excellent reputation among judges, fellow lawyers, and law enforcement

If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident in Charleston, SC, do yourself and your loved ones a favor and contact an attorney.

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