After an auto accident, there are a few important things to do in order to begin the road to recovery, both physically and financially. It is important for you to report the accident to your own insurance carrier so you can get the claims process started. This also allows you evidence of the accident in case the other motorist’s insurance claims you did not report it. In South Carolina, accident liability is proportioned on an “at-fault” basis, meaning the claim will be paid by the insurance carrier of the motorist who caused the collision.
Insurance companies are not willing to freely admit their motorist’s fault because this increases the amount they will have to pay on your claim. Contacting The Law Office of Chase Harbin early in the process will allow us to deal with the other motorist’s insurance carrier. This will give you more piece of mind to focus on recovery.
What Else Should You Do After An Auto Accident
After you have gone through the initial reporting stage, you should seek out repairs on your automobile and any medical appointments or procedures you may need. Sometimes the insurance companies will deny your approval for repairs or medical bills. This is because the insurance companies simply do not want to pay the costs associated with your claims. With The Law Office of Chase Harbin on your side, we will make sure insurance companies compensate you while you seek to repair and recover.
It is important to keep and maintain all letters, bills, and insurance forms from your insurance carrier and the other motorist’s insurance carrier so our legal team can present the most effective case for your recovery. Preserving this evidence will give your claim the greatest chance of success.
Dealing with the claims process can be frustrating and insurance companies will challenge your claim every step of the way. To make it easier on you, we offer a free initial consultation on your case. Our office we will not charge you unless you receive monetary compensation for your claim.
Having experienced attorney Chase Harbin and his In-House Investigator Fred Palmateer, an experienced accident reconstruction, on your side shows the insurance companies that you are serious about a full recovery.