A car crash happens every four minutes in South Carolina, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety’s 2020 Traffic Fact Book. One of the reasons why you hire a car wreck attorney to represent you is to conduct a thorough investigation into your car accident.
The reasons you would want this to happen, though, may not be immediately apparent. After all, you may remember very well what happened, so it may seem pointless to need someone else to investigate.
But a thorough investigation into the causes of your car crash often proves beneficial in your efforts to obtain compensation. Also, the tools and resources available to your car wreck attorney often exceed those available to you.
In light of this, if you are hurt or need compensation following a traffic collision, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Investigative Resources Available to Your Car Wreck Attorney
There are numerous ways your car wreck attorney uncovers who was involved in your car accident and how the wreck occurred. These methods include:
Reviewing Police Reports
Your attorney will request copies of the crash report and other reports and videos from law enforcement. Crash reports do not always capture all details of an officer’s accident scene investigation. A review of other materials from law enforcement may contain crucial statements by others or show important scene details.
Speaking with and Deposing Witnesses
Law enforcement officers may not have had the opportunity to interview every witness at the scene of a crash. Or they may not have asked some witnesses critical questions. Your car wreck attorney can often locate these witnesses and ask the questions officers should have asked to gain a clearer picture of the wreck.
If a witness refuses to cooperate with your car wreck attorney’s efforts, your lawyer may be able to compel that witness to appear and provide statements under oath in a deposition.
Consulting with Expert Witnesses
In complicated vehicle crashes, consulting with one or more experts may be necessary. Experts may be needed if you cannot remember the crash or if many factors led to the crash. Trucking accidents may also require expert assistance to analyze the volumes of data that can be collected.
Your experienced car wreck attorney can tell if your case requires this sort of evidence and where to find an appropriate expert to assist your case. Your attorney will also possess the skill and knowledge needed to prepare this expert to testify in court, if necessary.
Lowcountry Law, LLC Is Your Car Wreck Attorney in South Carolina
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a South Carolina crash, trust your case to Lowcountry Law, LLC. Our car wreck attorney has years of experience helping injury victims navigate confusing insurance claims and court processes. Attorney Matthew Breen tirelessly works to help clients achieve the best possible outcome.
We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your case with you in a free, no-obligation case consultation. Contact our office to schedule yours today.