Car Accident Lawyer Greenville, SC
Hiring a Car Accident Attorney Quickly Can Be Essential
Many times people who are involved in a serious motor vehicle accident will too long to hire a lawyer to assist them with the car accident claim. This is the absolute right of the injured person but it can be detrimental to the case if an attorney is not hired quickly to protect their rights.
Witnesses Move or Become Unavailable
The further out it gets from a car crash the more likely it is that a witness becomes difficult to locate. I recently was involved in a wrongful death motorcycle accident where one of the witness was set to be deposed (interviewed under oath). The night before his deposition he was tragically killed in a car accident himself. While this is an extreme example, it can happen. More common than this is that witness may move to another town or state and can be difficult to locate.
Witness Memories of a Car Accident Can Fade
With every motor vehicle there can be many accounts of what actually occurred. It is not uncommon in accident where there are three witnesses for there to be three different versions or facts as to how the wreck occurred. Our experience is that the sooner witnesses are deposed the more likely it is that their memories do not fade.
The Law Has Time Deadlines
Many people do not realize that in South Carolina a person injured in a car accident has a fixed or certain amount of time to file a lawsuit related to a car accident injury. This time depends on the other driver, their employment, the owner of the other car, etc. These deadlines are fixed deadlines called the Statute of Limitations and if missed prevents an injury victim from bringing a lawsuit.
Protect Your Rights in a Car Accident Claim
If you have been involved in a serious car crash where you sustained injury then it is important to protect all of your rights. An experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer can assist and advocate on your behalf by securing the proper evidence and making sure all filing deadlines are met. For a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Greenville, SC attorney, Ryan Montgomery (864) 558-5282 | (800) 519-0297.