We recommend that everyone involved in a South Carolina
car accident contact the police, even if only to document where each vehicle has visible
damage. Police officers can also document the names, addresses and phone
numbers of other witnesses as well as each side's initial version
of what caused the accident.
Failure to contact the police can lead to a situation where important witnesses
may not be known, or where one side attempts to falsely shift the blame
on the other driver for responsibility for the collision. Even though
failing to contact the police can potentially cause some problems, you
are still legally allowed to pursue a full accident claim regardless of
whether or not the police were involved.
You should know that we have successfully resolved cases before where the
police where not initially called, or where the police report initially
found our client at fault. If you were in an accident and did not contact
the police it is still recommended that you consult with a Lexington personal
injury lawyer regarding your case.
The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, offers free initial consultations to anyone who was injured in a South
Carolina traffic accident.