One car wreck can steer your future off track, changing everything in the blink of an eye. From mounting medical bills to lost wages, the financial burden alone can leave you feeling hopeless – but there’s still your physical recovery to consider as well. Here’s the good news: the car accident attorneys at David Taylor Law will be right there with you.

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At David Taylor Law, our highly-qualified team of car accident attorneys based in Myrtle Beach, SC will stand up for you and the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers will fight on your behalf, protecting your rights at every turn and working diligently to maximize your benefits if you’ve been injured in a car wreck.

You can bet that insurance companies will do their very best to avoid a payout, but our experienced legal team used to work for the insurance companies, and now they will work for you right here in Myrtle Beach! Our lawyers know the ins and outs of insurance claims and will use this knowledge to your advantage.

We know that your future is worth fighting for, and that's why we've made it our top priority. Providing accident victims with hope for the future drives us every day and makes us proud to serve our friends and neighbors in Myrtle Beach as well as the surrounding areas of Florence and Conway. If you've been injured in a car accident, contact David Taylor Law today for a free consultation.


What Do I Do After My Auto Accident in South Carolina?

As a “second responder,” David Taylor Law can help from the start. Many car wreck victims feel overwhelmed on the day of their accident, and our lawyers’ goal is to help bear the burden. One of our car accident attorneys will come directly to you, meeting you in the hospital or at home – or even the scene of your wreck. After 9-1-1, make David Taylor Law your second call.

Following your auto accident, we recommend the following:

  • 1. Seek medical attention.

    After your car accident, think safety first. Check to see if you, or anyone involved in the crash, need medical care. If so, call for it immediately. Even if you don’t think you’re injured, it’s wise to seek medical care in the days following your accident.

    Many car accident injuries will not be symptomatic immediately because adrenaline masks the pain. This can happen with whiplash, back injuries or head trauma. If symptoms arise a few hours later or the next morning, a quick visit to your doctor will not only not only benefit your health, but provide the official documentation necessary for your legal case. David Taylor Law can help you get the medical care you need and if you don’t have a primary care physician, we can help you choose one.

  • 2. Call the police.

    Notifying the police about your auto accident is crucial, so this step is not one to be skipped! The police report, like the doctor’s, is necessary in building your car accident case – especially if insurance companies dispute the cause of the crash.

  • 3. Gather the necessary information.

    Swap contact information with all other parties involved, including those who witnessed the car accident. Remember to get the other driver’s insurance information. Taking pictures of the car crash scene is important, too, serving as indisputable evidence down the road.

  • 4. Contact your attorney before speaking to the insurance company.

    Although it sounds cynical, keep in mind that the at-fault driver’s insurance company is not on your side. That’s why it’s best to let your car accident attorney handle all communications with insurance companies. Trust your lawyer to report your car wreck and provide the insurance company with the information they need.


Do I Need a Car Accident Attorney?

Because David Taylor Law offers free consultations, we encourage car wreck victims to give us a call. Even if you’re unsure about whether or not you need a car accident attorney, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Our experienced, knowledgeable team of Myrtle Beach-based lawyers is here to help – and if you decide to pursue compensation for your injuries here in South Carolina, we’ll walk beside you every step of the way. Our compassionate approach is different from other lawyers’ and has earned us a trusted reputation throughout Myrtle Beach, SC and the surrounding areas of Florence and Conway.


How Much Is My Auto Accident Case Worth?

We’ll help you get the medical care you need, then take on the insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve – whether it’s reimbursement for medical bills or justice for a wrongful death. With your future as our focus, our car accident attorneys will do all we can to provide support today, and hope for tomorrow.

Every auto accident case is different, making it difficult to predict the benefits that car wreck victims will receive. However, the more serious the accident and subsequent injuries, the more compensation is owed.

Car crash victims may receive reimbursement for:

  • Medical bills (hospital stays, doctor visits, etc)
  • Vehicle damage
  • Lost wages
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Care for permanent disabilities
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

Who Is Liable for Damages After My Accident?

Because South Carolina is an at-fault state, you are required to prove that another party was to blame for your auto accident. Proving negligence is not as simple as it may seem, but the experienced car accident attorneys at David Taylor Law will work to ensure that the responsible driver is held accountable.

If you’ve been injured in a car wreck and need a qualified, compassionate team of lawyers on your side, contact us today to schedule a free consultation!


Understanding Your Car Accident Case

Our team has provided answers to some commonly-asked questions below, relying on extensive experience to shed some light on auto accident cases.

After your car wreck, call 9-1-1 immediately and wait for emergency responders to arrive. If possible, move as far from the road as possible. While the police officer will file an accident report detailing the scene, take photos of your own and document everything as thoroughly as possible. Exchange contact information and insurance details with the other driver – and get the contact info of any witnesses as well. Even if you don’t require emergency medical attention, be sure to see your doctor to get checked out as soon as possible. Contact a car accident attorney before speaking to the insurance company to find out if you have a case.

You may be eligible for compensation for the following: medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If your injuries require ongoing care or prevent you from working, additional damages may be owed.

Do NOT speak to the insurance company without talking to an experienced auto accident attorney first. While they may seem concerned about your condition, the claims adjuster is not on your side. Trust David Taylor Law to handle all communication with the insurance company.

Yes. Just in case medical issues arise down the road, it’s important to have documentation of your doctor visit. Be sure to mention even the most minor aches and pains – and follow any instructions the doctor provides.

Yes, you may still be eligible for damages even if you were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of your accident. Schedule a free consultation with our experienced auto accident attorneys to learn more.

According to South Carolina’s “modified comparative fault” system, you may still be eligible for damages if your share of the blame is less than 51%. This must first be determined to find out if you have a case.

Yes, South Carolina utilizes a fault-based system, meaning that the driver who caused the accident is liable for damages. Simply put, the at-fault driver must use their insurance to pay for damages.

South Carolina requires all drivers to carry uninsured motorist coverage. If the driver who caused your accident doesn’t have insurance, you can file an uninsured motorist claim with your own insurance company.

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage will pay for medical expenses up to the limit of your coverage. Because PIP coverage is “no-fault coverage,” it can be used regardless of which driver caused the accident.

The statute of limitations in South Carolina is three years, giving Myrtle Beach drivers up to three years to file an auto accident claim. But because most evidence is time-sensitive, it’s best to contact David Taylor Law immediately after your car crash.

Handling a car accident claim on your own can be tricky, especially if there is a dispute over who caused the crash. Trust our team to handle the entire process from start to finish – so you can focus on feeling better! We’ll communicate with the insurance company, gather the necessary evidence and advocate on your behalf at every turn.


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