What To Do If You Were In A Car Accident

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Traffic Collisions Are Scary…

South Carolina Car Accident AttorneysIt doesn’t matter if you’re at fault or if you weren’t–auto accidents are absolutely terrifying as you are probably worried about your safety, the safety of possible passengers, and the cost of fixing your automobile. Luckily, we have many years of experience as South Carolina Car Accident Attorneys, and have created a short list of things to absolutely remember to do if you find yourself in this situation.

What to Do If You Were in an Accident:

  1. Call 9-1-1.
  2. If you or others are not injured, move off the road
  3. Do not move the car
  4. Do not leave the scene of the accident (you could be charged with a hit and run, if you do)
  5. Use your cell phone to take pictures and notes of:
    1. The scene
    2. Both cars
    3. Any witnesses (and their notes on what happened)
    4. Skid marks (if applicable)
    5. License plates, names, and phone numbers of witnesses or bystanders (of applicable)
    6. Anything else that may help your case
  6. Do NOT talk about your case to anyone other than the officer and your attorney
    1. DO NOT TALK TO THE CLAIMS/INSURANCE ADJUSTER
    2. Tell any passengers (if applicable) to not talk to the adjuster as well
  7. Seek medical treatment (if applicable)
  8. Talk to an Auto Accident Attorney
  9. Download our app on your phone if you need help remembering these or need to speak to an attorney immediately

 We’ve Been Doing This For Years

Please take our advice on what to do after an auto accident, and please contact us immediately to let us help you in this confusing and stressful time.

What Not To Do On Social Media (If You Have A Pending Case)

So, You Have A Pending Case…

SC Criminal AttorneyIn today’s world, social media seems to be everywhere you look, and with smart phones, the access to sites like Facebook, Twitter, Yik Yak, Snapchat, Pinterest, among so many others makes it easy to keep up with friends, as well as share what you’re doing. This is problematic for many reasons, but mostly when you have a pending case. I’m sure you’ve heard the adage, “Once it’s on the Internet, you can’t take it back” or something to that extent, and that rings true especially if your guilt or innocence may depend on an accidental post, or by revealing more than you should. If you have a pending case, a South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney would likely recommend that you not talk about the case in any fashion, online or offline. For anyone facing criminal charges in Columbia, SC, we’re here to help you.

What Not To Do:

  • Post a photo of you playing beer pong hours before you were charged with a DUI
  • Taunt the police officer, opposing party, any representative of the court (i.e. lawyer, judge, etc.) on any social media site
  • Threaten anyone at anytime
  • Avoid joining groups with compromising names (i.e. “420” anything if you’ve been charged with possession)
  • Never EVER post anything related to your case
  • Be careful when someone else tags you in a picture, remove the tag, or ask them to take the photo down
  • Never admit guilt – this can’t be stressed enough
  • NEVER ADMIT GUILT

If You Need Representation:

If you have any questions about this, or if you are looking for representation in any criminal case in the Columbia, SC area, we’re here to help.