Questions About Car Accidents

Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Columbia, and Aiken, South Carolina.

When you are injured in a car accident, you will undoubtedly have many questions about what happens next. Below we have answered some of the common questions we hear from clients.

At McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., our experienced car accident attorneys offer free consultations to help you understand your rights and the next steps in your legal case. Call us today at 888-353-5513 for your consultation.

Should I accept an offer from the insurance company?

No. Nine times out of ten, insurance companies will offer you much less than you deserve as an initial settlement. They want to make your claim go away as quickly as possible, and they know that car accident victims are desperate for any amount money right after an accident.

Before you accept a settlement from an insurance company, you should speak with our experienced lawyers to find out the true value of your injury claim.

Why do I need a car accident lawyer?

If you were seriously injured in a car accident, having an attorney on your side can make all the difference in the amount of compensation you receive. Insurance companies are used to giving accident victims the runaround, but as soon as you hire a lawyer, they will start paying proper attention to your claim.

An experienced accident lawyer has the skill necessary to prove your case and convince the insurance company that you deserve full compensation. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, our attorneys will investigate your car accident to gather the information, evidence, and witness testimonies we need to build a strong case on your behalf.

Can I afford a lawyer?

Yes. Many clients are concerned that they do not have the money to hire a lawyer. We take all accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we don’t get paid until you do.

What damages can I recover for car accident injuries?

If you suffered an injury in your car accident because of another party’s negligence, you can seek compensation for a wide range of damages, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If a drunk driver caused your car accident, you may also be able to seek punitive damages for gross negligence. And if you lost a loved one in the car accident, you may be able to seek damages and justice for their loss of life.

How do I know who was at fault in the car accident?

In some car accidents, proving fault is complex. Multiple drivers, defective vehicles, or even a poorly maintained roadway can all create difficulty in determining who was at fault.

If the question of fault is unresolved in your accident, our accident lawyers will thoroughly review the evidence in your case. Police reports, photos, witness statements, and other factors will all be taken into account.

If necessary, we will also work with accident reconstruction specialists to help strengthen your case and fight for the compensation you deserve.

To get all of your questions answered about car accidents, please call McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., today at 888-353-5513 to schedule a free initial consultation. We represent injured victims throughout South Carolina, with offices in Camden, Columbia, Lexington, Sumter, Orangeburg, Aiken, and Newberry.


(1807 Hampton Street Columbia, South Carolina 29201)
(485 N. Lafayette Drive Sumter, South Carolina 29150)
(119 East Main Street Lexington, South Carolina 29072)
(919 Broad Street Camden, South Carolina 29020)
(104 Office Park Drive Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118)
(2203 Wilson Road Newberry, South Carolina 29108)
(231 Pendleton Street, NW Aiken, South Carolina 29801)