Myrtle Beach Accident Investigations
There is a significant difference between accident reporting and accident investigation. The majority of accidents are reported by the police through the completion of an accident or crash report. Copies of the report are submitted to the insurance companies of the parties involved and from there, people are left on their own.
Depending on how the accident was reported you can be found liable for all or a portion of the liability.
What to do if you are in an accident
Before one accepts the liability finding of an insurance company that can have monetary consequences the matter deserves a full investigation.
There are many factors that go into an accident investigation. These may include:
- Witness statements
- Photos of the vehicles involved
- Road conditions
- Engineering concerns
- and more…
An accident investigation provides a complete review of the crash and can help to limit your liability or attach liability to the correct party. Medical bills related to accidents can be substantial and easily surpass the coverage of most insurance policies. If that occurs, a civil action might be necessary to cover those costs. Without a complete accident investigation, it might be difficult to demonstrate liability and receive compensation for your bills or suffering.