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Common Questions Car Accident Attorneys Ask Potential Clients During an Initial Consultation (Part 2)


If you’ve suffered injuries in a South Carolina car accident, one of the most vital steps you should take is hiring an attorney. After an SC car accident, you may be eligible to file a car accident claim and recover financial compensation. An attorney can help you determine if you have a valid claim. If you do, they can help you file your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.

When speaking to a car accident attorney during an initial consultation, you can expect several things. One of these things is being asked several questions about your accident and injuries. In a previous article, we discussed five common questions you can expect a car accident attorney to ask you during an initial consultation. Below, we share five more questions a car accident lawyer can ask you during your initial consultation.

  1. Was a police report created?

After a car accident, it is necessary to call the police to the accident scene. Once the police arrive at the accident scene, they secure the area and document the accident. Based on their observations and the information gathered, the police create an official report. A car accident attorney will want to know if the police were called to the accident scene. They will want to know if a police report was created. If a police report exists, an attorney will want to know what the report says. For instance, does the report indicate who is to blame for the accident?

  1. What actions did you take after the accident?

Your actions after a car accident can significantly impact the outcome of your case. For example, an attorney might want to know if you sought immediate medical attention after your accident. Seeking immediate medical attention after a car accident is vital not only for your health but also for your legal claim. They might also want to know if you spoke with insurance adjusters.

  1. Has the other driver admitted fault?

Proving liability after a car accident requires that you gather strong evidence. It can be a huge advantage if the other driver admits fault. An admission of guilt from the other driver simplifies your case because it serves as clear evidence of fault.

  1. Have you admitted fault?

It is also common for car accident attorneys to ask potential clients if they admitted fault after their accident. Knowing whether you admitted fault after your accident can help an attorney know how to approach your case.

It is crucial to note that admitting fault after a car accident might include actions like apologizing to the other party or parties involved. You don’t have to have made a statement like, “I am to blame.” If you said, “I am sorry,” to the other party or parties involved, you need to share that information with the attorney.

  1. Do you have any pre-existing injuries?

Car accident attorneys ask about pre-existing injuries so they are able to determine if you suffered a new injury or if the accident exacerbated your pre-existing injury. Asking about pre-existing injuries also helps an attorney assess the strength of your case.

Contact Gus Anastopoulo Law Firm

If you’ve been injured in a South Carolina car accident, contact our qualified Charleston car accident lawyer at Gus Anastopoulo Law Firm for legal help.

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