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Common mistakes made in South Carolina car accidents

When you are involved in a car accident, often the adrenaline rush and the anxiety of such an event can cause errors in your judgement. You may have played out what you would do if you were ever involved in a car accident before, and imagined the way that you would act. However, it is likely that when the accident occurred, you acted in a completely different way.

It is hard to know what to do immediately after being involved in a car accident. This is, in part, because determining the right course of action can often depend on the severity of the incident and the exact circumstances. The following are common mistakes that South Carolina drivers have made when involved in an incident.

Forgetting to take evidence

It is common for those in minor accidents to become so wrapped up in the moment that they forget to do the things that they will thank themselves for later. One of these things is taking photos as evidence. It is vital that you take photos at the scene so that you can get the insurance claim you deserve. I addition, you need to protect yourself from any claim that the damage was worse than it was.

Giving too much away

It is, of course, important to speak with police officers at the scene to tell them what happened. However, you should never admit fault. Your experience of the accident was a subjective one, and while you might believe that the incident was, in fact, your fault, that is not for you to decide. It is likely that there were other factors at play.

Posting on social media

It is never going to be beneficial for your insurance claim to post anything about the incident on social media. Insurance companies can take this information and use it against you.

If you have been in a car accident in South Carolina, it is important to conduct thorough research so that you understand your rights, and take action as soon as possible.

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