There is a huge issue with speeding on US 278 on Hilton Head. A study conducted on traffic on the island showed that 84% of drivers were speeding. That is likely not shocking information for you if you have ever driven there.
The speed limit right now is 45 mph, but we are sure that if you have been on the road recently you would agree that most people are not going that slowly.
Speeding is one of the biggest reasons why people get into car accidents. It is unfortunate to learn that almost everyone is going above the speed limit on US 278. If you are involved in an accident that occurs because of excessive speed, you are likely going to end up with severe injuries. It is a huge hazard for everyone on the road when someone is acting careless like that.
You may be wondering what you should do if you are involved in an accident where someone else was in the wrong on US 278.
The very first thing you need to do, if you are physically able to, is collect evidence. If your injuries are not life threatening or debilitating, you can stay on the scene of the accident to do a few things. First, you can collect evidence in the form of videos and pictures. You will likely be fueled by adrenaline, so make sure the pictures come out clear and show what they need to show. We would like to have visual proof of the vehicles, the scene and any debris from various angles. The more visual evidence we have, the better we can put together a clear idea of what happened and how the accident happened. If there were witnesses, get their contact information.
If you are unable to stay on the scene because your injuries were too bad or you were taken away on an ambulance, you can get the accident report from the police. We can also do some evidence gathering of our own when you meet with us and have us take on your case. We can potentially collect CCTV footage, if it is available for us, and talk to your witnesses before they forget important key details of what happened.
We urge you to get immediate medical care. The sooner you get yourself in front of a doctor, the better off you will be. There are consequences of waiting to see a doctor. Not only are you putting your health at risk, you are also jeopardizing your case.
You will likely have a lot of adrenaline after your accident. It is important for you to understand that you may not feel the full extent of your injuries, but you still need to prioritize getting medical care. Getting immediate medical care will be a benefit to you, as well as to your case.
You are going to risk the insurance company denying you what they owe you if you do not have immediate medical care. One of two things will likely happen— they will claim you are not nearly as hurt as you say you are or they will say that you lied about where you got hurt. The former means they will offer you less than what you deserve, and the latter means you end up not having any compensation at all because they will say you did not get hurt because of their insured.
In order to avoid missing out on what you deserve, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our South Carolina injury lawyers right away in you have been injured due to accident caused by speeding on Hilton Head. We care deeply about your case and we want you to end up with justice after you have been injured because someone was speeding on Hilton Head. Call and set up a free consultation today.