SHOULD YOU HIRE A LOCAL ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IF YOU ARE IN A WRECK WHILE ON VACATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA?

by Cristin Uricchio on Jun. 10, 2021

Accident & Injury Car Accident 

Summary: Points to consider when hiring an attorney for an accident in a state where you don't live.

SHOULD YOU HIRE A LOCAL ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IF YOU ARE IN A WRECK WHILE ON VACATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA?

Generally, it might be best to hire an attorney in the state where the accident occurred because state auto insurance laws vary. If a lawsuit is filed, a local attorney could reduce or eliminate certain costs that would otherwise come out of your settlement such as travel expenses for hearings, depositions, or mediation. Also, an attorney who is not licensed to practice law in South Carolina would need to get special permission from the courts and most likely would still have to associate a locally licensed attorney anyway. Uricchio Law Firm has been handling South Carolina auto accidents for forty years and offers free consultations.

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