If you are thinking of filing a whiplash claim in South Carolina, the statute of limitations (the time limit you have to file your claim) will vary depending on a number of factors, including the state in which the accident occurred.
At Clore Law, we can look at your circumstances and advise whether you are eligible to file a claim. Contact us today to speak with an experienced lawyer who can provide professional legal advice on your specific situation.
If you are eligible, we can file your case. Once this is filed, you will become a plaintiff and the at-fault party becomes a defendant. At this point, we will start the discovery phase of your claim. This includes gathering facts through an exchange of documents, written questions or depositions. The discovery phase may also be made up of:
Medical examinations: A medical examination is largely undertaken by your chosen doctor. However, the defendant or insurance company can request a second opinion.
Gathering documentation: Here we may need copies of your insurance policy, plus any other relevant documentation for the case including your medical records. The correct documentation can help with your case in order to demonstrate to the court and/or insurance company that you have the right to file a claim.
- Depositions: This can be an important aspect of the discovery process. A deposition is simply a witness testimony given outside of court yet still under oath.
- Interrogatories: These are a set of questions that we will issue in writing. The questions are to be answered under oath by the party receiving them.
- Expert witnesses: Depending on the complexities of the case, sometimes an expert witness is used. This is a highly trained, trustworthy professional who can provide testimony based on their expertise associated to the case.