Summerville Car Accident lawyer

We see them almost every day. Major and minor car accidents. Immediately after catching a glimpse of the aftermath of an accident, we hope those involved are safe, and we also hope that we never become car accident victims. Despite all the traffic safety rules in place and how well you drive on the roadways, you can’t forget that you’re sharing the road with nearly 50,000 drivers in Summerville, South Carolina. 

Situated mostly in Dorchester County with small portions in Berkeley and Charleston counties, the charming town is awe-inspiring, with hundreds of homes and buildings on the National Register of Historic Places and The Flowertown Festival, which is held in Azalea Park, a 12-acre oasis boasting peaceful ponds, paths, fountains, tennis courts, and an impressive collection of permanent sculptures.

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Causes of Car Accidents

How bicycle accidents happen

Unsafe lane changes

Drivers may weave through traffic or change lanes without appropriately checking to see if the neighboring lane is clear. Weaving through traffic makes it more difficult for drivers to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision with a bicycle.

Distracted driving

Distractions include using a cell phone for any reason, passing items to people in the backseat, driving while drowsy, or driving under the influence, among other things.


Speeding increases the distance a driver must have to stop or avoid an accident. However, accidents at high or low speeds are dangerous to a cyclist.

Inadequate separation

Drivers have an obligation to yield to oncoming traffic, including cyclists. There are a variety of locations that increase the risk to bicycle riders, including roundabouts, intersections, and merging lanes.

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A history of success in Car Accident cases

A history of success in Car Accident cases


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A history of success in Car Accident cases

Murphy Crantford Meehan opened their doors in 2015. Their trained, full-service law staff can address complex legal issues and protect the rights of their clients in Charleston, South Carolina. The firm has recovered compensation for many clients, including:

  • $650,000 after a chair broke, injuring a client
  • $1 million after an 18-wheeler struck a passenger car from behind
  • $400,000 after a pedestrian was struck crossing the street

Attorneys Crantford and Meehan were also both certified as members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This is a prestigious membership limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million-dollar verdicts. The firm has earned an “AV” rating from their peers, the highest rating available.

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The attorneys of Murphy Crantford Meehan fight for those who’ve been injured due to the negligence of others. Contact us today at 843-376-4030 for a free and confidential consultation. We’ll discuss your situation and how our team could help you get the answers and justice you deserve. If your car accident was work-related, we can also help you with workman’s compensation claims.

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What should I do After a Car Accident

What should I do After a Car Accident

Immediately after a car accident, it is important that you follow these steps:


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Many of our clients were the victims of a bicycle-car collision. They’ve asked us many questions over the years, and the following are answers to the ones we hear most often.

Although it is not required, it is highly recommended that you hire a car accident lawyer who has the expertise to help you get the compensation you deserve. Otherwise, you may risk not being able to recover everything you’re actually entitled to.

After a car accident, if you have been injured, you are entitled to receive compensation for hospital and medical bills, lost wages, and expenses related to the accident from either your car insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company, depending on who was at fault.


In South Carolina, you must file a personal injury claim for your bicycle crash within three years after the accident.

Even if you did not suffer any injuries in a car accident, you still may need to take legal action to recover compensation for property damage. A car accident attorney can guide you through the process when dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance company following the accident. This is important because insurance companies may encourage you to take your car to a repair shop they recommend, which could result in cheap labor and parts. But you have the right to have your car brought back to the condition it was in prior to the accident.


Just like uninsured motorist coverage, underinsured motorist coverage would pay for damages sustained in an accident with a driver who has a car insurance policy in place, but it is not enough coverage to fully compensate your injuries, vehicle damage, and other losses that resulted from the accident.


In most cases, our car accident lawyer will receive one-third of any settlement. This is fairly standard in the legal field, but it can vary case by case. Be sure to ask your lawyer about what that number may look like for your case.

What that amount would be depends on your retainer arrangement with your lawyer. If he is to be paid on an hourly fee basis, you are responsible for any fees due.


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