Charlotte, NC asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina

Q: I was driving home last night and a car t boned me. It was about 8:10 when the accident happened. Maybe earlier.

The other driver ran the stop sign. And claimed he didnt see me because i didnt have my headlights on. It wasnt dark yet. The officer put us both at fault. How can he do that?

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Titus Thomas Nichols
Titus Thomas Nichols
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: Many times the reporting officer is going off of incomplete information when they write the citation. It is important that you get an attorney to represent you that can conduct their own investigation into the situation.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Sometimes they are too busy or they can't tell. But then sometimes they have "violation indicated" but no citation. As to any claim with his insurance, even if you didn't have them on,if it wasn't dark out you may have a defense.

If you were hurt, contact attorney Chuck Jacobson in Charleston. Tell him I suggested you call.

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