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North Charleston Accident Attorney

The Hartman Law Firm, LLC

The Hartman Law Firm, LLC concentrates their practice on personal injury, auto accidents and 18 wheeler accidents. The founder, Frank Hartman, is originally from Charleston, and has practiced for many years in the South Carolina State and Federal courts. His experience makes him well qualified to represent you. Our personal injury firm draws from a diverse experience of the law, allowing us to assist you in a wide range of legal matters.

Accidents, whether it be car crashes, 18 wheeler accidents, motorcycle wrecks, or being injured as a pedestrian often involve powerful physical forces that are capable of causing serious damage to property as well as the human body. This is true even in cases in which vehicle occupants are buckled in and the vehicle in which they were riding was equipped with modern safety features such as multiple airbags. Many people involved in accidents are left with life-changing injuries that will result in substantial economic and non-economic losses, making it critical for them to retain an attorney that can help make sure they obtain the compensation to which they are legally entitled.


  • PERSONAL SERVICE

    Frank will meet with you and guide you through every aspect of your case.

  • AWARD WINNING

    Consistently rated a Five (5) star legal experience on Google.

  • TRADITION OF SUCCESS

    Our willingness to outwork the competition and secure great results for our clients is our motivation to go to work each day.

  • NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN

    Every case at The Hartman Law Firm, LLC is based on a contingent fee agreement. If we don’t win you owe us nothing.

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What Should I Do and Not After a Car Accident?
 
  • Call 9-1-1. This may seem obvious, but accidents can be a very jarring and confusing event. Your mind is usually in an immediate state of shock and takes you into a "flight or fight" state. It’s imperative that you remain calm enough to call 9-1-1 and get police and medical on the scene as soon as possible. Don’t get out of your car and don’t try to move your car out of the road without getting professional assistance from emergency personnel. 
     
  • After help arrives, and if you’re safe, attempt to take photos of the crash from as many angles as you can. Include as many details as you can. There are never too many photos. If you can get video, take video as well. Don’t forget to capture images of any skid marks on the road. Some people carry disposable cameras in their cars, just in case. However, if they’re kept in your glove compartment, they’re subject to high and low temperature changes and might be reliable when you need them. It’s still a good idea to have a backup in case your phone isn’t functional after a crash. It may be beneficial to change out the camera every 6 months, but doing so doesn’t guarantee that it will be reliable.
    Be sure once you get home to upload those images and/or videos onto your computer. If you have Google, try to get them onto your Google Drive (drive.google.com). Even email them to yourself if you can. Dropbox is another option. 
     
  • If anyone has stopped to help, or they were just a witness, try to get their contact information, including their name, address and phone number. Most people will be willing to give their information, but if they aren’t, allow the police on the scene to gather that information. Not everyone is open to giving out personal information. 
     
  • Get the information of others involved in the accident, if they aren’t injured. If they are injured, wait for emergency services and let them handle things. If they can speak, use your best judgement, but ask them for their insurance information. Keep in mind, this was an accident so other people involved are likely as shaken up as you are. You may be seeing them at the worst moment of their life. Being hostile will not get you what you need. If they’re not willing to give you the information, again, allow the police officers to gather it and Frank Hartman will get it from the police officers on your behalf. Don’t say anything, or ask for anything more than their insurance information. Never admit fault, say you are sorry, or anything of the sort. Our instinct as humans is to apologize, even when we are not at fault. Although you may feel "sorry", never say it. It can be used against you. 
     
  • It’s good to write yourself an email or a note with everything you can think of at the time of the accident, including the time of day, street names, details of the accident, what you saw, and what you felt. Every detail, even if it may seem insignificant to you, may be vital to your case.
     
  • Never agree to anything on the site of the crash or to any insurance company. Speak to Frank first. This includes your own insurance company! Insurance companies record all calls for a reason. They deal with accidents every day, while accident victims don’t. It’s their objective to pay as little as possible. Don’t make the mistake of assuming otherwise! Frank can go head-to-head with insurance companies, because he too deals with accidents every day. He knows what to say and how to say it to make sure that you get exactly what you deserve. 
 
The Hartman Law Firm, LLC handles many types of cases and is qualified to help you. Obtaining legal representation soon after the accident is critically important. Your rights have to be protected. Evidence needs to be collected. We are proactive and address potential problems at the outset of your case, allowing us to ensure that you are in the best position possible should a lawsuit need to be filed. We want to protect you and your loved ones from further hurt with great representation. Our passion for righting wrongs and helping people recover from their injuries is unparalleled. Your lawyer will be your primary contact person. You will consult with the lawyer who is going to handle your case from start to finish. We want to meet you and want you to meet your lawyer. This process can be time consuming so it is important to feel comfortable with one another. 
 
Your lawyer will answer your questions directly. It is our willingness to go the extra mile that will make your experience at The Hartman Law Firm, LLC exceptional. It is this kind of personal attention and dedication to delivering quality client service that will make your experience at The Hartman Law Firm, LLC exceptional. It is what separates us from the rest. 

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    RECOVERED $100,000.00

    Recovered $100,000.00 for a client in Greenville, SC. Catastrophic car accident with DUI driver who fled on foot. Client broke her arm which required surgery. Initially, there was only $25,000.00 to get from the defendant. Found an additional $75,000.00 in coverage. Recovered $100,000.00 of a possible $100,000.00. Client is going to college.

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    RECOVERED $130,000.00

    Recovered $130,000.00 for a client in Charleston, SC. Catastrophic car accident in North Carolina with DUI driver who fled the scene and drove into a house moments later. Client required shoulder surgery as a result of the wreck. Recovered $30,000.00 from the defendant. Found an additional $100,000.00 in coverage on client's under-insured policy. Recovered $130,000.00 of a possible $130,000.00. Client is buying a house and getting married.

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    Recovered $100,000.00

    Recovered $100,000.00 for a client in Charleston, SC. Client t-boned another driver who failed to yield the right of way. The auto accident broke my client's leg, requiring extensive surgery. Initial offer from Snake Farm, $33,000.00. They eventually tendered their policy limits of $100,000.00. I am still pursuing an additional $50,000.00 in under-insured motorist coverage. Client recovered, but will always walk with a limp. I hope to help them buy a house.

*DISCLAIMER:Please note that every case is different and presents its own unique set of variables. Thus, no guarantee can me made that you will obtain the same or similar result as a previous client.
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