A vacation is supposed to be a stress-free break from work and the pressures of everyday life. It is meant to be a time of bonding with family and friends and should be a memorable adventure. Unfortunately, accidents and injuries can happen anywhere, and are especially common for people on vacation – even here in Myrtle Beach. Please call to schedule an appointment at our Myrtle Beach office located at 2111 Hwy 17 S Suite 3 North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
When you are seriously hurt in an accident on vacation, you may not know where to turn for help. Being injured in an unfamiliar location away from home can be particularly confusing and frightening. In Myrtle Beach, visitors to our beautiful city fortunately have a legal resource they can turn to for help if they’ve been hurt: Jebaily Law Firm.
Jebaily Law Firm has represented visitors injured in many kinds of accidents in Myrtle Beach. We help them pursue fair and full compensation for their injuries. You can have our lawyers examine your case when you call us or contact us online to receive a free consultation.
Types of Injury Accidents on Vacation
There are a number of wonderful visitor attractions in Myrtle Beach, but unfortunately, accidents can and do happen. Boating accidents, amusement park accidents, and water park accidents are some commonly reported tourist injuries in our city.
Other accidents may be more common incidents that could just as easily involve lifelong residents, like slip and fall accidents in retail establishments. In other cases, people may be injured in accidents stemming from hotel negligence, where slip and fall accidents could very well occur or guests may be victims of assaults because of negligent security.
As in any location, car crashes are the most common accidents in Myrtle Beach. With heavy traffic and tourists unfamiliar with the roadways, wrecks are bound to happen.
Steps to Take If You’re Injured on Vacation
Your first step after being involved in any accident on vacation should be to seek medical attention. This is true even if you do not think you were seriously hurt at first. Collect evidence at the scene by taking as many pictures as you possibly can of everything that was involved in the accident. If you slipped and fell, be sure to preserve the clothing and shoes you were wearing at the time, and do not clean or wash them.
If your accident occurred in a public place like a store, restaurant, or other attraction, make sure that you notify a manager or other supervisor on duty and file a report. Ask for a copy of the report. If other people saw your accident, ask them for some kind of contact information in case they are needed as witnesses.
If you are involved in a car crash in Myrtle Beach, be sure to contact the police before your insurance company so they can prepare an official report.
Why You Should Choose a Local Lawyer for Vacation Injuries
You should contact a lawyer in Myrtle Beach for help with your legal claim. A local lawyer can handle your case locally while you are at home. Keep in mind that your case will likely have to be filed in the court that has jurisdiction over where your accident occurred, and you’ll want a lawyer who is familiar with the laws in South Carolina and will have local resources to assist with the accident investigation and other matters.
Working with a local lawyer can limit your need to return to the Myrtle Beach area for court proceedings.
Keep in mind that lawyers in your home state are probably not licensed to practice in South Carolina.
How Can Jebaily Law Firm Help Me?
Did you sustain serious injuries or was your loved one killed in an accident while you were on vacation in Myrtle Beach? Contact a respected local lawyer at Jebaily Law Firm now.
Our firm will diligently work hard to seek maximum compensation for your injuries. Call us or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.