South Carolina Auto Insurance Arbitration Process
In South Carolina, you may choose to seek arbitration in a dispute with an at-fault party rather than an insurance company. This process involves filing in the Clerk of the Court’s office, which must be in the county where you reside. There is a small fee, and you will need to submit the necessary forms before the process begins.
Arbitration, when used effectively, may result in you avoiding court costs. An arbitration panel usually consists of three attorneys appointed by the Clerk of the Court. Alternatively, both parties may agree to appoint one attorney.
The process can result in determining the amount of damages in a claim. Additionally, the person who is liable for paying damages is identified. However, you cannot use arbitration to resolve collision claims involving your insurance company or personal injury claims.
Wreck Check South Carolina
At Wreck Check Atlanta, we have extensive experience in arbitration in South Carolina. Our team of specialists can provide support when you are locked in a claims dispute. While the process is relatively straightforward, you may encounter hurdles and complications.
Choosing arbitration is often cheaper, faster and less stressful than dealing with a dispute in court. You can retain the services of an attorney during arbitration, but this is not a requirement of the process. Wreck Check can also provide appraisal services that could strengthen your case.
During the arbitration, you are expected to provide two or more estimates of the disputed damages. You must also supply receipts of any related repairs and other property damage. It is possible to call witnesses who know about the accident or event.
If you believe that an appraisal of damage to your vehicle may strengthen your arbitration case, Wreck Check is here to help. Our independent and impartial specialists understand the liability laws in South Carolina. We can determine if there is damage to your vehicle and any loss in value incurred as the result of an accident.
Reach out to Wreck Check Atlanta today to find out if we can assist you during arbitration in S.C.