Like so many questions about car accidents, the answer is: It depends. If your injuries are minor, and you only had 1 or 2 visits to the doctor, you probably don't need to hire a lawyer. Likewise, if the at-fault driver's insurance company is paying for the damage to your car, and you did not require any medical treatment at all, I doubt an attorney could do much better for you than you could do on your own.
However, if your medical bills are greater than $5,000.00 (before insurance reductions and co-pays), you missed substantial time from work, or you are still experiencing physical problems more than a few weeks after the crash, I encourage you to at least speak with me. Similarly, if the at-fault driver's insurance company is giving you the run-around when it comes to accepting fault or paying for your bills, I may be of assistance. Most lawyers offer free consultations, so you should not have to pay a dime to have your questions answered.
If you want to speak with a car accident attorney serving Lexington, Columbia, Orangeburg, and other parts of South Carolina, call me at (803) 790-2800. Even if you don't hire us, we will gladly send you a free copy of my books and help you any way we can.