The Process


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The Process


Call us for a free consultation and tell us about your case so we can make an appointment to see you. At your first appointment, you will meet with one or more members of the Chappell, Smith & Arden Law Firm at no cost to you. This meeting may take place in the hospital, at your home, or at our offices in Aiken, Charleston, Columbia, Florence or Rock Hill. We will listen to your account of the accident, how it happened and how you were injured. Our conversation with you is confidential so we encourage you to be open and candid. The more we know about your case the better we can serve you. Your active participation in the prosecution of your case is essential, and it will help bring your case to a successful conclusion.


To help us fully understand your case, assemble and bring the following items to the initial meeting:

• paperwork from the accident itself, with dates, names and written records

• copies of any medical bills resulting from the accident

• photographs of your injuries and the accident scene


If, after our meeting and discussion, you would like our law firm to handle your trucking accident case, we will ask you to review and sign an agreement which authorizes us to represent you. The agreement will describe our fee structure and explain how we may advance litigation costs on your behalf with the understanding you will reimburse them at the conclusion of the case. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe us a legal fee unless you make a recovery in your case.




For a free consultation with Mark D. Chappell or W. Hugh McAngus, Jr. of Chappell, Smith & Arden, call toll free 800.531.9780.

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