April marks National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in the United States. This source of car accidents remains a pressing problem across the country, and South Carolina is no different.
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Hundreds of people are killed in motor vehicle accidents in South Carolina every year. A good portion of those accidents involve an alcohol-impaired driver. As experienced attorneys serving this state, we know the irreparable loss of a fatal accident. If your loved one was killed in a crash caused by someone else's negligence, then you may be owed wrongful death compensation for the losses and pain caused by the death.
Over the course of just one week this past November, 5 children were killed in 6 bus stop accidents across the country. Seven other children were injured in these pedestrian crashes. Although investigations are ongoing, accidents like these often involve inattentiveness and negligence on the part of motorists.
Based on the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), we now know that motor vehicle deaths decreased slightly in 2017. Based on preliminary data, the agency said it appears that this downward trend continued for the first 6 months of 2018.
Motor vehicle accidents continue to be a leading cause of injury and death in our state, and across the country. In the infographic below, we look at 2015 accident statistics presented by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.
Serious car accidents are traumatic. If you were injured in a crash, you may be left dealing with many consequences, ranging from physical to financial and emotional. As experienced accident lawyers in South Carolina, we know how devastating these accidents can be. We provide clear, honest answers about your options for pursuing compensation.
The experienced attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda are available and ready to help you after your car crash. Our combined experience and resources enable us to represent our clients aggressively and thoroughly, obtaining the best possible results. Below, find a few tips about what to expect in the days and weeks following the accident, and what you can do to make sure your medical care and lost wages are paid for.
When you think of a car crash, you may picture a collision between two or more drivers. While many accidents are caused by a motorist, sometimes single or multiple-vehicle crashes are caused by the condition and defects of the roads themselves.
Here are several road defects that can cause wrecks: