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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The aftermath of a car accident tends to be anything but orderly. If you've been involved in a crash before, you're familiar with the feelings of frustration, bewilderment and uncertainty that follow. Best case scenario, the accident is a major inconvenience and throws your day off. Worst case scenario, you are left with a life-threatening and life-altering physical injury.
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.
With April being National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we want to take the opportunity to remind our readers of the dangers of this type of motorist behavior. By understanding just how dangerous it is, maybe you will feel that much more motivated to never drive distracted.
South Carolina has dram shop laws to hold certain establishments responsible when over-serving leads to someone else's injury. Oftentimes dram shop laws are at play when someone is injured by a drunk driver, if the person became dangerously inebriated because a restaurant or bar served them alcohol when they should not have been served alcohol.
With rain in the forecast this week, it's a good time for us all to refresh our awareness of safe driving tips for the spring. Even though it's supposed to dry out later in the week, we know we can expect more rain across the state as the Spring season arrives. Here are some ways to prevent loss of control and car accidents: