Texting and Driving is Both Dangerous and Illegal in South Carolina

Our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in Fort Mill and Rock Hill know that our South Carolina legislators explicitly and specifically prohibited reading, writing, and sending text-based communications from a wireless device while driving in 2014.

Unfortunately, like many of our state’s traffic laws like those prohibiting speeding or driving under the influence — they simply do not hold up when negligent drivers get behind the wheel.

Our York County personal injury attorneys also know that these laws are put in place for a reason. Texting while driving data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reflects the practice being even more dangerous than operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol.

According to the NHTSA, distracted driving claimed 3,142 lives last year alone.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a collision caused by a texting, social media, or internet user who should have been concentrating on the road, contact our skilled York County car accident attorneys today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.

How Can I Prove the South Carolina Driver Who Hit Me Was Texting During the Crash?

Our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in Rock Hill and Fort Mill know that there are multiple ways we can pursue a negligent driver’s phone records to help prove our clients were injured because of their negligence.

First, we will move quickly to serve the distracted driver and his or her insurance company with preservation of evidence letter.

This letter requires the cellphone’s owner to preserve all data from the day and time of the crash, including texts, emails, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Internet usage. These records will go a long way to help build our client’s case for success.

If we must move forward with a lawsuit against the distracted driver’s insurance company, we will uncover all pertinent evidence to establish that some form of cellphone use led to our client’s injuries or the loss of their loved one.

Finally, our South Carolina laws will allow our personal injury attorneys in Rock Hill and Fort Mill to subpoena the distracted driver’s cellphone records to help produce the evidence we need to enhance our case.

Drivers who are willing to place their and other motorists’ lives in danger by texting while driving is often glued to their phones. That means there may also be a good chance that our client or other witnesses to the crash saw the driver texting or scrolling through their social media feeds when the accident occurred.

We will take each of their statements during depositions, which will further strengthen our case.

Contact Our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in Fort Mill and Rock Hill, South Carolina to Schedule a consultation Today

If you are hurt in an auto accident in South Carolina that was caused by a texting driver, you should seek medical care right away and contact our Fort Mill and Rock Hill David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers today by calling 803-548-2468 to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the negligent driver who caused your crash liable for your complete recovery needs.

We provide consultations for all personal injury cases in South Carolina, and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.

 

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