What are the Most Common Causes of Fatal Car Accidents in South Carolina?

Most Common Causes of Fatal Car Accidents in South Carolina?

Our South Carolina car accident attorneys know that while South Carolina is home to nearly 5.15 million people, our state hosts an average of 31 million people each year, which increases traffic on our highways, city streets, and local roads.

Unfortunately, in turn, it also increases the number of collisions, injuries, and fatalities.

Our David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers in Fort Mill and Rock Hill represent clients who have been severely and even catastrophically hurt in South Carolina car accidents.

We also represent families who have tragically lost their loved ones in traffic collisions throughout the state, which happens more than most could imagine.

Here is why.

What are the Major Causes of South Carolina Car Accidents with Fatalities?

Of the over 141,000 vehicle collisions that occurred throughout the state last year, 1,006 vehicle occupants, 125 motorcyclists, 165 pedestrians, and 27 bicyclists lost their lives, according to the South Carolina Traffic Collision Fact Book.

The same source lists the major contributing factors in fatal crashes throughout the state included:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Alcohol or drug-impaired driving
  • Failure to obey traffic signs and signals
  • Drowsy driving
  • Improper turns
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Reckless driving
  • Wrong-way driving

If you have lost a loved one because of another driver’s negligence in South Carolina, our skilled York County personal injury attorneys want to help you investigate the crash while preserving the important evidence that will allow us to build your case.

How Can David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers Help Me After I Have Lost a Loved One in a South Carolina Vehicle Collision?

Our South Carolina Collision Statistics list that a crash occurs every 3.7 minutes throughout the Palmetto State and that throughout the day every day a fatal crash occurs every 9.4 hours.

Losing a loved one is emotionally overwhelming for everyone involved. Losing a loved one in a preventable collision that was caused by a negligent driver is devastating.

We know you and your family will need time to grieve and our South Carolina wrongful death attorneys want to help pursue the financial resources you will need to heal with time.

That may include pursuing the negligent driver’s insurance company for the financial recovery you need to cover:

  • Medical bills and other expenses incurred before death
  • Physical pain suffered by the victim before their death
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of care, companionship, and protection
  • Loss of experience, knowledge, and judgment

Contact Our Personal injury Attorney in South Carolina at David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers

If you lost a loved one in a car accident that was caused by negligence in South Carolina, contact our experienced Rock Hill and Fort Mill personal injury attorneys at the David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers today by calling (803) 258-6199.

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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