An automotive crash can lead to severe physical injury. Sometimes those injuries are fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30,000 people are killed in crashes in the US each year. In 2013, over 785 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in South Carolina. The best way to prevent these tragic deaths and injuries is to do what you can to be a safer driver. Consider some of the top causes of accidents:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Careless or reckless driving
- Bad weather conditions
All of these behaviors are under your control; only the weather is unmanageable. And when the weather is bad, you can avoid traveling altogether, if at all possible. But driving drunk, tired, distracted or carelessly are all factors you can eliminate. By doing so, you will be contributing to safer roads in South Carolina.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in South Carolina, including the areas of Columbia, Myrtle Beach and Kingstree, please contact Whetstone Perkins & Fulda for a free case evaluation. Our experienced and compassionate attorneys will fight tirelessly to pursue compensation on your behalf.