South Carolina Accident Attorney Law Blog

South Carolina Accident Attorneys Blog consists of new stories and tips involving the legal aspect of an accident.

Low Gas Prices Can Lead to More Traffic Fatalities

With More People Driving Because of Cheap Gas, More Vehicle Crashes and Traffic Fatalities Occur In the first 6 months of 2015, traffic fatalities and car crashes sky-rocketed in the U.S. – while 2014 hit a fantastic low in traffic fatalities, deaths in car accidents rose 14% between January and June this year. Some analysts, including South … [Read more...]

Maine Driver Faces Distracted Driving Charges After Selfie Crash

Rise of Selfies Adds to Distracted Driving Problems Across the U.S. Over the weekend, a driver in Maine injured several of his passengers after he attempted to take a selfie while behind the wheel. He now faces a distracted driving summons. On Saturday, August 29th, 29-year-old Jordan Toner of Hampden was driving himself and several friends … [Read more...]

“Target Zero” Campaign Aims to End Traffic Accidents

South Carolina Launches “Target Zero” Campaign to End Traffic Accidents and Deaths In 2015, South Carolina has lost 581 people to serious traffic accidents. That number is up 107 fatalities since this time last year. The state consistently sees around 800 people die every year in traffic accidents, whether they are pedestrians, passengers, or even … [Read more...]

Fatal Auto Accidents on SC Roads Spike in 2015

South Carolina Outpaces Previous Year for Number of Deadly Automobile Accidents The number of deaths due to automobile accidents has spiked in South Carolina this year. Fatalities on the state’s roads already rose in 2014 compared to 2013, and according to the Department of Public Safety, 2015 will beat 2014’s automobile accident stats. In 2014, … [Read more...]

Avoiding Pool and Drowning Accidents

Avoiding Drowning Accidents in South Carolina Spring and summer months bring warmer weather, outdoor cookouts, and pool parties. Whether you plan to spend the upcoming 4th of July weekend out on a boat, on the beach or lakeside, or simply hanging by the pool, it’s important to be safe. Basic knowledge of pool and water safety to help reduce the … [Read more...]

Top 10 Motorcycle Safety Tips

Top 10 Motorcycle Safety Tips for South Carolina’s Bikers Statistically, a motorcyclist is killed every 3 days in an accident in South Carolina. There were 1,819 reported motorcycle crashes in SC in 2010, which accounted for 10% of traffic fatalities; motorcycle accidents comprised less than 2% of crashes overall. There are many causes of … [Read more...]

Self-Driving Tractor Trailer Can Prevent Trucking Accidents

New Self-Driving Semi-Truck Could Reduce or Prevent Trucking Accidents Hauling cargo across the country is a tough, demanding job for any long-haul trucker. Although Federal law regulates the hours and manner of driving, violations are common, increasing the risk of a tractor trailer accident. Now, a company has developed a self-driving tractor … [Read more...]

Amtrak Sues Trucking Company for Serious Train Accident in NC

Trucking Company Faces Lawsuit from Amtrak and Railroad Company Regarding Serious Train Accident Amtrak and CSX filed a lawsuit against trucking company Guy M. Turner, Inc, of Raleigh, for causing a serious train accident in March this year that injured 55 people on an Amtrak passenger train. The lawsuit was filed in Halifax, NC on Friday, May … [Read more...]

April is National Distracted Driving Month

The National Safety Council Declares April Distracted Driving Month This year, the National Safety Council has declared April to be National Distracted Driving Month in the US. The hashtag campaign #CallsKill was created as part of the month to help spread information about distracted driving and how deadly it can be as a practice. Last June, … [Read more...]

Seneca-Area Dentist Dies in Bicycle Accident

South Carolina Dentist Killed by Driver in Bicycle Accident A dentist in Seneca, South Carolina was killed in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent driver on Wednesday, April 1st. Michael F. Lee, 55 years old, was reportedly riding his bicycle on Shiloh Road when he was struck from behind by a vehicle headed in the same direction. Lee had a … [Read more...]

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