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Car Accident Attorneys Columbia SC
Automobile accidents, commonly called car wrecks, occur on a daily basis across the nation. Even small car accidents in South Carolina can lead to severe injuries and high costs of repair.
As a result, car accident cases are not simple. Many people, including attorneys, regard car accident cases as simple, run of the mill cases. That is rarely the case. The attorneys at Strom Law Firm, LLC, understand what it takes to protect the rights of victims injured in car accidents.
Car Accident Statistics
A car accident can transform a routine drive into a life-changing catastrophe. Every year, thousands of drivers end up in a South Carolina car wreck, and on average about 800 of them will lose their lives. According to the S.C. Department of Public Safety, the number of fatal accidents on South Carolina roads is decreasing. It is down to 770 fatalities in 2010, a 28-year low.
What Does it Take for There to be a Car Accident?
Studies have shown that you can suffer neck injuries from automobile accidents that occurred as slow as 5 miles per hour (mph). While people can be injured at this low speed, other studies have shown that most cars will not necessarily be damaged unless the collision occurs at speeds of 10 mph or higher.
Causes of Car Accidents in South Carolina
Typical causes of automobile accidents include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, automobile defect, failed maintenance, failing to be careful, speeding, running stops signs or stop lights, failing to yield the right of way, not paying attention because of using cell phone or PDA, adjusting radio or DVD player, or eating while driving.
South Carolina Car Accident Lawyers
Depending upon the facts of your accident case, our South Carolina accident lawyers may also assert a claim for punitive damages. Punitive damages may be awarded in cases where malicious or reckless conduct may be shown.
If you or a loved one has been injured or even killed in an accident through no fault of their own, and you think that you are entitled to compensation, please contact the South Carolina accident attorneys at The Strom Law Firm, for a free consultation.