Late summer is traditionally one of the worst times for fatal and injurious car accidents. South Carolina is not exempt from this unforunate statistic. For instance, over the weekend of Aug. 21 – Aug. 23 seven people were killed in car accidents throughout the state. That brings the total fatalities caused by car accidents up to 460 this year, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.
In all of 2013, South Carolina saw 483 people killed on its roadways. As you can see this year is on pace to see even more road deaths this year than last.
Late summer and early fall are dangerous times for accidents because it’s a popular vacation time and so many people are on the roads. On top of that, many people are at cookouts, picnics and parties with their friends and are not careful about how much they’re drinking. In South Carolina and nationwide, drunk driving is one of the leading causes of accidents.
As car accident lawyers, we implore all of our readers to drive carefully and attentively. We have safe driving tips on our blog, including how to manage slippery road conditions, avoid angry drivers and how to make an emergency car kit. However, because of our line of work, we know that even careful drivers get into accidents because nobody can control what “the other guy” does.
If you are ever injured in a car accident, it may be a good idea to speak to a lawyer about what happened to you. If the accident was not your fault, there is no reason you should have to bear the expense of medical bills and missed work on your own.
You are welcome to contact us at any time. We would be happy to review the circumstances of your incident and work with you to develop a course of action for the future.