Jump to Navigation

What constitutes negligence in car accidents?

Auto collisions happen for a variety of reasons. There are those that are honestly accidents. There are other incidents, though, that are the result of negligent behavior behind the wheel. In South Carolina, what constitutes negligence in car accidents?

When a person has been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, it is normal to question why the crash occurred. The damages sustained in an auto collision can be significant, so it is also reasonable to question if compensation can be awarded for one's losses. In order to legally recoup damages, it will be imperative for the victim or -- in the event of fatality -- his or her surviving family members to establish negligence in court. This is something that is not always easy to accomplish.

Negligence in terms of causing a car accident comes in many forms. Two of the biggest forms of negligence when behind the wheel include driving while impaired and distracted driving. The simply truth is that all drivers have a duty to the others with whom they share the road to exercise reasonable care when behind the wheel -- failing to do this is a form of negligence . If evidence can be provided showing that this duty was breached, the victims of such incidents may be awarded compensation for any resulting losses.

When considering taking legal actions concerning car accidents in South Carolina, it is first important to consider if negligence can be established. An experienced attorney would be able to assist with this and take the case to court -- if appropriate. Those who are able to successfully litigate their claims may be awarded financial relief for all losses that are recoverable in accordance with the laws of the state.

Source: FindLaw, "Proving Fault: What is Negligence?", Accessed on Jan. 10, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Watch Our Videos

We have over 30 years of experience in personal injury and criminal law practice.

VerdictsAll Videos

Personal Statement from Mr. Martin

“If you have been charged with a crime or been involved in a serious accident, the attorney you hire may be the most important decision of your life. There is no substitute for experience and commitment.

It is too late after unsatisfactory results to second guess your decision. If you would like to discuss your case, give me a call I’ll be happy to walk through it with you. “

Contact Us

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Location

The Law Offices of L. Morgan Martin P.A.
1121 3rd Avenue
Conway, SC 29526
Phone: 843-484-0993
Toll Free: 800-506-0311
Fax: 843-248-2842
Map and Directions

Super Lawyers Distinguished   | AV | LexisNexis | Martindale-Hubbell | PeerReviewRated | For Ethical Standard and Legal Ability NACDL 1958 | National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers American Board Of Criminal Lawyers The National Association Trail Lawyers | The Association