Statistics show that traffic deaths have increased in South Carolina and across the United States in recent years. What isn't clear is the exact cause of that increase. Some experts believe that the death-rate spike is simply a byproduct of the increased number of drivers on the road. Others point to more drivers and pedestrians being distracted by mobile phones. However, a new study suggests that speeding drivers are the primary cause of rising fatalities.
When a person gets into a car accident in South Carolina or anywhere else, it could cause property damage as well as bodily injury. The first step after a crash is to make sure that everyone involved is in good physical condition. Assuming that there are no serious injuries, it may be a good idea to report the accident as soon as it happens.
Drivers in South Carolina may have heard the advice that good drivers need to worry about the other guy they're sharing the road with. It is a fact that when it comes to car accidents, often the injured party is not the one who caused the accident. Everyday driving encounters at stop signs and traffic lights can lead to serious injury or even death if drivers fail to yield the right-of-way. And drivers who disobey these laws might end up paying high financial costs even if no one is injured.
Being a passenger in a car can leave one feeling kind of helpless, especially when one can only watch as an accident happens. Passengers simply have no control, they just have to sit and hope for the best. When passengers are injured in car accidents, though, they do not just have to sit by and figure out how they are going to cover any of their resulting losses. According to the state of South Carolina, they may have legal recourse.
This is a popular time of year for people to flock to Myrtle Beach. Because there could be a variety of different people utilizing the roadways in a variety of different -- and legal -- ways, drivers must remain vigilant at all times in addition to obeying a traffic laws to prevent car accidents. Unfortunately, one woman -- likely vacationing in the area -- has lost her life after the golf cart she was riding in was struck by a motor vehicle.
When injuries occur in South Carolina vehicle collisions caused by driver negligence, those affected may pursue justice by filing personal injury claims in civil court. In fatal car accidents, those who die are sometimes the same ones who caused the collisions to occur. When this is the case, a recovering injured victim may file a claim against a decedent's estate.
Many drivers in South Carolina and in other states driver well above the posted speed limits or commit a number of traffic violations that put themselves and others with whom they share the road at risk. Unfortunately, this behavior has led to numerous car accidents over the years. A new initiative by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration is meant to get people to slow down and save lives.
Ride share services are gaining in popularity all around the country, and South Carolina is no exception. There are a lot of great benefits to using these services, but what happens if one is a passenger in a ride share vehicle that is involved in a crash? Who is responsible for the injuries that result from such car accidents?
Medical conditions that affect one's ability to drive safely are a fairly common thing. Unfortunately, many people in South Carolina and elsewhere may have certain conditions that go undiagnosed or untreated, making them a threat to themselves and others with whom they share the road. Sleep apnea, for example, is a disorder that is known to contribute to car accidents.
At the end of April, the South Carolina Highway Patrol began a new safety campaign aimed at aggressive drivers. The STOP Aggressive Driving Campaign will be going all year long. Its goal is to reduce the number of car accidents caused by reckless behavior.