Americans spend a lot of time on the roads, much of it slowed or stopped in the congestion of the morning and evening commutes. Aside from being a frustrating experience, increased traffic congestion means a greater likelihood of serious car accidents. A recent report by INRIX, Inc. shows that the average American spends around 100 hours on the road each year.
Major metropolitan areas like Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia topped the list for most hours lost to traffic jams. But that doesn’t leave South Carolina in the clear. Although the roads may not be as congested as other cities, the southeast was the only region to see an increase in traffic deaths between 2018 and 2019, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). There was a two percent increase in traffic deaths in the region, which includes South Carolina, during that time period.
Individuals who have been hurt in a vehicle crash in South Carolina could be entitled to seek compensation for their medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages through a personal injury claim. The best way to find out whether you have a case is by talking with a knowledgeable South Carolina car accident attorney.
Reach out to Stewart Law Offices today. With five offices throughout the Carolinas, our tough legal team will listen to your story, outline your legal options, and represent you aggressively before the insurance companies. We are committed to obtaining the best possible results for you and your family, whether it’s at the settlement table or during trial.
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South Carolina Traffic Statistics
The statistics about car accidents in South Carolina are certainly disturbing. Consider the most recent figures from the S.C. Department of Public Safety:
- There is one accident every 3.7 minutes in the Palmetto State.
- Someone dies in a collision every 9 hours.
- Every 9 minutes, someone is injured in an auto accident.
- A drunk driving accident occurs every 28 minutes.
- By far, speeding and failing to yield the right of way accounts for the majority of crashes in South Carolina.
Given these numbers, it comes as no surprise that South Carolina has consistently ranked near the top of the list for having some of the nation’s worst drivers in several surveys.
Injured in a Wreck? Contact an Experienced SC Car Accident Lawyer Now
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a crash caused by someone else, get Stewart Law Offices on your side. Our experienced South Carolina car accident attorneys will demand maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.
Stewart Law Offices takes a personalized approach to every case. You’ll never feel alone with us working on your case. To find out more about how we can help, call or contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.