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Little Progress Made Reducing South Carolina Accident Risks

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Target Zero plan aims to eliminate traffic fatalities. However, since early 2018, little progress has been made in reducing the risks on South Carolina roads. In fact, by some measures, motorists are facing historic risks. Charleston and Greenville continue to be the most dangerous areas for traffic collisions....

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The Most Dangerous Roads in South Carolina

What's one of the most dangerous roads in the United States? South Carolina’s Highway 17 is right near the top of the list, ranked fourth most dangerous nationwide, according to Skyscanner. This beautiful road winds its way through dense forests. But hills, frequent turns, and blind curves make it extremely dangerous for motorists. In rural...

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Essure Birth Control Device Injuries Prompt Lawsuits, Legal Action

Experienced South Carolina product liability lawyers explain your rights Injuries caused by Essure birth control devices prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to place restrictions on the sale and distribution of Essure in 2018. Soon after, Essure’s manufacturer, Bayer AG, announced it would stop selling and distributing Essure devices in the United States...

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Roundabouts May Prevent Serious Accidents in South Carolina

The Post and Courier recently reported on the increasing number of roundabouts in South Carolina, despite ongoing opposition. The first roundabout in South Carolina was built on Hilton Head Island some 20 years ago, when there were fewer than 200 roundabouts nationwide. Today there are more than 3,200 nationwide and dozens in South Carolina. The...

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South Carolina Traffic Accident Risks Highest in Nation

South Carolina roads are some of the nation’s deadliest, and the problem is not getting any better. As the Independent Mail reported, “High numbers of fatalities on Upstate roads are fast becoming the norm in a state known for high numbers of traffic fatalities.” Last year, South Carolina was the deadliest state by a wide...

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Distracted Driving in Hilton Head Endangers All Road Users

There are many ways in which Hilton Head drivers can become distracted from the road ahead of them. The tourism industry brings many visitors to the area, and these unfamiliar drivers often become distracted by navigation systems or attempts to familiarize themselves with the area. Food and drink have long been a temptation that many...

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Drowsy Driving May Be a Greater Risk to Hilton Head Drivers Than Previously Known

Traffic accidents caused by drowsy driving are a very real threat to the safety of Hilton Head road users. Historically, the problem hasn't been studied as widely as other roadway risks and the lack of evidence can make it difficult to determine the pervasiveness of the problem. However, new research indicates that drowsy driving may...

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Hilton Head Motorcycle Riders Face the Risk of Serious Brain Trauma

Of all road users, motorcycle riders face some of the highest risks of brain injury. Lack of adequate protection causes many motorcycle accident victims to suffer memory loss, cognitive impairments, paralysis, and even death as a result of the brain injuries they sustain. Motorcycle riders can reduce these risks by learning the facts about motorcycle...

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Vehicle Defects & Poor Design Can Result in Auto Accidents

Our auto accident attorneys in Beaufort have discussed on our website a number of the most common causes of traffic collisions in South Carolina, including drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding and reckless driving. However, vehicle defects and poor design are also important factors in some auto accidents. According to a recent report by Forbes magazine,...

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Tips to Avoid Hilton Head Motorcycle Accidents

The State reported last year that a 25-year-old South Carolina sheriff's deputy died in a motorcycle accident in Aiken County. She had been reported missing that afternoon, and was discovered several hours later in a wooded area near an intersection.  The tragic accident reveals that even the most careful motorcyclists may be at risk of suffering...

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