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Report: Surge in Traffic Fatalities Continued Into 2021

Our car accident lawyers reveal what drivers in South Carolina should know When the pandemic hit in 2020, tight restrictions resulted in Americans driving less. But despite fewer cars on the road, the U.S. saw more than a 7% increase in traffic fatalities. An analysis found this was largely due to drivers engaging in more...

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Bluffton Teen Tragically Dies After Getting Hit by Pickup Truck

A pedestrian accident attorney in South Carolina explains what you should know In the Lowcountry, people are mourning the death of a Bluffton High School student who recently died in a tragic motor vehicle vs. pedestrian crash. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the 14-year-old Bluffton boy died in August 2021 after being struck by...

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South Carolina drivers: New ‘move right’ law goes into effect Aug. 15, 2021

Learn what our car accident lawyers have to say about the new law A new traffic law goes into effect this month in South Carolina which is intended to prevent car accidents on highways throughout the state. Known as the “move right law,” this law requires drivers on state highways to move over to the...

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Who's behind the wheel? Report says Uber & Lyft are desperate for drivers

At a time when the minimum wage is $7.25 per hour in South Carolina, some Uber drivers are reportedly making more than double that rate transporting people through the rideshare service. According to an estimate of driver earnings in major cities from Uber, drivers in some U.S. cities are making more than $40 an hour....

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Report: Federal crash test standards favor men

It turns out those commercials you see touting a vehicle's safety by showing footage of crash test dummies in simulated car accidents might not apply to everyone. According to a recent report, female drivers are 73% more likely to be severely injured in car accidents when compared to male drivers involved in similar crashes. Women...

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Wrong-way crashes have become a serious problem

Wrong-way crashes have become a huge issue in the U.S., and recent tragedies in South Carolina are drawing even more attention to the problem. A wrong-way accident happens after a motorist drives in the opposite direction of traffic. This can happen on a regular road, one-way roads, in parking lots, or on a divided highway....

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Bill passed by house to ticket slow left lane drivers

It happens far too often when you're cruising along a South Carolina highway. You switch to the passing lane but are blocked from making any progress by someone who is driving way too slowly and refuses to move over. If this has ever happened to you, you'll be happy to learn the state is taking...

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How to read your South Carolina car accident report

There are many factors that go into building a strong car accident case. One of them is the official car accident report, which contains critical details on how your crash occurred. Once the police arrive at the crash scene, they conduct an initial investigation. This included interviewing all parties involved, examining physical evidence, issuing citations...

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How did your car wreck happen?

Each year, an average of more than 100,000 car wrecks occur in South Carolina. In 2018, there were 142,406 crashes that resulted in 1,036 fatalities and 58,053 non-fatal injuries. When a crash occurs, the cause can be as clear as day. But crashes often happen so fast that crash victims aren't aware of what happened....

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How can I afford to hire a car accident attorney?

One of the many concerns people have after being involved in a car accident is the cost of hiring an attorney. Car accidents are often expensive. You may be dealing with the cost of getting your car fixed and getting temporary transportation. You may also be dealing with the cost of medical care for your...

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