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South Carolina Had the Highest At-Fault Accident Rate in 2022

South Carolina car accident lawyers explain the safety implications. South Carolina has more drivers with an at-fault car accident on their record than any other state in the country, according to a recent traffic safety study. The same study by Insurify noted that several southern states have similarly high rates of at-fault car accidents. “Drivers...

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Should Automatic Emergency Brakes Be Required In All New Passenger Vehicles?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed a new rule that would require all new passenger vehicles and light trucks to be equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems. AEB systems use sensors to detect objects in front of a vehicle and can automatically apply the brakes if the driver does not react...

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South Carolina Teen Driver Fatalities: Nearly 40% Occur in Summer Months

Young drivers are at risk of severe injury and death during "100 Deadliest Days." As temperatures rise and school ends, summer brings forth freedom for teenagers nationwide. Many have just obtained their driver's licenses and are excited to experience driving on their own. However, the summer months also bring about a concerning rise in fatal...

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Motorcycles Are Everywhere: South Carolina Reminds Drivers to Share the Road

A motorcycle accident can have devastating consequences Motorcycles are a beloved mode of transportation in South Carolina. However, motorcycle riders are at a much higher risk of being involved in a serious or fatal motorcycle wreck than those in cars or other larger vehicles. As such, it is crucial for drivers to share the road...

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S.C. Drivers Reminded to Stay Focused During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Learn the consequences of distracted driving and how a lawyer can help you recover after a crash South Carolina drivers and drivers nationwide are reminded to observe Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which takes place every April. The dangers of distracted driving cannot be overstated. Not only does it put the driver at risk, but also...

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Car Accidents Are a Common Cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries

In March, the focus is on raising awareness about brain injuries March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to highlight the link between motor vehicle accidents and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). In one recent year, there were about 2.5 million non-fatal injuries from car accidents in the U.S., and 39,000...

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The Cost of Car Accidents: Pain for Families & Financial Burden for Society

A new study reveals the high financial cost of car accidents in America Car accidents in South Carolina can be devastating for families who lose loved ones or face serious injuries. They also have a significant economic impact on society. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, traffic crashes cost American society $340...

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Distracted Driving: How Smartphone Apps are Putting Gig-Workers & Parents at Risk

By now, most people should understand that using a smartphone while driving is dangerous because it takes your attention away from the road and increases your chances of causing a car accident. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop some drivers from doing it anyway. According to a new survey from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS),...

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South Carolina Named 2nd Most Dangerous State for Drivers

Beaufort, SC, car accident lawyers explain why collisions are so common in the state. A recent traffic safety study declared South Carolina the second most dangerous state in the country for drivers due to many serious car accidents, injuries, fatalities, and several other factors. “While accidents can occur anywhere, some U.S. states have more dangerous...

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Study: Many Treat Partially Automated Vehicles As Self-Driving

Many vehicles are equipped with partial automation systems to assist drivers when on the highway. That does not make them self-driving cars. But a new study suggests that many drivers seem to forget that. Researchers from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) surveyed about 600 owners of vehicles equipped with Cadillac Super Cruise, Nissan/Infiniti...

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