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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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Hilton Head Road Debris a Risk Factor For Fatal Injuries

While there are many causes of traffic accidents, road debris continues to be a familiar culprit in South Carolina traffic collisions. Pickup trucks and big rigs are especially common sources of road debris. They are commonly carrying cargo that, without being properly secured, can easily become trash in busy travel lanes. Victims who are injured...

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New Safety Technology Can Prevent Hilton Head Truck Accidents

Truck accidents occur on the roads of South Carolina every day. These accidents can inflict serious - and even permanent - injuries, devastating to victims and their families. Hilton Head truck accident lawyers know that these cases are often more complex than other types of collisions for several reasons. The first is that large trucks...

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Hilton Head Children at Greatest Risk of Death From Car Accidents

Children face many risks in their daily lives. The greatest danger, however, is sitting in the family driveway. Research has consistently demonstrated that car accidents are the leading cause of death for children. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motor vehicle crashes are responsible for 25 percent of all unintentional injury deaths among...

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Bicycle Fatalities Rising Across South Carolina

After reaching an all-time low in 2011, auto accident fatalities in the U.S. are once again on the rise. This trend has applied to bicyclists as well. The Governors Highway Safety Association reports that bicycle accident fatalities increased by 12.2 percent in 2015. In South Carolina, the state Department of Public Safety reports in 2015,...

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