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I-95 Claims Title of South Carolina's Deadliest Roadway

Interstate 95 South sign in the afternoon against a blue sky background.

How many car accidents happen on I-95?

Based on car accident data, Interstate 95 in South Carolina was recently named the most dangerous highway in the state, according to a study conducted by Car Insurance Comparison. Nationwide, I-95 also earned the dubious title of the deadliest highway in the U.S.

Interstate 95 named South Carolina's deadliest highway

The recent Car Insurance Comparison traffic safety study identified the most dangerous highway in each state. According to the study, Interstate 95 is the deadliest highway in South Carolina.

Each year, on average, 30 people die in car accidents on I-95 in South Carolina, according to car accident data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Interstate 95 in South Carolina runs 199 miles north to south from the North Carolina border to the Georgia border.

I-95, the deadliest highway in the country

Along with being South Carolina's deadliest highway, Interstate 95 is the most dangerous highway in the nation, according to the same Car Insurance Comparison study. On average, 14.99 car accident deaths occur each year on I-95 for every 100 miles of highway.

Interstate 95 runs the entire length of the east coast of the United States, from the Canadian border in Maine to Miami, Florida. Because I-95 is 1,923 miles long, the total number of car accident fatalities each year on I-95 is 288.2 deaths.

Other dangerous highways in South Carolina

I-95 isn't the only dangerous highway in South Carolina. According to another traffic safety study conducted by ValuePenguin, six highways in the state (including part of I-95) are among the 100 most dangerous roads in the country. These South Carolina highways are:

  • US Route 17 in Horry County, SC (20th most dangerous road in the country)
  • Interstate 26 in Spartanburg County, SC (41st on the list)
  • Interstate 95 in Clarendon County, SC (55th on the list)
  • US Route 76 in Richland County, SC (68th on the list)
  • US Route 25 in Greenville County, SC (89th on the list)
  • Interstate 20 in Lexington County, SC (94th on the list)

What makes certain highways more dangerous than others?

There are several reasons why more car accidents happen on certain highways. According to the Car Insurance Comparison study, dangerous highways have several different things in common, including:

  • Heavy traffic.
  • Extreme weather, including snow, ice, or heavy rain.
  • Dangerous road features, including sharp curves, steep hills, and tunnels.
  • Outdated infrastructure, including a lack of guardrails, confusing street signs, and many potholes.

Seeking legal help after a car accident injury

Claims involving car accidents in South Carolina caused by another driver might initially seem simple. After all, the other driver was clearly at fault. And in South Carolina, the at-fault party is legally responsible for paying the victim's accident-related expenses.

But just because you should be financially compensated for your losses does not necessarily mean you will be. Often, you need an attorney on your side who knows how to deal with insurance companies and can fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Our dedicated team of South Carolina car accident lawyers at Twenge + Twombley can help you every step of the way. We thoroughly understand how the legal system works in South Carolina. That's because we have years of experience handling complex legal cases.

Get the law firm you can trust when you're hurt. Contact us and schedule a free case evaluation with a Beaufort, South Carolina car accident attorney focused on your best interests. We offer legal representation on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing unless we secure a financial settlement or verdict for you.

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