If you were involved in a South Carolina car accident, there’s a strong probability it was one of the state’s common types of car accidents. While it may help to know you are not alone in your circumstances, this in no way downplays the seriousness of your accident or resulting injuries.
One serious type of common car accident in South Carolina is a speeding crash. We’ve all seen it: cars roaring past on the highway, weaving in and out of local traffic and so forth.
In 2009 alone, speeding accounted for 337 of South Carolina’s 894 traffic accident fatalities, according to numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That means perhaps a third of the state’s traffic accident fatalities may have been avoided, had it not been for the reckless behavior of certain speeding motorists. It’s no secret that speeding can lead to serious injuries, even death.
Here are 3 reasons why:
- speeding reduces the amount of time in which you’re able to avoid an accident;
- speeding increases the distance you need to keep your car from hitting another vehicle; and
- speeding impairs your ability to judge distances and spot pedestrians and other hazards on the horizon.
Even if you’ve exercised safe driving habits on South Carolina roadways, there’s still the chance that your car accident may have been caused by the negligence of another driver. To be sure, contact a Mt. Pleasant car accident lawyer as soon as possible, to review the circumstances that led to your South Carolina accident and determine if you may be able to file a personal injury claim.
Seeking the Help of a Mt. Pleasant Car Accident Lawyer
The South Carolina personal injury attorney team at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm is available to help accident victims cope with the legal implications of a serious injury. Our firm’s focus on personal injury cases includes injury from auto accidents including pedestrian and bicycle injuries, work-related injuries and Workers’ Compensation claims, and injuries resulting from dangerous prescription drugs.
Before you file a South Carolina personal injury claim, request a free copy of our South Carolina injury book. When you’re ready to get started on settling your accident claim, contact a Mt. Pleasant car accident lawyer for a free information packet and consultation – 1-888-690-0211.