Date: August 4, 2010
Location: Colleton County, SC
Type: Car Accident, Fatal Accident, Wrongful Death
On Wednesday, August 4, 2010, a family road trip turned catastrophic when a van holding eleven relatives veered off the road and rolled over several times on Interstate 95 in South Carolina, near Orangeburg. One couple was killed when they were ejected from the vehicle. The driver, a 31-year-old relative, survived.
Unfortunately this family is far from alone. So far this year 444 people have been killed in automobile accidents in South Carolina.
Often people are killed as a result of their own actions. But what if the victim was simply a passenger? In this case, the family of the deceased can file a civil action against the at-fault driver, known as wrongful death. This enables the surviving relatives to recover financial compensation for their loss.
The family in the van on the evening of August 4th had no idea that their lives were about to change. Now they must find a way to deal with their loss, while still supporting their family.
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