It seems with every step forward technology takes us toward safer lives-seat belts, airbags, and GPS systems-we find another way to take several steps back.
As more drivers are driving distracted while talking on their cell phones, using GPS devices or because of a myriad other reasons, driving is becoming increasingly dangerous.
Driving distracted is easily a huge cause of South Carolina car accidents. The practice has become so common place that cell phone use accounts for 18% of all fatalities in distracted driving accidents, according to 2009 numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
When you include all the other ways we can be distracted while driving, it’s clear that all this new technology is creating dangerous roadways. All it takes is a quick turn of the head at the wrong moment.
Until the population of drivers drastically changes its habits and the number of distracted drivers severely drops, South Carolina car accidents are going to continue to be caused in large part by distracted driving.
With so many distracted drivers on the road, it’s now extremely common for an accident to be caused by more than one negligent driver. In such cases where there are multiple negligent drivers, South Carolina has a special formula to help determine how damages will be paid and if they will be paid at all. If you have recently been involved in an accident where distracted driving played a part, make sure to contact a Charleston personal injury attorney to help you understand how South Carolina car accident laws will affect your claim.
Seeking the Help of a Charleston Personal Injury Attorney
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 Charleston personal injury attorney for a free information packet and consultation, 1-888-690-0211.