South Carolina Auto Related Accident Fatalities Increase in 2014

Accident Fatalities

South Carolina Auto Accident Fatalities on the Rise

Accident FatalitiesIf you spent any time this past weekend on I-95 or I-26, you witnessed first hand the impact that holiday travel can have upon our roads.  Whether simply due to winter weather, holiday party traffic, or distracted driving, increased traffic on South Carolina roadways brings an the increased risk of an accident which can lead to South Carolina Auto Accident Fatalities.

During the holiday season, the likelihood for a fatal South Carolina automobile collision increases. In fact to date, the number of South Carolina auto accident fatalities increased from 2013.  Of the 545 South Carolina motor vehicle accident fatalities, approximately half, 258, were not wearing a seat belt.

During this holiday season (as with the rest of the year), it is extremely important that you drive with care for yourself, your occupants, fellow motorists, and pedestrians on the road. To minimize the chances of car accidents in South Carolina remember to:

  • designate a driver;
  • keep your vehicle well maintained;
  • follow the laws of the road;
  • avoid distractions (i.e.: texting, adjusting the radio or DVD player, bending down to pick up something that fell, eating, applying makeup, etc.).
  • always wear a seatbelt.

The Strom Law Firm can help you or a loved one if you have been in an automobile accident. Lamentably, such collisions are all too common, and even if the accident is a fender-bender, passengers can sustain injuries that can impact them for months, years, or a lifetime. A simple accident, such as the one in Sumter, can ultimately result in the death of an individual who was loved by friends and family. Please don’t wait to contact the SC Accident Attorneys at Strom Law Firm for a free, confidential consultation to discuss the facts of your case. (803) 252-4800.