Lexington Car Wreck Lawyer
Being involved in a traumatic car wreck is the last thing any of us think will happen when we are on our way home from work or dropping the kids off at school. Yet, there are over three million traffic collisions every year, and hundreds of thousands of serious injuries. Here in South Carolina, the 2019 Traffic Collision Fact Book reports that an injury traffic collision occurs every 13.6 minutes throughout the state. That means that the lives of hundreds of drivers, occupants, and other road users are drastically altered, or even cut short, every week on South Carolina roads. Victims of Lexington car wrecks have the opportunity to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party who caused the crash, and here at The Stanley Law Group, our experienced Lexington car wreck lawyers can help you recover the damages that you are owed.
Damages in a Lexington Car Wreck
- Medical expenses;
- Ongoing medical costs;
- Pain and suffering;
- Lost wages;
- Lost earning ability;
- Loss of joy of life;
- Emotional distress;
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement;
- Property damage;
- Additional expenses related to housekeeping and childcare; and
The Hazards of Rural Roads
According to a TRIP news release, South Carolina has the nation’s highest rate of rural traffic fatalities with 3.44 fatalities per 100 million people on rural roads. This is much higher than the 1.12 fatalities per 100 million people on all other roads. The state has rural roads with poor pavement conditions and bridges that are structurally deficient. These rural roads feature narrow lanes, limited shoulders, shoulder drop-offs, exposed hazards, sharp curves, steep slopes, and limited clear zones.
Highways and Surface Streets
Highways are the most dangerous types of roadways, given the high speed and aggressive driving that occurs on most stretches of these roads. Rollover collisions, collisions with trucks, and drunk driving crashes are common on highways throughout the Lexington area. Additionally, relatively low-speed surface streets that head through town and residential areas are becoming increasingly hazardous due to a drastic uptick in drivers’ cell phone use.
Common Causes of Lexington Car Wrecks
Virtually all motor vehicle collisions are caused by human error. One or more of the following types of driver behavior are most likely responsible for the car wreck in which you were injured:
- Distracted driving due to cell phone use, eating, drinking, or talking to a passenger or child;
- Aggressive driving, which includes speeding, rapid lane changes, tailgating, and intentionally cutting others off or “punishing” other drivers in some fashion;
- Drunk or buzzed driving;
- Falling asleep while driving, or driving while drowsy.
Let the Lexington Car Wreck Attorneys at The Stanley Law Group Help
Car wrecks are generally much more expensive than people assume. In addition to your medical expenses, there are lost wages, disability, and pain and suffering damages to think about. If you were involved in a Lexington car wreck, the at-fault party who caused the wreck should be held financially accountable for your injuries and all of your damages. To get started today, call The Stanley Law Group 803-799-4700 and schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced Lexington car wreck lawyers.