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Summerville Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents in Summerville can happen just about anywhere, from higher speed collisions on I-26 or US 17 to local roads in your own neighborhood. Sometimes serious car accidents even occur in parking lots where vehicles are traveling at relatively low speeds. The important thing to know about car accidents in Summerville is that they are usually avoidable, and they typically involve a negligent motorist who can be held accountable for injuries in a crash. Were you involved in a car accident that resulted in injuries? You may be able to seek damages by filing a car accident lawsuit in South Carolina. Contact our experienced Summerville car accident lawyer today.

Get the Facts About Summerville Car Accidents

How common are car accidents in and around Summerville, and what types of crashes occur most frequently? According to the data from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety and the state’s Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs, the following are some key facts and figures about car accidents in the state, including in Summerville:

  • One nonfatal traffic collision resulting in injuries occurs in South Carolina around every 14.4 minutes, and a fatal crash happens every 7.9 hours on average;
  • A person is killed in a South Carolina car accident every 7.3 hours on average, and a traffic fatality resulting from alcohol impairment happens every 21.9 hours;
  • Teen drivers are at an increased risk of death or serious injury in a collision, and these occur every 1.4 hours on average in the state; and
  • Every 15.9 days, a bicyclist sustains fatal injuries in a collision, and a pedestrian suffers fatal injuries in a collision involving a car every 1.9 days.

To determine liability, you will need to think carefully with your attorney about causation.

Common Causes of Summerville Car Accidents

Car accidents in Summerville have a wide range of causes, but most result from negligent driving behavior. Indeed, as the South Carolina Department of Public Safety and Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs clarify, nearly 83 percent of all fatal car crashes result from driver error, and more than 92 percent of nonfatal car accidents result from driver error. Frequent causes of collisions when driver error is to blame include, for example:

  • Running a red light or a stop sign;
  • Following too closely;
  • Speeding;
  • Distracted driving, such as texting on a phone;
  • Fatigued or drowsy driving;
  • Alcohol intoxication, or drunk driving; and
  • Drugged driving.

While negligent motorists often cause, and can be held liable for, car accidents in Summerville, it is important to know that there are also other causes that may include, for instance:

  • Damaged roadway or debris on the road;
  • Environmental factors, like heavy rain;
  • Distracted pedestrians or bicyclists;
  • Vehicle maintenance problems; and
  • Vehicle defects.

Contact The Stanley Law Group Today

Do you have questions about filing a car accident claim in South Carolina? Our firm is here to help. We regularly represent injured parties in car accident cases and can speak with you today about moving forward with an insurance claim or lawsuit. Contact our experienced Summerville car accident lawyer today.

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