photodune-712490-accident-concept-xsMyrtle Beach, SC- If you log a lot of miles on road, one day you are going to be in a traffic accident caused by a negligent driver. A traffic accident occurs in South Carolina every 4.6 minutes, according to the 2013 traffic report from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, and the majority of those accidents involve one or more mistakes on the behalf a driver. Driver error can manifest in a number of ways but here our team of accident lawyers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina would like to focus on three of the leading causes of fatal and injurious traffic collisions in the state.
Drunken and drugged driving is one of the top three causes of fatal traffic accidents for the U.S. overall, so it should come as no surprise that driving under the influence was the leading cause of fatal traffic accidents in South Carolina. The DPS report from 2013 shows that driving under the influence accounted for 204 accident deaths the DPS reports. Impaired drivers caused a total of 5,349 collisions in 2013 which left 3,631 persons injured.
Life in the 21st Century is fast-paced and it seems as if every is in a rush all the time, especially on the road. In their rush, motorists speed and sometimes make mistakes that can lead to a deadly or injurious accident. Driving too fast for conditions can cause a motorist to lose control and cause an accident and because of speed and the physics associated, the resulting injuries are bound to be more severe. Overall speeding drivers in South Carolina caused over 33,000 accidents and 104 fatalities, making it the second leading cause of fatal accidents in the state.
Failing to yield the right of way is the third leading cause of fatal car accidents in South Carolina, accounting for 64 traffic fatalities in 2013. Failure to yield was a contributing factor in 21,664 traffic accidents according to the DPS. Failure to yield includes behaviors like running a stop light or stop sign, making a left turn in the path of another motorist, pulling out in front of a another motorist, or failing to stop for a pedestrian.
These three unsafe and negligent driving habits, along with a host of others, can lead to a life-changing and costly traffic accident. Whether you have been injured in a car or truck accident in South Carolina, you will benefit from having legal representation no matter if you plan to negotiate with an insurer or want to take your case to court.
If you live in Myrtle Beach and have been injured in an accident, USAttorneys can connect you with an attorney near your location to assist you with your case. Our team of personal injury attorneys are reliable professionals who will take your claim seriously and do everything they can to get you the amount of compensation you deserve.
 

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