Determining liability in a South Carolina car accident can be complicated. Often, two drivers involved in a collision will disagree about who is at fault. In some cases, they may both be right–many car accidents have more than one contributing cause. Imagine, for example, that one vehicle suddenly stops in traffic because two children are fighting in the back seat. The next vehicle in line is following too closely and slightly exceeding the speed limit, and rear-ends the vehicle that stopped abruptly.Continue reading “Determining Liability in a Multi-Car Pileup”
This Halloween, Beware of…Traffic
I’ve written in the past about how important it is for drivers to take extra precautions on Halloween because of the increased foot traffic–in particular, the unusual number of young children out walking. This remains an important consideration. The risk of pedestrian fatality on Halloween evening is about 43% higher than on comparable evenings.Continue reading “This Halloween, Beware of…Traffic”
Do Speed Limiters Prevent Truck Accidents?
Last updated October 29, 2022
Truck accidents are often more serious than other motor vehicle accidents, because of the size, weight, and momentum of a large commercial truck. In addition to South Carolina traffic laws, the federal government has laws and regulations in place to help protect against large truck accidents.Continue reading “Do Speed Limiters Prevent Truck Accidents?”
Increased Deliveries Causing a Surge in Traffic Accidents
With a few clicks, you can have nearly any item delivered to your doorstep. The Covid-19 pandemic is fueling an increase in delivery, from prepared food to groceries to clothing and household items. But, that newfound convenience comes at a price: an increase in traffic crashes.Continue reading “Increased Deliveries Causing a Surge in Traffic Accidents”
Fraudulent Vehicle Accidents in Charleston
Signs You’ve Been Victimized and What to Do Next
Last updated September 16, 2022
There are about 17,000 car accidents across the country each day. Most of us do our best to avoid traffic crashes. But did you know that some motor vehicle accidents are staged? You may be surprised to learn just how common fraudulent car accidents are.Continue reading “Fraudulent Vehicle Accidents in Charleston”
What Did the Doctor Say to the Insurance Company?
Jane is a young woman driving herself home from work after a long day. She is exhausted and distracted by her workload. As she approaches a traffic light, the message notification on her phone dings. She quickly glances down instinctively. It’s her husband asking what she what wants to do for dinner.
In that moment, as Jane is trying to multitask between driving, handling her job stress, and her dinner plans, the light changes from green to yellow, then red. But, Jane isn’t paying attention and she passes through the light.Continue reading “What Did the Doctor Say to the Insurance Company?”