A GUIDE TO SOUTH CAROLINA

Car Accidents

SOUTH CAROLINA CAR ACCIDENTS COST RESIDENTS BILLIONS EVERY YEAR.

According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, traffic accidents caused $4.77 billion in estimated loss in 2019.

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$4,770,000,000

THIS INCLUDES PROPERTY DAMAGE, MEDICAL BILLS & LOST WAGES.

A TRAFFIC CRASH INVOLVING PROPERTY DAMAGE OCCURS EVERY

5.2

MINUTES

A TRAFFIC CRASH THAT CAUSES INJURY OCCURS EVERY

13.6

MINUTES

While Greenville leads in total overall traffic accidents. 

CHARLESTON LEADS THE STATE IN FATAL AND INJURY ACCIDENTS

6500

INJURIES

76

DEATHS

THESE ACCIDENTS CAUSE APPROXIMATELY

AND

of South Carolina car accidents are caused by people driving too fast for road conditions

of accidents are caused by people failing to yield the right-of-way

WHAT DOCUMENTATION SHOULD I KEEP AFTER AN ACCIDENT?

ACCIDENT DOCUMENTATION

An accident report filed with the police

The driver’s contact information

Witness contact information

Insurance information for all parties

Photographs of the accident

Your medical care & expenses

ACCIDENT DOCUMENTATION

WHAT DAMAGES CAN I RECOVER AFTER AN ACCIDENT?

Property damage Medical bills & recovery expenses  Lost wages due to an inability to work Future lost wages due to a disability

ECONOMIC DAMAGES MAY BE AWARDED FOR:

Pain & suffering from injuries Emotional distress & post traumatic stress disorder Loss of companionship

NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES MAY BE AWARDED FOR:

In the aftermath of a car accident, it can be difficult to know how to respond. An attorney can help.

AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

GET THE FIRM BEHIND YOU

With Steinberg Law Firm, you have a team of lawyers who have helped thousands of injured individuals get the compensation they deserve.

Call now for your free consultation