Every state has a claim to fame: California has sunny beaches, New York has the country's most populous city and South Carolina, along with its famed hospitality and Myrtle Beach, has some seriously dangerous roads.
South Carolina's major highway, Interstate 26, has been ranked the most dangerous road in the state.
In 2017, many South Carolinians have already lost their lives due to speeding, distracted drivers, and drinking and driving. These tragedies have left families broken, without having any idea what to do next. To help limit these unfortunate accidents, South Carolina continues to push its Target Zero Plan.
If you were to drive through South Carolina near Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, or Myrtle Beach, there’s a chance you would see road signs warning of the increase in traffic deaths that have happened this year, and the timing is no accident.
As of December 2017, there have already been 944 South Carolina Traffic Fatalities. Sadly, in 2016, there were seven people killed on Memorial Day weekend, and auto accidents in South Carolina are up a chilling eight percent from the same time in 2016. In fact, the number of yearly crashes and total fatalities places I-26 among the top 10 most dangerous highways in the country.
“It hurts when I hear of so many auto accident deaths. It’s why I got into this business, to help the injured get the justice they deserve,” says Attorney George Sink.
When driving through South Carolina, be extra careful. Don’t become another statistic. If you live near and commute on I-26, or another of the country's most dangerous highways, staying informed about road conditions and making sure your family uses seat belts is crucial. So many studies link seat belt usage to lower instances of car accident fatalities, take a few extra seconds to do a seat belt check before you pull out of your driveway. And never, ever text and drive.
Car wrecks, no matter how they occur, can disrupt and alter lives. When they happen due to another person’s negligence or recklessness, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your injuries. George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers has a team of car accident lawyers who have been trusted by over 35,000 injured and disabled South Carolinians.
Call our experienced car accident lawyers any time at (888) 612-7001 for a personalized and free consultation, or if you simply have questions about a South Carolina car accident.