South Carolina Car Accident Injury Statistics
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that over 30,000 people are killed in auto accidents each year in the United States.
In 2005, the impact on victims, families, and friends related to auto accident fatalities cost $41 billion in work and medical expenses.
Did a family member or someone that you love become the victim of a fatal auto accident that was caused by another driver or due to circumstances beyond their control?
At the law offices of Harbin & Burnett, our Auto Accident Lawyers have great sympathy for the victims of auto accidents and their families and can help to obtain the maximum compensation benefits available for your losses and damages associated with that accident.
To learn more about your legal options, call 1-888-821-0247 or complete the FREE Case Evaluation form on this page.
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South Carolina Auto Accidents
According to the 2012 United States Census Bureau there are 4,723,723 people throughout the entire state of South Carolina. As a result, as with any area with an increase population, there will tend to be an increased amount of vehicle traffic, which leads to automobile accidents. Some South Carolina auto accident statistics provided by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety include:
|Property Damage Only Collisions||75,358||74,961|
Of these fatalities in 2008 and 2009, most of them were caused by pickup trucks; however there were several other types of fatalities caused on our roadways as well.
Fatalities by Type of Vehicle
Over the years the fatalities across our roadways have remained relatively consistent throughout the years, while they have slowing been decreasing. This proves that by increasing awareness of accidents, injuries, and fatalities that occur each year may be assisting in reducing the number of car accidents. Unfortunately, all accidents may not be prevented, even if drivers are practicing defensive driving techniques.
Some fatalities by type of vehicle provided by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety include:
|Pick Up Trucks||215||244|
By practicing defensive driving techniques and obeying all traffic laws, we can each do our part to continue reducing the total number of fatal collisions across our South Carolina roadways each year.
Contributing Factors of Auto Accidents
Unfortunately, the state of South Carolina has many negligent, careless, and ignorant drivers. Therefore, there are many contributing factors when auto accidents occur. These accidents can range in severity depending on the type of collision, location, and speed of travel.
Some contributing factors of auto accidents provided by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety include:
|Disregarded Signs, Signals||35||3,449|
|Distracted / Inattention||21||3,723|
|Driving Too Fast for Conditions||143||12,610|
|Failed to Yield Right-of-Way||77||11,632|
|Ran Off Road||48||567|
|Improper Lane Change||15||1,221|
If you have been involved in an auto accident, our attorneys recommend seeking medical attention, then contacting our attorneys for free legal advice.*
Contact Our South Carolina Auto Accident Lawyers Today
Our attorneys at Harbin & Burnett have been serving upstate South Carolina for several years have provided thousands of free case evaluations to injured victims and their families. Our attorneys take pride in defending innocent individuals that have been injured due to the negligent actions of another driver and are prepared to defend you with your specific case.
Being located in Anderson, South Carolina, our attorneys are able to serve throughout the entire state and elsewhere needed. Some of the South Carolina locations we serve include, but are not limited to:
- Travelers Rest
For more information, we invite you to complete the Free Case Evaluation to the right or call 1-888-821-0247.