Drivers in Charleston should adhere to safety rules and regulations implemented. Failure to do so may result in serious penalties and even a car accident. Auto accidents can happen anywhere across the state. Recently in Dillon, a two-car collision happened; one person died and the other was sent to the hospital. The fatal car crash happened on Harlees Bridge Road. According to police, the deceased driver was identified as a 64-year-old resident of Wilmington.
The driver of the second vehicle, a truck, was uninjured and one passenger was treated at a nearby hospital. A South Carolina Highway Patrol officer said that all people involved in the accident were wearing seatbelts. The authorities continue to investigate the case. As the investigation continues, a reconstruction team may be needed at the scene of the incident. The reconstruction team may help in providing answers about the real cause of the collision.
When negligence is proven to be a factor in an accident as a result of an official investigation, the immediate family members of an accident victim may file a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver. By doing so, the family members may receive compensation for funeral expenses as well as other accident-related expenses. The family may also pursue compensation for mental anguish, pain and suffering and loss of companionship.
A legal professional may help guide a victim's family in pursuing compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. It is important that the family members of a deceased accident victim in Charleston are aware of their rights in a situation like this.
Source: Morning News, "Driver dies in two-car Dillon County crash," Jan. 9, 2013