Charleston residents have witnessed numerous motor vehicle accidents. Car accidents are common on highways where drivers travel at high speeds. There are many factors that can cause a car accident, like distracted driving and driving under the influence. Distracted driving often includes use of a cell phone. Cell phones distract drivers while driving, which can result in car accidents. With the widespread use of cell phones among drivers nowadays, it is very common to see drivers who don't necessarily pay enough attention on the road at times.
Even drivers who drive carefully can be involved in car accidents because of someone else's negligence. In Richland County, South Carolina, two hours from Charleston, two cars were recently involved in a crash. Two people from one vehicle sustained injuries and were treated at a local hospital. Unfortunately, the driver of the other car, a 77-year-old woman, died as a result of the collision. The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate the fatal accident.
An outcome like the one above can have devastating effects on the family of the person who lost his or her life in the fatal accident. Determining who's at fault is essential. Family members of the accident victim will have to wait until the investigation is completed, but they may eventually discover what caused the accident.
Charleston residents who may be facing the same issues should exercise their rights and use their legal options. They may file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for damages suffered as a result of the accident. Legal professionals can be of help in maximizing the settlement, which would enable the accident victim to recover from injuries and emotional trauma.
Source: Thestate.com, "Columbia woman ID'd in fatal Saturday morning car crash," Feb. 17, 2013