Millions of people are injured, and almost 50,000 Americans die on U.S. highways each year. Auto accident injuries are often serious and include whiplash, broken bones, brain injuries, and paralysis. The truth is that the overwhelming majority of automobile crashes are caused by careless behavior that needlessly endangers others.
Shocking as these statistics may be, even more disturbing is the fact that many of these auto accidents and the resulting injuries are preventable. Usually, a violation of one of the common-sense rules of the road leads to serious injuries. Alcohol and drugs can also play a major factor in causing a motor vehicle crash. Recently, texting and driving has become one of the most dangerous hazards on the roadway.
At Pracht Injury Lawyers, we're committed to getting justice for South Carolina car accident victims. If you've been hurt by another driver's negligence, we'll fight for your right to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Preventing Car Accidents
The first thing that we as a community must do is to hold those who consistently violate our highway laws accountable. Additionally, it is important for the general public to understand that car wrecks are usually not “accidents.”
As we said earlier, the majority of car crashes are caused by someone being careless and thereby needlessly endangering other motorists and pedestrians. Here are some common sense rules of the road that we are required to follow:
- A driver must always keep a proper lookout for other vehicles.
- A driver must always operate their vehicle at a safe and proper speed.
- A driver must yield the right of way when entering a roadway.
- A driver must keep their car or truck in their lane of travel unless it is safe to move out of the lane.
- A driver must not pass another vehicle unless it is safe to do so, taking into consideration all of the factors present on the roadway.
- A driver must keep a safe distance between their vehicle and the vehicle in front of them.
There are many other rules of the road that we must follow every time we get behind the wheel of a car or truck. It is easy to ignore these basic and common-sense rules. However, when drivers violate these rules, they needlessly endanger the public. The cost of these violations can be seen on the front page of the paper every week when we read about a serious injury or death resulting from a motor vehicle collision.
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer to Protect Your Right to Compensation
It is important to have a full understanding of the law and how it relates to your car wreck and injuries. Oftentimes, there is no need to file a lawsuit. However, every person injured in a car wreck should take the time to speak with a qualified South Carolina car wreck attorney to determine the best course of action.
At Pracht Injury Lawyers, we have handled a number of car wreck cases and have an in-depth understanding of how the claims process works. If warranted in your case, our office will file a lawsuit on your behalf and guide you through the complexities of civil litigation. We offer free consultations, so please do not hesitate to call our office if you have been injured by the wrongdoing of another.
From our office in Anderson, South Carolina, we handle personal injury cases in Columbia, Greenwood, Abbeville, Clemson, Easley, Newberry, Laurens, Spartanburg, Aiken, Charleston, Seneca, Greenville, Orangeburg, and throughout South Carolina. No matter where you live in Southeast South Carolina, we are here to help you. Contact us today.