Recent reports and statistics from The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) showed that South Carolina recorded nearly 20 car crash fatalities per 100,000 of its population — which is double the national average.
At least 1000 people lost their lives on South Carolina roads in the same year. The causes of fatal traffic accidents include drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving, among other common causes of accidents like failure to yield, tailgating, and to fall asleep at the wheel.
The statistics from NHTSA’s reports are as follows:
1. Drunk driving caused 313 (about one third) of the fatal accidents in South Carolina.
2. Acceding to the NHTSA report, 361 people lost their lives due to over-speeding.
3. At least 391,000 people were injured in car accidents, while 3450 people were killed due to distracted driving in the previous year, 2016.
Texting while driving made it to the top of the list of causes of accidents due to distracted driving. Other causes include talking on the phone, eating or drinking, and tuning the radio.
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Personal Injury Laws in South Carolina
South Carolina’s yearly injury death rate is 71.8 per 100,000 — 19.6% higher than the national average of 60.1.
The palmetto state adopts the comparative negligence rule, which allows the court to bar any party from receiving compensation for as much as the court deems him/her responsible for their injury or contributed to the accident.
In simple words, if a plaintiff is found to be partially negligent, the plaintiff can recover part of their losses so long as their negligence doesn’t exceed the negligence of the other party.
Suppose a plaintiff is 30% at-fault for an accident or injury and the defendant is 70% at-fault; the plaintiff will get 70% compensation from the defendant.
As we mentioned earlier, the plaintiff will only get paid if he is not up to 50% at-fault or responsible for the injury. Baker Street Funding offers the most competitive and low rates of personal injury lawsuit loans in South Carolina.