South Carolina Car Accident near Rock Hill Left Two Dead

Two Kershaw residents were killed over the weekend when they were involved in a crash that ended in fatality. According to the police report, a Kershaw mother and her child were travelling southbound on U.S. 1, while a pick up truck was travelling in the opposite direction.

The mother, who was 23-years-old, and her 2-year-old daughter were apparently driving a Camry sedan, when the truck driving in the opposite direction crossed over the center line and hit the mother and her child head on.

The truck driver was also a Kershaw resident, age 36, and was driving his Dodge pickup truck at the time of the accident.

Unfortunately, the young mother, as well as the passenger in the Dodge Truck both lost their lives due to the accident. However, the light at the end of the tunnel is that the 2-year-old child was strapped safely in her car seat, and survived the accident unscathed.

The accident is still currently under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol.

 

Studies conducted in 2010 revealed that 4,280 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 70,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the U.S.  On average, a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic collisions.  Road safety is a responsibility for all road users, drivers and pedestrians alike.  However, pedestrians can take extra precautions to ensure that the inherent vulnerability of walking around motor vehicles can be mitigated as much as possible.  If you are a pedestrian traveler, be sure stay visible to drivers by wearing bight and/or reflective clothing and carrying a flashlight.  Walk and stand clear of buses, hedges, parked vehicles, and other hazards before crossing.  

 When you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident, the Personal Injury Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower can be there to assist you on your path to recovery.  We can investigate all aspects of the accident and hold all parties accountable for your loss. Call us today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.  

Single-Car Accident Kills One

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports that a man was killed last month in a single-car accident, in which he was the passenger. The location of the accident was York, South Carolina.

The Troopers reported that the driver suddenly lost control of the truck and crashed it along Harrisburg Road, near McAlpine Circle. Both the driver and passenger were taken to the nearby hospital, but only the driver recovered. The passenger/victim sadly lost his life.

Currently, troopers are still investigating the accident.

The Rock Hill Wrongful Death Attorneys

In the State of South Carolina, wrongful death cases can arise from the following: fatal automobile accidents; bicycle and pedestrian accidents; trucking accidents; motorcycle accidents; nursing home abuse or neglect; and lastly, for on the job injuries.

The attorneys of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP, are experienced wrongful death accident lawyers. They know the intricacies involved in these cases. We welcome the opportunity to sit down and personally discuss your case. Call us today for a private consultation at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free. Hire the best wrongful death attorneys with whom you have the most confidence in.

Speeding Teen Loses Life- York Co. Wrongful Death Attorney

A South Carolina resident, son, schoolmate, and friend lost his life when he was leaving his father’s gravesite.The son was apparently speeding after the visit in his 1998 Mercedes convertible, when he lost control and drove off the right side of the road. His convertible incidentally hit a drain pipe, flipping the car over on the 15-year-old driver.

It was reported that the teen died on impact around 8:00 p.m. two Fridays ago. The victim was the only person in the vehicle at the time of collision. A friend was however, driving behind him. Speed has subsequently been listed as a contributing factor according to the coroner’s report.

South Carolina Wrongful Death Attorneys

In the State of South Carolina, teenagers are allowed to get their driver’s licenses after obtaining a learners permit on their 15th birthday, in conjunction with completing a driver’s education course. After three months, the teens are then given their restricted licenses, that allow them to drive alone during certain hours. However, these hours maybe extended if the teen has school or work that they can justify going to after the time in question.

If you or your child has been involved in a serious car accident, please contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP to evaluate your claim. It is often times difficult to ascertain who exactly is at fault, and with the proper car accident attorney by your side, we can help you do just that, and recover the damages you deserve.

Councilman Named in Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Four-Car Crash–SC Accident Attorneys

A SC Councilman has been named in a wrongful death lawsuit surrounding a 201o ca accident that killed a 70-year-old woman.

The woman driver was struck by four vehicles on November 4, 2010.  The driver of the first car that collided with the woman’s vehicle has pleaded guilty for driving under the influence.  The Councilman’s vehicle was the second car to hit; however, he argues that he tried to swerve and is not responsible for the woman’s death.  This argument is further echoed by the Councilman’s attorney.

According to the Coroner, it was impossible to determine which of the four vehicles were responsible for the woman’s fatal injuries.

The Councilman is being sued for over $5 million.

South Carolina Car Accident Attorneys

If the unthinkable happens in your life, call the experienced car attorneys of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP. Our seasoned litigators have over 75 years combined trial experience. Our team of personal injury attorneys include former insurance defense lawyers, a former Registered Nurse (RN), and former criminal prosecutor. We can investigate all aspects of a serious accident and hold all parties accountable for your loss. Call us today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll free. We have offices in Charlotte and throughout South Carolina. We would be honored to have an opportunity to help you and your family get through this most difficult time in your lives.

Police’s Excessive Force Kills Mentally Ill Man–SC Wrongful Death Attorneys

The family of a 39-year-old man with schizophrenia who died after a struggle with Greenville police has sued the city, six police officers and Chief Terri Wilfong, alleging wrongful death “for use of excessive force by deploying multiple Tasers over an extended time and improper physical restraint technique,” according to federal court records.

The suit filed in U.S. District Court alleges wrongful death against officers who were called to the Augusta Street home of Andrew Torres in August 2012 to carry out a probate judge’s order sought by his family to take Torres to the hospital.  It also alleges that Torres’ constitutional rights were violated and that Wilfong “failed to promulgate adequate policies and failed to supervise her subordinates who use unconstitutional levels of force in taking mentally ill citizens into protective custody.”

Defendants deny the allegations.  According to police, Torres refused to cooperate and scuffled with officers at the time of the incident.

The Greenville County Coroner report indicates that Torres died of cardiac arrhythmia as a result of the use of Tasers, the physical strain of tussling with police, and having an enlarged heart.

The case has been ordered into mediation to be completed by February 4 of next year. The suit seeks both compensatory and punitive damages.

South Carolina Wrongful Death Attorneys

If the unthinkable happens in your life, call the experienced wrongful death attorneys of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP. Our seasoned litigators have over 75 years combined trial experience. Our team of personal injury attorneys include former insurance defense lawyers, a former Registered Nurse (RN), and former criminal prosecutor. We can investigate all aspects of a serious accident and hold all parties accountable for your loss. Call us today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll free. We have offices in Charlotte and throughout South Carolina. We would be honored to have an opportunity to help you and your family get through this most difficult time in your lives.