Man Killed After Chester County, South Carolina Car Accident

Recently, a man was killed in a Chester County, South Carolina car wreck when, officials say, a 1999 GMC Yukon overturned and struck a tree.  The accident occurred on SC 97 shortly before 2:00 a.m.

Police report that the passenger was ejected from the car after impact and was declared dead on the scene; he was not wearing a seatbelt.  The driver was taken to the hospital.  Investigators are still investigating the cause of the accident and charges are pending.

Driving late at night comes with many dangers.  The likelihood of drivers being under the influence is exponentially increased in the late hours.  If you or someone close to you has been involved in an accident call the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP.  Put our experience and training to work for your family. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you for a private consultation. Call us today. Our law firm proudly serves residents in Rock Hill, SC, Fort Mill, SC, Columbia, SC, Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding areas.  You can reach our Fort Mill, SC office at 803-548-4444 or toll free at 877-374-5999.

Lancaster Car Wreck and South Carolina Wrongful Death

Last year, a woman was killed in the accident that happened off of U.S. 21 nearFoot Lawn Road.  A car and a pick-up truck collided after the two vehicles were heading in different direction, according to the police report.

Two people were injured in the accident, and one of them was killed.  The police took the injured people toPiedmontMedicalCenter, andSpringsMemorialHospital.  Police reported that they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident. 

The elements of damages generally recoverable in a wrongful death action in South Carolina are: (1) Pecuniary loss, (2) mental shock and suffering, (3) wounded feelings, (4) grief and sorrow, (5) loss of companionship, and (6) deprivation of the use and comfort of the intestate’s society, the loss of her experience, knowledge, and judgment in managing the affairs of herself and her beneficiaries, in addition to the loss of her ability to earn money for the support, maintenance, care and protection of his wife and children, and for the education of training of the latter. Brooks v. United States, 273 F. Supp. 619, 626 (1967).

South Carolinadoes not limit the survivors’ recovery to pecuniary loss only, but allows recovery for survivors’ sorrow and mental anguish.  Pecuniary loss is therefore calculated by: (1) the prospective earnings of the decedent subsequent to death, (2) calculated on the basis of his “work expectancy,” and (3) the extent to which his statutory beneficiaries “might logically and reasonably have expected to share in such prospective earnings.” Welch v. Epstein, 342 S.C. 279, 280 (2000).

If someone who is very close to you has been involved in a Wrongful Death situation, contact the law offices of Reeves Aiken & Hightower.  We are here to help you through this difficult time in your life.  You can reach ourFort Mill, BaxterVillage office at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.

Flooding Makes Roads Dangerous-Lancaster Car Accident Attorneys

At least three motorists were rescued on Monday morning after being trapped in their vehicles during the massive flooding that occurred in Lancaster and surrounding counties.  The rescues took place on Langley Road near S.C. 9, Cimarron Road and Hershel Plyler Road.

High water in Lancaster is placing motorists at a higher risk of being involved in an accident or being trapped in their vehicles.

Areas located near Lancaster and Chesterfield counties have received over seven inches of rain and several flood warnings have also been issued.  With more rain on the way, the Sheriff’s Office continues to warn motorists of trouble spots prone to flooding.

Lancaster Car Accident Attorneys

With motor vehicle travel being the number one means of transportation in the U.S., it’s not surprising that motor vehicle crashes were the cause of 90 deaths per day in 2010.  Every trip to the store or drive across town presents its own set of risks, and road conditions and weather can vary those risks significantly.  Therefore, it is necessary to stay informed and take appropriate safety precautions.

Rain or shine, the  Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower understand that even most cautious drivers can be injured in a serious car accident.  When you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident, our seasoned litigators 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.  If the worst does occur, it is important to take the appropriate precautions by hiring the best accident attorneys with whom you and your loved ones can invest the most confidence!

Teen Dies in Fiery Crash On I-26–SC Accident Attorneys

A 19-year-old SC teen died in a fiery crash on Thursday afternoon on Interstate 26.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 4 p.m. near mile marker 164 when the teen’s 1998 Mazda heading eastbound went off the left side of the road, hit a tree, and caught on fire.

The teen driver died at the scene due to blunt force trauma from the crash and not the fire, according to an Orangeburg County Coroner.

Highway Patrol is continuing investigations in connection with the crash.

South Carolina Accident Attorneys

If the unthinkable happens in your life, call the experienced 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.

Teen Saves Woman From Burning Vehicle–SC Accident Attorneys

A 19-year-old SC teen reacted quickly Saturday morning, when he approached a burning vehicle and proceeded to pull a 54-year-old woman out of fiery car.

The teen was driving home from a friend’s house along U.S. 301, near Raccoon Road, when he spotted the burning 1999 Chevrolet that had wrecked just minutes before. Apparently, the woman driver ran off the right side of the road only moments before it caught aflame. Once stopped, the teen could hear a woman’s voice coming from inside the wrecked vehicle. The teen and another man, wielding crowbars, broke out the driver’s side window.  The woman was able to unfasten her seatbelt so that she could be pulled out of her car to safety.

As they were all backing away from the burning car, an explosion occurred, fully engulfing the car with flames.  Firefighters arrived shortly thereafter to put out the fire.  Claredon Fire Chief commented that  there was not much firefighters could have done for the woman if it had not been for the civilian rescue.

The woman was subsequently transported to Claredon Memorial Hospital for injuries. It is reported that she will be charged with DUI .

South Carolina Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys

Please call the experienced Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP., to help you attain the justice you deserve. 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. Call us today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free. We would be honored to have an opportunity to help you and your family get through this most difficult time in your lives.