Last winter, the South Carolina Highway Patrol reported that a man was killed in a single-car accident when he lost control of his truck and crashed alongHarrisburg RoadnearMcAlpine Circle.

The driver and the passenger were taken to the hospital where the passenger was pronounced dead.  The troopers did not charge the driver, and there are no reports of foul play.

Although criminal charges were not pressed in this matter; that does not mean civil charges are not applicable.  There are a few questions that must be asked when you or a loved one has been injured in a car wreck:  (1) Was the driver was negligent?; (2) If so, was the negligence the proximate (or legal) cause of the prospective Plaintiff’s injuries?; and, (3) what amount, if any, is Plaintiff or Plaintiff’s family entitled to recover from the Defendant?

Unfortunately car accidents happen.  When this occurs, it is important to know where you stand based on your legal rights. For advice on a personal injury issue, contact the law offices of Reeves Aiken & Hightower; we can answer these difficult questions and fight for your case.  Call our York County office at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.  We also have a North Carolina office which can be reached at 704-499-9000. We are here to help you; all you have to do is call.