Trash Can Causes Pile-Up in SC

Apparently, a trash can is to blame for a serious four-vehicle accident on I-26. The collision injured two people, but caused thousands to be late for work this past Monday.

According to the police report, the accident occurred when a car stopped on the bridge to avoid hitting a trashcan that was left in the roadway. From there, the chain-reaction crash continued with the second car rear-ending the first vehicle. The third vehicle then rear-ended the second, and the fourth vehicle hit the third, causing it to flip over.

The four car pile-up caused all but one of the four highway lanes to be closed down while emergency crews rapidly worked on cleaning up the mess.

The South Carolina Car Accident Attorneys

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of traffic fatalities has been unexpectedly increasing as the months go on. In fact, for the first three months of 2012, the number of fatalities was at an all-time high.

NHTSA further released that approximately 7,630 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the first quarter, a 13.5 percent jump over the same period in 2011. With these numbers increasing at the rate they are, one can never be too safe while driving.

However, in the event that you or a loved one are involved in a motor vehicle collision, please contact the car accident attorneys at Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower to have your claim evaluated! Litigation maybe the only avenue to take to recover the medical costs and other damages that you may have lost. For more information on your options, please call us at 877-374-5999 for a private consultation to evaluate your case.

Head Injury Due to Car Crash- SC Car Accident Attorney

This past weekend was a dangerous one for drivers of secondary and rural roads, according to the SCDOT reports. Accordingly, five people were killed from car collisions while using South Carolina’s rural and back roads for their travels.

One individual who lost his life was a marine stationed in Georgia and headed back to the base from a long weekend in South Carolina.

S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. states that the marine appeared to have been traveling south on Friendship Road at a high rate of speed when his GMC truck went off the road. The marine veered back and forth several times attempting to stabilize the vehicle before the truck left the right side of the road and struck a tree before going airborne, and eventually overturning, taking the marine’s life. The Coroner’s report states that he died from massive head and neck trauma due to the collision, which occurred sometime after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Moreover, it has been released that the marine was not wearing his seat belt, and speed was a contributing factor to the collision.

The South Carolina Car Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP.

In the event that you or a loved one has been invovled in any sort of motor vehicle accident and suffered a personal injury, please contact the offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower to discuss your claim! It is imperative that you call and inquire about your motor vehicle accdient as soon as possible. Let us evaulate your claim for you. You may need the litigation process in order to obtain the damages you may be enetitled to recover. Hire the best car accident attorneys with whom you have the most confidence in.


Elderly Man Dies From Crash- Rock Hill Motorcycle Attorneys

A 69-year old man passed away after a motorcycle accident that occurred last Saturday in West Rock Hill. Wednesday, the victim was pronounced dead at the Lehigh County Hospital, after fighting for his life for four days. The Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner has reported that the victim died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Accordingly, the report reads that the victim was literally ejected from his seat, after he lost control of the motorcycle around mile marker 25.2 on Route 309. The accident currently still under investigation.

South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

It may appear obvious, but the dangers of rising a motorcycle highly outweigh the dangers of riding in a car or truck. Specifically, riding in a vehicle allows one protection, perhaps even slight, but still a buffer between the victim and the collision. With motorcycles however, the victim is not always afforded the same protection, as there is no ” buffer zone” to soften the blow of the collision. With winter quickly approaching, motorcyclists must be even more careful when travelling down country roads with icy patches and unseen dangers.  The motorcyclist’s vulnerability is immense, and the potential for a deadly motorcycle accident is always present, even for the most responsible of motorcyclists.

Here at Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, we consider your motorcycle accident to be serious. Please contact our offices and let us hear your side of the story to ensure that you get the justice you are seeking. Call us today and speak directly with one of our motorcycle accident attorneys at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Motorcycle Accident – Lancaster Wrongful Death Attorney

A resident from Lancaster County, South Carolina, passed away last month due to a motorcycle accident that had occurred earlier in the month. The victim clung onto life for about a week, before she finally perished.

According to the reports, the motorcycle accident occurred on S.C. 5, around 4:45 p.m. The victim was riding a 1997 Kawasaki motorcycle westward on S.C. 5, about 12 miles north of the Lancaster county line. The collision occurred when a vehicle traveling east on S.C.5 turned left onto Steel Hill Road, and immediately collided with the victim’s motorcycle. Subsequently, the victim was airlifted to a hospital in Charlotte.

 Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Statistically, when motorcycles are involved in accidents with other vehicles, 77 percent are hit from the front, whereas only 7 percent are struck from behind. Of these numbers, 47 percent of the accidents tend to be fatal to the motorcyclist.  More than half of these fatal accidents are due to the other vehicle turning left, and 75 percent of the accidents are due to the other driver not being able to see the motorcyclist.

Motorcycles can be enjoyable to ride, and an escape from the every day confines of the car. However, if you or someone you love has been injured due to a motorcycle accident, call the Motorcycle Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower  to discuss your recovery plan. 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. Hire the best motorcycle accident attorneys with whom you have the most confidence in!

Hit-and-Run Being Invesitgated-Chester Co. Accident Attorney

A Great Falls resident was killed last Saturday by a hit-and-run driver, sometime between 3:00 and 6:30 a.m. Sadly, the victim left nine children and his girlfriend of 16 years behind. The accident occurred less than one-quarter of a mile from the victim’s home on Richburg Road in Chester County.

The exact time the victim was hit is still unknown, however the body was discovered by a passing motorist on his way to work around 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The victim was reported to be “unresponsive and not breathing,” when the police arrived.
The County Coroner has listed the cause of death as “blunt force of trauma with a head injury.” The autopsy was performed at Piedmont Medical Center, in Rock Hill, SC. 
Currently, there have been no witnesses who have come forward to speak of this horrific fatality.

South Carolina Wrongful Death Attorneys

 Sadly, the majority of accidents, whether by vehicle or not, occur when the person is either in their home, or nearby their residence. If the unthinkable happens in your life, call the experienced wrongful death attorneys of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP. 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. Hire the best wrongful death attorneys with whom you have the utmost confidence in!