Categories
Motor Vehicle Accidents

Video: What Do I Do After a Truck Accident in South Carolina?

Video Transcript Hello, I’m attorney David Hood and I’ve been practicing law across South Carolina for over 30 years. One of our focus areas is trucking accidents. Our  clients often ask us, “What do I do once I’ve been in a truck accident?”  We’re going to answer that for you today. Don’t leave the scene […]

Categories
Motor Vehicle Accidents

Aging SC Roads Cause
Highest Fatality Rate in US

Those of us who live in South Carolina have experienced the nightmare of slow-moving traffic due to aging roads: forcing drivers to leave extra early to make it somewhere on time, and then the chance of ending up in a traffic jam due to an accident. Moving South Carolina Forward Moving South Carolina Forward, a […]

Categories
Motor Vehicle Accidents

‘Zoom Zombies’ Behind the Wheel

So much has changed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have all been forced to use our phones and computers more, whether for purchasing goods online, virtually visiting friends and relatives, or virtually meeting with business associates and/or clients. Social distancing guidelines and travel restrictions have given rise to Zoom becoming one of the most […]

Categories
Motor Vehicle Accidents

South Carolina – The Most Dangerous Place to Drive

1.35 million people are killed every year in traffic accidents around the world. In the United States, there were 36,560 deaths resulting from car accidents in 2018. (Reviews.com) Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 through 54. (CDC.gov) Today’s automobiles are smarter and safer than ever, due to advanced safety […]

Categories
Motor Vehicle Accidents

Growing Pedestrian Safety Crisis is Worsening a Health Epidemic

In the United States, 2018 was the deadliest year for pedestrians and cyclists. 6,238 pedestrians were killed. That’s a 28-year high, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). “On average, 17 pedestrians and two cyclists were killed each day in traffic crashes in 2018.” (TheNewYorkTimes.com) The pedestrian safety crisis is “an epidemic of […]

Categories
Motor Vehicle Accidents

Self-Driving Cars May Not Prevent the Most Common Car Accidents

Last year, Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk had all intentions of starting to operate a fleet of self-driving robotaxis sometime this year. Now he says he’s hoping “to deploy the system with humans monitoring it in early 2021, depending on regulatory approval.”(WUSA9.com) In the last several years, other companies have pledged to start a fully-robotic […]

Categories
Motor Vehicle Accidents

Should the Blood Alcohol Concentration Legal Limit Be Lowered?

In 1998, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) implemented “a national limit, under which it would be illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher” to deter impaired driving. (one.nhtsa.gov) At that time, the number .08 BAC was chosen for the following reasons: Most drivers are […]

Categories
Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Fatality Rate Spikes, Despite COVID-19 Lockdown

In March 2020, states across the country implemented stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It would make sense that virtually empty roadways would mean less vehicle accidents resulting in less fatalities. In actuality, the roadways became more lethal! “A new National Safety Council report finds that the number of motor vehicle fatalities per miles […]

Categories
Bodily Injury Lawyer Motor Vehicle Accidents

Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that […]

Categories
Motor Vehicle Accidents Truck Accident Lawyer

2017 – A 29-Year High for Trucking Fatalities

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatalities from large truck accidents reached a 29-year high in 2017. While deaths from big truck crashes rose 9%, there was a decline of 2% in overall deaths from car crashes. That 9% represents an additional 392 lives lost (out of a total 4,761 for 2017). […]