Johnston, SC (December 21, 2023) – At around 5:50 p.m. on Wednesday, the South Carolina Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident that took place in Edgefield County.
According to local law enforcement, on December 20, a 2006 Toyota pickup truck was heading westbound on Bland Baptist Road. For unknown reasons, the vehicle struck a bicyclist on the roadway. The bicyclist was severely hurt in the crash. Highway Patrol troopers, firefighters, and medical personnel responded to provide assistance. However, the victim was fatally injured and passed away while at the scene. At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We offer our sympathies to the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Fatal Auto Accidents in South Carolina
The unexpected loss of a loved one can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Unfortunately, more than 100 people lose their lives in fatal collisions across our state every month. These accidents add up to more than 1700 people dying due to negligent and reckless drivers who often cause these accidents to occur. Speeding, distractions, and even impairment can have serious consequences for drivers on our roadway.
After losing a loved one, your family can file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. A wrongful death claim can help your family recover compensation for the losses and damages you face.
In South Carolina, awards for damages are guided by the modified comparative negligence doctrine. This doctrine states that a person is able to recover compensation for damages caused by a fatal motor vehicle accident so long as the fault of the deceased party does not exceed 50 percent.
If your loved one was more than half responsible for the accident taking place, your family is prevented from seeking compensation. This makes it vital that you have a strong South Carolina wrongful death lawyer by your side to help guide your family and fight for justice on your behalf. Your attorney will be able to present the strongest evidence for you against the defendant and demand compensation for funeral costs, loss of services, loss of companionship, and more.
After experiencing the loss of a loved one, our team at Ted Greve & Associates is here to provide you with fearless legal representation to help protect your rights. Our team of experienced South Carolina pedestrian accident lawyers is dedicated to pursuing the maximum compensation you deserve and holding the negligent party accountable. We take pride in our proven track record of success in wrongful death cases, and you can rely on our unwavering commitment to fighting for justice.
To get started on your path to justice and the compensation you deserve, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team today. Contact our South Carolina personal injury law firm at (800) 693-7833.