Lancaster Co., SC (February 3, 2024) – A head-on collision reported in Lancaster County claimed one person’s life on Wednesday morning, January 31. The incident was reported at approximately 10:30 a.m.
According to reports provided by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a head-on collision occurred on Highway 521 near Flat Creek Road. Authorities arrived at the scene and located a Toyota Tacoma and a 1996 Honda Accord with damage. Further reports show that the driver of the Toyota was traveling on the highway when they went off the left side of the roadway and struck a ditch. After impact, the Toyota reentered the roadway when it collided head-on with the Accord. The driver of the Accord was fatally injured in the accident and pronounced deceased by authorities. At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Fatal Auto Accidents in South Carolina
Every year, over 40,000 lives are lost in the United States due to motor vehicle accidents. Regrettably, our state is no exception, witnessing its fair share of these unfortunate incidents.
After losing a loved one, your family has the ability to file a wrongful death claim against the person responsible. This type of legal action can provide you with financial relief for some of the damages you face. This can include:
- Funeral and burial costs: These expenses cover the arrangements and costs associated with the deceased’s end-of-life costs.
- Loss of companionship: This encompasses the emotional pain and suffering resulting from the loss of a loved one’s companionship, guidance, and support.
- Medical expenses: Any medical expenses incurred due to the accident, including hospital bills, doctor visits, and prescription medications, are recoverable damages.
- Mental anguish: This includes the emotional distress and psychological trauma experienced by the family due to the wrongful death.
- Lost wages and income: If the deceased was a wage earner, the family may seek compensation for the loss of their income, considering their earning capacity and potential future earnings.
To ensure you have the best chance of maximizing the compensation you recover, you should reach out to a wrongful death lawyer right away.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the pain and challenges that come with such a tragic and unexpected loss. Our team of compassionate attorneys is dedicated to seeking justice and closure for families who have experienced this kind of loss. Through our aggressive representation and support, we strive to fight for full and fair compensation to help alleviate some of the financial burdens during this difficult time. If you or someone you know has lost a loved one in an accident, do not hesitate to reach out to us for a free case evaluation. Let us handle the legal aspects so that you can focus on healing with your family. Contact our law firm today at (800) 693-7833 for assistance from our skilled personal injury lawyers.