Leesville, SC (January 8, 2024) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol confirmed that 54-year-old Robert Lawrence Gillespie of Batesville- Leesville, South Carolina, lost his life as a result of an automobile accident that took place in Lexington County. The accident was reported by law enforcement at around 7:20 p.m. on January 6.
According to official reports, Gillespie was driving north on North Edisto Road when his vehicle became involved in a collision near Steedman Road. The vehicle went off the roadway and collided with a tree, prompting officials to shut down the area. Gillespie was severely hurt in the crash. He was rushed to an area hospital for emergency care. However, authorities confirmed that he passed away after arriving. The accident is currently being investigated.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the family of Robert Lawrence Gillespie at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in South Carolina
Fatal crashes occur daily in South Carolina. These crashes take the lives of countless people every year, impacting families statewide. In order to recover compensation after losing a loved one in a fatal collision, you must be able to demonstrate negligence. This involves proving the following:
- Duty: The driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident owed your loved one a duty of care while operating their vehicle on the road. In general, all drivers are required to provide others sharing the road with the duty of care. This includes refraining from engaging in actions that cause them harm.
- Breach: The defendant breached the duty of care by engaging in some action that caused the accident to occur. This action could be operating their vehicle while impaired, using their phone while behind the wheel, or another reckless action.
- Cause: The breach of the duty of care caused the crash to take place.
- Damages: As a result of the fatal collision, your family has suffered damages. This can include medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost earning capacity, and more.
It is imperative that you seek legal representation from a Leesville wrongful death lawyer immediately. Your attorney will be able to help you pursue a claim for compensation against the person who is responsible for the death of your loved one.
The loss of a loved one is an unimaginable pain, especially when it is caused by the negligence of another. At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the emotional and financial toll that wrongful death can bring to a family. That’s why our dedicated team of lawyers fights tirelessly for justice on behalf of those who have suffered such devastating losses. We provide personalized and knowledgeable service throughout the legal process and will work diligently to seek maximum compensation from all accountable parties. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, know that our North Carolina wrongful death lawyers are here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case by calling (800) 693-7833, and let us help you seek closure and justice for your family.