Marlboro Co., SC (January 7, 2024) – A man from North Carolina lost his life as a result of an automobile accident that took place in Monroe County on Monday. Authorities were notified of the crash at around 12:20 p.m. on January 1.
Reports provided by the South Carolina Highway Patrol indicate that a pickup truck was involved in a collision with an undisclosed number of vehicles on Pea Bridge Road in the area near McGuirt Road. The pickup truck went off the side of the roadway due to the collision, where it collided with the ditch. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 64-year-old Keith Dennis Turner, was ejected from the vehicle. Turner was severely hurt in the crash. Authorities arrived at the scene to render aid to the victim. However, he was pronounced deceased due to the extent of his injuries. The accident is currently under investigation.
Our sympathies go out to the family of Keith Dennis Turner at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in South Carolina
The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one can be overwhelming to deal with. Unfortunately, more than 100 people die every month as a result of crashes that occur in our state. Far too often, these crashes take place as a result of drivers who are careless and negligent.
We see many accidents take place as a result of drivers who fail to yield, speed, or engage in other senseless actions. When drivers do not consider other motorists sharing the road, they can cause life-changing accidents that ultimately take the lives of innocent people. Regrettably, the vast majority of fatal accidents take place as a result of actions that are completely preventable.
After losing a loved one, your family can file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. In a wrongful death claim, the damages that can typically be recovered by your family may include:
- Loss of financial support
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses related to the deceased’s injury prior to their passing
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
After losing a loved one, you should seek guidance from a dedicated wrongful death lawyer immediately. An attorney will be able to get started on your case right away to start the process of obtaining compensation for your family.
At Ted Greve & Associates, P.A., we understand the pain and suffering that comes with losing a loved one in a fatal car accident. Our team of experienced lawyers is dedicated to providing personalized and professional service to every client, utilizing our decades of experience to fight for justice on your behalf. We are committed to holding negligent drivers accountable and ensuring that bereaved families receive the compensation they deserve for their losses.
If you have been affected by a fatal car accident, do not hesitate to reach out to our fearless legal team at Ted Greve & Associates for a free consultation at (800) 693-7833. Let us shoulder some of the legal burden so you can focus on healing and moving forward during this difficult time.