Oconee Co., SC (January 12, 2024) – A motor vehicle accident reported by the South Carolina – Georgia state line ended in injuries. The accident was reported to the South Carolina Highway Patrol at approximately 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10.
Official reports indicate that a 2020 Ford Transit van was heading westbound on Armstrong Road. As the vehicle proceeded through the intersection of South Carolina 11, it collided with a 2014 Kenworth dump truck. The driver of the van was severely hurt in the crash. Authorities responded to the scene to treat the victim. However, they were pronounced deceased at the scene. The Oconee County coroner’s office has not publicly identified the victim at this time. Investigations surrounding the crash are currently ongoing.
Our condolences are with 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 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 for compensation for funeral costs, loss of services, loss of companionship, and more.
At Ted Greve & Associates, PA, our team is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services for families who have experienced the tragic loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. We understand the challenges and emotional toll that come with wrongful death cases, which is why we strive to provide compassionate support and guidance throughout the legal process. Our commitment to excellence and personal integrity has earned us a reputation for success in holding those responsible accountable for their actions. If you or a loved one has suffered from a fatal accident, do not hesitate to reach out for a free consultation with our skilled and experienced wrongful death lawyer at (800) 693-7833. Together, we can seek justice and help your family move forward towards financial stability after such a devastating loss.