Seneca, SC (December 5, 2023) – The Oconee County Coroner’s Office confirmed that 54-year-old Katrina Whitfield of Westminster, South Carolina, lost her life as a result of an accident that occurred in Seneca on Saturday afternoon, December 2.
At around 3:15 p.m., the South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers were called to the scene of a crash that took place near Richland Road. According to official reports, a 1997 Dodge pickup truck and a 2007 Chevrolet collided on the roadway near Stribling Road. The incident left the involved vehicles with moderate damage. The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as Whitfield, died while at the scene. A passenger was rushed by ambulance to a local hospital for emergency care. The incident is currently being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers.
We hope the injured victim makes a full recovery.
Our condolences go out to the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Fatal Car 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 Seneca 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.
At Ted Greve & Associates, our top priority is providing compassionate and effective legal representation for families who have been affected by car accidents. We understand the immense financial, emotional, and legal burdens that come with such trying circumstances and are dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients. Our team of car accident lawyers is committed to securing comprehensive and fair compensation for those who have suffered due to the negligence of others. We are here to offer guidance, support, and unwavering advocacy at every step of the process. Contact our dedicated legal team today by calling (800) 693-7833. Our team can meet with you for a free case evaluation to discuss your legal options and to get started on fighting for justice.