Ulmer, SC (October 21, 2023) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Allendale County on Thursday claimed one person’s life. The South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to the scene of the crash at approximately 6:45 a.m. on October 20.
Reports provided by Highway Patrol show that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on US Highway 301 near South Carolina Highway 300, just one mile south of Omer. A 2001 Ford Explorer was heading southbound on the highway when it struck the pedestrian.
The pedestrian, who was not identified by the police, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Ford, who remained at the scene, was not injured.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is actively investigating the incident.
Our condolences go out to the family of the victim who died in this fatal crash.
Fatal 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 Ulmer 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, 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 toward financial stability after such a devastating loss.