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South Carolina ranks as the 2nd worst in DUI related fatalities in the nation based on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) National Center for Statistics and Analysis. Drunk drivers kill innocent people, or result in serious injuries that have devastating effects on families. It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle in South Carolina… Read More

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A common question we get asked is “What happens if I cannot return to work due to my work injury.” The fear of not being able to return to work is a real concern if you have been involved in a work-related injury.  Often we counsel people who have given their best years to an… Read More

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We find that car collision are often caused by drivers who are breaking the speed limit or driving too fast for conditions. Unfortunately, there are a lot of car accidents in Columbia, South Carolina, and a new study may explain why: Columbia drivers are heavy-footed Speeders! A new study ranks drivers in Columbia, South Carolina as… Read More

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Our thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Katie Arrington, and the family of the deceased driver in a fatal collision that occurred in Charleston County on Friday night, June 22, 2018 Katie Arrington, a representative in the State House for the Lowcountry and a U.S. congressional candidate, was seriously injured in a fatal car wreck… Read More

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Amtrak blamed a freight rail operator, CSX Corporation, for causing a crash on Sunday that killed two people and injured more than 100 others when one of its passenger trains was diverted onto a side track and slammed into a parked, unmanned freight train in South Carolina. In the U.S. passenger rail operator’s third fatal crash in… Read More

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The train collision that occurred in Columbia on Feburary 4, 2018 was preventable.  It seems like negligent conduct is to blame for this tragic event A train switch that was apparently locked in the wrong position is being blamed by federal investigators for a train collision early Sunday that killed two people and injured up… Read More

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Amtrak, CSX train collision in South Carolina leaves 2 dead, 115+ injured On Sunday morning, February 4, 2018, two people were killed in a crash involving a freight train and an Amtrak passenger train early Sunday in Columbia South Carolina, as the trains were traveling through the town of Cayce. Amtrak Train 91 was traveling… Read More

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An experienced trucking accident attorney must be consulted following a collision that results in serious injuries. Negligent and reckless truck drivers are a threat on South Carolina’s highway, particularly on the Interstates. Large trucks commonly haul heavy loads, the drivers are distracted, and the trucking companies force its drivers to complete demanding trips across the United… Read More

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Authorities have reported that 75-year-old Roger Wayne Johnson of Cayce, South Carolina was killed in a car crash in Lexington on Thursday night. They believe Nicole Marie Wilson, the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident, was driving while drunk and failed to stop at a red light, causing her vehicle to crash into Johnson’s.… Read More

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One week into 2017, the frightening numbers are in.  The State reported that although the number of traffic fatalities in South Carolina in 2016 is very similar to the number reported in 2015 (actually down just slightly), the number of fatalities in Richland County has spiked from 45 in 2015 to 68 in 2016.  In… Read More


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Last Updated : September 9, 2020
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