Fatal vehicular accidents in South Carolina increased this year compared to 2013, and intoxicated driving was found to be the leading cause of the deaths, a News 2 article stated on December 12.
According to reports, 2014 has already resulted in more deaths than in 2013–741 deaths in a year no yet over compared to 731 in the entire year previous. In all the recorded fatal vehicular accidents, an estimated 40 percent were caused by drunken drivers. Colonel Michael Oliver of the South Carolina Highway Patrol stated that their personnel often witness the catastrophic results of drunken driving. To reduce such fatal accidents and injuries caused by impaired driving, the state’s public safety department launched a program on December 11 intended to fight intoxicated driving.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in Columbia, the personal injury lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, may help you in the pursuit of financial compensation to cover medical costs and other damages. Learn how we may work for you against impaired drivers by calling our offices at (803) 350-9230 today.