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Union, SC: Youth Minister Killed in Tragic Hit and Run Car Accident.

Union, SC: Youth Minister Killed in Tragic Hit and Run Car Accident.

Early Monday, August 15, 2014, two men were involved in a fatal car accident on I-26 around Spartanburg, SC. When the accident happened, the two victims in the crash were on their way to go hunting, and were pulling a trailer with a pickup truck. Both men were thrown from the pickup when the accident happened.

Authorities report after the accident that the passenger of the truck, a 25 year-old youth minister from Union, SC, was hit by another car passing on the interstate. That car did not stop, after hitting the youth minister. The driver of the pickup truck is still in serious condition at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Contact a South Carolina Auto Accident Attorney to discuss you case today!

At the Goings Law Firm, LLC, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims in tragic accidents such as this. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck or auto accident, we understand the significant suffering that these tragic accidents can cause. Our Personal Injury Lawyers help prevent injuries as a result of tragic auto accidents like this by seeking punitive damages for the gross reckless and negligent conduct of other drivers. Please contact the Goings Law Firm, LLC today at (803) 350-9230 to discuss your case with us for free!


Truck Accident on I-26 Causes Traffic Jam During Morning Rush Hour

Earlier today, Friday, August 1, 2014, two separate accidents happened in the eastbound lane at the interchange of interstates I-26 and I-126. The first accident happened when a tractor-trailer collided into a car while changing lanes. The second accident happened when two cars collided as a result of the slow-down from the first accident. These accidents happened during the morning rush hour when many residents make the commute from the communities of Irmo and Lexington into the City of Columbia for work. Local news reports indicate that traffic did not begin to clear until after 9:30AM.

Often times when slow downs happen as a result of an accident, these situations can create distracted drivers. Traffic caused by an accident can often be very hazardous because of a drivers tendency look at the accident, which takes the focus away from the driving. Law Enforcement Officials have reported problems with “rubber necking effects” because of these tendencies.

If you have been injured in an auto accident of trucking accident, contact an experienced attorney today!

Injuries from trucking accidents can often be very severe. Additionally, auto accidents can be equally as traumatic to the parties involved. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, trucking accident, or as the result of a distracted driver, then contact the Goings Law Firm, LLC. You can discuss your case with an experienced trial attorney to evaluate your claim for free. Call today at (803) 350-9230.


Rules of the Road in South Carolina: Move Over for Emergency Vehicles

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the South Carolina Highway Patrol have teamed up for a new campaign to educate South Carolina Drivers on the proper actions to take when encountering emergency vehicles while on the road. At the Goings Law Firm, LLC we want to help spread the word about this new campaign in order to increase safety on the road for both drivers and pubic safety officers.

Generally, when driving if you see emergency lights in your rearview mirror, the rule is to slow down and move to the right when you are able. Many drivers feel panic when they see lights in their mirror, especially when the emergency vehicle is a police officer. Yet, the campaign emphasizes the importance of remaining calm. It is important to keep your focus on the road and surrounding traffic.

Another instance when many drivers encounter emergency vehicles like ambulances, fire trucks, or law enforcement is when the emergency vehicles are pulled over on the side of the road assisting with an accident. In this case, slow down and move over when you are able. Even if you are not able to change lanes, slow down and keep your focus on the road and traffic conditions. One problem that troopers have reported on major highways is the “rubber necking” effect. This occurs when onlookers slow down to look and see what happened on an accident scene. Again, the campaign emphasizes the importance to focus on the road and traffic conditions, not on the accident scene.

If you have been injured in an auto accident, contact a Columbia Personal Injury attorney today.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, we are here to help you. Or, if you are a part of emergency services personnel and you have been injured while assisting on the scene of accident, please contact us today. This firm has represented first responders, such as paramedics, who were injured by a negligent driver while assisting in a traffic collision. The attorneys at the Goings Law Firm, LLC in Columbia are highly experienced in auto accident cases and will work to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (803) 350-9230 today for a free case consultation.


Dog Attack in Union County

Union County Sherriff Deputies reported that they responded to a dog attack on Monday in Jonesville, SC. A woman was attacked in her own yard by a loose boxer-pit-bull mix. When the attack happened, the victim was in the process of walking her own dog, a small Chihuahua, who was on a leash. The loose put-bull mix attacked the victim and her dog. Unfortunately, the Chihuahua could not be found after the attack. The victim was taken to the hospital and it is anticipated that she will need additional surgery in future. Currently, the attacking dog has been captured and is being held by animal control.

At the Goings Law Firm, LLC our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and her family.

Contact a South Carolina Dog Bite Injury Attorney in Columbia Today

If you, your child, or your loved one has been injured in a dog attack or accidentally bitten by a dog in South Carolina, contact us today to learn how you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.  We understand the pain, suffering, and mental trauma that be be caused by a dog attack.  We are experienced dog bite attorneys in Columbia, South Carolina, and offer a no-obligation and free case evaluation by calling (803) 350-9230 or contacting us online.


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