Eight People Injured in Accident on Interstate 77 in Columbia, SC

Eight vehicles were involved in a car crash around 7:30am on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Columbia, SC, and eight passengers were taken to the hospital from the scene.  No report yet on the severity of their injuries.

According to WLTX, the accident occurred when a vehicle spun out of control just as it got to the bottom of the Shop Road ramp onto Interstate-77 and  hit three other cars.  When traffic came to a sudden stop, four additional vehicles collided.  All South-bound lanes on I-77 were closed for about an hour near Exit 6.

The personal injury lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC understand how difficult it can be for people to deal with the aftermath of car crashes. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to hold negligent parties accountable. Call us at (803) 350-9230 to learn more about your options.


3 bicyclists struck by FedEx truck in SC

Three bicyclists were injured when they were struck by a FedEx truck in Aiken County, News 12 reported on July 15.

Information coming from the South Carolina Highway Patrol revealed that the truck accident occurred at about 7:30 p.m. near Pine Log Road. According to highway officer Judd Jones, the three individuals were riding their bikes on Atomic Road when they were struck by the truck. The victims, whose names were not released, reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries and were all transported to the hospital. Authorities revealed that the truck driver was driving with excessive speed when the collision took place. A charge was filed against the truck driver after it was determined he had been driving recklessly.

Bicyclists are more vulnerable than others to serious injury in the event of a car crash. If you have been injured while riding your bicycle by a reckless or negligent driver, you may seek financial compensation from those responsible. Call the Goings Law Firm, LLC, in Columbia at (803) 350-9230 today to learn more.


Actor Stamos discharged from custody after drunk driving arrest

Celebrity John Stamos was released from custody on June 13 after he was arrested in Malibu for drunk driving, FOX 411 reported.

The 51-year-old Full House actor, who was admitted at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on June 12, was confirmed to be driving a vehicle while intoxicated. A citation was issued to Stamos when he was arrested by the Beverly Hills police after were notified of a man possibly driving a vehicle while drunk. Stamos sent a message through his Twitter account thanking everyone, including his supporters and hospital staff members, after the incident.

The legal team at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, in Columbia knows how devastating a drunk driving accident can be, as they often result in serious injuries and, in the worst scenarios, death. If you or a loved one has been affected by an accident like this through no fault of your own, our skilled attorneys may work for financial compensation from the person or people responsible. Call us at (803) 350-9230 today to begin taking action.


Fatal vehicular accidents increased in SC

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.


Michael Phelps busted for DUI

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested in Baltimore for driving a vehicle under the influence (DUI), NBC Washington reported on October 1.

Police reports said before 2:00 a.m. Phelps, 29, drove 84mph down I-395 where a speed limit of 45mph should be maintained. Phelps was seen speeding and crossing double lines inside the Fort McHenry tunnel. Maryland authorities took Phelps into custody after he failed several field sobriety tests. On the same day, Phelps issued an apology statement using his twitter account. Other traffic violation charges were filed against the swimming champion, who was also arrested for a DUI 10 years ago.

Sadly, many people suffer serious injuries in accidents caused by drivers who are under the influence. If you have experienced this, compensation for damages may be won on your behalf to help you recover. Find out how the Columbia-based lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, may help you today by calling our offices at (803) 350-9230.


Richland County accident results in one fatality

A two-vehicle accident on Wednesday, April 23 in Richland County resulted in one fatality.

County Coroner, Gary Watts said that Cory Groover, 31, died on Sunday, April 27 after sustaining injuries related to the Wednesday morning accident. Reports said the accident happened around 6:00 a.m. when a dump truck turned over traffic and into Groover’s path.

Columbia Police Department spokesperson, Jennifer Timmons said that the dump truck driver, whose name was withheld, was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash scene.

The attorneys at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, offer our condolences to those affected by this tragic collision.