Pedestrian Killed on Broad River Road

2016 saw a rise in traffic fatalities in Richland County, and it seems that the problem will continue.  67-year-old Alicesene Dear Gilmore was killed on Friday, March 3, 2015 after being struck by an unidentified vehicle that fled the scene.  According to Cola Daily, Ms. Gilmore was walking from Trenton Court Apartments to the store with two family members when the vehicle crashed into her.  Police are still investigating and looking for the driver of the vehicle who struck Ms. Gilmore.

At the Goings Law Firm, LLC, our personal injury attorneys understand the hardships that families go through when a loved one is killed or seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision. There are often more questions than answers, and the legal implications can be confusing and burdensome. Give the Goings Law Firm, LLC a call today to see if we can help. (803) 350-9230


2016 Spike in Richland County Roads Death Toll

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 other words, the already-too-high number increased by about 50% in just one year.

What leads to such horrible motor vehicle accidents?  Troopers of the South Carolina Highway Patrol say it’s primarily speed, impaired driving, lack of seat belt use, and distracted driving.  Distracted driving — texting, eating, talking on the phone, etc. while driving — is particularly common place.  The other biggie is seat belts.  Less than half the people who died while occupying a motor vehicle on South Carolina roads were wearing their seat belts.

The personal injury attorneys at the Goings Law Firm, LLC understand how devastating it is to lose a loved one in a car crash.  The complicated legal battles that result from such a tragedy only add difficulty to the situation.  If you or your family are dealing with serious injuries or even wrongful death as a result of a motor vehicle accident, call the Goings Law Firm, LLC today at (803) 350-9230 and see if we can help.


1 dead and 2 hurt in South Carolina workplace accident

Authorities in Calhoun County, South Carolina said a workplace accident in a plastic bottle manufacturing facility resulted in a fatality and two injuries, an article of Insurance Journal reported on December 7.

According to reports, the fatal workplace accident happened on December 6 inside the DAK Americas facility south of Columbia. Coroner Donnie Porth told reports that three employees contacted chemicals used in manufacturing plastic bottles. The fatality was later identified as Alton Zeigler, 63, but authorities did not release the identities of the two injured people. A site manager for the company said annual maintenance was being conducted when the accident took place, and the pipe on the pump where the crews were working should be turned off. The company reportedly has over 400 employees, making it one of the biggest employers in the county.

The Columbia wrongful death attorneys of the Goings Law Firm, LLC send their deepest thoughts to the family and friends who are mourning the death of their loved one.


1 dead and 4 injured in SC car accident

An article of News 2 revealed on December 2 that at least one person was killed and four others were injured in Berkeley County, South Carolina after a recent accident.

According to the county coroner, the victim was identified as Michael Brandon Perry II, 22. Perry was one of the passengers of the GNC service truck that had a collision with a tow truck at the Old State Road and Mudville Road intersection on December 1. The collision reportedly occurred after the GNC service truck driver ignored a stop sign at the intersection. Rescuers extracted Perry’s body, which was pinned inside the vehicle. Reports confirmed there were four people brought to the hospital due to their injuries. The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) personnel were assisting Berkeley County authorities in determining the cause of the fatal accident.

The wrongful death legal team at the Goings Law Firm, LLC in Columbia send their deepest thoughts to the family and friends of the victim as they mourn the recent loss of their loved one.


1 dead in Dillon County motorcycle accident

At least one person was killed in a car-motorcycle accident in Dillon County, South Carolina on July 9, an article of News 13 reported.

Information coming from the South Carolina Highway Patrol revealed that around 6:00 p.m. on July 8, a pickup truck and a motorcycle collided on Lester Road. The pickup truck driver, whose name was withheld, was turning left before the collision took place. The motorcycle driver, identified as Donnie Fulton, 31, was pronounced dead at the crash scene, according to the coroner’s office. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet when the crash occurred. Authorities reported that they are investigating the possible causes of the fatal accident. Fulton was survived by his three children.

The wrongful death attorneys at Goings Law Firm, LLC understand that families who lose their loved ones in accidents are often dealing with great emotional, physical and financial burden. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends who are mourning the recent loss of their loved one.


Jeep that fatally struck Anton Yelchin is part of a safety recall

A report from CNN on June 20 revealed that the Jeep SUV that killed actor Anton Yelchin in Los Angeles is one of the 1.1 million vehicles being recalled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

In April, FCA issued a recall on their vehicles to fix an issue that caused drivers to assume the vehicle was in the park position when it was actually in reverse. Preliminary investigations by the LAPD revealed the 27-year-old “Star Trek” star was killed after he was pinned to a post by his vehicle when it rolled out of place. FCA said that they will also conduct their own investigations regarding the actor’s death to determine if the death was caused by a problem in the gear selector. Federal authorities reported the auto defect is being linked to 177 accidents resulting in injuries. 

The wrongful death lawyers at Goings Law Firm, LLC extend their thoughts and condolences to the family and friends who are mourning the loss of their loved one.


Product Liability Lawsuit filed in connection with South Carolina Beach House Fire

Related imageIn the early morning hours of April 20, 2014, a house firebroke out in a three-story beach house in Garden City, South Carolina. A South Carolina family from Lamar, SC was vacationing for the week at the beach house. The family also rented a golf cart from Woody’s Beach Rentals to use for the week. The golf cart, a Club Car, was plugged-in to a wall outlet under the house in the covered garage. There were four children staying in the house with their parents. The parents were able to wake-up the children and get them out of the house. The parents did not survive the fire. Now, news sources report that a products liability suit has been brought against Club Car, LLC, the manufacturer of the golf cart for causing the fire.

Products Liability accidents like this one happen far to often in South Carolina. The impact that a dangerous or defective product can have on a person’s life can be devastating. However, a product liability claim can help to alleviate some of the challenges that victims may be facing. If you have suffered injuries resulting from a dangerous or defective product, our attorneys at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, believe that you shouldn’t have to deal with the consequences on your own. Fortunately, with our help, you may be able to hold the manufacturer liable for their actions and get the compensation you need to begin recovering and moving on with your life. Call us at (803) 350-9230 today.


Columbia Motorcycle Accident Shuts Down Major City Intersection

Earlier this week, on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 a severe auto accident involving a motorcycle happened at one of Columbia’s intersections. The accident happened at the intersection of Assembly St. and Gervais St. just after 7:00 A.M. during peak morning commute hours.

The accident occurred when an SUV pulled out in front of the motorcycle. The Columbia Police Department reports that an SUV was cited for failure to yield to right-of-way. Tragically, the driver of the motorcycle was taken to the hospital and later died as a result of this accident.

If you are familiar with the Columbia area, you know that morning commutes and city traffic can often be treacherous. At the Goings Law Firm, LLC we understand the difficulties that are often involved when you or a loved one are involved in an auto accident. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as the result of an auto accident or motorcycle accident, then call Robert F. Goings at (803) 350-9230 to find out how we can help.


Driver facing DUI charge in Colleton County fatal accident

A Walterboro-resident driver is facing a driving while under the influence (DUI) charge after he was involved in a recent, fatal accident in Colleton County, live5news.com reported on Oct. 12.

Information coming from authorities revealed that Phillip Crosby, 36, is facing a felony DUI charge after a male passenger in his vehicle died in an accident on October 11. Reports said that at about 3:42 a.m., the vehicle operated by Crosby was flipped after crashing into a tree while in the westbound lane of Mount Carmel Road. The accident reportedly took place after Crosby’s vehicle veered out of its lane. The lone passenger, identified as a 38-year-old man from Ruffin, was pronounced dead at the crash scene while Crosby only sustained minor injuries. Investigating authorities learned that Crosby and his passenger were not wearing seatbelts when the accident occurred.

The lawyers of Goings Law Firm, LLC extend their deepest thoughts to the family and friends who are coping with the sudden loss of their loved one.


1 dead, 2 injured in S.C. pitbull attack

One individual was killed and two others suffered injuries from a recent pitbull attack that took place in Spartanburg, South Carolina, an article of CBS News reported on August 24.

Rusty Clevenger of the Spartanburg County Coroner Office confirmed that on August 23 a 25-year-old woman died due to severe dog bites on her head and body. Witnesses claimed that the victim was attacked by a pitbull. Authorities also confirmed that two of her relatives suffered injuries from the attack. The victims’ identities are being withheld. Spartanburg Animal Control has euthanized the pitbull that attacked these individuals. The dog was also tested for rabies after it was put down.

The deepest thoughts of the lawyers at Goings Law Firm, LLC, in Columbia go to the family and friends who are mourning in the recent loss of their loved one.


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