On occasion, the nature of a crash makes it difficult for law enforcement officers on the scene to determine who was driving a vehicle. It can take time for South Carolina officials to reconstruct the car accident and determine which one of the occupants of the vehicle was in the driver’s seat. Depending on the injuries suffered by any of the survivors, it could be difficult to obtain statements from them in a timely matter.
Preliminary reports of a recent accident indicate that the driver of one vehicle veered off the road and crashed into a gas station. The car hit the pumps and then slammed into a vehicle parked there. One of the four in the first vehicle died. The other three and the two occupants of the second vehicle all suffered unknown injuries for which they were taken a South Carolina hospital for treatment.
The conditions of the injured parties and what injuries they suffered were not reported. The people in the first car ranged in age from 15 to 19 years old. A 33-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman occupied the other vehicle.
Once the driver of the car is identified, those who were victims in this tragic car accident may file civil actions seeking damages. Medical expenses, lost wages and other damages are often incurred daily in the aftermath of a serious crash. A court will require sufficient proof that the party or parties deemed responsible were negligent. If the court is satisfied with the evidence presented, damages may be awarded.
Source: wspa.com, “Fatal Accident At Spinx On White Horse Rd.“, Oct. 21, 2014
Steven Krause is a personal injury, auto accident, and workers’ compensation lawyer who practices in Anderson, SC. He graduated form the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law and has been practicing law for 40 years now. Steven Krause believes in fighting for the injured. Learn more about his experience here.