A Berkeley County wreck left one man dead and another person had to be rushed to the hospital, according to state troopers. The accident occurred on Mudville Road near Highway 176 around 9:40 p.m., when a 34-year-old, who was driving a Crown Victoria, crossed the centerline, spinning to the side, finally striking a Ford pickup.
The Crown Vic then continued into a ditch bursting into flames. Unfortunately, the driver was killed as a result of thermal burns; however, the driver of the pick-up truck was taken to the hospital with less serious injuries. Police report that the accident is still under investigation.
When you are injured in an auto accident, or any other accident in South Carolina, the insurance companies will likely pay for some of the expenses. However, sometimes, due to the circumstances surrounding the accident, funds may not be sufficient. At this point, it is important to consult with competent legal counsel about how to pay for all medical expenses, along with pain and suffering associated with a car accident.
You must establish the elements of negligence to succeed in a personal injury case. These are: (1) there was a legally recognized duty; (2) breach of that duty by the defendant; (3) causation (the defendant was the proximate and actual cause of the damages as a result of his negligence); and (4) damages (person must have suffered monetary and personal damages.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP at our Fort Mill, South Carolina office. For a confidential consultation, contact us at 803-543-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.