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Auto accidents in South Carolina continue to take lives

When driving on South Carolina roads, most vehicle operators never expect not to make it to their intended destination. With so many distractions these days, from cell phones, alcohol, radios and other smart devices, the probability of being involved or witnessing auto accidents has increased two-fold. Even the most cautious and experienced drivers are not immune from the possible negligent actions of others on the road.

Around 10:20 p.m. on May 20, 2017, a vehicle crossed the center line. Once across the line, the car hit an oncoming vehicle head-on. The driver of the offending car was not wearing a seat belt.

South Carolina car accidents could result in felony charges

The pull of social interaction and the need to have a good time can be overwhelming for many young adults who have just reached the legal age to consume alcohol. Mix the inexperience of youth with alcohol and driving and the results can lead to deadly car accidents. A South Carolina man recently found himself in an unfortunate position after he chose to get behind the wheel with a passenger after a night of drinking.

The 22-year-old male could be charged with felony drunken driving after the car he was driving crashed, killing his passenger. The incident occurred on May 7 around 1:40 a.m. The man was heading west when his vehicle went off the road and struck a curb. The impact of the vehicle striking the curb caused the car to overturn.

Workers' compensation for South Carolina workplace injuries

Construction work is booming. The uptick of the economy has led to the need for skilled trade workers to pave more roads, erect tall buildings for both business and pleasure, and provide food and fuel stops in between. With dozers running and hammers hammering, the risks for workplace injuries and deaths are also on the uptick. Should a South Carolina resident be injured in an on-the-job accident, the workers' compensation program is in place to help workers and their families through the financial hard time.

With construction being the type of employment that it is -- physically demanding, mentally draining and highly dangerous -- workers can often find themselves wondering what will happen to their family if something should happen to them? How will a surviving family afford to put food on the table and send the kids off to college? The workers' compensation program can help with that too.

Safety responsibilities in manufacturing environments

Safety in the workplace should be the number one priority for employers and managers in any field or industry, but especially for those who manage manufacturing facilities. In workplaces where there are certain inherent risks due to the nature of the job, safety measures and enforcement are a critical component to the well-being of employees.

Even though worker safety should always be the main concern in manufacturing, South Carolina workers would be wise to know their rights in the event that they do experience an injury while on the job. Regardless of the type of job or injuries suffered, employees have the right to a full and fair recovery.

Deadly auto accidents in South Carolina result of speeding

South Carolina weekends are often thought as a time to spend with friends and family. Sharing laughter and food has always been a great weekend pastime that brings loved ones together. Traveling to and from these wonderful events are part of the excitement and swelling of those positive feelings. Auto accidents can take away or stain those memories when loved ones are called to identify victims or watch as a family member struggles through recovery.

A car crash occurred on April 23 just before 6 p.m. on a back road in South Carolina. The 27-year-old driver was allegedly going too fast and lost control of his vehicle. His car hit another vehicle that was heading toward him on the roadway.

Workers' compensation for the unimaginable in South Carolina

While working in the construction business in South Carolina, it is common knowledge that accidents can and do happen. Workers are hurt, sent home, and often return after rest or treatment. Workers' compensation is there to help cover the costs associated with a work-related injury, including medical expenses and lost wages, but it also provides benefits to surviving family members cases where the accident caused the death of the worker. Such an accident happened recently in Greenville.

A 48-year-old man was electrocuted while working for a local asphalt company. The incident occurred on April 11, 2017 around 2:20 p.m. The man was paving a road when a dump truck struck a power pole nearby. The force of the impact caused the pole to break and the power line to come down on the man. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene according to the local coroner.

South Carolina auto accidents: DUI charges after girl, 9, killed

Driving under the influence in South Carolina has ramifications that reach further than the initial accident itself. The aftermath of injuries and fatalities from auto accidents that are a result of drunk drivers who choose to get behind the wheel are often devastating. Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can leave lasting scars on the surviving families of those who lose their lives as a result of such poor decisions.

A 9-year-old South Carolina girl was fatally injured in a recent car accident. The incident occurred on March 23 at about 2:20 p.m. The victim was a passenger in an eastbound SUV. A 46-year-old male was operating another vehicle that was also heading east on the same road at the same time. The events that led to the accident are still unclear as Highway Patrol investigators are continuing to piece together the sequence of events that led to the collision which sent the victim's vehicle over the guardrail.

Workers' compensation for South Carolina manufacturing injuries

Securing a job at a top luxury car manufacturer is ideal for many South Carolina residents. These jobs usually provide stability and a lucrative benefits package. For families trying to support themselves during rough financial times, factory jobs offer a means to put food on the table, shoes on the children's feet and maybe a night out on the town every once in awhile. With the stability of a manufacturing job also comes the risk of injury due to unrealistic demands. When an injury occurs, workers' compensation helps to cover families.

Many would not consider manufacturing auto parts to be an extremely dangerous job. Amputation and serious injury do occur and often leave employees unable to fulfill their previous job duties. With high demands of output and workers putting in more hours, the opportunity for injury to occur while on the job rises considerably.

South Carolina trucking accidents are taking lives

In the blink of an eye, a loved one can be taken from us. An illness or car or trucking accidents can steal away those we love the most. The struggles and day-to-day life that seem so trivial at the time lose their importance once we no longer have a particular family member or dear friend to hold onto any longer. It is especially upsetting when those lost are the ones who make an impact on their communities and others within it, as one South Carolina woman did.

The victim in this recent car crash was a philanthropist who gave freely to local causes each year, not only within her current community but also to her native state. The army vet had five children and had divorced their father and married her high school sweetheart, who has since passed away. She had nearly beat cancer for a second time when the accident occurred. The responsible driver of a Mack truck was cited by the South Carolina Highway Patrol for disregarding a traffic signal.

South Carolina auto accidents creep up as weather turns

As the weather begins to turn warmer and the days grow longer, the lure of spring has many South Carolina motorists out and about. Exploring the beautiful change of the seasons and seeing trees and flowers bloom along scenic routes is just one of the many reasons for leisure drives along quiet back roads. Distracted or inebriated drivers pose a huge risk for auto accidents on beautiful spring days while operating a vehicle, to other motorists and to themselves.

On Sunday, March 12 around 7:16 p.m. authorities were called to the scene of an auto accident. A 34-year-old male was traveling south when the vehicle he was operating crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head on. Even though the driver of the offending vehicle was wearing a seat belt, the coroner reported his death as a result of blunt force trauma.

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