It has been reported that a Myrtle Beach woman driving a dodge van was killed in a two-car accident on Monday on the 17 bypass when attempting to cross the highway. Her vehicle collided with a jeep. Police have determined that the driver of the Dodge was at fault and both drivers were wearing their seat belts. South Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident.
This is a horrible and tragic event; South Carolina highways once again prove to be very dangerous. Auto accidents are common in Myrtle Beach, especially in the summer months and can be unavoidable. However, there are many potential causes of an auto accident, including driver inattention, speeding, drinking, drug use, improper vehicle maintenance, defective products, and tires. Auto accident litigation is based on negligence.
Negligence is the failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in similar circumstances. It is harm caused by carelessness and does not involve intentional harm. In order to make an allegation of negligence, a personal injury lawyer in Myrtle Beach must show there was a duty owed to the injured party, that this duty was breached, causation, meaning the act or failure to act was the proximate cause and that the injured party has damages.
If you or a loved one is involved in an accident, contact an injury lawyer in Myrtle Beach. Auto accident attorneys help victims and their families recover compensation for their injuries, including the payment on medical bills and compensation for pain and suffering.
It is important to contact an experienced Myrtle Beach accident attorney to ensure that you receive the full amount that you are owed to make a complete recovery. Without the help of a well-qualified accident attorney, you may be fighting with an insurance company and may not receive the compensation that you are owed.