Today, a woman has been killed in an automobile accident near Surfside Beach, South Carolina. The accident occurred on U.S. 17, which is one of the most dangerous roads in the this part of the state. It appears from initial reports that the accident occurred during rush hour and several vehicles were involved in the collision. I passed the exact area where the accident occurred about 15 minutes prior to the accident. This road is extremely dangerous because of the amount of traffic entering and exiting the highway.
There is some confusion about the proper way to enter and exit this stretch of road. The numerous businesses adjacent to the highway make for visual distractions, which at times contribute to the motor vehicle collisions in the area. It is horrible when someone is killed on a road with a speed limit of 55. There definitely was some negligent conduct by one or more of the drivers involved. A good personal injury lawyer in Myrtle Beach would be helpful in sorting out who was at fault and what type of injury case each victim may have . The family of the deceased woman may also have a claim for wrongful death.
A wrongful death claim requires the opening on an estate. In this case there must be a determination as to what county the accident occurred in. This location is very close to the boarder for both Horry County and Georgetown County. Once the estate is opened the case begins and a lawsuit is usually filed on behalf of the personal representative. Our Myrtle Beach injury lawyers have experience in this type of case and would be eager to assist anyone injured in this accident. Our condolences go out to the woman’s family.