At the David W. Martin Law Group, our personal injury attorneys know that South Carolina is no stranger to drunk driving accidents. Last year, there were 1,064 alcohol-impaired fatalities on South Carolina’s roadways, and thousands more were injured in these preventable crashes.
While South Carolina’s drunk driving problem leads to nearly 22,000 DUI arrests annually, according to law enforcement officials, the more surprising news is not all South Carolina DUI arrests are residents of the state. Tourism in South Carolina is now a record $23.8 billion industry, supporting one in every 10 jobs and generating $1.8 billion in state and local taxes, according to figures released by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.
This means drunk drivers and their injury and fatality victims are comprised of both South Carolina residents and out-of-state visitors, which can complicate both the criminal and civil legal proceedings. That is why we are here.
At the David W. Martin Law Group, our drunk driving accident attorneys represent both South Carolina residents and out-of-state injury victims to ensure each can hold the liable party whose negligence changed their lives accountable for their full financial recovery.
If You Are Injured By a Drunk Driver in South Carolina, You Must Pursue a Personal Injury Claim Using Local Counsel
If you have been hurt in an accident that was caused by a negligent drunk driver in South Carolina, you should not be expected to pay for the damages out of your pocket simply because you do not live inside the state.
Whether you contact the David W. Martin Law Group before you return home or leave the state and retain a personal injury attorney there, you must partner with local counsel in South Carolina to pursue a personal injury claim. Attorneys who are not licensed in South Carolina must pursue injury claims that originated here in the county in which they occurred. Without legal license or jurisdiction, they must partner with local counsel in South Carolina to pursue a successful claim.
We can help.
If you live out of state or are an out-of-state personal injury attorney seeking local counsel in South Carolina, the David W. Martin Law Group can provide the skill and experience you need to pursue success for your drunk driving injury or fatality claim.
Call 803-548-2468 or contact us online to set a meeting with our South Carolina drunk driving accident attorneys today, so we can help build your case while you rest from home.