In Need of a Drunk Driving Accidents, Injuries & Fatalities Lawyer in Spartanburg, SC?
The reality is that drunk driving is illegal, which makes the driver negligent in fulfilling their duty of care to other drivers. Whether they are driving two miles to get home or are recklessly driving from bar to bar, becoming more intoxicated with every stop, our Spartanburg County personal injury attorneys want to help injury victims and the families of those who lost their lives to these senseless and preventable crashes hold drunk drivers responsible for their actions.
Is Drunk Driving a Major Problem in South Carolina?
South Carolina law prohibits a person from driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol to the extent that the person’s faculties to drive are materially and appreciably impaired.
Like other states, a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08% or higher indicates driving under the influence. A BAC of at least .05% but less than .08% may be considered along with other evidence to infer that the driver was under the influence.
According to South Carolina law enforcement, nearly 22,000 DUI arrests are made annually throughout the state, making drunk driving a significant problem on our roadways.
Unfortunately, DUI arrests are not the end of the story. The South Carolina Annual Fact Book reported that there were 5,362 non-fatal DUI crashes in the state last year alone. Tragically, on average, one person is killed in a DUI collision every 27.9 hours statewide.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a drunk driving accident in South Carolina, contact our skilled DUI crash attorneys in Spartanburg today to get the help you and your family need to get the justice you deserve.
We Also Represent the Following Practice Areas:-
- Car Accident
- Daycare/Childcare Negligence
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Slip and Fall Accident
- Truck Accident
- Wrongful Death
Why Do I Need a Spartanburg Personal Injury Attorney If the Driver Who Hit Me Was Drunk?
When a negligent driver causes a crash resulting in injuries or death — including one who was drunk, ran a red light, or drove the wrong way — the injured party or the grieving family assumes the at-fault driver’s insurance company is going to do the right thing and pay for their damages without question.
Unfortunately, the injured person or distressed family often faces a second traumatic experience when the insurance company requires them to prove their policyholder was drunk at the time of the crash. This devastating response is often too much to overcome simply because the injured parties cannot believe the insurance company is undervaluing or denying their claim — even if the at-fault driver was arrested for a DUI.
The reality is that insurance companies are never interested in paying claims. They are only interested in protecting its bottom line. This means the insurance representative will require you — the injured or bereaved party — to prove your case at the same legal standard our Spartanburg drunk driving accident attorneys would. This is incredibly difficult to do on your own.
We can help.
If you have been injured in a crash with a drunk driver in South Carolina, seek medical care immediately. Follow all your doctor’s care requirements, attend all follow-up appointments, and focus on getting your physical and emotional well-being back on track.
Next, contact our experienced drunk driving attorneys in Spartanburg, South Carolina, by calling (864) 606-0053 or online to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the negligent driver liable for your complete recovery needs.
We provide free consultations for all personal injury cases in South Carolina and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.