On July 25, 2012, a drunk driver violated South Carolina’s criminal and traffic laws before crashing into the rear of Mr. B - a single father. Mr. B was at a stop sign when the Defendant slammed into the back of his car. The force of the collision caused airbags to deploy, and propelled Mr. B’s car across multiple lanes of oncoming traffic. The Defendant’s reckless disregard of Mr. B’s safety is equal only to her disregard for our community’s laws.
After the Defendant crushed the rear of Mr. B’s vehicle, she pulled into a nearby parking lot, stumbled from her vehicle, and laid on the ground until police arrived. Mr. B, along with a witness walked to where the Defendant was lying. They asked the Defendant her name. The Defendnat's intoxication left her incapable of answering. When police arrived, the Defendant was cited for Driving Under the Influence.
After hospital treatment, physical therapy, a pain management injection, and months of limited mobility, Mr. B appears to have made a full recovery. Unfortunately, the long-term damage to his back remains unknown.
Despite the Defendant's drunkenness, her insurance company did not simply fold. We negotiated with them for several months before finally achieving a confidential settlement that allowed Mr. B to regain some financial security and begin once more providing for his daughter.
If you have been the victim of a DUI wreck, you may be able to recover compensation - even if the drunk driver had her criminal charges dismissed. Call me today at 803-790-2800.
Get Legal Help After a Car Accident in South Carolina
The issues you face after an auto accident are not as simple as some people would have you believe. From how medical bills get paid to how much you should be compensated, it is always better to receive a free consultation from a car accident attorney than to rely on an insurance company that increases its profits by paying you less.
The attorneys at the Law Office of Kenneth E. Berger have years of experience handling cases like yours, and would be honored to help you and your family with the legal recovery process while you focus on healing. Our offices are conveniently located in Columbia and Myrtle Beach, and we proudly serve the Sumter and Florence areas, as well as the entire state of South Carolina. Call us today at 803-790-2800 (Columbia, SC) / 843-427-2800 (Myrtle Beach, SC), or start a live chat 24/7 with a real, live person to arrange a free and confidential consultation.