It’s well known that drunk driving kills. Yet, in South Carolina, drivers continue to drive under the influence of alcohol every single day. In fact, according to a study by SafeWise, South Carolina ranks second in the nation for drunk driving fatalities. In South Carolina, there were 7.98 drunk driving fatalities per 100,000 residents in the state in 2016 alone. Of the 1,015 motor vehicle fatalities in the state that year, 33 percent were caused by drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) greater than 0.08. While these statistics may be sobering for many South Carolina residents, the state has led the way in drunk driving fatalities for years.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a drunk driving accident, it is important to seek legal help immediately. At the Law Offices of F. Craig Wilkerson, Jr., our South Carolina drunk driving car accident attorneys have decades of experience representing injured victims of drunk drivers across the state.
We know how complex drunk driving accident cases can be. After all, there are usually criminal charges filed against the drunk driver, BAC tests to review, and field sobriety tests to examine, all while conducting a thorough investigation of the accident and the details leading up to the crash. It is equally important to investigate the drunk driver’s past DUI convictions while building your case. This evidence becomes invaluable should your case proceed to trial.