Drunk Driving Accidents

Our South Carolina Car Accident Attorneys Explain What to Do After a Crash

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 Wilkerson, Jones & Wilkerson, 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.

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Drunk Drivers Should Be Held Liable

Drunk driving is a crime and a reckless act that can endanger everyone on South Carolina roads. When a drunk driver injures you, they can – and should – be held liable for their actions. While the police officials are focused on arresting the drunk driver and suspending their license, our law firm is focused on the victim and on their rights after the accident.

At the Law Offices of Wilkerson, Jones & Wilkerson, our drunk driving accident lawyers know that building a solid case against the drunk driver is the key to obtaining maximum compensation. We can help our injured clients claim the money they need to pay for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Long-term care
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

Because drunk driving is a criminal act and something that many courts determine is egregiously reckless, drunk drivers are often ordered to pay punitive damages, especially in serious accident cases. These damages seek to punish the drunk driver for their actions, while deterring others from making similar choices. In DUI wrecks punitive damages are available which can make your claim far more valuable — punishing bad behavior.

Contact Our South Carolina Drunk Driving Lawyers Today

If you’ve been injured in a drunk driving accident in Lancaster, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, or anywhere in South Carolina, you need aggressive legal representation from the moment you are injured. Drunk drivers that have caused injury and harm to others should be held accountable for their actions and for the injuries and suffering they’ve caused.

At the Law Offices of Wilkerson, Jones & Wilkerson, we believe in holding drunk drivers accountable and we work quickly to get injured accident victims the money they need to recover after a devastating accident. Call the Law Offices of F. Craig Wilkerson, Jr. today at (803) 324-7200 (Rock Hill), (803) 289-7202 (Lancaster), (803) 396-5200 (Fort Mill), (864)466-5170 (Union) or fill out our confidential contact form. With offices conveniently located in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Union, and Lancaster, we are here when you need us. Call us today for a free case evaluation.