Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in Charleston
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Despite the well-known facts that drunk driving is both illegal and extremely dangerous, a shocking number of people continue to drive under the influence. Such behavior endangers everyone in their vicinity, from pedestrians to fellow drivers. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed by a drunk driver, the legal team at Bostic Law Group, P.A. can help you receive maximum compensation to cover your injuries, property damage, and other pain and suffering.
Our lawyers have decades of experience representing victims of DUI (driving under the influence) accidents. We know the ins-and-out of South Carolina DUI laws, the important issues to look for in DUI accidents, and how to help you recover the greatest amount of compensation possible.
Don’t settle for what the insurance company is offering. Contact an experienced Charleston drunk driving accident attorney to receive the compensation you and your family deserve.
How to Prevent Drunk Driving
South Carolina law prohibits a person from driving a motor vehicle while having a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.08 percent or higher. It is also it is illegal in South Carolina for a vendor to knowingly serve or sell alcohol to any person who is visibly intoxicated. Yet, many get behind the wheel while drunk anyway. Those who are caught drinking and driving face harsh penalties such as fines and jail time. These penalties only increase if another person is injured or killed as the result of such careless driving.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), 28% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States in 2016 were the result of drunk driving. Though victims of drunk driving crashes are never at fault for their injuries, there are things you can do to ensure you and your loved ones aren’t putting yourselves at risk to drink and drive.
Some steps you can take to reduce drunk driving are:
- Select a sober designated driver if you’re going out with a group
- Refuse to let your friends drive while intoxicated
- Use a rideshare service or public transit when you go out drinking
- Pace yourself while imbibing and drink plenty of water
- Stop drinking 90 minutes before you plan to drive
Accident Attorneys with 25+ Years of Experience
If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of drunk driving accident, you and your family have concerns that go far beyond compiling evidence to launch a legal case. This is where we come in. Since 2000, our firm has helped drunk driving accident victims win settlements that cover their medical expenses and other losses while they focus on recovery. We can also assist you if you’ve been hurt by a driver who was under the influence of another narcotic, such as marijuana or opiates.
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