Charleston DUI Accident Attorneys
Nearly a Century of Collective Legal Experience
Getting in an automobile accident of any nature is a horrible thing, but this is particularly the case when it is caused by a drunk driver. Here at the Kahn Law Firm, LLP, you can count on our Charleston DUI accident lawyers to represent you when you have been injured by the negligence of someone driving under the influence in South Carolina.
Many people are becoming aware that driving under the influence is a bad decision but have no idea about the actual facts surrounding DUIs. Every year, the greatest cause of fatalities for motorists are crashes caused by drunk drivers. In fact, about $44 billion are spent annually paying for the damages caused to persons and property, let alone the catastrophic events when someone has been wrongfully killed by a DUI. Being the victim of one of these disasters means that you deserve recompense, and we are determined to help you get justice.
Contact us now at (843) 547-0240 for a free consultation regarding your personal injury after being hit by a drunk driver.
Statistics of Drunk Driving in South Carolina
While drunk driving is unfortunately on the rise all over the United States, DUIs are especially prevalent in the state of South Carolina. In 2019, it was found that out of the entire country, South Carolina had the third-highest rates of fatalities related to drunk driving. Moreover, in 2018 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) surveyed the number of all traffic fatalities recorded in South Carolina and found that 44% were caused by drivers who were impaired by high percentages of alcohol in their blood.
It is important to know these unfortunate statistics so that you are aware of just how widespread this problem is and know that you are not alone in dealing with the suffering following a DUI incident.
Holding Drunk Drivers Liable for Your Injuries
Driving while having too much alcohol in one’s system is not merely careless but a horrible risk for the lives and well-being of anyone else driving on the road. When a drunk driver gets in a car crash, they are not the only ones affected. Entire families can be ruined by the terrible negligence of a DUI driver. This is why it is so important if you or a close relative has been in an accident to immediately seek legal counsel.
A motorist whose intoxication led to an accident may be liable for:
- Any current or future medical costs that were a consequence of the crash, including recompense for long-term injuries which require extensive treatments
- Full compensation for the agony and pain which you and your family have suffered, as well as for significant impact upon your quality of life following the accident
- Payment for the stress and emotional trauma that came from either the accident or the resulting injuries, and compensation for necessary therapy
- Recompense for wages or salary that has been lost due to missing work or due to physical incapacitation
Individual, Personalized Legal Counsel
Every personal injury case is unique, with its own set of overwhelming difficulties suffered by the family and its own set of challenges caused by the perpetrator. This is why it is essential to get in touch with Kahn Law Firm, LLP as soon as possible following a DUI incident.