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Fatal motor vehicle accidents may stem from negligent driving

One person's life was snuffed out in a tragic accident that recently took place in South Carolina. The car crash involved two automobiles. These types of motor vehicle accidents sometimes happen due to a driver's failure to exercise care behind the wheel, in which case the driver may be held liable in civil court.

The accident took place at around 6:27 p.m. on a Monday. It occurred a little past the Interstate 26 interchange. According to police, a car ended up hitting a disabled car from behind on a bridge.

The passenger in the disabled car passed away as a result of the impact. Meanwhile, the drivers of the two cars involved in the collision were taken to the hospital. Both the driver and passenger of the car that was disabled were inside the automobile at the time of the wreck.

If the police investigation reveals that the driver of the car that struck the disabled car was driving too fast for traffic conditions, this driver may face a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the loved ones of the disabled car's passenger. The driver of the disabled car may also file personal injury claim in this situation, seeking damages. A preponderance of the evidence is necessary to establish liability, or financial responsibility, before the civil court hearing the case. If liability is established, claims for financial damages will be decided. Monetary compensation can help with covering funeral costs and hospital bills, and it can furthermore help to address pain and suffering as well as emotional distress caused by these types of motor vehicle accidents in South Carolina.

Source: live5news.com, "One person dead following two-vehicle accident on Ravenel bridge", Dec. 11, 2017

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