Drunk Driving Accidents

Darlington County, South Carolina Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

There are few things more dangerous than driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Though many people who make the mistake of doing so aren’t actually bad people, they still are careless and can significantly and permanently impact their lives and the lives of others. If you were hurt in an accident caused by a drunk driver here in the state of South Carolina, our legal team is here to fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal. Contact an experienced drunk driving accident lawyer from the James Law Office, LLC today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.

Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer | Here for Victims in the Pee Dee Region

Were you or your loved one involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver? If so, you’re likely eligible for financial compensation, as drunk driving is among the most reckless forms of negligence and blatant violations of the law. We understand that victims of drunk driving and their families often go through a great deal of suffering, and we’re here to help them get the justice they deserve. Speak with a Darlington County, South Carolina auto accident lawyer from our firm so we can get working on your case.

Steps To Take After a Drunk Driving Accident

After sustaining an injury in a drunk driving accident, if you’re unable to do anything other than awaiting the arrival of law enforcement and an ambulance, so be it. Your health is the most important thing. However, if you can, you should try to take the following steps:

  1. Call the police. They’ll write up an accident report and if they think the driver may be under the influence, they’ll most likely require the driver to take a breathalyzer test. If the test shows he or she was under the influence of alcohol, we can use this as evidence in your personal injury claim.
  2. Ask witnesses for their contact information.
  3. Take pictures of any damage to your vehicle and the other driver’s vehicle, as well as any other damage caused by the accident.
  4. After you’re taken to a hospital for medical treatment, keep copies of all documentation regarding your injuries.
  5. Hire a seasoned drunk driving accident lawyer who can help you satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim so you can receive compensation for the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident.

Does South Carolina Have a Dram Shop Law?

The state of South Carolina does not have a specific dram shop law in place, however, there is a law prohibiting establishments from “knowingly” serving those who are intoxicated or are under the age of 21. If an establishment, such as a bar, knowingly serves someone who is intoxicated, and that person then drives away, causes an accident, and injures another person, the injured party may be able to sue both the driver and the establishment that served the driver. If you were injured by such a driver, you’ll need to hire a competent drunk driving accident lawyer who can apply the appropriate statutes, laws and regulations regarding alcohol control here in South Carolina to your case and fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.

Contact an SC Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

The bottom line is that if you were harmed by a drunk driver, our firm is here to help. We are dedicated to helping accident victims recover from their injuries and ensuring those who drive drunk are brought to justice. Contact the James Law Office, LLC today to schedule your free case evaluation with our seasoned legal team.

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