About Gaffney, South Carolina
Gaffney is known as the Peach Capital of South Carolina. As the county seat of Cherokee County, Gaffney’s population was estimated to be 12,507 in 2017 by the U.S. Census. This number marks a growth of 1.3 percent from the 2010 recorded population.
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Non-Fatal Injuries in Cherokee County, South Carolina
According to the Office of Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (PHISIS) of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)’s 2010 South Carolina Injury County Profile, Cherokee County experienced the highest non-fatal injury rate in South Carolina. In 2010, 8,777 non-fatal injuries occurred in the county.
Among the most common causes of these non-fatal injuries were:
- Falls – 1,938 (350.2 injuries per 10,000 residents)
- Natural, Environmental – 1,597 (288.6 injuries per 10,000 residents)
- Motor Vehicle Collisions – 1,077 (194.6 injuries per 10,000 residents)
- Overexertion – 730 (131.9 injuries per 10,000 residents)
- Piercing/Cutting – 427 (77.0 injuries per 10,000 residents)
It should be of particular interest to those interested in workers’ compensation that Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) identifies two of the above injuries (falls and struck by/caught in injuries) as being among the “fatal four” of construction industry injuries. Piercing/cutting and overexertion are other common workplace injuries.
Injury Deaths in Cherokee County, South Carolina
According to the 2010 South Carolina Injury County Profile, Cherokee County experienced 29 injury deaths in 2010. This number reflects a dramatic drop in injury deaths since 2007 when 52 such deaths occurred.
Personal injury-related deaths occurred due to causes such as:
- Motor-vehicle collisions – 5
- Falls – 3
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Cherokee County, South Carolina 2017 Motor Vehicle Collisions
The South Carolina Traffic Collision Fact Book, which is published by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, cites the following crash statistics for Cherokee County in 2017:
- Fatal Collisions: 20
- Injury Collisions: 530
- Property Damage Only Collisions: 1,011
- People Killed: 20
- People Injured: 869
The economic loss for these motor-vehicle accidents amounted to $69,260,500.00, which marks a sharp increase from the previous year’s loss of $44,923,500.00.
Safety Restraint Usage in Injury Collisions
Seat belts and other safety restraint devices have consistently shown themselves to improve the injury outcomes of individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents. The South Carolina crash statistics book reveals interesting data regarding restraint use in 2017 motor vehicle collisions
Of the motor vehicle accidents in which no restraints were used, only 18 accident victims sustained no injuries. On occasions where restraints were used, 2,585 accident victims sustained no injuries.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers has helped thousands of injured people get compensation for their damages. We know the struggles you are going through, the pain and suffering, overwhelming medical expenses, and the stress of dealing with insurance companies.
We can help take the burden of the legal case from your shoulders so you can focus on your health.
We handle these types of personal injury cases:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Moped accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip and falls
- Boating accidents
It takes more than filling out a form or asking for reimbursement to get money from an insurance company or defendant. If you were hurt, call a personal injury attorney today at 888-612-7001 for help.
Why Work With a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were injured in an accident, you’ve been through enough without having to worry about how you will pay for the expenses or losses associated with an injury or illness.
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers has 40 years of experience helping injured people. Whether you have been injured in a car crash, in the workplace, or by an unsafe product, we can help.
Proving the Defendant’s Liability for Your Injuries
Accidents may stem from an act of negligence by another party. To hold the defendant(s) liable for your accident, your case must establish these four things:
- Defendant owed you a duty of care.
- Defendant breached this duty of care (i.e., defendant was negligent).
- The defendant’s negligence caused your injuries.
- You suffered damages related to the accident and your injuries.
We can help you prove liability by retrieving and presenting evidence like accident reports, medical records, expert testimony, and more. Call us at 888-612-7001.
Make Sure You Meet the Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit in South Carolina is three years from the date of the injury. You need to file your lawsuit before the three-year window closes; otherwise, you may be barred from filing the lawsuit.
A lawyer at our firm will help you meet deadlines and complete paperwork on time.
Keep You Updated on Your Case Status
It is difficult to know how long a personal injury lawsuit will take. We keep you updated on any new developments in your case and are always available to answer your questions.
Fighting Allegations of Partial Fault
South Carolina follows a comparative negligence rule in personal injury cases. If you are partially liable for an accident, you can still recover compensation if your percentage of fault is not greater than that of the defendant. But the amount of compensation you receive will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
For example, if you have $100,000 in damages, but you were 20 percent at fault, you will receive $80,000. If you were more than 50 percent at fault, you cannot receive any compensation.
Your personal injury lawyer will fight back if the insurance company tries to blame you for part of the accident. We will present evidence to establish the defendant’s fault and reduces or eliminates your wrongful partial payment demand.
By Your Side at Every Stage of Your Personal Injury Case
We can help file your claims, retrieve and present evidence, build your case, negotiate a settlement, and even go to court if necessary.
Many personal injury cases settle out of court. But some insurance companies or defendants may deny liability, try to minimize your damages, or outright refuse to settle.
We will help you build a strong case and take your case to trial if that is what it takes to get fair compensation for your losses and expenses.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Gaffney Today
The attorneys at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you pursue compensation. We understand that every situation is unique and challenging.
Our personal injury lawyers will help you develop a comprehensive legal strategy to pursue compensation from the party that caused your accident. Our legal team will review medical records, statements from witnesses, retrieve police reports, secure expert witness testimony, and collect evidence to prove liability and your injuries.
We have decades of experience helping clients with all types of personal injury cases that involve serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been severely injured, contact our office at 888-612-7001 today for a free consultation.