About Orangeburg, SC
Orangeburg, SC is known as “The Garden City” and serves as the county seat of Orangeburg County. The City of Orangeburg, founded in 1704, recorded a population of 13,964 during the 2010 census. Unlike many other cities in South Carolina, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the population of Orangeburg would decline between 2010 and 2018. The decrease, however, is not projected to be significant.
Car Accidents in Orangeburg, SC
According to data compiled and published by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, there were 2,750 total collisions in Orangeburg County, SC in 2017. This number includes 27 fatal collisions and 946 injury collisions. The accidents in question caused a total of 1,595 injuries and 29 deaths.
Vehicle Accidents Were the Most Common Cause of Death
According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Orangeburg motor vehicle accidents were the most common cause of injury deaths in 2010 with 24 recorded fatalities. Motor vehicles were also the second most common cause of injuries in Orangeburg with almost 1,900 injuries sustained in 2010.
Orangeburg Is 14th in the State for Accidents
Orangeburg was ranked 14th in the State for number of accidents in 2017. It also ranked 11th and 13th in the State for the number of fatal collisions and injury collisions respectively.
Daytime accidents are common in Orangeburg and almost 1,800 of the total number of accidents that occurred happened between the hours of 6:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Accidents are Most Common on U.S. Highways
When looking at the type of roads where accidents occurred in Orangeburg, U.S. highways were the top location. More than 1,000 of the 2,750 recorded accidents happened on U.S. highways with an additional 537 interstate accidents also occurring in Orangeburg County in 2017.
The Orangeburg Department of Public Safety responded to 556 of the accidents within the County. These accidents included 318 injuries and two fatalities. Several interstates, U.S. highways, and state routes pass through Orangeburg, including both Interstate 95 and Interstate 26 as well as U.S. Route 301, U.S. Route 601, U.S. Route 21, U.S. Route 178, South Carolina Highway 4, and South Carolina Highway 33. These high volume roadways serve to increase traffic in the area as well as traffic-related accidents.
Orangeburg Had the 10th Highest Rate of DUI Fatalities in South Carolina
In 2017, there were 11 deaths attributed to Orangeburg County accidents involving a driver with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or above. This is the 10th highest rate in the State. Orangeburg County also saw 118 non-fatal DUI collisions, which is 16th highest in the State.
South Carolina law allows car accident victims to hold the at-fault driver liable for the damages they suffered. This is possible by building a case against them and filing a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. If you or a loved one sustained injuries in an Orangeburg, SC crash, speak with a car accident lawyer today.
Beginning with a free case review, the team from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers is here to help. Our team will evaluate your case, identify any potentially liable parties, and collect evidence to build a case against them.
Call us today at 803-816-1111 for your complimentary consultation.
We Handle Many Types of Car Accident Cases
When you trust us to handle your Orangeburg, SC car accident case, one of the first things we will do is investigate your accident to determine fault, negligence, and liability. We may even enlist the help of accident reconstruction specialists and other experts during this investigation. This allows us to collect evidence that supports our case and go after the money you deserve.
We handle various types of car accident cases, including:
- Rear-end wrecks
- Side impact collisions
- Sideswipe accidents
- Rollover crashes
- Head-on collisions
- Bus accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle and moped accidents
- Uber or Lyft crashes
- Distracted driving collisions
- Impaired driving wrecks
If you suffered injuries in an Orangeburg, SC accident, speak with a car accident lawyer to better help you understand the law. Let us protect your rights and fight for the recovery you deserve, while you focus on getting better. Call us today to get started.
Let Us Handle Your Case While You Focus on Your Health
We know how stressful the aftermath of a car accident can be, especially when you are still undergoing treatment for serious injuries. Let us take care of collecting evidence, building a solid case, and, if needed, filing a personal injury lawsuit, while you take care of yourself.
If you trust us with your case, we will:
- Protect your right to compensation.
- Manage all communication with the at-fault driver and their insurer.
- Identify all potentially liable parties.
- Investigate your accident and injuries.
- Collect evidence to prove negligence and liability.
- Prove the full value of your related losses and expenses.
- Work with accident reconstruction specialists and other experts when appropriate.
- Build a case against the at-fault driver.
- Represent your best interests throughout the process.
- Argue for the payout you deserve in court.
Your car accident attorney will unwaveringly look out for your best interests after an Orangeburg, SC car accident. Call 803-816-1111 today for your free case review.
Recoverable Damages in an Orangeburg, SC Car Accident Case
A successful car accident lawsuit will give you access to compensation for a wide variety of damages. While no two cases are the same, these damages often include:
Medical Care and Related Costs
- Ambulance transportation or medevac airlift
- Emergency department evaluation and initial treatment
- Hospitalization and treatment
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Ongoing care
- Prescription drugs, including pain relief
- Mobility and adaptive equipment
- Other treatment-related expenses
Other Accident-Related Expenses
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of services
- Repair or replacement of your car
- Other property damages
- Out-of-pocket costs
Pain and Suffering Damages
Pain and suffering damages include several types of non-economic damages. The value of these damages is more difficult to determine, and they may be worth significantly more than your actual expenses. They include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Other emotional damages
Wrongful Death Action
If your family member lost their life in an Orangeburg, SC car accident, we are here to help you hold the at-fault driver accountable. We can file a wrongful death action and build a case against the liable party. Call us today to learn more or to get started.
You Have a Limited Time to Act
Under the South Carolina statute of limitations for personal injury cases, we usually only have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. This means it is imperative that you give us a call as soon as possible, following your accident. We can meet with you at the hospital, in your home, or in another location that is convenient for you.
We will ensure you know what to expect every step of the way. We strive to give every client the peace of mind they need to focus on their recovery while we work on their case. Our attorneys will build a case and fight for you to get the payout you deserve.
Talk to a Car Accident Lawyer Serving Orangeburg, SC
The car accident team from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you if you suffered injuries in an Orangeburg, SC, crash. We offer free case evaluations and handle these cases on a contingency basis. You owe us no attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you. We only get paid if you do.*
Let us review the details of your case and offer advice on how to go after the recovery you need and deserve. Call us today at 803-816-1111 for your complimentary consultation with a member of our team.