South Carolina Car Accident Lawyer News: Deadly Car Accidents at Intersections Decline in 2024, Second Year in a Row

Springtime is here and that means people are getting out more often, both in terms of driving in their cars and taking walks as pedestrians. But this also means that there’s a greater risk of dangerous incidents on the road. This is particularly true at intersections when someone runs a red light or a stop sign and hits a pedestrian or another vehicle, resulting in injury or death.

Traffic Deaths at Intersections in South Carolina – April:

2024: 6 at a stop sign; 1 at a stop light – 7 total

2023: 4 at a stop sign; 7 at a stop light – 11 total

2022: 8 at a stop sign; 7 at a stop light – 15 total

2021: 10 at a stop sign; 2 at a stop light – 12 total

2020: 7 at a stop sign; 1 at a stop light – 8 total

2019: 4 at a stop sign; 1 at a stop light – 5 total

2018: 4 at a stop sign; 5 at a stop light – 9 total

Bar graph showing the number of fatalities that occurred at intersections in South Carolina in the month of April over 7 years.

Reasons Drivers Run Stop Signs and Stop Lights at Intersections

Drivers may run stop signs and stop lights for several reasons, such as:

  • Impatience, carelessness, or distraction
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substances
  • Inexperience leading to lack of awareness or misinterpretation of traffic signals

Common Injuries From Car Accidents at Intersections – Are You Owed?

Injured at a South Carolina intersection through no fault of your own? Some common injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Damaged soft tissue
  • Scarring
  • Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
  • Wrongful death

Types of Compensation You May Be Owed for Your S.C. Car Accident

You may be owed significant compensation for the at-fault driver’s negligence, including for:

  • Medical bills, such as treatment for ongoing or permanent injuries
  • Lost income from being unable to work
  • Pain and suffering

Steps to Take After Being Hurt in a Car Accident in South Carolina

  1. Get safe and call 911
  2. If possible, collect the insurance information of the driver who hit you as well as the names and phone numbers of anyone who witnessed the accident
  3. Seek medical treatment and follow your doctor’s orders
  4. See how much your case may really be worth from a South Carolina car accident attorney

James Scott Farrin – Your South Carolina Car Accident Lawyers

We are passionate about seeking justice for people who’ve been injured by the carelessness of others. Our experienced attorneys know South Carolina car accident law, and we have recovered more than $1.8 billion total since 1997 for over 65,000 people.1 We have a You-First Policy, so we don’t collect an attorney’s fee unless we recover compensation for you. Guaranteed.2

Contact us today at 1-866-900-7078 if you’ve been the victim of any type of auto accident in South Carolina.

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Walter McBrayer Wood

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Walt Wood practices personal injury law in North Carolina and South Carolina for the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin and was head of the firm’s expansion into Greenville, SC. He has more than 16 years of experience fighting for clients. Walt has the honor of being named to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list in two states: In 2012 and 2013, he was a North Carolina “Rising Star,” and in 2014, 2015, and 2016, he was a South Carolina “Rising Star.” For “Rising Stars” standards of inclusion, visit