Category Archives: Auto Accidents

Why do I need uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage?

An estimated 9% to 11% of drivers in South Carolina drive without carrying any automobile insurance,  according to various studies. Vehicle insurance is required by South Carolina law, but a significant people of number drive without it. Nationwide, the rate of uninsured drivers was 13% in 2015. Uninsured motorist rates varied substantially among individual states, ranging from 4.5 percent in Maine to 26.7 percent in Florida, according to the Insurance Research Council. Uninsured motorist coverage protects you and relatives who live with you.  If you are in a car wreck in which the at-fault driver has no insurance, you can turn to your own policy to pay your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other injuries and damages. By law, your policy includes $25,000 of uninsured motorist coverage if one person is injured and $50,000 of such coverage if two or more persons are injured. Underinsured motorist coverage…
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Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Youth Pastor

A youth pastor from Union, South Carolina died in a hit-and-run accident in Spartanburg County. Now, police are looking for the driver. The accident happened around 5 a.m. on Monday, September 15. The pastor was headed on a hunting trip with another man from the church, traveling in the eastbound lanes of I-26. The two men were riding in a truck that was towing a golf cart. The driver began to lose control of the truck and fishtailed, running into the median. The truck overturned, throwing both men into the westbound lane. Neither were wearing seatbelts. That was when a car traveling westbound struck the 25-year-old pastor. He died at the scene. The other man in the car was the director at the same church. He is listed in serious condition. The car that struck the young man did not stop to render aid or call the police. Investigators are…
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Are BUIs and DUIs Legally Treated the Same?

Many know what DUI stands for, but if you are not familiar with traveling on the water, you may not know the meaning of BUI. Boating Under the Influence (BUI) deals with many of the same dangers as drunk driving, but some view drinking alcohol while operating a boat as more acceptable than drinking then driving a car. Additionally, while having open containers and the consumption of alcohol is illegal in motor vehicles, South Carolina permits having open containers of alcohol aboard boats. Drunk Boating Accident Near Party Island Results in Death of Two Children A recent fatal boating accident in Anderson County sheds some light on the dangers of drinking and boating. The owner and driver of a 19-foot deck boat has been charged with two felony counts of BUI after a 9-year-old boy and a 5-month-old infant drowned when the boat she was operating capsized. According to authorities, of the…
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