Car accidents are the last thing that anyone prepares for or rarely thinks about. Unfortunately, they do happen and you need to know where to turn for reliable and competent counsel. The Law Office of Jason G. Soper believes each auto accident is unique and addresses a plan of action for each case. Statistics provide a way to assess the Charleston highways and interstates.
Traffic fatalities in South Carolina dropped 15 percent in 2008. In 2009, 872 people lost their lives in vehicle accidents in South Carolina. We are, as a state, seeing a decrease in fatal auto accidents but there are still far too many that are avoidable. Motor vehicle or “car accidents” can destroy lives and financially burden one for years to come. It’s critical to contact an attorney when hit with a situation such as a car accident. The thorough practices of the Law Office of Jason G. Soper will investigate each individual case fully to access any negligence that might have taken place.
Auto accidents are generally decided using the law of negligence. If you are driving in the state of South Carolina, or for any state, you must apply a “reasonable care under the circumstances”. Failure to do so can result in negligence by one party or both.
Courts look to a number of factors in determining whether a driver was negligent. Some examples of these factors include, but are not limited to, the following:
○ Driving too fast or too slow
○ Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
○ Driving while using a mobile phone to talk or text
○ Disregarding weather or traffic conditions
○ Disobeying traffic signs of signals
○ Failing to drive on the right side of the road
○ Failing to signal while turning
The Law Office of Jason G. Soper protects the rights of responsible drivers. There are several additional types of motor vehicle accidents that don’t involve neglect such as product liability. Product Liability happens when the vehicle manufacturer is to blame as the responsible party to the wreck. In this case, the driver would not have shown neglect as an ‘operator’ of the vehicle, but the vehicle (or manufacturers of) would be liable for any injuries incurred because of safety precautions skipped or any error of design, labeling, or recalls. In this particular case, the manufacturer of the vehicle would be held responsible for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Just how all drivers are expected to operate vehicles with “reasonable care” so are vehicle manufacturers when selling and distributing vehicles to the mass public.
The Law Office of Jason G. Soper makes it their priority to evaluate every case specifically and uncover every stone when assessing an auto accident case. If you or a loved one has suffered a car accident that he/ she feels might need legal counsel, please contact Jason G. Soper atwww.soperlawoffice.com for a FREE consultation of your rights, timeline constraints and how to proceed forward. Accidents do happen and Jason Soper is there when they do.
We all have grown accustomed to sharing the highways with 18-wheelers, semi-trucks and commercial trucks. These trucks are much larger in size and weight than the typical non-commercial driver vehicle making it extremely important for drivers to practice safety.
However, with hourly compensation, truck drivers often pull ‘all nighters’ or work extremely long days traveling to and from pick-up and delivery locations. Stimulants or drugs have been found among this profession to negate sleepiness. Too little sleep alone is dangerous when you are driving such a large vehicle among smaller motorists on the road! If you have been injured by reckless behavior where you are the victim, contact the Office of Jason G. Soper for your free consultation of your rights.
Motorcycles only account for about 4% of all registered motorists in South Carolina, yet they are involved in 11% of fatal traffic accidents in South Carolina. With gas prices almost $3 a gallon, many predict we will continue a growing population of South Carolinian motorcycle riders. It is South Carolina law that motorcyclists can choose if they wish to wear a helmet or not. Seventy-five (75) percent of all fatal crashes were those that did not wear a helmet.
Wearing a helmet can greatly reduce the severity of your injuries should you become involved in a motorcycle accident. In order to avoid an accident, it is also important for riders to be aware of changing weather conditions, visibility and proper training. The Law Office of Jason G. Soper will perform the due diligence when obtaining medical information and collecting case building evidence. If you or a loved one is involved in a motorcycle accident, please call (843) 608-9282