Columbia and Richland County have a number of locations that appear regularly in listings of the most dangerous intersections for motor vehicle accidents in South Carolina compiled by the S.C. Department of Public Safety.
Car Wreck Prone Areas
The intersections with the highest number of collisions such as head-on collisions, side swipe collisions and rear end collisions last year, according to The State newspaper, included:
- Assembly Street and Elmwood Avenue
- Taylor Street and Huger Street
- Garners Ferry Road and Rosewood Drive
- Main Street and Elmwood Avenue
- Gervais Street and Huger Street
Outside Columbia City Limits:
- Broad River Road and Interstate 20
- Interchange of Interstate 20 and Interstate 26, nicknamed “Malfunction Junction”
- Broad River Road and Interstate 26
- Killian Road and I-77
- Two Notch Road and Sparkleberry Lane
Whether your accident occurred in or a nearby county, our Columbia car accident lawyer at Joye will thoroughly investigate all the contributing factors and identify those who should be held responsible if the accident caused serious injuries.
Car accidents may be caused by speeding, driving too fast for traffic conditions, weaving between lanes, following too closely, inattention, failure to yield or by driving while intoxicated. Drivers who disregard South Carolina traffic safety laws and cause car accidents and injuries should be held accountable for the harm they cause.
If you or your loved one has sustained serious injuries in a car accident in Columbia or anywhere in the Midlands, you can count on our experienced personal injury lawyers at Joye Law Firm to help you pursue the maximum benefits that you are entitled to receive. Contact us today.
Car Accident Liability in Columbia, South Carolina.
Drivers in South Carolina are required by the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Act to maintain adequate amounts of liability insurance to cover accidents and injuries that they may cause. If another driver causes a crash and you sustain injuries, then South Carolina law allows you to claim compensation for your losses from the at-fault driver’s insurance.
To hold another party liable for your injuries, you will have to show that the other driver was at fault in the accident. Drivers in South Carolina are required to show proper care when behind the wheel to avoid accidents. You will need to show that the at-fault driver failed to use reasonable care and as a result caused the accident that injured you.