Alcohol-Related Accidents

South Carolina Alcohol-Related Accident Attorneys

South Carolina ranks among the highest in the nation for state-wide alcohol-related car accident injuries and fatalities each year. Chances are you or someone you know has had to deal with the aftermath of an accident caused by an intoxicated driver.

At STACLAW, we've seen the life-altering consequences of these tragic accidents played out in the lives of our clients all too frequently. If you or a loved one are dealing with an injury or loss in the wake of an alcohol-related accident, we want to help you by making sure you don't have to pay economically for another's selfish act.

Punitive Damages

Due to the severe and offensive threat to the interests and safety of others and owing to the fact that driving while intoxicated is a statutory offense, Punitive Damages can be sought in cases brought for injuries arising out of alcohol-related accidents. Punitive Damages are sought in addition to compensatory damages, and are awarded in cases where the fact-finder (judge or jury) determines that the offending party's behavior has amounted to something more than negligence: their behavior has shown a willful and wanton disregard for the interests of others.

Punitive damages are intended to punish and deter the misconduct of the party responsible for your injury, and they allow a jury or judge to make clear that the type of behavior responsible for your accident is not acceptable in this community.

Other parties who may be liable for your accident

South Carolina has what’s known as a dram shop law. This extends the liability for the injuries you received from an alcohol-related accident beyond the intoxicated driver to another party, e.g., the bartender who over-served the driver or the host serving alcoholic beverages at a party the driver had just attended. These parties may be found accountable for contributing to the accident that caused your injury.

STACLAW will pursue every option

We know this is a lot to take in, and it can be confusing especially when there is so much to deal with following the accident. We want to shoulder some of that burden for you, and help you the same way we've helped many clients who have suffered from similar accidents. Our job is to make sure you're compensated for the economic costs you've sustained because of the careless, inconsiderate, and illegal actions of someone else.

The bottom line is always loss, be it loss of money, loss of limb, or even loss of life. We don't want you to lose anymore than you already have.

Contact Us

The lawyers at Speedy, Tanner, Atkinson & Cook are dedicated to helping you with your legal needs. Schedule a call or meeting with us in our Camden or Lancaster office to see how we can assist you.

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