With the modern technology we have in cars today, it is easy to get distracted while on the road. It is important to remember that as drivers, our main concern is to get to our destination safely. It is also our duty to keep a lookout for other drivers, persons, and objects as well as to keep our vehicle under control.
According to South Carolina law, a person driving a motor vehicle has the duty to practice necessary caution for their own safety and for the safety of others. If a driver fails to keep proper lookout that a reasonable person would take, they may be seen as guilty of negligence.
If there are poor conditions for driving including bad weather or another obstruction to the driver’s vision, the driver must exercise caution and drive appropriately for the conditions being experienced. For example, if it is raining at a rate that makes it difficult to see, a driver should slow to a reasonable speed, allow enough distance between the car in front of them, and be aware of your surroundings so that you may prevent an auto accident.
In all driving conditions, a driver should keep their vehicle under proper control and exercise due care so that they may be able to slow down or move out of harms way.
Unfortunately, not all drivers obey the law and do not lookout for others on the roadways. If you are seriously injured by the recklessness of another, please contact Myrtle Beach personal injury attorney Dirk Derrick.
Have You Been Injured In A Charleston South Carolina Area Car Accident?
If you've been injured in a car accident you should speak with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Charleston, South Carolina office directly at 843.488.2359 to schedule your consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Conway, Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Mt. Pleasant, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.