Distracted driving has been on the rise and is increasing car accidents across the state.

In June 2014, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed a law into action banning texting while driving. There was a 6 month grace period that ended near the beginning of December 2014.

Drivers may be found in violation of the law if they are seen composing, reading, or sending a message. A message can be described as a standard text, a SMS message, instant messaging, etc...

A driver may text if he or she is legally stopped at a red light or stop sign, is using a GPS tracking device, or is a public safety official on duty.  

Because of so many distractions, like texting and driving, car accidents and pedestrian accidents are happening more often.

If you become injured in an accident due to another's negligence you may need a South Carolina personal injury lawyer to look out for your best interests.

Myrtle Beach Personal Injury Attorneys at The Derrick Law Firm focus on personal injury law including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, workers' compensation, wrongful death, and insurance claims.

Have You Suffered A Personal Injury Due To The Neglect Of Others?

If you've been injured due to the negligence of others you should speak with a personal injury 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. PleasantNorth Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.

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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.