South Carolina’s Most Dangerous Roads

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When you’re on the road, you like to think everyone is paying as much attention to the roadways as you are. Unfortunately, some drivers are reckless, and road conditions can make that worse. Whether it’s sharp turns, animal crossings, or high speed limits, there’s a high possibility of being injured on one of South Carolina’s most dangerous roads. 

If you’re a frequent driver, make sure you pay special attention to the following roads. And if you find yourself suffering because of a dangerous driver, talk to a South Carolina car accident lawyer about your claim. Your attorney can help you go after compensation for the losses you’ve suffered after your car accident.

Highway 22

Some people may be surprised by the number of fatalities on Highway 22 because it’s a relatively new highway. Unfortunately, the road is one of the deadliest in the state, leading to nine fatal crashes in the past four years. That doesn’t include the non-fatal accidents that led to plenty of pain and suffering. 

The danger of this highway is in how rural it is. That means plenty of people speed on this road, which means it’s easier to lose control of your vehicle. If a deer jumps out in front of your car, it can be almost impossible to stop before an accident happens. 

Interstate 26

Along with I-20 and I-95, this interstate recently saw twenty fatal accidents. Interstates are usually filled with plenty of traffic and drivers who may not be giving the road their full attention. They may be traveling a long way, but even a commute means plenty of opportunity for distraction. Sadly, looking away from the road for even a moment can have deadly results. 

If you were injured in an interstate crash on I-26, you have a chance to sue. Our Spartanburg, South Carolina, office is located off I-26, so you can work with a nearby car accident lawyer who understands what you’re going through.

US Highway 17

Highway 17 is a long stretch of road that passes through many South Carolina cities, like Myrtle Beach. Often, drivers are distracted behind the wheel, and when you’re on the highway, you’re usually moving fast. That’s especially dangerous if you’re a pedestrian trying to cross this highway or a driver who’s trying to follow the rules of the road. 

US 17 also passes through Charleston, where one of our offices is located. If you have a question or concern about your claim after a car accident on Highway 17, we’re nearby to help you get compensated. 

Talk to a South Carolina Car Accident Attorney after a Crash

Sometimes, you can’t avoid certain dangerous roads. Unfortunately, any road can turn dangerous in an instant, leaving you injured and suffering because of someone else’s actions. 

Whether you were injured on one of South Carolina’s most dangerous roads or a quieter street, you may need help from the car accident lawyers at HawkLaw, PA. You have a chance for compensation, and we’re determined to help your claim succeed. If you’ve been injured and you need help, reach out to us for a free consultation.* Call 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or fill out the following online form below to contact us. 

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Written By John D. Hawkins


John David Hawkins is the Founder and Owner of HawkLaw. He has been licensed to practice law in South Carolina since his graduation in 1994 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Focusing on litigation, Mr. Hawkins is experienced handling Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Administrative Law, and Criminal Law matters.

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