Standeffer & Harbin Commend South Carolina Drivers on Diminished Fatal Car Accident Statistics

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New data shows downward trend in South Carolina fatal accident statistics.

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New data shows downward trend in South Carolina fatal accidents

No one should ever have to suffer the loss of a loved one due to another driver’s negligence.

The number of fatal car accidents in South Carolina dropped by approximately 15 percent in 2013, according to data from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety Traffic Fatality Count.

The attorneys at Standeffer & Harbin are commending South Carolina drivers on their increased efforts in keeping the roadways safer for their fellow motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists.

“We are pleased to learn that the number of fatal accidents fell in 2013 and hope the trend continues in 2014. No one should ever have to suffer the loss of a loved one due to another driver’s negligence.” said Anthony Harbin of personal injury law firm Standeffer & Harbin.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol campaigned strongly for people to be aware of pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycles during the year. The number of pedestrian and cyclist deaths decreased, however, the number of motorcycle deaths increased in 2013.

Additionally, the decline in fatalities on South Carolina roadways is a 41 percent decrease compared to the number of fatal car accidents in 2011.

Despite falling rates, the state still has room for improvement. A study by in December 2013 rated South Carolina drivers as the second-worst in the country. South Carolina received low scores on the fatality rate per miles driven, failure to obey traffic signals, drunk driving, and careless driving.

For more information about what to do after a car accident and the legal options available to families who have lost a loved one in a fatal South Carolina car accident, call 1(800) 671-1158 or visit Standeffer & Harbin online at

About Standeffer & Harbin
Standeffer & Harbin is has extensive experience negotiating and litigating personal injury cases. The firm, based in Anderson, South Carolina, handles a variety of different claims including criminal law, auto accidents, defective products, dram shop liability, drunk driving and DUI, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse, personal injury, slip and fall, social security disability, truck accidents, workers compensation and wrongful death. To contact Standeffer & Harbin for a free case review, visit, or call 1 (800) 671-1158.

Standeffer & Harbin
Anderson Office
P.O. Box 35,
2124 Highway 81 North, Anderson, SC 29621

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