North Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) June 30, 2012
Charleston accident lawyer Ken Harrell today urged residents and visitors alike to stop and stay when they get to their South Carolina vacation destinations this July 4th holiday week.
“Because gas prices are lower, this is expected to be one of the busiest Fourth of July holidays for highway travel in several years,” said Harrell, managing partner of Joye Law Firm, a Charleston area personal injury firm.
“We urge travelers to take their time on the way to their destination, refrain from fatigued driving and speeding and, once they arrive, to stay where they are – especially if they plan on consuming alcohol,” Harrell said. “Instead of risking a DUI arrest or a drunk driving accident, stay where you are and enjoy the great South Carolina resort, beach, park or other vacation spot that you came to enjoy in the first place.”
The AAA auto club predicts that 42.3 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home over the Independence Day week of Tuesday, July 3, to Sunday, July 8. The number represents a 5 percent increase from 2010 and 42 percent more travelers than were on the road for the July 4 holiday period in 2009.
The travel and leisure organization attributed its expectation for heavy holiday travel to lower gas prices. The AAA expects 84 percent of July 4th holiday travelers to travel by car.
Regular gas prices average $3.50 a gallon nationwide, down 44 cents from the seasonal peak in April and 16 cents from a year ago, AAA said. The GasBuddy.com website said the average price of a gallon of gas in South Carolina as of June 28 was $2.91.
“In addition to not speeding, and not drinking and driving, motorists who must drive can avoid accidents by staying off their cell phones and texting devices while behind the wheel,” Harrell said. “This is a particularly important message for parents to impart to teen drivers.”
The Charleston car accident attorneys of the Joye Law Firm assist Charleston area residents who have been injured or have lost family members in automobile wrecks. The firm has obtained millions of dollars in negotiated settlements and court-ordered awards for car crash victims through personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
Harrell said that even the safest drivers can be the victim of another driver’s recklessness or negligence.
“Drivers who are injured in car accidents through no fault of their own should move quickly to protect their rights,” Harrell said. “An experienced car accident attorney can help injured drivers obtain compensation they are entitled to for assistance with the cost of their recovery and their other losses. “
About Joye Law Firm
Since 1968, Joye Law Firm has been fighting to help people throughout South Carolina with their legal challenges in a broad range of practice areas, including personal injury, car accidents, birth injury, brain injury, defective products, drug injury, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse, Social Security disability, spinal cord injury, traffic tickets, truck accidents, workers’ compensation and wrongful death. The South Carolina law firm has offices in Charleston and Myrtle Beach and assists clients in areas that include Mount Pleasant, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner and Summerville. The firm’s Charleston area office is located at Northgate Office Building, 5861 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC, 29406 (local phone (843) 554-3100). To learn more, contact the firm by calling (888) 324-3100 or filling out its online form.