Richland County Personal Injury Lawyers

Richland County is one of the most populous counties in South Carolina. According to U.S. Census data, in 2012 it was the No. 2 county in the state, with a population of 393,830. You would reasonably expect that injury statistics in Richland are correspondingly high.

Consider the following (sources given in parentheses):

  • In 2009, there were a total of 10,503 traffic collisions in Richland County. (1)
  • Of these, 40 were fatal collisions, killing 42. (1)
  • There were 2,701 injury collisions in 2009, hurting 4,138 people. (1)
  • In 2010, the number went up to 5,443 non-fatal injuries due to car accidents. (2)
  • The rate of Richland fatalities caused by DUI accidents in 2009 was 8.9 per 100,000 population. (3)
  • In 2010, 24 people died due to DUI in the county, compared with 16 deaths in 2011.(4)
  • Non-fatal DUI injuries went up in Richland County between 2005 (329) and 2009 (376). (1)
  • The number of injury-related deaths (all causes) in Richland went up between 2006 (216) and 2010 (242). (2)
  • Falls caused the death of 17 Richland County residents in 2010. (2)
  • Also in 2010, 6,829 were injured in non-fatal falls in Richland. (2)
  • In 2010, 2,665 injuries occurred in the county which were caused by being struck or being caught in something, such as machinery. (2)
  • The rate of pedestrian fatalities in Richland in 2009 was 1.2 per 100,000 population. (3)
  • Of the top 10 leading causes of death in Richland County in 2011, accidents were No. 5, killing 119. (2)

At the Louthian Law Firm, we have successfully handled personal injury cases with a wide variety of causes, including brain injuries, burns, dog bites, car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and slips and falls. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury from an accident in Richland County, we will be glad assist you in obtaining compensation for your injuries to help get your life back on track. Our firm has represented the rights of accident victims and other injured South Carolinians since 1959. Because we know how financially devastating an accident can be, we will not charge you a fee until your case is won. For a free evaluation of your case, call us today toll free at (803) 454-1200. You can also fill out our confidential online case evaluation form.

Sources:
1. S.C. Department of Public Safety 2009 Traffic Collision Fact Book
2. S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control
3. City-data.com
4. S.C. Department of Public Safety