Our South Carolina Community: Charleston, SC

Charleston County ranks No. 3 in the state in terms of population.  According to 2012 U.S. Census data, there were 365,162 people living in Charleston County in that year.  Since 1959, the Louthian Law Firm has served the residents of South Carolina, including Charleston County, successfully obtaining compensation for those who were the victims of a personal injury.  As one of the state’s most populous counties, Charleston sees a proportionately high number of injuries each year.

Consider the following (sources given in parentheses):

  • In 2009, there were a total of 10,938 traffic collisions in Charleston County. (1)
  • Of these, 43 were fatal collisions, killing 49 people. (1)
  • In 2010, there were 27 deaths due to motor vehicle accidents. (2)
  • There were 3,174 Charleston Co. injury collisions in 2009, hurting 4,585 people, more than any other county in the state. (1)
  • In 2010, that number fell to 3,974. (2)
  • The rate of Charleston fatalities caused by DUI accidents in 2009 was 7.4 per 100,000 population. (3)
  • Non-fatal DUI injuries dropped in Charleston County between 2005 (319) and 2009 (286). (1)
  • In 2010 there were 266 injury-related deaths (all causes) in Charleston County. (2)
  • Falls caused the death of 30 Charleston County residents in 2010. (2)
  • Also in 2010, 8,532 were injured in non-fatal falls in Charleston County. (2)
  • In 2010, 3,119 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 Charleston County in 2009 was 4.2 per 100,000 population, compared to the state average of 2.7. (3)
  • Of the top 10 leading causes of death in Charleston County in 2011, accidents were No. 3, killing 180. (2)

Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers

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 Charleston County, we will be glad to 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