3 Car Accident and DUI Arrest


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The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a three-car accident in Berkeley County. Troopers charged 57-year-old Therese Jenkins of Mt. Pleasant with DUI after an accident on Clements Ferry Road near Sanders Farms Lane happened around 10 p.m. Thursday. Authorities say a tractor-trailer was driving south on Clements Ferry Road when Jenkins pulled out in front of the tractor-trailer from Sanders Farms Lane. The tractor-trailer crashed into that car and overturned. A third car, attempting to avoid the scene, crashed into the curb. Both the driver and passenger of the tractor-trailer were taken to East Cooper Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. read more:https://www.live5news.com/story/15957637/driver-arrested-for-dui-in-3-car-accident

Car Accident with Injury

When you are injured in a car accident when fault is assigned to some one else, you may have cause to file a personal injury lawsuit. In this story, the driver is charged with DUI. That is a criminal charge, which is independent of the potential lawsuit; however, the accusation or conviction of DUI make proving negligence in the personal injury lawsuit much more easy.

Negligence in a Car Accident

The third victim in this car accident was not impacted by either the accused or the tractor-trialer. This does not necessarily mean the accused isn't liable for their accident and injuries. South Carolina law provides for assigning liability in such a case if it proven the accused action directly caused injury - even if there was not actually collision. When you are injured by another party, you may have medical expenses, missed work, long-term disability and other financial burdens in addition to your physical pain and suffering. Call the Charleston lawyers at the Clore Law Group to discuss your potential personal injury lawsuit.

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