How to Avoid Pothole Damage

Sometimes, the roads and highways can be unforgiving, especially if they are scattered with diverts, bumps, and potholes. While your vehicle is designed to absorb the shock of hitting a pothole, repeated contact can start to wear on your car.  We can’t control the road, but there are ways to avoid receiving significant damage to […]

How to Prevent 18-Wheeler Accidents

Sharing the road with an 18-wheeler can be nerve-wracking. Whether you’re driving at high speeds on the highway, stuck on a one-lane road, or stopped in traffic, the size and weight of an 18-wheeler can feel overwhelming.  The damage that 18-wheeler wrecks can cause is devastating. That’s why it’s essential always to remain alert and […]

How to Deal With Aggressive Drivers

We have all experienced it before. You’re driving down the highway, and suddenly everything comes to a halt. Cars are lined up, bumper to bumper, for what seems like miles. Then, suddenly, you hear a car horn blaring behind you. Traffic starts to pick up slowly, but the angry driver behind you follows your car […]

3 Ways Road Construction Impacts You

We’ve all dealt with road construction, and if you haven’t, where do you live, and how do we get there? Road construction is a necessary evil. It can be incredibly frustrating for drivers and unimaginably dangerous for the workers. Several factors contribute to road construction hazards, from the bright blinding lights to unexpected traffic patterns. […]

How to Safely Navigate Holiday Traffic This Winter

Not everyone will be on the roads this season, but those who will be face many dangers while traveling. Holiday traffic comes with an increase of crowded roads, weather hazards, and heightened alcohol consumption. So, how can you keep yourself and your family safe while traversing the winter roads? Smith Injury Law has three expert […]

Preventing Fatal Auto Accidents

According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHSTA), “In 2018 alone, 2,841 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.” Many distracted driving fatalities can easily be avoided. However, they remain common and can be detrimental to those involved. What are some of the leading causes of distracted driving accidents, and how […]

Driving Saftey Tips for SC Drivers

Most people are mindful of staying safe while on the road. However, there may be some hazardous conditions that many drivers encounter and do not know how to handle well. Here are 5 tips from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety about what to be aware of while driving and how to stay safe […]

3 Ways for Truck Drivers to Maintain Road Safety & Avoid Collisions

As a commercial truck driver, your primary goal is to travel from one location to another safely and efficiently. But with the number of semi-truck related collisions and fatalities rising, drivers must be sure to take extra precautions while operating large vehicles. Although the majority of truck collisions are caused by non-commercial vehicles, there are […]

Are You Too Tired to Drive? Warning Signs of Drowsy Driving

There are many reasons why you might be tired while driving. Everything from medications to late nights to young children can affect your ability to be alert and attentive on the road. But drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. Even falling asleep for just 4-5 seconds (called “microsleep”) is enough time […]

3 Risks of Drowsy Drivers

Maybe you stayed up too late last night. Maybe you have kids that make sleep seem like an elusive luxury. Maybe you have a sleep disorder like sleep apnea or insomnia. Or maybe you just finished a long shift at work or a full day at the beach. In each of these cases and more, […]

Key Differences Between 18-Wheeler and Car Collisions

Many people may think that a case involving a collision with an 18-wheeler or commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is not much different than a collision involving other large vehicles. However, there are several factors that make a collision with an 18-wheeler more complex than most other road crashes. 1. Size and impact The most obvious […]

How to Prevent a Car Crash

This last year, South Carolina’s roads witnessed 408 fatal car crashes. Drunk and distracted drivers caused a significant number of these crashes. Every year, distractions cause 1 in every 5 collisions where somebody is injured. Every year, crashes injure around 3 million people in the US. Crashes happen everywhere. So how do you prevent them? […]