On Monday, December 22, 2014, Miles and Christopher Waddell of Loris were involved in an accident with a drunk driver. Christopher Waddell was driving northbound on Red Bluff Road when Craig Austin Livingston, of Loris was driving southbound and his car crossed the center lane and crashed into the Waddells car. Livingston has been charged with Felony DUI great bodily injury, Felony DUI death, and open container. Christopher Waddell died at the scene and his younger brother, Miles, was transported to the nearest hospital where Livingston was also transported. Miles suffered brain injuries and he is currently in a coma fighting to stay alive.
Christopher, affectionately known as ‘Critter,’ was a loving young man with a wonderful personality. He loved the Lord, was a prayer warrior, read his Bible every day, and was faithful to Loris First Baptist Church. He was very loved by all his friends, family, and his fiancé, Mary Reagan Floyd. It is so sad when tragedies like this occur especially during the holidays.
Car accidents in South Carolina occur all the time and the majority occur due to negligent drivers. Our Myrtle Beach car accident lawyers are experienced in helping families in situations such as this one. The last thing a victim or family member should be concerned with is how to cover the costs of their loved one’s medical expenses or worse, funeral arrangements. Our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers can assist you through every step of this process. Our attorneys can help you recover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitative costs, and any other expenses associated with the incident. No amount of money will take away the pain or bring your loved one back, but the process will often bring some type of closure and hold the accountable party responsible for their negligence.
It only takes one negligent driver for horrible consequences to result. Our personal injury lawyers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina are aware of the dangers on these highways. A foreseeable and preventable tragedy unfolds several times a day somewhere in the United States. Over fifteen thousand people are killed and thousands more are seriously injured in impaired driving crashes in the United States each year. Even more shocking is that half of these deaths and injuries can be attributed to drivers who were coming directly from a beverage licensed premises where they were over-served or allowed to over-consume alcohol. Dram Shop Laws are statutory provisions that hold licensed establishments such as restaurants, bars, and liquor stores liable for selling or serving alcohol to individuals who have caused injuries or death as a result of their intoxication. Here at The Mace Firm, we are advocates for victims and seek to provide them the best representation possible.
If you are considering filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim, contact one of our Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyers for a free consultation. You may also contact us online. Visit our website for more information on wrongful death claims and car accident claims.