Blog Posts in 2011

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People Over Profits - Tort Reform Information Site

With the political cycle heading back into full swing I expect to hear more and more about so the need to alter or "reform" the tort law system. The modern day tort reform movement is funded ...
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Scar repair won't be covered by your health insurance after a dog bite

Dog attacks can result in vicious injuries including prominent scars. The original medical care needed including an ambulance and emergency room services may be covered by health insurance. Often ...
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Understanding South Carolina's Dog Bite Law

Those injured by a dog bite or in a dog attack are fortunate that South Carolina has a special statute dealing specifically with these types of injuries. The law is contained in S.C. Code § ...
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How is a dog bite injury claim evaluated by our office?

All dog bite and dog attach injury cases are different. The approach that we take will vary from case to case. There are some general considerations though that apply in nearly every injury case ...
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South Carolina's Statute of Limitations for Dog Bite Cases

A Statute of Limitations is a law that limits the time you have to file a claim for injuries. South Carolina's Statute of Limitations covers injuries for dog bite and dog attack cases. In most ...
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Can a South Carolina fatal car accident create a wrongful death?

According to data provided by the South Carolina Department of Transportation there were 503 fatal accidents in 2010 through the month of August. Top causes for these deaths are accidents involving ...
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Can I settle if I hit a deer?

One of the hazards of driving on any rural South Carolina road is the risk of hitting a deer. Running into one can be almost as bad for your car as it is for the deer and can even cause serious ...
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How do you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits?

Social Security Disability benefits provide monthly benefits to those who are found to qualify. Additionally qualifying for benefits also provides access to Medicare healthcare benefits. To qualify ...
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Can your employer fire you for filing a Workers' Compensation claim?

Many people avoid seeking Workers' Compensation benefits, even in serious situations, because they are afraid of losing their job. In South Carolina it is against the law for any employer to fire ...
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Who pays for my medical bills after a car accident?

After a serious car accident, where medical bills were incurred, one of your first questions is going to be who is going to pay for the bills? Typically there are four main types of insurance benefits ...
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Difficult Insurance Companies

After an accident one of your first calls may be to report your accident to an insurance company. Typically the insurance company that will be responsibility for your claim will be the one employed by ...
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Finding the Right Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case

Hiring an injury trial attorney for your situation can mean the difference between winning or losing your claim. You want an attorney who has the knowledge and the experience to help you receive full ...
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Cracked, Broken and Dangerous Sidewalks can Create a South Carolina Premises Liability Claim

Navigating sidewalks is a normal part of everyday life for many people, therefore it becomes a great danger when they are not properly maintained. As something that you are used to doing, it is not ...
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Products Liability in a South Carolina Workers' Compensation Claim

If you have been injured on the job in South Carolina you are entitled to pursue a Wor kers' Compensation claim. This is usually your only recourse against your employer and can help pay for medical ...
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How much is a South Carolina Automobile Accident Case Worth?

A common question to an attorney is how much is there case worth. Everyone who has been serious injuried in a South Carolina Automobile Accident and has accrued medical bills and lost wages has ...
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South Carolina's Statute of Limitations and how it Affects Auto Accident Cases

If you want to seek money for your losses sustained as a result of an automobile accident in South Carolina there is a certain time limit that this must be done. This includes money for your lost ...
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Burn Injury from Defective Napa Home and Garden Candles

The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, is currently evaluating burn injuries as a result of defective citronella candles. There has been recent media attention of people seriously burned as a ...
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Traumatic Brain Injury and Automobile Accidents

Automobile accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TMI) in adults under seventy five years of age. TMI results from a bump or trauma to the head and affects over 1.7 million people ...
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Wrongful Acts in Foreclosure

With the current foreclosure crisis I am seeing more and more clients who are struggling with keeping their homes. Many times this situation is made all the more worse by a serious injury, such as an ...
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If you are injured in a car wreck at work what happens?

If you are injured in a car wreck at work you have the potential for two separate legal claims. If you are injured in an accident arising out of the course of your employment you may qualify for ...
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Introduction to Underinsured Automobile Insurance Coverage

The minimum amount of liability insurance required to be maintained in South Carolina is $25,000. Liability coverage is the amount of money an insurance company is required to pay if the policy holder ...
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Applying for Disability Benefits Takes Patience

When you initially apply for Social Security disability benefits the first review of your claim are made by state employees attempting to apply Social Security rules. The typical time frame to have ...
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Can older workers qualify for disability benefits?

Yes, older workers can qualify for disability benefits. In fact it may be easier in many cases for an older work to receive benefits that it would for a comparably impaired young worker. When the ...
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Defective Packaging Claims

Manufacturers have a legal obligation to package dangerous products in a reasonably safe manner. This is especially true for products sold directly to consumers. When someone is injured by a packaging ...
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Filing a claim for a parking lot fall.

Business owners in South Carolina have an affirmative obligation to their business location in a reasonably safe condition for their customers. This mandatory legal duty extends to the parking lot of ...
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