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Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Columbia, SC

Under Section 15-51-10 of the South Carolina Code of Laws Unannotated, whenever someone loses their life due to the neglect, wrongful act, or default of another, a wrongful death action can be filed ...
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Falling Merchandise Claims in South Carolina

If you’re like most Americans, you visit a grocery store or megastore at least once a week; perhaps you visit both of these types of stores regularly. From Wal-Mart to Food Lion, to Home Depot ...
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Facial Nerve Palsy Caused by Birth Trauma

Merriam-Webster defines “palsy” as paralysis. In the field of medicine, there are different types of palsy, such as Bell’s palsy, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, shaking palsy ...
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Need to pick up your family from the Amtrak 91 Crash?

Over 100 people were injured in Sunday morning’s Amtrak 91 crash. This was after the train passed through Columbia and into Lexington County. The following information is from the Law Office of ...
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Reasons for a Workers' Compensation Denial in SC

“Every South Carolina employer and employee, with certain notable exceptions, is presumed to be covered by the State’s Workers’ Compensation Act,” according to the South ...
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Preparing a Car Accident Claim

Each year, there are millions of car accidents in the United States. If you haven’t already been in at least one auto accident, there’s a high chance that you will be in a car accident ...
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Should School Busses Have Seat Belts?

A lot of parents may not realize it, but children are extremely safe while riding in school buses. A child is far more likely to be injured in a car crash while their parent drives them to school than ...
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Motorcycle Accidents in Columbia, SC

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “Motorcyclist deaths occurred 27 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles, based on 2014 fatal crash ...
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Why is Nursing Home Abuse Underreported?

Nursing home abuse is considered to be widespread and grossly underreported. This isn’t just an issue in South Carolina – it’s happening all over the United States. According to the ...
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Safe Driving Tips: Preparing Your Car for the Cold

Driving during the cold winter months can be dangerous, especially if you’ll be in areas that experience freezing temperatures and get snow. If you plan on driving in extreme conditions, you ...
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Personal Injury Lawsuits for Crime Victims

Many crime victims do not realize that they may have legal recourse, whether or not the perpetrator is caught. They mistakenly believe that it’s up to them to pay for their own medical bills and ...
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Surviving a Holiday Road Trip With Your Kids

“People have been caught doing all sorts of things that distract them behind the wheel – from eating an ice cream cone to talking on a cell phone to driving drunk – but one of the ...
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Filing a Fender-Bender Claim

Most South Carolina drivers know that if they’re involved in a major car accident, they’re supposed to call the police, possibly an ambulance, and secure a personal injury attorney to help ...
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Can My Friends Drive My Car?

In our opinion, just about every licensed driver at some point or another has wondered, “If I let my friend borrow my car, will their auto insurance cover them if they’re in a car ...
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Reporting an Accident When the Police Don't Show

In the event of a major crash, usually somebody, whether it’s someone involved in the accident or a bystander will call 911 to report the accident. Soon after, the police and possibly an ...
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Can I Sue if I'm Hit in a Store Parking Lot?

Parking lots can be dangerous places for pedestrians, especially when stores are busy and there is a lot of traffic going in and out of the lot. Drivers often strike pedestrians when pulling out of ...
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Common Types of Medical Malpractice

If you suffered undue harm because of a medical professional’s negligence, carelessness, or outright recklessness, you’re not alone. Medical malpractice happens in hospitals, emergency ...
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Pedestrian Accidents on Halloween

When you were a kid, you were probably warned about the dangers of poisonous candy. Your parents probably said something to the effect of, “Never eat unwrapped candy – it could be ...
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Should I See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident?

What a lot of people don’t realize is that after a car accident, their body is flooded with adrenaline, which masks the feeling of pain. After the initial shock subsides, emotions run high and ...
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South Carolina's Dog Bite Law

Dogs have been man’s best friend for a very long time, but unfortunately man’s love affair with domesticating animals can lead to preventable attacks and injuries. As a general rule, dogs ...
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I Was Hurt at a Major Store, Now What?

Accidental injuries can happen anywhere and it’s not unusual for them to occur at a major store or business. For example, let’s say that “Joanne” was shopping at a Publix one ...
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Fatal Accidents & Wrongful Death Claims

Whenever negligence contributes to the untimely death of an innocent person, the decedent’s loved ones may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the legally responsible party. Through a ...
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Pain & Suffering in a Personal Injury Claim

For the most part, personal injury claims include medical bills, property damage (car accidents), lost income, and pain and suffering. The economic damage, such as the medical bills and lost income ...
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How Can I Help My Injury Attorney?

Suppose you were injured in an accident, such as a car accident, a pedestrian accident, or because of a dog bite or medical malpractice. Now, you’ve decided to hire a personal injury attorney to ...
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Should I Give a Recorded Statement?

Let’s say you were in a car accident and it was the other driver’s fault. Soon after, you receive a call from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. The insurance adjuster says ...
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