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How the South Carolina Points System Works
How the South Carolina Points System Works

Each state has rules of the road and traffic laws. While many of the traffic laws are very similar from state-to-state, there are subtle nuances in the traffic laws and penalties. In all states, there are “points” assigned to certain traffic violations and South Carolina is ...

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    • What Are My Rights if I'm Attacked by an Animal in SC?

      In 2016, when a two-year-old boy was killed by an alligator in a lagoon at a Walt Disney World property in Orlando, Florida, the entire country took ...

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    • Personal Injury Claims Against Homeowners

      Accidental injuries can occur anywhere – on a highway, at a school, at work, at an office building or amusement park, on city property , at a store, ...

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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 ...

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    • Personal Injury Lawsuits for Sexual Assault Victims in SC

      When people think of sexual assault or abuse, they may imagine the abuser getting away with it and the victim suffering in silence for the rest of ...

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    • How Umbrella Insurance Works

      Insurance is mandatory in many situations, whether it’s auto insurance required by the state, or homeowners , flood or fire insurance required by the ...

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    • Can I Sue If I'm Assaulted?

      Innocent men, women and children are assaulted every day in South Carolina. Whether the assault was a part of a burglary, kidnapping, robbery, theft, ...

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    • How Car Accidents Affect Car Insurance Rates

      There are a number of things that impact people’s auto insurance rates, including but not limited to speeding tickets, age, gender (males are more ...

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    • How is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?

      The risk of being in a car accident is so high, you’ll probably be in at least one crash during your lifetime. If you’ve been in a wreck before, you ...

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    • What to Do If You're in a Car Accident in South Carolina

      Unfortunately, car accidents are very common events and you’d have a hard time finding someone over the age of 40 who hasn’t been in one, if not ...

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    • How Car Accidents Affect Car Insurance Rates

      There are a number of things that impact people’s auto insurance rates, including but not limited to speeding tickets, age, gender (males are more ...

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    • How Are My Auto Insurance Rates Determined?

      If you’re like most people, you know that one factor that affects auto insurance rates is a person’s driving record. Things like speeding tickets, ...

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    • Can I Be Liable for Damaging a Car on a Test Drive?

      Here in Columbia, South Carolina, we have quite a few new and used car dealerships, such as CarMax, Jennings Motor Company, Galeana Chrysler Jeep KIA, ...

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    • Can I Be Liable for Damaging a Car on a Test Drive?

      Here in Columbia, South Carolina, we have quite a few new and used car dealerships, such as CarMax, Jennings Motor Company, Galeana Chrysler Jeep KIA, ...

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    • How Umbrella Insurance Works

      Insurance is mandatory in many situations, whether it’s auto insurance required by the state, or homeowners , flood or fire insurance required by the ...

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    • Why Does the Insurance Company Want My Medical Records?

      When you are injured in some type of accident, most of the time an insurance company will be involved, whether it’s auto insurance, medical ...

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    • Bedsores in Columbia, SC Nursing Homes

      Do you have a loved one who is in a nursing home and you’ve recently noticed that he or she has developed worrisome bedsores, otherwise known as ...

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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, ...

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    • What Can Go Wrong in a Hospital?

      If you’re one of those people who get physically uncomfortable in hospitals, it’s understandable – hospitals are not fun places to be. Beyond the ...

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    • How Umbrella Insurance Works

      Insurance is mandatory in many situations, whether it’s auto insurance required by the state, or homeowners , flood or fire insurance required by the ...

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    • Boating Under the Influence Injuries in South Carolina

      Drugs and alcohol can impair balance, judgment, and coordination. They can cause delayed reaction time, mistakes in depth perception, nausea, ...

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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 ...

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    • Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2011, there were 31 million visits to emergency departments for unintentional ...

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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 ...

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    • How the South Carolina Points System Works

      Each state has rules of the road and traffic laws. While many of the traffic laws are very similar from state-to-state, there are subtle nuances in ...

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    • How Car Accidents Affect Car Insurance Rates

      There are a number of things that impact people’s auto insurance rates, including but not limited to speeding tickets, age, gender (males are more ...

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    • How is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?

      The risk of being in a car accident is so high, you’ll probably be in at least one crash during your lifetime. If you’ve been in a wreck before, you ...

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    • Personal Injury Lawsuits for Sexual Assault Victims in SC

      When people think of sexual assault or abuse, they may imagine the abuser getting away with it and the victim suffering in silence for the rest of ...

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    • Who Do I Sue if I'm a Crime Victim?

      Violent crimes are horrible events. In many cases, they are drug or alcohol-related. Meaning, the perpetrator was under the influence of alcohol or ...

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    • Can I Sue If I'm Assaulted?

      Innocent men, women and children are assaulted every day in South Carolina. Whether the assault was a part of a burglary, kidnapping, robbery, theft, ...

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    • Filing a Dangerous Drug Claim

      In the United States, our country is having a love affair with prescription drugs. In the last twenty years, prescription drugs have become BIG ...

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    • Anatomy of a Wrongful Death Case

      What makes a deadly accident a wrongful death and when can a family sue? When someone is killed because of another’s negligence, the decedent’s ...

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    • Compensation: How Much is My Case Worth?

      If you were recently injured in a car accident , by a defective product , by a dangerous prescription drug, on someone else’s property, or due to ...

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    • Filing a Dangerous Drug Claim

      In the United States, our country is having a love affair with prescription drugs. In the last twenty years, prescription drugs have become BIG ...

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    • Anatomy of a Wrongful Death Case

      What makes a deadly accident a wrongful death and when can a family sue? When someone is killed because of another’s negligence, the decedent’s ...

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    • Dangerous Drug Claims in Columbia, South Carolina

      While many prescription drugs reduce pain, increase mobility, reduce inflammation, and improve our overall quality of life, there’s a darker side to ...

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    • Are You Driving an Unsafe Vehicle?

      Are you driving an unsafe vehicle? Have you taken your automobile to the dealership to have it fixed on more than one occasion only for the dangerous ...

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    • What Can Go Wrong in a Hospital?

      If you’re one of those people who get physically uncomfortable in hospitals, it’s understandable – hospitals are not fun places to be. Beyond the ...

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    • Can I Sue for a Delayed Diagnoses?

      There are a number of medical conditions that can be effectively treated if they are caught early. This is one of the main reasons why preventative ...

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    • No Texting While Driving for Truck Drivers!

      The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the federal agency that regulates the trucking industry, has issued new rules that strictly ...

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    • South Carolina's Texting While Driving Ban

      A lot of people are in the dangerous habit of texting while driving. While it’s illegal in South Carolina, the ban has been hard for officers to ...

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    • Tips for Teen Drivers

      Are you a parent of a teen driver? If so, it’s important that you and your teenage son or daughter understand that teens are at the greatest risk of ...

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    • What Are My Rights if I'm Attacked by an Animal in SC?

      In 2016, when a two-year-old boy was killed by an alligator in a lagoon at a Walt Disney World property in Orlando, Florida, the entire country took ...

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    • How Umbrella Insurance Works

      Insurance is mandatory in many situations, whether it’s auto insurance required by the state, or homeowners , flood or fire insurance required by the ...

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    • What is South Carolina's Dog Bite Law?

      Dogs can be the best pets. They can offer unconditional love, comfort, companionship and protection. Some dogs are extremely intelligent. Some can ...

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    • How Umbrella Insurance Works

      Insurance is mandatory in many situations, whether it’s auto insurance required by the state, or homeowners , flood or fire insurance required by the ...

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    • Preventing Swimming Pool Accidents

      There is no better way to beat the heat and the South Carolina summers than to take a dip in a sparkling, cool pool. Swimming pools can be heavenly, ...

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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 ...

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    • How Umbrella Insurance Works

      Insurance is mandatory in many situations, whether it’s auto insurance required by the state, or homeowners , flood or fire insurance required by the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    • What Can Go Wrong in a Hospital?

      If you’re one of those people who get physically uncomfortable in hospitals, it’s understandable – hospitals are not fun places to be. Beyond the ...

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    • Sponsorship of Golf Tournament

      On November 9, 2015, the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC will be sponsoring a hole at the “upcoming “Captain’s Choice” golf tournament to ...

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    • South Carolina Safe Cremation Act

      South Carolina has enacacted special legislation entitled the "Safe Cremation Act" in S.C. Code § 32-8-300, et seq . This law sets the procedures that ...

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    • Dangers of Leaving Children in Hot Cars

      If you are a parent, there is a good chance that you’ve driven your child around before, and while you were running errands, your child fell asleep in ...

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    • Personal Injury Claims Against Homeowners

      Accidental injuries can occur anywhere – on a highway, at a school, at work, at an office building or amusement park, on city property , at a store, ...

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    • Can I File a Claim Against My Own Homeowner's Insurance?

      We buy all sort of insurance – car insurance , life insurance, health insurance, and homeowner’s insurance, and there are different rules for each ...

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    • Medical Malpractice Claims in Columbia, SC

      Were you recently injured at the hands of a negligent doctor, surgeon, anesthesiologist, or other medical professional? If so, you may be a victim of ...

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    • What Can Go Wrong in a Hospital?

      If you’re one of those people who get physically uncomfortable in hospitals, it’s understandable – hospitals are not fun places to be. Beyond the ...

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    • How Umbrella Insurance Works

      Insurance is mandatory in many situations, whether it’s auto insurance required by the state, or homeowners , flood or fire insurance required by the ...

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    • Loss of Consortium Claims in South Carolina

      Imagine a young couple gets married with big plans to start a family. They want to have four or five children and after a long engagement, they’re ...

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    • What is Loss of Consortium?

      Generally, when a family member is injured or killed in an accident, the injured person’s family may be able to recover damages for “loss of ...

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    • Can I Avoid a Personal Injury Trial?

      When people are injured in accidents due to no fault of their own, they typically have the legal grounds to file a civil lawsuit, otherwise known as a ...

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    • Who Pays My Medical Bills After a Car Accident?

      If you’re ever injured in a car accident , it won’t be long before you’re wondering, “Who is supposed to pay my medical bills? Is it me, or the ...

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    • Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

      If you were recently injured in some type of an accident, whether it was a car accident , something that occurred on someone else’s property , an ...

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    • Facial Nerve Palsy Caused by Birth Trauma

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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 ...

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    • Medical Records in a Personal Injury Claim

      Millions of Americans are walking around with some type of a medical condition or disability. Some of these conditions are a natural result of aging, ...

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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 ...

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    • What is the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?

      There is a lot of debate about the safety of vaccines, especially as they pertain to infants and children. Parents want to protect their children from ...

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    • Who Do I Sue After Being Attacked at a Bar?

      The Greater Columbia Area has its share of bars. From the Art Bar to the Social Bar and Lounge, to Twin Peaks Columbia, to Bar None and Tin Roof – ...

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    • Dehydration in Nursing Homes: A Serious Threat

      According to the Journal of the National Medical Association , “Dehydration is the most common fluid and electrolyte problem among the elderly.” The ...

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    • Dehydration in Nursing Homes: A Serious Threat

      According to the Journal of the National Medical Association , “Dehydration is the most common fluid and electrolyte problem among the elderly.” The ...

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    • Who Pays for My Injury?

      In many situations, when a negligent party unintentionally or accidentally causes physical harm to an innocent person, the injured party can file a ...

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    • Top Personal Injury Accidents

      In the United States, people cannot go around “accidentally” hurting other people and get away with it. After all, “intentionally” hurting someone ...

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    • What is Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case?

      Most people know that if they’re injured in a car accident, they should receive compensation to repair or replace their vehicle. And in the context of ...

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    • Can I Avoid a Personal Injury Trial?

      When people are injured in accidents due to no fault of their own, they typically have the legal grounds to file a civil lawsuit, otherwise known as a ...

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    • Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

      Now that it’s April, taxes are on everybody’s mind. Of course, for many of us, taxes are in the back of our minds throughout the year, especially for ...

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    • Can I Sue a Minor's Parents in South Carolina?

      If you’re a parent, you know what it’s like to be walking around a cute shop filled with valuable items with your small child. You say to your child, ...

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    • Parental Responsibility in Columbia, South Carolina

      Most teenagers and young adults don’t have a lot of money of their own because they’re busy being students; some of them don’t have any at all. Unless ...

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    • How Are Pedestrians Compensated After Being Hit by a Car?

      “In 2015, 5,376 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. This averages to one crash-related death every 1.6 hours,” the ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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    • How the South Carolina Points System Works

      Each state has rules of the road and traffic laws. While many of the traffic laws are very similar from state-to-state, there are subtle nuances in ...

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    • Loss of Consortium Claims in South Carolina

      Imagine a young couple gets married with big plans to start a family. They want to have four or five children and after a long engagement, they’re ...

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    • What is Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case?

      Most people know that if they’re injured in a car accident, they should receive compensation to repair or replace their vehicle. And in the context of ...

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    • Plastic Surgery Malpractice in Columbia, SC

      If you recently decided to take the plastic surgery plunge for the first time, or if you are no stranger to cosmetic procedures – you have plenty of ...

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    • I Fell at a Superstore, Do I Have a Claim?

      If you live in or near Columbia, South Carolina, you’ve probably driven by King of Carts Superstore, Walmart, Target, or Costco Wholesale. What do all ...

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    • Who Do I Sue After Being Attacked at a Bar?

      The Greater Columbia Area has its share of bars. From the Art Bar to the Social Bar and Lounge, to Twin Peaks Columbia, to Bar None and Tin Roof – ...

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    • Personal Injury Lawsuits for Sexual Assault Victims in SC

      When people think of sexual assault or abuse, they may imagine the abuser getting away with it and the victim suffering in silence for the rest of ...

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    • Can I File a Claim Against My Own Homeowner's Insurance?

      We buy all sort of insurance – car insurance , life insurance, health insurance, and homeowner’s insurance, and there are different rules for each ...

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    • Are You Driving an Unsafe Vehicle?

      Are you driving an unsafe vehicle? Have you taken your automobile to the dealership to have it fixed on more than one occasion only for the dangerous ...

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    • Jeep Cherokee and Dodge Ram 3.0 Diesel Claim

      The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, is currently seeking to assist South Carolina consumers with a claim resulting from the purchase or lease ...

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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 ...

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    • Sexual Abuse Lawsuits in Columbia, SC

      Sadly, sexual abuse is prevalent in the United States, but it is also widespread throughout the world. In the U.S., we have a strong campaign against ...

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    • Maximizing Your Personal Injury Settlement

      The majority of plaintiffs (injured parties) who file personal injury claims will only file such a claim once, or maybe twice in their lifetime so ...

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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 ...

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    • Who Pays for My Injury?

      In many situations, when a negligent party unintentionally or accidentally causes physical harm to an innocent person, the injured party can file a ...

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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 ...

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    • The importance of filing for reconsideration of a denied Social Security claim.

      As a Social Security Disability attorney I hear from a lot of people whose claims for disability benefits have been denied. It is not unusual for ...

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    • Time Limit for Filing a Claim in South Carolina

      Were you, or someone you love, recently injured due to the negligent behaviors of another individual or business? If yes, you should know that each ...

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    • Preventing Swimming Pool Accidents

      There is no better way to beat the heat and the South Carolina summers than to take a dip in a sparkling, cool pool. Swimming pools can be heavenly, ...

      View More
    • Anatomy of a Wrongful Death Case

      What makes a deadly accident a wrongful death and when can a family sue? When someone is killed because of another’s negligence, the decedent’s ...

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    • Who Pays for My Injury?

      In many situations, when a negligent party unintentionally or accidentally causes physical harm to an innocent person, the injured party can file a ...

      View More
    • No Texting While Driving for Truck Drivers!

      The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the federal agency that regulates the trucking industry, has issued new rules that strictly ...

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    • Loss of Consortium Claims in South Carolina

      Imagine a young couple gets married with big plans to start a family. They want to have four or five children and after a long engagement, they’re ...

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    • Workers' Comp & Third Party Claims

      Before workers’ compensation laws were passed, injured workers had few rights. They’d have difficulty getting their medical care covered and if they ...

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    • Filing a Third Party Claim in South Carolina

      If you are injured in a work-related accident, you should be able to file a workers’ compensation claim regardless of fault because workers’ ...

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    • Are You Driving an Unsafe Vehicle?

      Are you driving an unsafe vehicle? Have you taken your automobile to the dealership to have it fixed on more than one occasion only for the dangerous ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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    • No Texting While Driving for Truck Drivers!

      The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the federal agency that regulates the trucking industry, has issued new rules that strictly ...

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    • Workers' Comp & Third Party Claims

      Before workers’ compensation laws were passed, injured workers had few rights. They’d have difficulty getting their medical care covered and if they ...

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    • Workers' Compensation for South Carolina Workers

      Are you considering filing a workers’ compensation claim in Columbia, South Carolina? If so, you probably have some questions, which we hope to ...

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    • FAQs About Workers' Compensation in SC

      In South Carolina, most employees are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, with limited exceptions, such as railroad workers and federal ...

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    • How Umbrella Insurance Works

      Insurance is mandatory in many situations, whether it’s auto insurance required by the state, or homeowners , flood or fire insurance required by the ...

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    • Is South Carolina a Fault Insurance State?

      Each state is either a fault or no-fault insurance state. In fault states, if you are injured in a car accident, you can file a personal injury claim ...

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    • Time Limit for Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in SC

      When a person’s life is taken, it can either be intentional or accidental. When someone takes another person’s life and they do so willingly and ...

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