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Uber and Lyft Accidents: What You Should Know

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It is estimated that there are more than 1.5 million rideshare drivers in the United States. With so many drivers, Uber and Lyft accidents are becoming more common. If you are involved in a vehicle accident, and one or more parties is a rideshare driver, things could be more complicated.

Who is Involved?

One factor that makes Uber and Lyft accidents more complex is that there are typically more parties involved. When more people and companies are all trying to make decisions and do what is in their own best interests, it can create a much longer process for everyone. Continue reading.

Construction Accident Injuries and Fatalities in Georgia

Construction sites are potentially dangerous due to factors such as the use of heavy building materials, large vehicles, complex machinery and excessive noise. If you work on a building site and have suffered injuries, making ends meet while you recover may put pressure on your finances.

Sadly, some construction accidents result in one or more fatalities. On October 19, 2021, a bridge in Newton County collapsed, resulting in three construction workers plummeting into the Yellow River. One of the construction workers lost his life, while the other two sustained injuries. Continue reading.

Shopping Injuries: Do You Have a Premise Liability Case?

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This year, more people will be heading back to the malls and shopping centers for their holiday shopping. The retailers have a responsibility to make it safe for you to shop in their stores – after all, they spend a significant amount of money inviting you to their stores to shop. When you are injured while shopping, there is a possibility the retailer may be liable for your injury. If you sustain a shopping injury, here is how to determine if you may have a premise liability case. Continue reading.

Autumn-Related Traffic Accidents

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Did you know that the US Department of Transportation lists autumn as the deadliest season for pedestrian fatalities in auto-related accidents? This may come as a shock, but there are specific reasons behind these statistics.

Pedestrian-Related Accidents

Autumn brings with it cooler temperatures, street festivals and tailgating, which means that more people are walking in close proximity to traffic. Autumn also ushers in days with shorter daylight hours, leaving us in the dark sooner. More people plus less visibility equals danger for pedestrians and drivers alike. Here are some tips to help you avoid an accident so you can enjoy all the season’s festivities: Continue reading.

Falls Are a Common Reason for Unexplained Nursing Home Injuries

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Thousands of families in Charleston and the surrounding area entrust the care of our elders to nursing homes. We expect these homes to ensure the well-being of our loved ones, provide medical care and prevent injury. Despite our desire to protect our family members, every year, nursing home residents suffer serious injuries from preventable falls. If your loved one has been injured in a nursing home accident, consider seeking legal representation.
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Lack of Sleep and Distracted Driving Accidents

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Most motorists have experienced the challenges of driving while sleep deprived. Feeling tired behind the wheel is not ideal, as the probability of making mistakes is increased. If a weary driver gets into an accident, distracted driving may have played a role. Continue reading.

Who is Responsible for My Injuries?

Charleston SC Attorney for Motor Vehicle Accidents

When you are involved in an accident, it is easy to accredit blame to the person who seems like the obvious cause of harm. When it comes to law, things are not so cut and dry. Even if you had a collision with the driver of a single vehicle, there is still the potential for other parties holding some percentage of the liability.

The law is complex and making assumptions about blame may not work in your favor. There are countless scenarios where fault may lie with either an individual or multiple parties. Sorting through the myriad of challenges can become stressful and costly. Continue reading.

Did Sunlight Play a Factor in Your Motor Vehicle Accident?

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Extra sunlight in the day is typically a cause for celebration. More time to spend outside, including the chance for barbeques and entertaining guests, is reason enough to heighten spirits in South Carolina. However, there is one group of individuals who aren’t always so happy to see brighter days – drivers. Continue reading.

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