Dram Shop Claims

Two Cars Involved in an Accident

When it comes to alcohol-related accidents, every state handles liability differently. While a claim can be made against a drunk driver that has caused an accident, for instance, a separate claim can be established against the bar or liquor store that provided or sold alcohol to the intoxicated driver prior to the crash. A Dram… Continue reading

Termite Damage

Closeup Picture of Termites

Given its beautiful scenery and lush, coastal properties, South Carolina continues to be a popular vacation destination and haven for individuals and families. Yet, imagine the frustration of purchasing a home and later discovering signs of termite damage. What’s more, suppose that a previous owner concealed evidence of termites, or that a termite inspection company… Continue reading

Defective Windows

Damage Due to Defective Window Charleston SC

Whether homeowners have purchased a home through a re-sale, or if their home was newly constructed, imagine the frustration when they notice a leaking window, misalignments in the window frame, loose gaskets or other physical damages. The hard reality when it comes to construction-type defects is that they may go unattended and unnoticed for some… Continue reading

Traumatic Brain Injury

Doctor Looking at X Ray of Brain Injury Charleston SC

When an individual sustains a devastating injury from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body, or when an object penetrates brain tissues, this can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Interestingly, symptoms from a traumatic brain injury can manifest immediately, or they may appear days or even weeks following the event,… Continue reading

Injured On An Escalator

Ambulance Speeding Away From Accident

Surprising to some, incidents involving escalators kill approximately 30 people and seriously injure about 17,000 people each year in the United States, as noted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. An online version of Popular Science asks, “why are escalators so dangerous?” It explains that while the escalator… Continue reading

Spray Foam Insulation: Dangers To Your Health And Home

Front of House Under Construction Charleston, SC

For residential homes and buildings, spray foam is a type of insulation that is considered toxic, particularly when it contains polyurethane. What’s more, if individuals are exposed to these materials before they are dry, the health risks are even greater. The following effects have been reported: Skin, Eye and Lung Irritation Asthma Skin Sensitivities (from… Continue reading

Admiralty (Maritime) Law

Boat on Water Charleston SC

While legal issues that occur on land (i.e. workers’ compensation, criminal offenses and injuries) also occur on water, there are special considerations and legal rules that apply. What’s more is that there are international laws that apply in certain cases. Given these reasons, when individuals face a legal issue that has occurred on the water,… Continue reading

Has A Defective Airbag Caused Your Injury?

Deployed Airbags in a Car Charelston SC

While airbags offer an important safety feature and supplement to seat belts in cars, vans, trucks and sports utility vehicles, there are a number of ways that they can malfunction. Whether due to a design flaw, a mistake during manufacturing, installation or insufficient directions provided to consumers for safe and effective usage, when airbags fail… Continue reading

When It Is Okay To “Stand Your Ground?”

Man in Handcuffs Charleston SC

Whether individuals support explicit conversations regarding firearms or they tiptoe around anything related to the second amendment, it’s important for South Carolina residents to understand their ability to use deadly force against another person, as stated in the Stand Your Ground doctrine. The Post and Courier explains that in the United States, criminal law has… Continue reading

Texting and Driving

Charleston SC Car Accident Lawyer

With the hope that more lives will be spared across the state, several South Carolina residents have joined the fight against texting and driving, pushing for stricter laws and fines that are enforceable. Perhaps a greater awareness of the consequences associated with texting and driving is necessary. For the 6 million young people at “DoSomething”… Continue reading