If you’re one of the estimated 1.7 million rideshare drivers in the United States, you know the gig economy life requires a different kind of navigation than a regular 9 to 5. You’re not a traditional employee, you’re using your personal vehicle to do commercial work and guidelines for active drivers through rideshare apps can feel like they’re constantly shifting. Continue reading.
There are over 140,000 motor vehicle accidents in South Carolina each year. Victims may suffer a range of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to traumatic brain injuries and paralysis. Unfortunately, fatalities also occur, robbing families across the state of loved ones. Continue reading.
A car accident can leave you with injuries that are both mentally and physically devastating. In the aftermath, there are financial concerns. You may struggle to make ends meet due to being out of work while recovering.
This is a normal scenario for people who have been in an accident. Lost wages, medical bills and household costs may build up over time. You deserve support and representation throughout your journey. Continue reading.
Cars and other road vehicles are built to an exacting standard in most cases. However, no process is 100% perfect, which means that faults can occur. When it comes to large machines that are designed to travel at high speeds and transport people, these issues should be avoided at all costs.
Vehicles can also experience mechanical faults after going through repairs. A less than attentive or unqualified mechanic can make mistakes. If shoddy workmanship results in a vehicle experiencing issues, it may result in a vehicle accident. Injuries or fatalities suffered in such a collision could lead to legal consequences for responsible individuals or entities. Continue reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A variety of issues can arise out of every car accident: damage to the vehicles, to the environment and potential minor to catastrophic injury or death to passengers. All of these issues additionally add economic impact. Continue reading.
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.
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.