Category: Negligence


What You Need to Know About Wrongful Death Claims

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When a person dies due to negligent actions, it is possible that their family members could seek compensation for their death. This is referred to as a wrongful death claim, which can obtain financial compensation for a victim’s family. There are very specific legal parameters that must be followed when filing a wrongful death claim in South Carolina, including who can file, time limits and what compensation is allowed. Continue reading.

Never Events and Medical Malpractice

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There are certain medical errors that should never occur, as they are completely preventable. Medical procedures often come with many risks, but these should not include simple errors that must be avoided at all costs. Many medical malpractice cases involve some of these errors that have been termed “never events,” a reasonable label, as no one would ever want them to occur.

What Is a “Never Event?”

There are specific criteria that indicate what the medical field has coined a “never event.” It is not just generally preventable mistakes, but egregious errors that can cause serious harm to the patient. These events are quantifiable and measurable, and often indicate a critical problem within the healthcare setting or system. Continue reading.

Are You Responsible for Your Accident?

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In South Carolina, when the plaintiff holds less than 51% liability for an accident, they are entitled to seek recovery due to injuries suffered in an accident according to section 15-38-15 of the Code of Laws. However, if you, as the plaintiff, are found to be more than 51% responsible for your accident, you may not pursue financial recovery.

Comparative negligence law usually applies to injuries suffered in vehicle accidents. However, it can also apply to other accidents, such as those on commercial premises. In addition, each party may hold a percentage of responsibility, resulting in multiple parties sharing liability. Continue reading.

Safe Holiday Shopping

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The holidays are here, and for many of us, that means shopping for gifts. Even with the pandemic causing reduced crowds, there will still be hustle and bustle around shopping centers and malls. Here are some ways to be safe while you pick up those holiday gifts. Continue reading.