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.
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.
Boating is a pleasurable pastime and a way of life along the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia. It is so popular that the number of leisure and commercial boaters, including personal watercraft like jet skis, has jumped by about two million since the 1980s.
That means there are many vehicles in use in public waters, increasing the risk of boating accidents. Therefore, you need to know how to protect yourself and others and what to do if someone gets injured. Continue reading.
The law is quite clear on defective products. Manufacturers’ and distributors’ responsibility is to make products as safe as possible. This responsibility extends to providing warnings where there is a risk of harm.
Using some products comes with inherent risks. For instance, a chainsaw is a dangerous tool if defective or used incorrectly. For this reason, manufacturers invent safety features and provide suitable warnings. Failure to do so can result in legal action and compensation payouts. Continue reading.
Roads are like the circulatory system of the American Landscape. Just as your veins ensure that blood travels through your body, the highways and byways of our country get people, goods and services to where they need to be. Accordingly, you should expect to share your route with different kinds of vehicles. It is vitally important to exercise caution around large transports like trucks.
If a car or other small vehicle is in a collision with a truck, the outcome can be catastrophic. Risk of injury or death to driver and passengers is high, and your vehicle is likely to be severely damaged. All drivers should exercise extra caution around large vehicles. Continue reading.
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.
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.