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.

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.

Counting the Cost of a Car Accident

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Have you taken the time to count the cost of your car accident? It can be difficult to focus on your financial situation right after a crash. However, if you don’t start thinking about the ways that your injuries will impact your bank balance, crippling debt can creep up on you rather quickly. There are countless ways that a car accident can negatively affect your finances. If you were not at fault in the accident, it may be time to consider seeking compensation. Continue reading.