Burriss and Ridgeway

Offices in Columbia and Orangeburg, SC

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Property damage, what am I entitled to?

Property damage, what am I entitled to? Almost in every automobile accident case, one issue that arises is the quandary that the client finds himself in with regards to property damage. Clients are often very confused about: What they are entitled to recover How they can be treated fairly by the insurance company Ultimately, the…

Can I trust the insurance adjuster?

Can I trust the insurance adjuster? The short answer to this question is no. You cannot trust the insurance adjuster. Insurance companies make billions of dollars every year paying injured parties less than they are entitled to.   The insurance adjuster that has contacted you may sound nice at the outset. He could be like someone…

Why Your Doctor Matters

Why Your Doctor Matters If you have been injured in any kind of accident and potentially have a claim against the at-fault party, you must understand why your doctor matters. It will help you determine which steps are wise for you to take. Your doctor has to testify ‘to a reasonable degree of medical certainty’…

Have You Been Injured By A Dog Bite In South Carolina?

Dog bite or dog attack cases are another category of cases that very often insurance adjusters respond to very quickly. The reason that insurance companies and insurance adjusters do this is that they do not want the injured party to have adequate time to evaluate what the damages may actually be. Unfortunately, dog bites or…

Is Your Case a Workers’ Compensation Case Only?

In South Carolina workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for any employee that has been injured on the job while in the course and scope of his or her employment. The problem with the workers’ compensation laws is that there are many categories of damages for which the client is not entitled to recover. Pain…

I’ve Been Injured in an Accident In South Carolina That Was My Fault, What Now?

In South Carolina many automobile insurance policies contain a coverage referred to as personal injury protection or med pay. Personal injury protection and med pay are the same coverage and is a coverage intended to protect the insured with regards to any medical treatment sought as the result of an accident. These are coverage’s that…

Should I Give A Recorded Statement in S.C. After An Accident?

Immediately after any sort of accident that we handle it is very common for the client to receive either direct physical contact or contact by telephone from an insurance adjuster requesting that the client give a recorded statement. A recorded statement is nothing more than the insurance companies attempt to gather information or testimony from…

Injured by a Drunk Driver in South Carolina? Don’t Sign Anything Yet!

The classic Modus Operandi of insurance adjusters when their insured has injured another in an accident that involved alcohol is to swoop in and try to settle the case as quickly as possible. Insurance adjusters and the companies for which they work recognize that the less that you know about the behavior of the individual…

I Have Been Injured in an Accident in SC and I am Not Sure What to do…

With regards to seeking medical treatment after an accident in South Carolina we see clients make one of two mistakes on a fairly regular basis: The first mistake that clients often make is that they will sit around hurting and hoping to get better for some extended period of time delaying the inevitable treatment that…

South Carolina woman loses part of arm in pit bull attack

NEWS July 28 2015 – South Carolina woman loses part of arm in pit bull attack. Area media outlets report that 48-year-old Katherine Rizk was attacked late Sunday at her home and is in the intensive care unit of the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston. Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article29090995.html ‪#‎dogbite‬ ‪#‎injuryattorney‬ Did…

South Carolina Court Rules Stripper Shot at Club Entitled to Workers’ Comp

An exotic dancer who was shot at a Columbia, S.C., nightclub is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for her injury, according to a ruling by the South Carolina highest court. The State newspaper reported that the South Carolina Supreme Court made that ruling last week in the case of LeAndra Lewis, stating that Lewis was…

Third-Party Liability Workers’ Compensation Cases in South Carolina

What is Third-Party Liability? An injured worker’s only remedy against his employer is to make a claim under the South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act. He cannot file a lawsuit against the employer for any injuries he suffered on the job. The advantage of the South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act to the employee is that he…

Compensation For Repetitive Stress Injuries In South Carolina

An individual who performs the same task over and over hundreds or thousands of times a day will often develop injuries related to the repetitiveness of the activity. A good example of this is a carpal tunnel injury to the hand and elbow. Certain repetitive trauma injuries such as carpal tunnel are compensable if the…

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