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Dog Bites & Home Owners Insurance In South Carolina

I have worked on several cases that involve personal injury as a result of dog bites. These cases are very sad and have far reaching impacts on the lives of the client. A facial scar is not something to be taken lightly, particularly when it is attached to a horrific memory of an attack by…

Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney In South Carolina: Why You Need One!

Personal injury lawsuits are very common because injuries are very common. Personal injuries are injuries sustained because of the fault of another person. Being injured can be quite distressing, whether physical, psychological or emotional. If you ever face the misfortune of sustaining such injuries as a result of another persons negligence, you should keep in…

Tractor Trailer Accidents

Cases involving truck drivers and trucking companies are drastically different than regular automobile accident cases. The hows and whys surrounding collisions of this kind often make these much more complex and that a standard wreck case. What did the trucking company know about the truck driver before putting him behind the wheel of such a…

Defining Traumatic Brain Injury In South Carolina

The brain is involved in everything we think, everything we do, and everything we feel. It acts as an information highway, delivering messages from the brain to different parts of your body. When someone experiences a brain injury, however, the brain functions are disrupted. What someone used to be able to perform with ease may…

What Am I Entitled To While Out Of Work For My Injury In South Carolina?

An individual is entitled to be paid while they are out of work with a job related injury. The pay they receive is called Temporary Total Disability or TTD. TTD payments do not begin until the employee is out for seven days or more. If the employee is injured for seven days, the temporary compensation…

The Depth of Scaring

If you are facing severe disfigurement from an accident or failed medical procedure, you already know that scars are more than skin deep. Serious scarring and disfigurement can physically result in the loss of feeling, sensation or muscular dexterity. Unfortunately, emotionally the scars can be much greater, often times resulting in social and self-esteem issues…

Claiming Bodily Injury If Not Transported To Hospital

Question: If I was in an accident but not transported to the hospital by ambulance, can I still make a claim for my bodily injury? Very often we hear from clients who have been in accidents and did not realize that they were injured at the scene of the accident. It is not at all…

I have been hurt at work, now what?

If you are hurt at work, the first thing you must do if you are able is provide notice of your injury to your employer through your supervisor. You have 90 days from the date of the injury to notify your employer of the injury or you may be prohibited from bringing a Workers’ Compensation…

Great Ending to a Horrible Story!

SANTEE, SC (WIS) – A South Carolina man has been awarded $890,000 in a defamation of character lawsuit because his condominium association mistakenly identified him as a sex offender. “It was humiliating, embarrassing, disgusting,” said James King. “Living in a small town I wanted to protect my name.” Three years ago, King owned two units…

DUI Claims Two Lives In Orangeburg, SC

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WIS) – A Columbia man has been charged in connection with a crash that killed two motorcycle drivers in Orangeburg County. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Sean Aston faces several charges including two counts of felony DUI. Troopers say the collision happened Monday around 7 p.m. on U.S. 21 near…

South Carolina Ranks 5th For Rate Of Workplace Injuries

Rates of serious workplace injury and illness vary significantly between states—even for workers in the same industries—according to a recent report released by Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation. The report is based on data obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The new report,…

South Carolina DUI – SC Supreme Court Speaks to DUI Defense

COLUMBIA, SC — Things just got a little tougher for South Carolina’s drunk drivers. The State Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that in two related opinions involving separate DUI suspects who had their cases dismissed in trial court because of technicalities involving videotaping the suspect, the trial judges who dismissed the cases were wrong, justices decided.…

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