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Personal Injury and Natural Disasters

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South Carolina is a state that, thankfully, sees fewer natural disasters than many. However, they do happen – hurricanes and tropical storms are the most common, bringing flooding and widespread destruction. October 2015 saw a FEMA disaster declaration due to severe storms. These disasters cause injuries, and some of them are severe. The average individual… Read more »

Worker’s Compensation for Independent Contractors

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One of the main reasons that employees and independent contractors are differentiated is because it affects the question of who may receive benefits, such as workers’ compensation. Generally, one must be an employee to be eligible for benefits, but as the economy in the United States changes and evolves, this is no longer as cut… Read more »

Slip-and-Fall Accidents in South Carolina

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Accidents do happen. As South Carolinians age, more and more of those accidents are turning out to be of the slip and fall variety. Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States, especially for older adults – approximately one in three experiences a fall each… Read more »

What Is Strict Liability?

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Very frequently, in South Carolina law, one comes across the term “strict liability.” It is a legal theory that assigns liability even if one had no intent to injure or cause other harm. Because it does not actually require proof of malice or negligence, there are many misconceptions about when the theory applies. Acquiring a… Read more »

Actual and Proximate Causation in Auto Accidents

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Car accidents occur for a multitude of reasons, most of them attributable to driver error. However, there are instances when an accident is not foreseeable, or when who or what exactly caused the accident is in dispute. It can be difficult to determine what actually caused the crash, but if causation cannot be proven, it… Read more »

Allergies & Personal Injury

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Some people complain that our society has become too litigious in recent years, with people threatening suit for every little hurt, both real and imagined. However, there are others who live with potentially dangerous conditions that can be triggered by someone’s negligence. If this does occur, it is only right that the negligent person be… Read more »

The Wrongful Death of a Child

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When someone dies due to the wrongful or negligent conduct of another person, their surviving family may bring an action for wrongful death. It is especially agonizing when the deceased is a child. In South Carolina, however, there are certain rules over what you as parents may or may not bring suit for. Some damages… Read more »

Traumatic Brain Injuries After Accidents

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When you are the victim of an accident, you can sustain any number of varied injuries, though some are more common than others. One of the most common injuries sustained in accidents is traumatic brain injury (TBI), which is primarily due to blunt trauma. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI, you… Read more »