North Charleston Drunk Driving Lawyer

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BOBBY BROWN ARRESTED FOR 2ND DUI THIS YEAR!

The entertainment website TMZ.com reports that  Bobby Brown was arrested a week before Halloween in L.A.  According to their sources, Brown was driving erratically 1AM on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 near Ventura Boulevard and Corbin Avenueon in L.A.  After officers smelled alcohol and when Brown declined to submit to field sobriety tests he was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Brown was arrested earlier this year for DUI and sought treatment to substance abuse issues while the charge remains pending.  He also has a DUI conviction on his record from 1996.

In South Carolina, a conviction for a 2nd DUI could result in serious consequences.  If convicted and you refused or provided a breath or blood sample and the reported result was .09 or less, you face a fine of $2,100 to $5,100 and a jail sentence of a minimum 5 days up to one year in prison. If convicted of a 2nd offense where your blood alcohol concentration was .10 to .15, you face a fine of $2,500 to $5,500 and a jail sentence of 30 days to 2 years. If convicted of a 2nd offense where your blood alcohol concentration was .16 or greater, you face a fine of $3,500 to $6,500 and a jail sentence of 90 days to 3 years. You lose your driver’s license for 1 year, with no driving privilege available during that year. You must complete ADSAP again and obtain SR-22 for 3 more years.

South Carolina courts do not approve of the “It’s My Perogative” defense, despite what Bobby Brown has to say about it.  If you find yourself charged with any level of DUI or any criminal offense, contact the law offices of Rodenberg Callihan Davis Lohr & Syracuse so that our North Charleston drunk driving lawyer can begin to help you fight the charges.

 

Rodney D. Davis

843-790-3476
 

NORTH CHARLESTON INJURY ATTORNEYS

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SUPERSTORM SANDY DEVASTATION

Early this morning, CNN estimates more than 7 million customers are without electricity in 10 states and the District of Columbia following Sandy’s landfall.

The extent of the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy becomes more apparent after sunrise as inland flooding, electrical fires and record power outages blanket the Northeast.

At least 16 fatalities have been attributed to the storm in the United States.  This rasies the total number of deaths to approximately 84 after the storm wreaked havoc throughout the Caribbean islands.

The North Charleston injury attorneys  at Rodenberg Callihan Davis Lohr and Syracuse have family and friends who were in harm’s way.  We pray for our family and friends but also for all those that are struggling in the aftermath of this devastating storm.

In any natural disaster, the personal injury attorneys at Rodenberg Callihan Davis Lohr and Syracuse advise everyone to heed the instructions of state and local officials.

Rodney D. Davis

RodneyDavis@RCDLS.com

843-790-3476

North Charleston Workers Compensation Attorney

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 According to an October 6, 2012 article in the Post and Courier, “Charleston has been an international business address for centuries thanks to its port, but with the delivery of Boeing South Carolina’s first 787 to Air India, the Lowcountry has officially reached a higher elevation. Speaking this week, economist and the College of Charleston President predicted just how high the region could rise on Boeing’s wings. He said historians will view the aircraft maker as the most “transformative” economic force on the Charleston area since the Civil War.”  Thousands of Charleston workers have had a hand in building the inaugural 787 Dreamliner.  The airplane sale to Air India has placed Charleston and Boeing on the “international stage”.  Boeing Charleston is slated to deliver at least three planes a month by the end of 2013.  Further growth of the company is foreseeable and much anticipated.

north-charleston-workers-compensation-attorney With the growth to Boeing in the Lowcountry comes a growth in the amount of jobs available. Unfortunately, along with the increase in jobs will come an increase in the amount of injuries sustained by hard working employees.  Work injuries happen every day – just not to you.  When it does happen to you, finding your way through the process can be a confusing challenge, but you don’t have to do it alone. The attorneys at Rodenberg Callihan are here to help you navigate through what can sometimes be a complicated web of legal issues. The insurance company is not on your side – they are against you. You will have a lot of questions, Rodenberg Callihan has the answers. Please get in touch with a North Charleston workers compensation attorney today.

Melissa Syracuse

melissasyracuse@rcdls.com

843-790-3476

 

North Charleston Car Wreck Attorneys

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After a car wreck, you may receive a letter from your health insurance company asking about your recent visit to the Emergency Room.  What does this letter mean?

The scenario may go something like this:  You are sitting at a red light, patiently waiting for it to turn green.  When the light turns green, you start through the intersection only to be hit in the driver’s side door by a distracted teen talking on her cell phone and driving 30 miles per hour.  Your body is thrown to the right even though you have your seat belt on and you immediately feel pain in your neck, ribs, low back and knee.  It hurts to breathe and it hurts to move.  An ambulance arrives and the paramedics get you out of the car and place you on a long spine board with a neck collar.  You are strapped to the board at the ankles, knees, hips, chest and arms, and at the forehead.  It is very uncomfortable.  Several hours later, you manage to painfully and slowly walk out of the ER carrying three different prescriptions and a work excuse for a week.

Several days later, you receive a letter from your health insurance company asking if you were in an accident or if you were injured on the job.  If so, when, where, what time, what happened, how were you injured, do you have a lawyer, and what’s that lawyer’s name, address, phone number, etc.

You are receiving this letter from your health insurance company because of a paragraph or a section in your health insurance policy.  This paragraph or section typically contains some jumble of these words:  subrogation, reimbursement, assignment, and right or rights.

Generally, these paragraphs or sections give your health insurance company the right to be reimbursed any money it has paid to a doctor or other health care provider for related medical treatment out of any money you may receive from the distracted teen’s car insurance company.

Unfortunately, the reimbursement of your health insurance company from your car wreck settlement gets even more complicated.  As North Charleston car wreck attorneys, we have dealt with private health insurance companies regarding reimbursement from personal injury settlements.  If you have been injured in a car wreck, we will take the time to discuss the specific facts of your case and how the law applies in your unique situation.

Katherine C. “K.C.” Lohr

Attorney at Law

843-790-3476

North Charleston Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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North-Charleston-Medical-Malpractice-LawyerThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that the highest risk for fungal meningitis from contaminated steroids is within the first six weeks or 42 days after exposure.  This is good news for patients exposed to contaminated steroids.

According to the CDC, the outbreak of fungal meningitis from tainted steroid injections have made 308 people sick in 17 states and 23 patients have died.  Massachusetts state officials closed the New England Compounding Center pharmacy in Framingham, Massachusetts that distributed the contaminated steroids noting dirty conditions within the facility.  The pharmacy’s license has been permanently revoked.

As many as 14,000 people may have received tainted steroid injections, which were shipped to 76 pain clinics nationwide, including one pain clinic in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Meningitis is an inflammation of the protective membranes of the brain and spinal cord.  Symptoms of meningitis include headache, fever, nausea, stiff neck and light sensitivity.  If you have had a steroid injection and are experiencing these symptoms, call your doctor immediately.

This story regarding contaminated steroids is one example of how tainted medications can seriously injure a person or cause a person’s death.  If you believe that you have been injured by a medication or by any type of medical malpractice, I am an experienced North Charleston medical malpractice lawyer and will take the time to discuss your case and the law with you.  Please get in touch with me today.

Katherine C. “K.C.” Lohr

843-790-3476
 

 

 

 

 

 

North Charleston Car Wreck Lawyer

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A Summerville police officer was injured this morning after being struck by a SUV on Highway 78.

Officer Jason Workman, 34, was helping a disabled motorist on Highway 78 when a black Ford Expedition struck him about 6:45 a.m., South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Bob Beres said.

Workman was crossing the street when the SUV, which was headed east on the roadway, struck him, Summerville Police said.

Workman was transported to Medical University Hospital for treatment of injuries he received during the incident.

The status of Workman’s injuries are not yet known according to this article.

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As a North Charleston personal injury law firm we wanted to share this story with you to point out an example of how you can have both a workers comp claim and a car accident claim arising out of the same accident. If you or a loved one has been in an auto accident or hurt on the job please get in touch with us right away as time is of the essence.

Lorey Callihan  loreycallihan@rcdls.com  843-790-3476

North Charleston DUI Lawyer – DUI News

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University of Idaho football player charged with DUI

MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho center Kyle Barone was arrested on a DUI charge over the weekend.

According to this article, Barone was arrested on the Washington University campus early Sunday morning  after  campus police saw a vehicle stopped in the wrong lane and then saw it cross both lanes of traffic into a parking space, where it hit a curb.

Police reports say Barone’s blood-alcohol level was 0.186 percent, more than twice the legal limit.

The Daily News reports Barone, who is 23, appeared in Whitman County District Court Monday, shortly after coach Don Verlin announced that Barone had been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

As a North Charleston DUI law firm, Rodenberg Callihan is happy to share recent DUI related news from around the country. If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI or similar offense, please get in touch today to set up a consultation. 843-790-3476