Bicycle Accidents in South Carolina

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South Carolina’s beautiful weather means that there are quite a lot of cyclists and pedestrians on the road. However, not everyone is prepared for the degree of care this requires, in order to drive safely. Bicycle accidents in South Carolina occur far more than in many other states, and one moment of inattention can mean life-changing injuries.

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Toxic Torts: Do You Have A Case?

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Working with chemicals and other material like asbestos is understandably a hazardous job, and employers often take every precaution to safeguard their employees. However, sometimes, things go wrong. If you are exposed to hazardous materials on the job, there are times when it is directly because of someone’s negligence. You may be due compensation for what you have suffered.  Read more on “Toxic Torts: Do You Have A Case?” »

Big Rig Accidents and Liability

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South Carolina has almost a thousand miles worth of interstate highway that passes through its territory. Quite a lot of traffic comes from all those roads, including large trucks. Big rigs, when driven well, are no more worthy of comments than any other vehicle on the road, but when they break down or encounter problems, they are more dangerous than any car could ever be. There are different ways to determine whether or not a big rig driver has been negligent. There are more benchmarks than there are for the driver of an ordinary car. It is important to know your rights before moving forward on any legal action. Read more on “Big Rig Accidents and Liability” »

South Carolina Premises Liability

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One of the most common accidents to happen among all ages of people is the slip-and-fall accident. We most often hear about them happening to elderly people, but if a location is unsafe, anyone can fall. Indeed, depending on the lack of safety of a specific business or home, the owner or operator may be liable under a theory of law called premises liability. Read more on “South Carolina Premises Liability” »

Jobs Without Workers’ Compensation

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While most people are under the impression that workers’ compensation must be offered by employers, this is not actually the case. South Carolina is one of the 11 states that does not mandate workers’ compensation for every worker in the state. You may be wondering if your job is one where workers’ compensation does not have to be offered, and what your recourse is if something unforeseen happens. Read more on “Jobs Without Workers’ Compensation” »

Finding The Right Attorney For Your Case

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Tort and personal injury lawsuits make up nearly 40% of all the civil cases in the U.S. in any given year. However, along with the prevalence of personal injury lawsuits comes a prevalence of personal injury lawyers. Many people who are the victims of accidents find attorneys to help represent them in obtaining compensation, but many simply hire the first attorney they encounter. Such a choice can be detrimental to your ability to recover, especially if the attorney’s style does not suit your personality. It is important to know how to ask the right questions before hiring someone to represent your interests. Read more on “Finding The Right Attorney For Your Case” »

Mesothelioma and Asbestosis: A Long-Term Killer

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In the past few decades, American standards for construction of homes and businesses have radically improved, with tighter regulations on building materials, zoning and safety codes. However, older buildings still stand, and in many of them, you will find asbestos in the walls, or in the ceiling. Asbestos exposure is the major cause of mesothelioma, and all its comorbid illnesses. Many people are not even aware they have developed the disease until diagnosis, given how long it takes to mature. It is important to know the risk factors, and to know if you may have a case to hold someone liable for your exposure. Read more on “Mesothelioma and Asbestosis: A Long-Term Killer” »