Posts Categorized: Personal Injury

Filing a Lawsuit in South Carolina

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When you are injured by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to be compensated for your injuries, whether physical, financial, or emotional. Likewise, your close family members may have certain rights. But these rights are not absolute. The law does require you to exercise your rights within a reasonable amount of time. This requirement… Read more »

Winning Personal Injury Cases

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A lot of people are injured every year due to negligence. According to Legal Finance Journal, nearly 27,000 tort lawsuits were filed in 2005 alone. Yet only about four percent of them go to trial. People often overestimate their chances of success, as success rates are rarely better than 50 percent. Therefore, many clients may… Read more »

Survival Actions in South Carolina

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When you lose a loved one due to another person’s negligence, you often will have a potential claim against that person for wrongful death. However, in South Carolina, there are two different types of wrongful death suits, and it is important to understand which is which. If you are a family member, as opposed to… Read more »

Can You Be Held Liable for Trespassers?

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In most situations, a trespasser who is injured on private property has very little recourse to seek compensation for their injury. The act of their trespassing tends to render them unable to bring suit for any harm they may have suffered. However, there are rare times when a trespasser may bring suit in South Carolina… Read more »

What Are Damage Caps?

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When someone brings a civil lawsuit, especially in personal injury, they are seeking monetary damages. They may also be seeking an injunction, which is an order compelling someone to either continue or stop doing something, but monetary damages are the primary method of redressing civil wrongs. However, in many states, damage caps have been enacted… Read more »

Surgical Malpractice in South Carolina

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Like any other person offering a product or service, doctors can be sued if their care is below the appropriate standard, especially when related to surgery. Medical malpractice is an area of personal injury law that has some specific legal hurdles to overcome before compensation may become available to you, but it is most certainly… Read more »

Child Trespassers and Premises Liability

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Premises liability is a complex area of law that can sometimes result in long, drawn out court cases. In theory, the least difficult area of premises liability is the issue of duties owed to trespassers. However, if that trespasser is a child, a case may grow even more tangled. It is imperative that you understand… Read more »

The Role of Expert Witnesses In Personal Injury Cases

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Some personal injury cases are fairly simple, “open and shut” cases. However, some require further investigation, and some may even need the testimony or evidence of an expert in order to parse exactly what occurred during a specific accident. This is where expert witnesses usually come in. Not everyone is aware of the expert’s role… Read more »

Vicarious Liability in South Carolina

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Sometimes, people working on the clock do make mistakes. A negligent omission, or an improper turn of the wheel of a car can mean an accident, and cause harm to someone else. An employee may not be able to afford a judgment assessed against them – but an employer usually can. In South Carolina, as… Read more »