Posts Categorized: Personal Injury

The Basics of Dog Bite Law

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South Carolina is a state full of animals and animal lovers, but sometimes, animals can get out of control. If your pet causes harm to someone, you may wind up being liable for that person’s injuries, and your pet may face even worse consequences. It is in your best interest to learn the laws your… Read more »

“Acts of God” and Personal Injury

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“Acts of God”, also referred to as “force majeure,” as defined in the legal profession are events that essentially have no causation beyond what occurs in nature, such as a tree being hit by lightning and falling over. Since these events have no causation, it is not possible to hold anyone liable for their happening… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

DUI & Dram Shop Laws

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When someone is stopped for drunk driving in South Carolina, they are rightly charged with driving under the influence (DUI). They may then be prosecuted or civilly sued, depending on who and what they may harm while driving drunk. However, there is very often another player in DUI cases: the bar, restaurant or other public… Read more »