Posts Categorized: Personal Injury

What To Do After A Dog Bite

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Animals are a part of life in America, especially for families. However, owners of pets have a responsibility to ensure that their animals behave in a fashion that is safe. If a pet or other animal bites or otherwise injures a person, the owner is liable in South Carolina, aside from certain situations that constitute… Read more »

Injury on Public Land: Who Is Liable?

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Usually, when someone is injured on someone else’s land, it may give rise to a personal injury claim under the theory of premises liability. However, if the premises on which your injury happened belong to the government, you may not be able to obtain compensation, unless the facts fit a very specific pattern. The government… Read more »

Texting and Driving in South Carolina

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South Carolina’s roads are busier than ever, with more and more natives and tourists spending time in the many beautiful spots the state has to offer. However, busier roads have more accidents. One of the most common reasons that accidents occur is because of people texting and driving. A ban was passed in late 2014,… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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,… Read more »

Regulating Medical Malpractice Cases

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Medical malpractice, unfortunately, happens. Doctors are overworked, tired or simply negligent, and they make mistakes. When that happens, their patients are able to file suit alleging medical malpractice, and possibly be awarded compensation to help cover bills and living expenses that might not have been necessary if the mistake had not been made. However, while… Read more »

Types of Damages Obtainable in Personal Injury Suits

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When you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit, you are entitled to financial compensation if you win. However, the amount of compensation you are entitled cannot be in one lump sum. Different amounts earmarked for different losses must be requested, depending on the facts of your case. Your attorney should explain what damages you… Read more »

Unusual Wrongful Death Claims

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Wrongful death is a civil action brought against someone when it is alleged that their negligence or recklessness caused the death of someone else, even if they did not physically murder the person. Usually these claims stem from medical malpractice or vehicle accident, but sometimes they can result from unusual situations. It is important to… Read more »