Last week, we took a look at what to do if you’re pulled over for texting and driving in South Carolina — this week, we’ll be discussing what you may be entitled to if you are involved in a car wreck where the at-fault driver was texting when the accident occurred. While there are increasing numbers of high-profile campaigns to discourage distracted driving, the truth is that more people are texting behind the wheel in 2016 than ever before. This has led to an increasing number of car wrecks in which texting was a significant factor in the cause of the collision — and the rate of injuries is increasing, too. If you’ve been the victim of a vehicular collision in which the person at fault was texting while driving, you may be entitled to compensation to help cover your medical bills, car repairs, and other problems that occur as a […]
While traumatic brain injuries may make the national news headlines when it involves beloved NFL players, what’s often lost in these news articles is the reality that traumatic brain injuries are shockingly common and have many different causes. These injuries can leave the injured and their loved ones wondering what they can do if they’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury in their own lives. Today, we’re going to take a few minutes to walk you through TBI, its possible effects, and steps you may be able to take to help your injured family member or loved one in their fight to protect their rights.
Summertime is a boater’s favorite season. With all of the good times that come with spending summer days on a boat, however, there is also a fair amount of potential risk that comes with the territory. Whether you own a boat or you know someone who does, simply being on board makes you responsible for knowing and following proper safety precautions. Too many injuries happen on South Carolina’s lakes and beaches every year. Don’t let your boating story be one of them.
If you’ve been injured by a defective or dangerous product, you may have an easier time recovering compensation for your injuries than you think. This is because special rules and theories of recovery have been developed in the area of product liability law.
Every year, thousands of people are injured from defective and dangerous products and chose to hold the manufacturer liable for the injuries in a defective product lawsuit under product liability law. Although these defective product lawsuits are also personal injury lawsuits, they can be more complex. If you are injured by a defective product, it is critical that you speak to a lawyer that has experience in product liability laws.
If you or someone in your home recently purchased or used a product that malfunctioned and caused property damage or injuries, you probably have questions about what to do next. As a victim of a potentially defective product, you must be prepared with information about how to file a legal claim against the responsible party.
Among healthcare professionals like nurses, residents, and doctors, slips and falls are one of the top causes of workplace injury. It’s not only the medical staff who may become severely injured due to a slip and fall injury in a hospital or other medical facility, however. Patients, visiting friends and family, non-medical support staff like janitors or administrative assistants… anyone who steps foot in a medical facility could be at risk of being injured due to a wet, uneven, or dangerous surface. We have a few pieces of helpful advice to lower your risk, whether you work in a medical facility or you’re a patient or visitor.