What Is a “No Contact” Motorcycle Accident?

August 30, 2019

A motorcycle can crash in many different ways. Any motorcycle accident could be devastating to the rider, inflicting injuries such as broken bones, road rash or traumatic brain injuries. A no-contact motorcycle accident is a special type of crash in which a driver causes a motorcycle accident, but the two vehicles do not collide. A…

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How Much Is My Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?

August 27, 2019

Someone may be liable for your motorcycle accident. If you were recently involved in a crash as a motorcyclist or passenger, a civil claim could yield financial compensation. South Carolina’s civil laws enable motorcycle accident victims to pursue monetary damages from one or more at-fault parties. South Carolina is a tort liability state, meaning the…

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What To Do If You Have Been Bitten By a Dog?

July 30, 2019

A dog bite is a painful and often severe personal injury. Suffering a dog bite in Greenville could take you off guard. It may be your first encounter with an animal attack and you might not know how best to protect yourself and your legal rights. Going up against the pet owner in pursuit of…

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What Should I Ask My Doctor After a Car Accident?

July 26, 2019

Getting into a car accident could change your life. The forces exerted on your body in a collision could cause injuries such as bone fractures, muscle strains, whiplash, spinal cord injuries, organ damage and traumatic brain damage. During conversations with a doctor after a car accident, it is critical to ask the right questions regarding…

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What Is an Idiopathic Injury? How Does it Affect Workers’ Compensation?

June 28, 2019

An idiopathic injury is an injury from an unexplained origin or with an unknown cause. It may or may not have anything to do with a person’s place of employment. This makes it difficult to determine whether a worker’s pain is eligible for compensation under workers’ compensation laws. Some states have also broadened the definition…

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What Constitutes Larceny in South Carolina?

June 26, 2019

In South Carolina, larceny is theft. Specifically, the definition is “the unlawful taking of property that belongs to another person, done with the intent to permanently deprive that person of the property.” Larceny does not include all theft, such as robbery, because robbery includes force. The law accounts for two types of larceny in South…

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Left Turn Laws in South Carolina

May 27, 2019

Vehicles making left turns are common causes of serious accidents in South Carolina. Making a left turn requires the driver to keep an adequate lookout for oncoming vehicles, yield the right-of-way, and watch for crossing bicyclists or pedestrians while turning. Negligent drivers can easily cause severe or fatal left-turn accidents. If you or a loved…

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Is Lane Splitting Legal in South Carolina?

May 20, 2019

Lane splitting refers to a motorcycle driving between two lanes of traffic moving in the same direction. It is most common in congested traffic when a motorcyclist passes stopped or slower-moving vehicles by driving in between them. California is the only state that does not expressly prohibit lane splitting. If you lane split in South…

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Are Hands-Free Devices Safer While Driving?

April 22, 2019

Ever since car phones became more common in the 1980s and 90s, people have been attempting to multitask in the car. Now that distracted driving is a major traffic safety issue, law enforcement, lawmakers, and drivers alike advocate for the use of hands-free devices to promote safer driving. Are hands-free devices really safer to use…

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How Do Insurance Companies Calculate Pain and Suffering?

April 8, 2019

Accidents may cause many types of damages to those involved. Damages like lost wages and medical bills seem fairly straightforward. However, damages due to pain and suffering are not as straightforward – after all, how do you assign a value to your overall sense of well-being or the extent to which one particular incident affected…

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