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How Long Do You Have to File a Claim in South Carolina?

If you’ve been injured because of another driver’s negligence in South Carolina, it’s important to know there is a statute of limitations that sets a limit on how long you have to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Consulting with an experienced Greenville, South Carolina, car accident attorney sooner...

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Steps to File an Accident Claim in South Carolina

If you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence in Greenville, the path toward recovery involves filing an accident claim. Having a clear understanding of the process can help you better protect your claim and better support your recovery. That’s why one of the most important steps you can take is...

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Wrongful Death at Upstate Hospital

This case was a tough one to work on. Our team met with a mother of an 18-month-old child who was killed while she was a patient at an Upstate hospital. The young girl was sent for an MRI post-surgery, while she was intubated and sedated. At some point during...

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Workers Compensation Case at a Manufacturing Plant

Fulton & Barr represented someone who was employed by Alice Manufacturing at their Ellison Plant in Pickens. As she was operating a textile machine, her arm got caught. She suffered extensive degloving of her arm with tendon involvement, fractured vertebrae, fractured nose and lacerations to her face. Our team filed...

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What Is Comparative Negligence in South Carolina?

Fault for a personal injury accident is not always black and white. Sometimes, fault falls in a gray area of shared fault between both parties. Rather than one party being entirely responsible for another’s damages, both parties – or three or more parties – may share some proportion of fault...

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Consequences of Driving Without Car Insurance in South Carolina

Driving without car insurance is illegal in the state of South Carolina. Unfortunately, hundreds of drivers do it – leading to liability challenges when these drivers cause car accidents. If you get into a car accident with an uninsured driver, the process for recovering financial benefits may look different than...

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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer in Greenville, SC

During your search for the perfect personal injury lawyer to handle your accident case, schedule free case consultations at a few different law firms in your area. Narrow your list down to two or three options that appear to cover your practice area in Greenville, South Carolina and that have...

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What Is the Average Settlement for a Personal Injury Claim in Greenville, SC?

If you suffer a serious personal injury in Greenville, South Carolina, you could face expensive medical bills, future health care costs and damages related to a temporary disability, such as lost income. The civil justice system may entitle you to monetary recovery for these damages, among others. If you are...

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What Is a “No Contact” Motorcycle Accident?

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...

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How Much Is My Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?

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...

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

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...

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What Should I Ask My Doctor After a Car Accident?

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...

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

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...

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What Constitutes Larceny in South Carolina?

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...

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Left Turn Laws in South Carolina

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....

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Is Lane Splitting Legal in South Carolina?

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...

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Are Hands-Free Devices Safer While Driving?

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...

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How Do Insurance Companies Calculate Pain and Suffering?

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...

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What To Do After a Hit and Run Accident in Greenville, South Carolina

If you have ever experienced a car accident, you know it is a stressful, often painful, time. You may worry about the extent of your injuries, the possible property damage, dealing with your insurance company, and more. However, what if the other driver flees the scene? Hit and run accidents...

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What Do I Do if My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation?

The time after an injury on the job is a stressful one – you may be worrying about your recovery, when you will get back to work, or even if you will be able to return, not to mention the medical bills that are likely piling up. Many employees find...

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Do I Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance if I Have No Employees?

If you are a sole proprietor with no employees, the answer to the question “do I need workers’ compensation insurance” can seem like a simple one. However, many factors contribute to whether a business should purchase workers’ compensation insurance, and even sole proprietors should consider them. What Does Workers’ Compensation...

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When Do I Have To Return To Work After A Worker’s Comp Injury?

Suffering injuries on the job will entitle you to worker’s compensation. While you will have the time you need to recover, it does not mean that you will be out of work forever in most instances. With most injury claims that are filed with the South Carolina Worker’s Compensation Commission...

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Deadliest Roads in Greenville, SC

Greenville, SC, is home to some of the deadliest roads in the state. These roads are the location of many car accidents that cause injury or even death. Knowing which roads in Greenville, SC, need additional caution when driving, can protect you from a car accident. If you do get...

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Safety Tips for Cyclists in Greenville

Cyclists have a right to share the road with drivers, but often times these rights are taken away because of a careless motorist. A bike accident can strike at any time, severely injuring a cyclist that was obeying the laws of the road the whole time. A South Carolina auto...

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Who Can I Report Dangerous Working Conditions To If My Employer Ignores?

The conditions of the workplace are important to your safety. Your employer has a responsibility to keep you safe while on the job. If you work in a workplace that has unsafe conditions, you do have a right to report these conditions. If your employer chooses to ignore your warning,...

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What Should I Do If My Employer Offers Money 'Under the Table' After a Work Accident?

After a workplace accident, you may have injuries that prevent you from working. You do qualify for benefits under the worker’s comp program in Greenville, SC. Your employer pays into this program and needs to provide you medical treatment through their company insurance provider. If you are approached by your employer...

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Do I Have a Right to Get an Independent Medical Exam After a Work Accident?

Getting injured on the job can cause a complex situation for you to endure. You know you have a right to worker’s comp benefits but are unable secure your compensation. Your employer may fight your injury claim or the Greenville, SC, worker’s comp program may deny your benefits. In both...

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What the Employer Needs To Do After a Job-Related Accident?

As an employee, you have a right to worker’s comp when injured on the job. Accidents that happen in the workplace fall under the Greenville, SC, workers comp program. You will have your medical expenses and a portion of your wages paid by the Commissioner. When your employer does not...

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Can I Get Fired from My Job If I’m on Workers’ Comp?

Workers’ compensation protects employees hurt on the job. Unfortunately, the process to receive benefits through workers comp is complex and hard to follow. For many employees, it is a frustratingly long process. It often does not produce the results you are looking for in your case. You need help from...

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What Is The Process for filing a Workers Comp Claim?

If you have been injured while at work, you have the opportunity to file for Michelin workers comp claim and get various benefits once your claim is approved. There are, however, a number of things that you are required to do so as to get what is rightfully yours according...

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Will You Get South Carolina Workers Comp If You Were At Fault?

If you are injured while at work, you are entitled to South Carolina Workers Comp. It is provided by the law, and unless there is something not right about your claim, you should be given full benefits in a short period of time. A popular question among those who have...

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Why Was Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?

When filing your Lockheed Martin workers’ compensation claim, the expectation is that it will be approved in good time and that your benefits will be paid. However, this isn’t always the case as there are instances that the claim may be denied. There are a number of reasons why your...

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When Can You File For Workers Comp?

Accidents and injuries are common at any workplace, especially in a technical setting. The good news is that if you get injured or ill while at work, you have the right to file for BMW workers comp. The compensation is aimed at covering any medical costs that one may incur...

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Why Do Some People Get Headaches After a Car Accident in Greenville, SC?

If you have suffered a car accident injury, you may find that you have lingering head pain resulting from the accident. This is common in victims who have suffered some from of head or neck trauma after the accident. If you are experiencing painful headaches after a car accident in...

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What Happens When You Slip and Fall in Greenville, South Carolina

A slip and fall of any kind can be scary. There is no shortage of ways it can happen. Falls can happen in obvious places like down a flight of stairs or on ice or in not so obvious places, like a curbside or simply walking from one place to...

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How Social Media Affects a Personal Injury Case in Greenville, South Carolina

Social media has its perks.  You can reconnect with old friends, keep up to date on the happenings with your current friends and even make new friends.   Twitter, Instagram, Facebook are the big three, but then there is Snapchat, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, Tumbler and many more in the works.  With...

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Who is Responsible for Dog Bite Injuries if the Owner is Not There?

If you have been bitten by a dog in Greenville, South Carolina and are suffering from severe dog bite injuries, you should contact an experienced lawyer at Fulton & Barr today to review your case and determine whether or not you are eligible for compensation. If you have suffered a...

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Dog Bite Injury in Greenville, South Carolina

A dog bite injury isn’t just about it bite – it is also about the traumatic experience that pairs with the bite. Sometimes you can see a dog attack or a dog bite coming because the dog is showing signs of aggression: the tail isn’t wagging, the dog is growling,...

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Fulton & Barr Attorneys at Law Launches a New Website Highlighting Law Services

The new law website educates readers on their rights and responsibilities with regard to personal injury and workers’ compensation cases,FultonBarr.com reports FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Greenville, South Carolina)—Various parts of the state recorded snow and ice throughout the month of January. Individuals need to take care when out on the roads...

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Should I Seek a Burn Settlement for My Injury in Greenville, SC?

Anytime you have a personal injury, it can be difficult to predict a good amount for your personal injury settlement in Greenville, SC – and this is especially true with burn injuries. The biggest factor to be considered in Greenville, South Carolina burn settlement amounts is the severity of the...

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What Compensation from Workers’ Comp Should I Expect?

Workers’ compensation is a program designed to compensate employees injured on the job, regardless of fault. If you’re seeking workers’ compensation from workers’ comp in South Carolina, you may wonder what kind of compensation you can expect to receive as a result of your injury or illness. What Does Workers’...

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Getting Compensation for TBI from Auto Accidents

Although more difficult, it is possible to be compensated for traumatic brain injury from auto accidents. As with other injuries sustained in a traffic accident, compensation for traumatic brain injury (TBI) can come either through a settlement with the insurance company or, if necessary, by going to trial. Damages may...

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Top 5 Myths About Workers Compensation in South Carolina

Workers’ compensation is an exclusive remedy system, meaning that it’s the only way a covered employee can get compensated by an employer for injuries or illness sustained on the job. It’s also a no-fault system, meaning that employees are entitled to benefits no matter who caused the accident. The system...

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Top 3 Myths that Can Reduce Your Car Wreck Compensation in Greenville

If you believe one of these myths, you could end up with less car wreck compensation than you’re entitled to. Myth #1 I can rely on the police report to show who was at fault in the wreck. If the police report from your accident clearly states that the other...

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits in South Carolina

If someone is injured due to the actions or negligence of another person, the injured party can bring a personal injury claim against that person. But what if the incident leads not to injury, but to death? In that situation, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed. What should I...

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How Workers’ Comp Benefits Affect Social Security Benefits

Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance Both workers’ compensation and the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) system are intended to help people who need sources of income at a difficult time. Sometimes people need the support of both programs, if, for example, they were injured on the job so...

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What You Need to Know About Bicycle-Car Accidents in South Carolina

Bicyclists, be careful on the roads. Overall, bicycle riders have a higher risk of injury and death than do motor vehicle drivers, according to the CDC. The risks around bicycle accidents are even higher for cyclists on the roads in South Carolina, which SCDOT reports has been one of the...

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5 Things to Do Within 24 Hours of Being Injured at Work in Greenville

There’s no time to delay when you have been injured at work. While you have two years to file a workers’ compensation claim in South Carolina, you have only 90 days to report an accident at work, and the sooner you start, the better. Though you are not obligated by...

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Four Ways Trucking Accidents Are Different from Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents involving trucks like tractor-trailers and other large commercial trucks are often significantly different from accidents involving only passenger cars. If you have been involved in an accident with a truck, it’s important for you to know how it’s different and how a personal injury attorney with experience...

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Why You Should Have a Workers Compensation Attorney in Greenville, SC

An injury that occurs on the job falls under the Greenville, SC, worker’s compensation program. This program helps to pay for your medical expenses and lost wages from work due to your injury. With worker’s compensation, you receive a portion of your wages, which allows you to recover from a...

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The Future of Worker’s Comp in South Carolina

Workers Comp Law in South Carolina Most of the time, decisions made in other states don’t affect us here in South Carolina. Sometimes, though, the decisions are so big, they could have an impact on our own workers’ comp law. A recent decision from the Supreme Court in the state...

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What to Do If You’re Hit: Hit and Run Accidents in South Carolina

A hit and run accident is what it sounds like: Someone hits an object, a person, or another vehicle with their vehicle and leaves the scene of the accident without identifying themselves before the police arrive. Unfortunately, hit and runs aren’t all that uncommon. Sometimes the perpetrator is identified and...

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