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

March 20, 2019

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 introduce other considerations you may…

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What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Lawsuit in South Carolina?

March 8, 2019

If you suffer an injury, the first thing on your mind may not be to file a personal injury lawsuit. After all, you likely needed to spend time seeking medical attention, receiving services, and recuperating from your injuries. However, what if you discover later that your injuries were preventable? How long can you wait to…

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

February 27, 2019

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 comfort in the knowledge that…

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

February 21, 2019

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 Insurance Cover? Workers’ compensation insurance…

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