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Will I Go to Jail for DUI in South Carolina?

Posted by Clay Hopkins | Sep 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you are facing a drunk driving charge, it is important to understand how South Carolina’s DUI laws apply to your situation. What penalties are at stake in your case? What do you need to know? Here is an overview of South Carolina’s DUI laws.

5 Things to Do After a Car Accident

Posted by Clay Hopkins | Mar 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

The trauma of a car accident frequently leaves individuals who are involved feeling disturbed and unclear of what to do next. Accidents might occur even if you consider yourself to be a cautious driver because of someone else's carelessness. Your health and financial well-being depend on you know...

Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Payout Awards

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

The average wrongful termination lawsuit payout award can range from a few thousand dollars to over $100,000. It all depends on the nature of the wrongful termination and the damages you incur due to the termination. It also depends on how far the lawsuit goes. If you go to a jury trial, you may...

When Injuries are Not Involved

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

It is natural to feel very overwhelmed when you have just been in a car accident in South Carolina. You know you have to make many big decisions quickly, but you aren't sure where to start. You will be required to make several calls after a car accident, but some of those calls can wait if there...

Visual Distractions

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Texting while driving is a form of distracted driving that killed 3,142 lives in America in 2019. That is an average of 8 people a day, and that number has been consistent over the previous years. Much like drinking and driving, texting while driving presents several dangers on the road that the...

Tort Claims – Civil Claims

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

The answer to this question is, it depends. When you want to file a wrongful termination lawsuit in South Carolina, you have a few options. If you are filing a civil claim under tort law, you have three years under the South Carolina Code of Laws § 15-3-350. South Carolina Human Affairs law, how...

Sexual Comments and Compliments

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

The National Conference of State Legislatures says that approximately 6,500 workplace sexual harassment complaints were filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2020, a decrease from recent years. The EEOC defines sexual harassment at work as any unwelcome s...

Nursing Home Negligence is Illegal

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Nursing home negligence is an extreme problem. The World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 6 people over 60 experience abuse in a community setting every year. Worse, one study showed that two out of three staff reported that they had committed abuse, and 36 percent witnessed it. Nobody do...


Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 1 Comment

Medical malpractice is defined as a negligent act or omission that causes harm or injury to a patient. There are several examples of medical malpractice, with medical error alone killing more than 250,000 Americans annually. Medical malpractice is said to be the third leading cause of death afte...

Economic Damages Calculations

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

The average payout award for medical negligence lawsuits or claims will vary by the case. If you settle out of court, you may receive several hundred thousand dollars. Jury verdicts could be higher, and depending on the case, could be over one million. If you are filing a lawsuit or claim for me...

Defamation Lawsuits: Do's and Dont's

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

If someone has lied or made a false claim about you and has injured your reputation with even one person as a result, you may have a case for defamation. If you have incurred losses because of this, you may have a lawsuit. In cases of defamation, the burden is on you to show that the statement i...

Damages in Wrongful Termination Claims

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

When you have been terminated for unjust reasons and have damages, you can file a lawsuit for wrongful termination. In many of these cases, the employee feels like so much has gone wrong, but they don't know how to fight for what they lost. When you have been fired unjustly, you will undergo eco...

At the Scene of the Car Accident

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

After being in a car accident on South Carolina roads, you'll have many things to do to take care of the car accident problem. When you aren't sure how to handle a car accident, follow a simple set of steps during and after the car accident to help you manage this new set of problems. Having a S...

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When you have to go to court, you want to know your lawyer will fight for you so you get the best possible outcome. Here at Hopkins Law Firm, our team of personal injury, family law, and criminal defense lawyers has the experience and insights needed to help you present your best case. Our team has helped many clients to protect their future. With locations in Charleston, Pawleys Island, and Myrtle Beach, we can make sure you get the counsel you need anywhere in South Carolina.