Typical Brain Injury Compensation

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Approximately 61,000 people in South Carolina have a disability connected to a traumatic brain injury. Many have died. Over half of those injuries are attributed to slip and falls and car accidents. Approximately 28 percent were caused by a fall, and 23 percent were caused by a car accident. Whe...

Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Payout Awards

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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...

Misdiagnosis

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

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...

DO: Know that you are telling the truth.

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...

Who Can Challenge A Will?

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

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is difficult and emotionally draining, but thinking about the assets and money left behind by a family member can make the situation even more challenging. In some unfortunate situations, you may need to contest a will or you could be the beneficiary of a wil...

When To Request A Child Support Modification

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

Establishing child support through the court system can sometimes be a necessary event, but, life changes. In the event you need to request child support modification, you can do so even after a formal arrangement has been established. An experienced Pawleys Island family court lawyers can help ...

When Does Child Support End In South Carolina?

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

Child support in South Carolina typically ends when the child turns 18, graduates from high school or meets other criteria for elimination of child support. However, there are instances when the child support cutoff age can be extended. If the child is still in high school at age 18, support is ...

What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

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

Approximately 17,730 new cases of spinal cord injury occur every year, and car accidents cause 39 percent of them. These are permanent injuries because once nerves are damaged, they can not be made whole again. You have a right to compensation when you have experienced a spinal cord injury and c...

What is a Medical Malpractice Case?

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

Medical malpractice isn't just having a bad time at the doctor's office or getting a bad diagnosis when you hoped for an all-clear. Instead, medical malpractice occurs only when a medical professional (like a doctor, nurse, or another specialist) deliberately or through negligence applies incorr...

What Is A Living Will?

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

A living will is different than a traditional will or trust. When you create a living will, you're crafting a legal document that confirms your desires for end-of-life medical care. A living will is also referred to as an advance directive or health care directive. Its purpose is to share your w...

What is a lawsuit for surgical negligence?

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

Any surgery is a time of uncertainty. You hope and expect it to all go smoothly. Then, after the surgery, something is wrong. You may learn shortly following the procedure or after a long period of time that there is a surgical instrument left in your body. Of course, discovering a foreign objec...

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