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March 2017 Archives

Woman injured in pedestrian-car accident

South Carolina pedestrians are notoriously vulnerable to significant injuries and death when they are hit by a motor vehicle. These accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, but regardless of how the accident happened, those who were hurt need to know that they will have a great deal to think about. That includes treatment, rehabilitation, long-term care and lost wages. This is why it is imperative to have help from a Pawleys Island South Carolina personal injury attorney right after the accident has occurred to take steps for a possible legal filing.

Legal help after an injury or death due to defective products

When Pawleys Island residents and people throughout South Carolina purchase a product, they are not only expecting it to work as it is supposed to, but also that it be safe. Unfortunately, there are products that are dangerous and can cause injury and wrongful death. When defective products are provided by a manufacturer, the victim who has been harmed or the relatives of a person who died because of it may have the right to seek compensation through personal injury claims. Understanding how to recognize when there was a defect with a product is key to pursuing a case.

What is the state law for felony driving under the influence?

South Carolina residents who find themselves placed under arrest for driving under the influence will likely be worried and fearful about what the future holds. Depending on the incident that precipitated the arrest, the penalties in the event of a conviction can vary. One serious charge involves a felony for driving under the influence and the definition of "great bodily injury" under the law. Having a grasp of this and what it means is integral to a strong DUI defense.

Woman arrested for DUI after fatal motorcycle accident

Drivers of cars and trucks in South Carolina should maintain a close eye on the road and their surroundings in the event that they encounter a motorcyclist. Since motorcycles and their riders can be vulnerable to serious injuries and fatalities if they are in an accident, it is imperative that the road is shared so everyone is safe. Unfortunately, there are times when drivers are not vigilant and even drive under the influence. This can lead to a car accident. If the crash involves a motorcycle, the potential for damage is significant. Those who have been injured or who have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident must understand the value of discussing the case with a Pawleys Island South Carolina personal injury attorney.

Out of state drivers should be wary in South Carolina

As another winter slowly gives way to spring, many people in the northeast will still take opportunities to escape to warmer places for vacations. Indeed, March is a popular month for baseball fans to attend spring training games in Florida, and for college students to take spring break vacations. With tourists flocking to Pawley’s Island, Myrtle Beach and other destinations along South Carolina’s coast, the South Carolina Highway Patrol is warning drivers about the dangers (and consequences) of drunk driving.

Winter sports injuries: skiing, snowboarding...surfing?

Every winter, adults across the U.S. engage in sports and physical activities, that, while meant to be fun and enjoyable, end up causing serious personal injuries. While skiing and snowboarding are the sports most often associated with winter sports injuries, a serious accident doesn't have to occur on the snow.

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