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Defense available for those accused of a DUI

Nothing is worse for a motorist than seeing lights in their rearview mirror. A driver might be under the impression that it will be a simple traffic stop for speeding. If this is the case, he or she is hoping to get away with just a warning. But if a police officer suspects that a motorist is under the influence of alcohol, he or she will have to ensure much more during the traffic stop. Whether this is a field sobriety test or a breath test, if the evidence collected against a South Carolina driver causes an officer to believe that he or she is under the influence of alcohol, the driver could be charged with a DUI.

Could I lose my right to recover money in a car accident?

In many of our posts, we have highlighted a number of dangers that South Carolina drivers face, including distracted drivers, drunk drivers and drowsy drivers. However, we have not touched upon how the law treats injured parties when their own actions (at least in part) may have caused the accident leading to their.

Helping you take action after a HAMP loan denial

Owning a home is typically on the top of the list for individuals in South Carolina and elsewhere. While it might take years to reach this goal, it is often one that individuals and families will not give up on. Nonetheless, having a home loan denied could suddenly crush these dreams. Additionally, if an individual has secured a home and are no longer to afford their monthly payments, this could call for a loan modification. However, being denied for this process can also crush their home owning dream as well.

Why drowsy driving can be a hazard

Drunk driving and distracted driving are two taboos that garner a great deal of public service announcements, especially with Labor Day weekend approaching. Both can lead to criminal penalties in the state of South Carolina and both cause thousands of crashes each year. At the same time, drowsy driving is not decried in the same way, even though it can be just as dangerous.

What are your rights when there is a vehicle recall or defects?

In today's society, it is very common to own a motor vehicle if not more than one. These are very reliable and useful consumer products, providing an effective form of transportation. Although there are many benefits of owning a vehicle, some consumers experience a vehicle that is not working right. While this could be due to normal wear and tear, it could also be due to defective or recalled parts. When a vehicle suddenly does not work right, this can be an inconvenience. However, when a vehicle malfunctions while a consumer is operating it, this can be a dangerous and risky situation.

Why you should know about PTSD after car accidents

It’s perfectly normal to be shaken up after a car accident. After all, who leaves their home and proceeds to their destination actually expecting to be in an accident? Before the year is up, millions of accidents are expected to occur across the U.S. With these crash numbers, it is possible for nearly 30,000 to develop severe emotional issues stemming from the accident. 

Understanding product liability claims, who is liable for damages

Residents in South Carolina and elsewhere rely on a variety of consumer products to get through his or her day. Whether it is a household item, medicine, makeup, a tool or a motor vehicle, it is tough to go through a day without using a consumer product. Society's reliability on these products does not only mean they rely on them serving a purpose, but it also extends to a consumer's reliance on a product working the way it was intended. When a product fails to work properly or malfunctions, this is likely due to a defect. And a defective product could be the source of a serious or even fatal consumer injury.

Drunk driver charged with felony DUI after multi-vehicle collision

Being involved in an automobile collision is a shocking and scary event. While drivers are required to follow the rules of the road and uphold a certain duty of care, this does not always protect motorists and passengers from negligent and reckless drivers. Whether it is due to distractions, speeding or intoxication, a negligent driver behind the wheel of a vehicle is never a safe situation. In fact, this dangerous matter could be the exact cause of a severe collision involving multiple vehicles, serious injuries and even fatalities.

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