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Matt Whitehead | The Carolina Law Group

Is It Elder Abuse? Recognizing Elder Abuse

October 16, 2017
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The term “elder abuse” covers any kind of abuse of an elderly person. It is a topic that has gained increasing attention in the past few years as the population ages and people live longer. The National Center on Elder Abuse reports a prevalence of approximately 10%, but warns this figure is likely far lower than reality, as many cases go unreported.

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Nihar Patel | Attorney Greenville SC

How Motorcycle Accidents are Different from Car Accidents

October 13, 2017
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Like all motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents can cause injury, death, time off work, and reduced quality of life. What makes motorcycle accidents different from car and truck accidents is the higher level of risk associated with riding motorcycles and how those claims are fought after an accident happens.

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Mitchell Byrd, Attorney, The Carolina Law Group

Possible Reasons Why Your SC Workers’ Comp Claim Was Denied

September 15, 2017
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If your workers’ compensation claim in South Carolina was denied, don’t give up; here’s what to do next. One important step is to understand why it was denied so you and your workers’ compensation lawyer can address that reason. Here are some reasons your claim may have been denied in the first place.

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What To Do After You’re Injured In A Pedestrian Car Accident

September 1, 2017
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Over 5,000 pedestrians are killed in car accidents every year across the U.S., and another 130,000 are injured, according to the CDC[1]. South Carolina was ranked #3 most dangerous state for pedestrians according to 2014 data from the NHTSA. With the number of pedestrian-car accidents so high, it is smart to know what steps you should take if you or a loved one are ever hit by a car in South Carolina.  

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Mitchell Byrd, Attorney, The Carolina Law Group

What To Do When Your South Carolina Workers’ Comp Claim Is Denied

August 3, 2017
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Unfortunately, sometimes legitimate workers’ compensation claims are denied. Your claim can be rejected for a variety of reasons by your employer and their insurance company, or by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Although a denial or rejection is disheartening, it’s no reason to give up hope. It’s absolutely possible to succeed with a claim after it’s been denied initially. Here are some steps you can take.   

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Matt Whitehead | The Carolina Law Group

Compensation You May Be Entitled to After a Car Accident

July 21, 2017
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You might know that if you’re injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to damages under South Carolina law, including, but not limited to, compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But those are just a few of the possible types of compensation that may be recoverable. Below describes some of the types of compensation you may be entitled to under certain circumstances.

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Monty Desai | Partner & Attorney | CLG

What Not To Do After A Car Accident

June 27, 2017
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Hopefully, you know what to do if you are ever in a car accident: seek medical attention if needed; if your car is safe to drive and is causing a hazard where it is, pull it to the side of the road; call the police; and exchange insurance information with the other driver(s). It is also smart to take photos or videos of the damage and to make notes for yourself of what happened so you do not forget the details later. Now that you know what you should do after a wreck, here are some things you should not do.

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Nihar Patel | Attorney Greenville SC

What You Need To Know About Dog Bites In South Carolina

June 8, 2017
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If you are victim of a dog bite in South Carolina you may be entitled to compensation. SC paid out approximately $1.7 million in 2016 for numerous dog bite claims – averaging nearly $25,000 per claim.

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