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Can I Sue My Child’s Daycare?

Matt Whitehead | The Carolina Law Group

There are approximately 2,500 childcare facilities in South Carolina, including nurseries, traditional daycares, and home daycares that look after several thousand children every day. It’s to be expected that sometimes, accidents happen and injuries occur while children are in their care. The question is, can you sue your child’s nursery or daycare for their injuries? The answer is yes, as long as you can show that the daycare or caregiver was responsible for their injuries. Here are the most common types of claims brought against daycares. Daycare Negligence In most cases, a...

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What is premises liability and what does it mean for you?

Matt Whitehead | The Carolina Law Group

Premises liability is the liability a property owner has relating to that property. Property owners have a basic duty of care to ensure that their property is safe for others coming onto their property, and if this duty of care is breached and someone is injured as a result, they may be liable for damages. Here are some examples of premises liability cases and what it takes to win one as the injured party....

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Kids in Hot Cars: What Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke Is & How to Prevent It

Matt Whitehead | The Carolina Law Group

July is the deadliest month when it comes to children dying in hot cars, and 37 children die this way on average every year, reports CNN. Eighteen children have already tragically lost their lives this way  in 2018, including one in Spartanburg just last month. As the temperature starts to rise here in South Carolina this summer, this is the ideal time for parents to learn what pediatric vehicular heatstroke is – and how to prevent it. What Is Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke? Pediatric vehicular heatstroke occurs when a child overheats inside a vehicle. We...

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Uber and Lyft Accidents: Are Rideshare Drivers Covered?

Matt Whitehead | The Carolina Law Group

When one of Uber’s driverless cars struck and killed a woman in Arizona recently, it brought up the question of safety and rideshare companies. While we’re unlikely to see a repeat of that tragic accident any time soon – Uber pulled all of its driverless vehicles while it investigates what happened – we can expect to see everyday motor vehicle accidents involving Ubers and Lyfts. What happens if you’re in an accident while driving for Uber or Lyft? Are you covered under the company’s auto insurance policy? Are you covered...

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What Is Comparative Negligence In South Carolina?

Matt Whitehead | The Carolina Law Group

What Is Comparative Negligence In South Carolina? Let’s say you were in a car accident with a driver in another vehicle. Both of you have suffered injuries and have sustained damage to your cars. Both of you are looking at big expenses. And both of you were partially responsible for the accident. What happens now? Who can recover damages? Who’s on the hook for paying those damages? What Happens When More Than One Person Is at Fault? Different states figure out the answers to these questions differently. A few states follow a rule of...

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