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Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Suit in South Carolina?

Matt Whitehead | The Carolina Law Group

A wrongful death suit is a civil action that is brought against the wrongdoer responsible – an individual or an entity – for the death of a person in a manner such that, had the deceased survived, they would have been able to bring a personal injury claim against the wrongdoer at fault. The death may be due to the “wrongful act, neglect or default” of the wrongdoer. Someone, of course, must bring the claim on behalf of the deceased. The question is, who may do so under the law?...

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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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