The Immediate Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Greenville, SC

Do you know what to do right after a car accident? If you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident in Greenville or elsewhere in South Carolina, the steps you take in the hours and days immediately following the accident matter. What you do – or don’t do – can have a big effect on how the accident is settled and for how much.

We’ve previously covered what not to do after a car accident. Here is what to do after a car accident, from a car accident attorney’s point of view.

What is the Most Common Type of Occupational Disease?

An “occupational disease” is defined in South Carolina Code 42-11-10 as “a disease arising out of and in the course of employment that is due to hazards in excess of those ordinarily incident to employment and is peculiar to the occupation in which the employee is engaged.” That is, an occupational disease – also called an occupational illness – is not just an illness that leads to days away from work, but it’s a disease that is directly caused by an employee’s working conditions. 

Most occupational diseases are covered by workers’ compensation in South Carolina, but it can be challenging to prove that the disease was directly the result of working conditions. (Read more about this on our blog, How to Get Workers’ Compensation for Occupational Disease in South Carolina.)

What is the most common type of occupational disease in the U.S.? It’s not possible to say for sure what the single most common one is, but the following occupational diseases are some of the most common in the U.S.

What is Larceny?

Larceny is a type of property crime that involves taking someone else’s property with the intent to permanently deprive them of the property. In South Carolina, larceny may be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the nature of the crime.

How is larceny different from burglary and robbery? What are the penalties for a conviction? Here’s what you need to know about larceny in South Carolina.

What are mandatory minimums for drug offenses?

Mandatory minimums are pre-determined sentences that judges must abide by when handing out sentences to defendants convicted of certain offenses. That is, a judge may not sentence a defendant to any amount of time less than the law says. Mandatory minimums may include both jail time and fines.

Laws regarding offenses and mandatory minimum sentences vary by state, and the federal government has its own laws regarding mandatory minimums, too.

What is an EB-1 Visa?

An EB-1 visa is an employment-based (“EB”) visa. It’s one of many different kinds of visas that non-U.S. citizens can apply for in order to live and work in the U.S.

How is the EB-1 visa different from other kinds of visas, and who can apply for one?

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