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Filing a Wrongful Death Suit After a Car Accident

Nihar Patel | Attorney Greenville SC

In car accidents that result in death, the driver at fault may or may not face criminal charges brought by the state. A wrongful death claim is different because it is a civil matter, and according to South Carolina code, must be brought by the deceased’s executor or administrator, or in their name. If your loved one has died in a car accident, you may be considering filing a wrongful death claim yourself. Here’s what you need to know....

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3 Mistakes After a Car Accident That Can Cost You Money

Nihar Patel | Attorney Greenville SC

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is often a traumatic experience that can leave you confused and likely to make mistakes. Some mistakes can end up costing you a significant amount of money when it comes time to settle your claim and greatly limit your opportunity to obtain the medical treatment you need down the road.If you’ve been involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, avoid these mistakes to improve your chances of getting the settlement you deserve....

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The Hidden Dangers of Keyless Cars

Nihar Patel | Attorney Greenville SC

In May, the New York Times reported on the dangers of keyless ignition cars. These cars start at the push of a button as long as the key fob is nearby, no traditional key required. Modern and convenient, yes, but also potentially deadly. According to the New York Times, this feature has led to a number of unintentional deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning. The exact number of deaths is unknown, but more than two dozen deaths in this manner have been confirmed, while dozens more injuries have been reported. While absolute...

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Can I Sue for A Brain Injury I Sustained?

Nihar Patel | Attorney Greenville SC

Brain injuries can be devastating to those that sustain them. While most people make a full recovery from concussions or other traumatic brain injuries (TBI) within a few months, some people never fully recover and live with disability or impaired life function due to their brain injuries. A TBI can cause physical pain and affect memory, concentration, mental health and mood. The cognitive and emotional impairments can take a toll on the victim’s marriage and relationships and be detrimental to their career. If you or a loved one have sustained a...

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Delayed Injuries: Why You Should Wait to Settle Your Car Accident

Nihar Patel | Attorney Greenville SC

Delayed Injuries in South Carolina In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury is three years. That means someone can bring action against (sue) a party for injury arising from an incident anytime within three years of the incident. In some cases, it can be within three years of the time that the person should have known there was injury. (The exception is certain cases of medical malpractice, where the statute of limitations is only two years.) Examples of delayed injuries – injuries that don’t appear immediately at the time...

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