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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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Main Causes of Auto Accidents – and How You Can Avoid Them

Monty Desai | Partner & Attorney | The Carolina Law Group

South Carolina is used to being recognized for things like having wonderful cuisine, beautiful beaches, and great quality of life, but there’s another thing we’re known for: bad drivers and unsafe roads. Greer was recently named the #1 worst city in the US for driver safety, as ranked by the online insurance comparison site Insurify. South Carolina is one of the worst states for speeding and has one of the highest traffic fatality rates in the country. There are over 100,000 collisions in this state every year. But what causes all those crashes? Here...

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The Carolina Law Group Attorneys Named to 2018 Legal Elite of the Upstate

For the fourth year in a row, attorneys from The Carolina Law Group have been named to the Legal Elite of the Upstate List by Greenville Business Magazine. Mitchell K. Byrd, Jr. was listed among the elite for Workers’ Compensation Law and Matthew Whitehead was listed among the elite for Personal Injury Law in the August 2018 issue....

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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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Can I Handle My Own Workers’ Compensation Case in South Carolina?

Mitchell Byrd, Attorney, The Carolina Law Group

Workers’ compensation is a state-run, no-fault system that provides compensation to covered workers who have been injured on the job. It eliminates time-consuming and expensive lawsuits and counter-lawsuits that would otherwise result from such accidents and illnesses. Instead, workers’ comp pays medical coverage, lost wages, and other compensation in a regulated manner determined by state statute. In theory, any employee covered by workers’ comp in South Carolina who sustains an injury or develops an illness in the course of work should be able to handle their own claim and get the full value of...

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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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