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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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What To Do If You’re Hurt In a Motorcycle Accident

Monty Desai | Partner & Attorney | The Carolina Law Group

If you’re hurt in a motorcycle accident, what you do at the scene and after can have a big impact on an insurance company or jury evaluates your personal injury claim. Here’s what you should do if you’re injured in a motorcycle accident in South Carolina. At The Scene of the Accident Call an ambulance to the scene if you or anyone else has been injured and needs immediate medical attention. Then call the police to the scene. Be honest with the investigating officer but be careful to not concede fault because a...

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What is Workers’ Comp?

Mitchell Byrd, Attorney, The Carolina Law Group

Workers’ compensation is a state-run program that guarantees compensation to an employee injured or made ill on the job, regardless of fault. The workers’ comp system was developed to benefit both employee and employer. It removes the need for lawsuits and counter suits, which are often expensive, stressful, and time-consuming. Employees get the essential compensation they need to recover from their illness or injury, and employers don’t have to spend resources fighting lawsuits. Every state has a workers’ comp program. In South Carolina, the program is administered by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission (here). Here...

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Attorneys at The Carolina Law Group Named to 2017 Legal Elite of the Upstate

2017 Legal Elite of the Upstate

The Carolina Law Group is proud to announce that Matt Whitehead, Nihar Patel, and Mitchell Byrd have been named to the 2017 Legal Elite of the Upstate list, as reported in the August 2017 issue of Greenville Business Magazine. Nihar was listed among attorneys for criminal law, Mitchell was listed for workers’ compensation, and Matt was not only listed for personal injury, but received the most votes overall in the personal injury category....

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Is It Elder Abuse? Recognizing Elder Abuse

Matt Whitehead | The Carolina Law Group

The term “elder abuse” covers any kind of abuse of an elderly person. It is a topic that has gained increasing attention in the past few years as the population ages and people live longer. The National Center on Elder Abuse reports a prevalence of approximately 10%, but warns this figure is likely far lower than reality, as many cases go unreported....

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