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How Large Truck and Tractor-Trailer Accidents Are Different

Matt Whitehead | Attorney, Carolina Law Group

There are various kinds of accidents on the road, including car accidents, hit-and-runs, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle-car accidents. All can be devastating, but undoubtedly some of the most destructive involve trucks or tractor-trailers (a.k.a., big rigs, semis, or 18-wheelers). Truck and tractor-trailer accidents are, unfortunately, not uncommon, with an estimated total of 433,000 accidents in 2015 involving large trucks, according to data from the NHTSA. Recently, in Duncan, SC, a tractor-trailer on I-85 struck and killed a man who was changing a tire on his car. Last month, two men...

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981 Traffic Fatalities in SC in 2016: Tips to Avoid Auto Accidents in 2017

Matt Whitehead | Attorney, Carolina Law Group

Auto accidents accounted for 981 deaths last year on South Carolina roads, according to preliminary numbers from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS). That’s 981 individual lives lost and families impacted. Non-fatal collisions number over 100,000 per year in this state alone, resulting in property damage and 30,000+ injuries, and costing South Carolina over $1 billion in medical costs and work loss. As personal injury attorneys at The Carolina Law Group, it’s our job to help people who have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident. In an ideal world, it wouldn’t be necessary because there...

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Navigating Dangerous Roads – Cycling Accidents in SC

Monty Desai | Attorney, Greenville, SC

Biking is great for the environment and for fitness, and more people than ever are choosing bikes over cars. Unfortunately, bicycle riders face many dangers on the road, especially in South Carolina, which is considered one of the most dangerous states for cyclists. We’ve seen tragedies in our own community; just last month, a cyclist died after colliding with a tractor-trailer in Greenville County. Here’s what to know about cycling accidents involving bicycles and cars. Bicycle-car accidents in South Carolina In South Carolina, a bicycle is considered a “vehicle” and must behave like one, obeying all traffic laws. In addition, bikes have...

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Winning a Slip and Fall Case in South Carolina

Mitchell Byrd, Attorney, The Carolina Law Group

What is a Slip and Fall? A “slip and fall” is a common accident that can lead to injury, disability or death. The victim of a slip and fall accident can sue the person responsible for causing the accident and may receive damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. Proving Negligence in Slip and Fall Cases To win a slip and fall case, the plaintiff (victim) must establish negligence. The following three elements must be shown: The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care There was a breach of that duty of care by negligent act or omission Damages...

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