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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....

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Preventing Truck Accidents: Safety Tips for South Carolina Drivers

Since large trucks are so much bigger and heavier than regular passenger cars and motorcycles, accidents involving large trucks are disproportionately more damaging than accidents involving just passenger cars. Nearly 3,000 people died in traffic accidents involving tractor-trailers and other large trucks in 2020, and many thousands more were injured. We help many people who are injured in a big truck accident here in South Carolina get the compensation they need to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other economic and noneconomic damages. It’s gratifying to help people at a very difficult time in their life and to see justice done....

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Calculating Workers’ Compensation Benefits: What You’re Entitled To

What benefits are you entitled to under South Carolina’s workers’ compensation program? Depending on the nature and severity of the illness or injury, South Carolina workers are entitled to certain types of compensation that are paid out at a rate pre-determined by law. That means South Carolina workers can reasonably know what to expect if they experience a workplace-related injury or illness....

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Snow and Ice Slip and Fall Accidents: Legal Considerations

We don’t get much snow and ice down here in South Carolina, but when we do, they pose a risk for accidents. Slip and fall accidents involving ice and snow can lead to serious injuries and even death, especially among seniors, for whom falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for people 65+. Some slip and fall accidents are just accidents. But what about slip and falls that result from another person’s negligence? What are the legal considerations of a snow-related slip and fall accident in South Carolina?...

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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...

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The Carolina Law Group Earns Three Honors in The Post & Courier’s Reader’s Choice Awards

The Carolina Law Group is proud to announce its recent success in The Post and Courier's Reader's Choice where the firm secured three prestigious titles: "Best Law Firm," "Best Workers Compensation Attorney" for Mitchell Byrd, and "Best Personal Injury Attorney" for Hugh McAngus. These accolades not only highlight the firm's commitment to excellence but also underscore the trust and appreciation of the community it serves. ...

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What Happens When a Truck Driver Has an Accident?

When a commercial truck driver is involved in a traffic accident, what happens next is in some ways the same, and some ways different, from when a driver of a passenger car is involved in an accident. That’s because the holder of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is subject to additional state and federal laws and often additional employer regulations, too. Here’s what happens after a large truck driver has an accident, and what it means for you....

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