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.

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.

What is Larceny?

Larceny is a type of property crime that involves taking someone else’s property with the intent to permanently deprive them of the property. In South Carolina, larceny may be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the nature of the crime.

How is larceny different from burglary and robbery? What are the penalties for a conviction? Here’s what you need to know about larceny in South Carolina.

What Is The Most Common Type Of Workplace Injury

Workplace injuries are, unfortunately, not rare. Private industry employers reported 2.3 million nonfatal injuries in 2022, according to the Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, 2021-2022 news release released on November 8 by the BLS.

Nonfatal workplace injuries can lead to days away from work, lost productivity, lost wages, medical bills, and even permanent disfigurement and disability. However, the majority of workplace injuries are not permanently life-altering, including the most common type of workplace injury.

How to Improve Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian safety is an ongoing concern across the nation. Tragically, 7,388 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2021, the most recent year for which stats are available, according to the NHTSA* That’s the highest number since 1981 (when 7,837 pedestrians were killed), and a 12.5% increase from 2020. A further 60,577 people were injured.

Why are our roads so dangerous for pedestrians? More importantly, what can we do about it?

We can all help make our streets safer for ourselves and our families, both as pedestrians and drivers. Cities and municipalities can make a difference, too. Here’s how to improve pedestrian safety.

What are mandatory minimums for drug offenses?

Mandatory minimums are pre-determined sentences that judges must abide by when handing out sentences to defendants convicted of certain offenses. That is, a judge may not sentence a defendant to any amount of time less than the law says. Mandatory minimums may include both jail time and fines.

Laws regarding offenses and mandatory minimum sentences vary by state, and the federal government has its own laws regarding mandatory minimums, too.

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