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What Not To Do After A Car Accident

Monty Desai | Partner & Attorney | CLG

Hopefully, you know what to do if you are ever in a car accident: seek medical attention if needed; if your car is safe to drive and is causing a hazard where it is, pull it to the side of the road; call the police; and exchange insurance information with the other driver(s). It is also smart to take photos or videos of the damage and to make notes for yourself of what happened so you do not forget the details later. Now that you know what you should do after a wreck, here are some things you should not...

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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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