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Wrongful Death Claims in South Carolina: Legal Considerations

A wrongful death claim is a legal action seeking compensation for the death of an individual due to another person’s or party’s negligence or intentional misconduct. Here at The Carolina Law Group, we handle wrongful death claims to help surviving family members get the justice and closure they need, as well as hold the negligent party responsible for their actions. Wrongful death claims can help surviving family members deal with financial burdens such as medical bills, funeral costs, and loss of future income, as well as compensate for the pain of losing a loved one. If you have lost a loved...

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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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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 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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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....

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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...

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