Catastrophic Injuries: Seeking Maximum Compensation for Spinal Cord Damage

Damage to the spinal cord can lead to catastrophic injuries resulting in loss of function, loss of sensation, and chronic pain that can last a lifetime.

If you’ve sustained spinal cord injuries due to the actions or negligence of another party, you may be able to bring a personal injury claim for compensation. However, getting maximum compensation after a spinal cord injury can be challenging. Here’s what to know.

(Note: If you suffered a spinal cord injury while at work and you’re covered under workers’ comp in South Carolina, you will likely make a workers’ compensation claim instead. Read more about that here on our blog.)

Dog Bite Laws in South Carolina: Your Rights as a Victim

If you’re bitten by a dog in South Carolina, what are your rights as a victim?

The good news is that South Carolina’s dog bite laws generally favor victims. South Carolina does not have a so-called “one-bite” rule, like many other states do, that essentially gives a dog and its owner a “pass” on the first bite. Instead, South Carolina follows a strict liability standard where the dog’s owner is responsible for the dog’s actions even if the dog had never previously exhibited aggressive behavior.

Here’s what South Carolina law says about victims’ rights after a dog bite, plus the circumstances in which you are not protected under the law.

Hit and Run Pedestrian Accidents: Legal Recourse for Victims

Did you know that, according to the NHTSA, nearly 1 out of 4 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2021 were struck by a hit-and-run driver?

Leaving the scene of an accident after hitting a pedestrian is unconscionable, and illegal, yet it’s surprisingly common. This leaves pedestrian victims of hit-and-run accidents without the typical legal recourse to pursue justice.

However, if you’ve been injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, there are some things you can do.

Common Injuries in Truck Accidents and Pursuing Compensation

As we’ve previously covered on this blog, traffic accidents involving tractor-trailers and other large trucks are different from accidents involving only passenger cars. They are often more devastating and destructive, leading to disproportionately more fatalities and severe injuries for occupants of passenger cars. Certain types of injuries are common in large truck accidents, which we cover below.

If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own in an accident with a large truck (aka big rig, semi-truck, tractor-trailer, or 18-wheeler), you may also be able to pursue compensation from the at-fault party or parties. Read on to find out how.

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 one in an accident and are thinking about bringing a wrongful death claim against the responsible party, here are some legal aspects of wrongful death suits to consider.

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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