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Filing a Wrongful Death Suit After a Car Accident

Nihar Patel | Attorney Greenville SC

In car accidents that result in death, the driver at fault may or may not face criminal charges brought by the state. A wrongful death claim is different because it is a civil matter, and according to South Carolina code, must be brought by the deceased’s executor or administrator, or in their name. If your loved one has died in a car accident, you may be considering filing a wrongful death claim yourself. Here’s what you need to know....

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3 Mistakes After a Car Accident That Can Cost You Money

Nihar Patel | Attorney Greenville SC

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is often a traumatic experience that can leave you confused and likely to make mistakes. Some mistakes can end up costing you a significant amount of money when it comes time to settle your claim and greatly limit your opportunity to obtain the medical treatment you need down the road.If you’ve been involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, avoid these mistakes to improve your chances of getting the settlement you deserve....

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The Hidden Dangers of Keyless Cars

Nihar Patel | Attorney Greenville SC

In May, the New York Times reported on the dangers of keyless ignition cars. These cars start at the push of a button as long as the key fob is nearby, no traditional key required. Modern and convenient, yes, but also potentially deadly. According to the New York Times, this feature has led to a number of unintentional deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning. The exact number of deaths is unknown, but more than two dozen deaths in this manner have been confirmed, while dozens more injuries have been reported. While absolute...

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Main Causes of Auto Accidents – and How You Can Avoid Them

Monty Desai | Partner & Attorney | The Carolina Law Group

South Carolina is used to being recognized for things like having wonderful cuisine, beautiful beaches, and great quality of life, but there’s another thing we’re known for: bad drivers and unsafe roads. Greer was recently named the #1 worst city in the US for driver safety, as ranked by the online insurance comparison site Insurify. South Carolina is one of the worst states for speeding and has one of the highest traffic fatality rates in the country. There are over 100,000 collisions in this state every year. But what causes all those crashes? Here...

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What Is Comparative Negligence In South Carolina?

Matt Whitehead | The Carolina Law Group

What Is Comparative Negligence In South Carolina? Let’s say you were in a car accident with a driver in another vehicle. Both of you have suffered injuries and have sustained damage to your cars. Both of you are looking at big expenses. And both of you were partially responsible for the accident. What happens now? Who can recover damages? Who’s on the hook for paying those damages? What Happens When More Than One Person Is at Fault? Different states figure out the answers to these questions differently. A few states follow a rule of...

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Compensation You May Be Entitled to After a Car Accident

Matt Whitehead | The Carolina Law Group

You might know that if you’re injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to damages under South Carolina law, including, but not limited to, compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But those are just a few of the possible types of compensation that may be recoverable. Below describes some of the types of compensation you may be entitled to under certain circumstances....

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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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