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Fatal Accidents & Wrongful Death Claims

Whenever negligence contributes to the untimely death of an innocent person, the decedent’s loved ones may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the legally responsible party. Through a ...
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What is Loss of Consortium?

Generally, when a family member is injured or killed in an accident, the injured person’s family may be able to recover damages for “loss of consortium.” Such a claim would be filed ...
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Anatomy of a Wrongful Death Case

What makes a deadly accident a wrongful death and when can a family sue? When someone is killed because of another’s negligence, the decedent’s surviving family can sue the at-fault party ...
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Who Pays for My Injury?

In many situations, when a negligent party unintentionally or accidentally causes physical harm to an innocent person, the injured party can file a lawsuit against the at-fault party so he or she can ...
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Top Personal Injury Accidents

In the United States, people cannot go around “accidentally” hurting other people and get away with it. After all, “intentionally” hurting someone else is a criminal offense ...
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How to Prevent Drowning Accidents

Now that the warmer weather has officially arrived, we’ve entered the busiest swimming season of the year. After all, there is nothing like taking a dip in the pool to cool down on a hot summer ...
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Medical Malpractice Claims in Columbia, SC

Were you recently injured at the hands of a negligent doctor, surgeon, anesthesiologist, or other medical professional? If so, you may be a victim of medical malpractice, which happens far more often ...
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Who's to Blame for a Pedestrian Accident?

Pedestrian accidents are scary events for both the pedestrian and the driver. They are also every parent’s worst nightmare. Striking a pedestrian with a vehicle is very upsetting, and ...
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Common Wrongful Death Actions in Columbia, SC

It’s no secret that homicide crimes are some of the most serious offenses in the United States. While the homicide laws vary from state-to-state, generally a person can be convicted of ...
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Drunk Driving Accidents in Columbia, SC

It’s no secret that drinking and driving is extremely dangerous – law enforcement, mass media campaigns, and the schools have made sure that we all know that. With the public knowledge ...
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What Can Go Wrong in a Hospital?

If you’re one of those people who get physically uncomfortable in hospitals, it’s understandable – hospitals are not fun places to be. Beyond the natural discomfort that a lot of ...
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Premises Liability Claims in Columbia, South Carolina

When it comes to our own homes, we have a pretty good idea of what’s going on. We’re generally aware if there’s a rip in our carpet, a creaky stair (old houses), a wobbly railing, or ...
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Pedestrian Traffic Injuries

While not everybody drives or has a driver’s license, one thing’s for sure – we are all pedestrians. Since the United States is a modern and developed country, Americans must ...
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Time Limit for Filing a Claim in South Carolina

Were you, or someone you love, recently injured due to the negligent behaviors of another individual or business? If yes, you should know that each state has enacted a time limit for filing a personal ...
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Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2011, there were 31 million visits to emergency departments for unintentional injuries. In the same year, 130,557 people died as a ...
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Claims Against Drunk Drivers and the Bars Where They Were Served

When a passenger or driver is injured at the hands of a drunk driver, they have grounds to file a claim against the impaired driver’s insurance policy, however, there is a possibility that the ...
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How to Get Reimbursed for Funeral Expenses after a Wrongful Death

This article provides a brief explanation as to how someone can obtain reimbursement for advanced funeral costs after a wrongful death. Within a few hours of a death, the coroner’s office, ...
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Common Questions About Wrongful Death Claims

If a family member died due to someone else's negligence, can I bring a claim? In South Carolina, wrongful death claims can be brought after the estate is opened and a representative has been ...
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Can a South Carolina fatal car accident create a wrongful death?

According to data provided by the South Carolina Department of Transportation there were 503 fatal accidents in 2010 through the month of August. Top causes for these deaths are accidents involving ...
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