Semi-truck accidents happen every day as drivers carry goods across the country and through the southeast corridor. As more companies are using semi-trucks to haul their wares, the risk of traffic collisions increases. For example, over the last decade, the number of fatal trucking accidents has increased by roughly 12 percent, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Let’s look at the reasons for semi-truck accidents, why and where they happen and how an injury lawyer can help.
As consumers in South Carolina, it is important to understand how strict liability affects a defective product claim. For the most part, people in the state are dependent on manufacturers to produce safe products and provide adequate warning if a danger exists. Many manufacturers adhere to this obligation. However, in some cases, this obligation is overlooked, and consumers are hurt or killed, many of them children.
When discussing the grounds for a divorce, you are usually talking about breaking up a marriage due to fault. In South Carolina, basing a divorce on fault is one of two ways to formally end a marriage. The other is a no-fault divorce where neither party needs to prove fault. Let’s look at the pros and cons of the divorce types.
here are roughly six million auto accidents every year in the United States. Of these traffic incidents, about 33 percent cause serious injury, and 20 percent result in fatalities. Although most motorists consistently try to adhere to the rules of the road, there are enough reckless drivers to go around. According to Forbes, every driver has a good chance of having a minimum of three to four auto accidents throughout their driving lifetime.
Personal injury lawsuits are those filed against a negligent party for damages in an accident. The injuries are a direct result of negligence, and the at-fault party or their insurer is responsible for them. The damages are clearly defined by the State of South Carolina. There are different types of damages, and that is what we are about to examine.
When a worker becomes sick due to work-related activities or is injured on the job, workers’ compensation provides coverage for medical expenses and lost wages. In South Carolina, employers with a minimum of four employees must have workers’ comp insurance. It helps protect the workers and their families when they are unable to work. By doing this, both the company that hires the employee and the worker are protected.
Fatigued driving causes 20 percent of all traffic accidents annually and costs many people their lives. It is much less noticeable than drunk driving but shares many of the same attributes. In addition, drowsy driving often goes unreported. Learn more about this increasingly troublesome entity and how to recognize it and avoid it.
Your Morris Law Injury team has grown again. We are excited to announce the new Myrtle Beach office at 2411 N. Oak Street, Suite 403A 4th Floor, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. If you or someone you know is injured in an auto accident or at work, give us a call! (843) 232-0944.
While filing for worker’s compensation is common, not every claim is successful. In such cases, the claimant must appeal the decision made by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. The injured or sick worker can also appeal the commission’s final decision concerning the claimant’s benefits in the initial filing. Succeeding when filing an appeal can make it possible to care for oneself and loved ones while being unable to work. Having an experienced workers’ comp attorney by your side improves your chance of succeeding. Let’s look at the appellate process in South Carolina, what steps you need to take and how a workers’ comp lawyer can help.
Business owners must make an effort to provide safe parking for their customers. Some do this by providing a well-lit parking lot or a parking garage. Either way, the owner is obligated to take steps to make sure that no harm comes to the public who use their commercial business. Preventing assaults is a prime responsibility of the business owners, and failing to do that can trigger a personal injury civil lawsuit.