Each personal injury case is different, and this difference is essential when we are talking about punitive damages. For instance, some cases involve a simple lack of care where one party does not look out for another. This could be when a driver is distracted and does not see the car in front of them has stopped and hits them in the rear. In most cases, punitive damages would not be supported here.
Unfortunately, claims for worker’s comp are denied on occasion. Filing a claim can be complicated in some cases, but for the most part, they are straightforward. However, after an injury, dates and specifics can become muddled, and workers’ comp claims have definite requirements. Let’s look at some of the reasons a denial is issued in a workers’ comp case.
When a loved one is residing in an assisted care facility, it is crucial that friends and family members are not lulled into believing that nursing home abuse could never happen. Like other forms of abuse, it is often hidden behind smiles and pretensions of caring. Nursing home abuse happens when no one is around and done in a way that is far from obvious.
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.