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How to read your South Carolina car accident report

There are many factors that go into building a strong car accident case. One of them is the official car accident report, which contains critical details on how your crash occurred. Once the police arrive at the crash scene, they conduct an initial investigation. This included interviewing all parties involved, examining physical evidence, issuing citations...

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How did your car wreck happen?

Each year, an average of more than 100,000 car wrecks occur in South Carolina. In 2018, there were 142,406 crashes that resulted in 1,036 fatalities and 58,053 non-fatal injuries. When a crash occurs, the cause can be as clear as day. But crashes often happen so fast that crash victims aren't aware of what happened....

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How can I afford to hire a car accident attorney?

One of the many concerns people have after being involved in a car accident is the cost of hiring an attorney. Car accidents are often expensive. You may be dealing with the cost of getting your car fixed and getting temporary transportation. You may also be dealing with the cost of medical care for your...

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What are my legal options if I sustained injuries due to airbag deployment?

Airbags are designed to reduce the likelihood of death or severe injuries during a car wreck. When a crash occurs, front seat occupants will make contact with a deployed airbag rather than a steering wheel or dashboard. Airbag deployment can occur in a collision at speeds between 8-14 mph, according to safercar.gov. During a collision,...

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What should I do if I have a concussion from a crash?

Concussions are often considered mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), yet the impact of this type of TBI can be debilitating for many people. This type of injury commonly occurs in frontal collisions, side impact crashes and rollovers. The impact of a crash can cause the brain to bang against the inner lining of the skull,...

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How much can I expect from my car accident claim?

If you were involved in a car accident, you may be looking to pursue damages for medical costs, property damage and lost wages. Doing so isn't easy, however. Not only will you need the right attorney on your side to advocate for you, the process can take several months. The South Carolina car accident attorneys...

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Delayed injury symptoms after a car accident

Not all crash victims feel pain immediately after a crash. When a police officer responds to the scene of a crash, he or she may ask if anyone was hurt. If you're not feeling any pain at the moment, you may report that you're completely fine and able to go about your day. As back...

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Safety advocates urge caution as states ease pandemic stay-at-home restrictions

South Carolina has already begun loosening COVID-19 restrictions under certain social distancing guidelines. As life starts to transition back to the new normal, more people will begin traveling. The Governors Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging drivers to use caution behind the wheel. Rusty driving skills due to lack of traveling GHSA Executive Director Jonathan...

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Research shows that South Carolina's distracted driving laws are among the most lenient in the U.S.

For many drivers, the urge to use a cellphone and multitask behind the wheel is hard to resist. Some drivers may occasionally tune their radios or take a sip of coffee. While this may seem harmless, any visual, manual, and cognitive distraction can potentially lead to a crash. Cellphones and other mobile electronic devices have...

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Why are multi-vehicle crashes so complex?

If you were involved in a car wreck involving multiple vehicles, you're likely dealing with a highly complex claim. Dealing with the at-fault driver's insurance company in a two-car crash can be difficult enough. In a multi-vehicle crash, you're dealing with more than one insurance company. The problem with multi-vehicle crashes is that determining who...

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