08/03/20 | Auto AccidentsMotor vehicle accidents happen every day. According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, 142,406 motor vehicle accidents took place across the state in just one recent year. To put that figure into perspective, ...Read More
What to Do After a Car Accident
07/03/20 | Auto AccidentsSeveral Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Legal Rights If you haven’t yet experienced your first accident, perhaps you’re wondering: What am I supposed to do after a car accident? Read on for more information. Before an ...Read More
Truck Driver Fatigue
07/02/20 | Auto AccidentsMore than 15 million commercial trucks travel along U.S. roadways, as truck drivers deliver 70 percent of the nation’s shipped goods each year. While the commercial trucking industry is an important aspect of the nation’s...Read More
06/08/20 | Auto AccidentsThe average American drives thousands of miles each year. More than 90% of working people drive to and from work, with the average commute in the United States reaching a new high of 27.1 minutes. Over a year, that means the ...Read More
How Much to Expect From a Car Accident Settlement
06/06/20 | Auto AccidentsCar travel is an everyday part of life. Unfortunately, so are car accidents, which may leave a victim injured and facing massive bills, lost wages, and an uncertain future. Each year more than 6 million car accidents take pla...Read More
COVID-19 and Nursing Homes
04/15/20 | UncategorizedIn South Carolina, the first death related to COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, was an elderly person residing at a nursing home in Lexington. In early March, the resident was transferred from the nursing home facility to ...Read More
What Should You Do After a Car Accident Checklist
03/07/20 | Auto AccidentsDid you know that there is one traffic collision every 3.7 minutes in South Carolina? That’s a scary number. Even scarier: these collisions lead to one injury every 8.7 minutes and one fatality every 8.9 hours. As drivers, ...Read More
How Do Bedsores Occur?
09/19/19 | Abuse and NeglectBedsores should virtually never occur in any patient who is properly monitored and cared for. These painful and potentially dangerous injuries are preventable if nursing homes insist on appropriate staff performance. If you o...Read More
Violent Crime and Uber Drivers:
08/25/19 | Personal InjuriesHow to Stay Safe When Your Ride Arrives Earlier this year, Samantha Josephson, a University of South Carolina student, was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by a man posing as an Uber driver. What began as a fun night out with...Read More
How to Prevent Elder Abuse
08/20/19 | Abuse and NeglectElder abuse is a serious problem. According to the National Council on Aging, about 10 percent of all adults aged 60 and older have experienced some form of elder abuse. However, most researchers agree the actual percentages ...Read More
How to Report Elder Abuse in South Carolina
08/09/19 | Abuse and NeglectTrusting your loved one to the care of others is never easy. When a member of your family suffers elder abuse from another family member or from a caregiver, you must take action. Learning more about various types of abuse, t...Read More
South Carolina Nursing Homes as Rated by ProPublica and Medicare
07/04/19 | Abuse and NeglectAs the population ages, everyone is at greater risk for chronic illnesses or in need of specialized supervision. The number of South Carolina residents age 85 and older will increase 101 percent from 2012 to 2032. South Carol...Read More
South Carolina Medicare Hospital Ratings
07/03/19 | Medical MalpracticeChoosing the best hospital for you is an important decision, but it can be difficult. Sometimes you simply go to the hospital closest to you, the one that specializes in your medical condition, the one that accepts your insur...Read More
What Is Nursing Home Abuse?
04/30/19 | Abuse and NeglectWhen you move an elderly member of your family into a nursing home, you have a right to expect that the nursing home will provide adequate care. South Carolina’s Bill of Rights for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities ind...Read More
The Unacceptable Reality of Elder Abuse
04/01/19 | Abuse and NeglectJune 15, 2006, was established as the first annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Despite more than a decade of global awareness, the egregious problem of elder abuse persists in the United States. Recently, the Greenville ...Read More
Is the Rear Driver Always at Fault in a Rear-End Accident in South Carolina?
12/19/18 | Auto AccidentsMany people may have heard the myth that “the rear driver is always at fault in rear-end accidents.” While it is certainly true that the person driving the rear vehicle is usually at fault, it certainly is not the case th...Read More
Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
12/18/18 | Personal InjuriesThe question of whether you need a personal injury lawyer after being involved in an accident or suffering an injury is one that is very fact specific, generally to be decided on a case-by-case basis. However, there are som...Read More
What Causes Pressure Sores?
06/18/18 | Abuse and NeglectProlonged pressure that limits blood flow to the skin cause pressure sores, or as they are more commonly known, bedsores. This injury commonly afflicts sedentary people who cannot to move out of certain positions. Remaining i...Read More
FAQ About Nursing Home Abuse Claims
06/04/18 | Abuse and NeglectIt’s difficult to imagine that the nursing home staff tasked with caring for its elderly patrons would ever engage in nursing home abuse. Still, abuse is a national concern for the almost 5 percent of people older than 65 i...Read More
What Are Chemical Restraints in a Nursing Home?
05/28/18 | Abuse and NeglectIf you had to make the difficult decision that your aging parent or relative needs nursing home care, you naturally want to make sure your mother or father receives the best care possible. One factor that it’s important to ...Read More
Nursing Home Residents Should Never Develop Bed Sores
03/26/18 | Abuse and NeglectMaking the decision that your loved one needs the skilled care of a nursing home is never an easy one. Furthermore, it necessitates a good deal of research and investigation to find a facility that will provide your elderly r...Read More
TBIs: Frequently Asked Questions
03/19/18 | Brain InjuryMany kinds of accidents commonly cause traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Because of their prevalence and their significant negative effects, some working knowledge about TBIs and the ability to recognize this type of injury ca...Read More
Nursing Home Injuries and the Risk of Overmedication
03/12/18 | Abuse and NeglectNursing home injuries are some of the most upsetting cases that attorneys come up against. After all, you entrusted your loved one—after what was most likely an agonizing decision-making process—to a nursing home that you...Read More
Spinal Cord Injury FAQ
02/12/18 | Auto Accidents, Personal InjuriesSpinal cord injuries (SCIs) can terrify their victims, who often go on to face long-term medical issues that may never resolve—or even disabilities that can prevent them from living independently. It is not surprising, ther...Read More
Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
01/08/18 | Abuse and NeglectIf your loved one lives in a nursing home, chances are you worry about her well-being and whether she receives proper treatment. South Carolina law expects nursing homes to meet a specific standard of care. This involves prov...Read More