What You Should Do When Pulled Over by Police in South Carolina

By Julian Allen on February 1, 2022

Seeing flashing blue and red lights from a police car in your rear-view mirror is never fun. Depending on your previous encounters with law enforcement or from what you’ve witnessed on the news, your interactions with officers might make you very nervous.

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Posted in: Civil Rights

Poor Vehicle Maintenance Can Be Deadly

By Julian Allen on January 26, 2022

Proper vehicle maintenance may be one of the most important things you can do to stay safe on the road. Like all machines, automobiles require regular maintenance. Failure to provide it can lead to breakdowns and accidents.

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Posted in: Car Accident

Keeping Your Teens Safe on the Road

By Julian Allen on January 15, 2022

Traffic crashes are the second leading cause of death for teens in the U.S., as stated by the CDC. Nearly 2,400 teens ages 13 to 19 were killed in motor vehicle accidents in a recent year. Per vehicle miles driven, drivers in the 16 to 19 age group have nearly triple the risk of a fatal car accident as drivers ages 20 and older. Because of their inexperience and tendency to become distracted, teenagers are particularly vulnerable to automobile accidents. Parents should do everything they can to prepare their teens for safe driving.

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Posted in: Car Accident

Gathering Information After an Auto Accident

By Julian Allen on December 27, 2021

After a serious car accident, it is important to preserve as much evidence as possible to support your claim. Evidence helps you prove that the other driver caused your accident and injuries and helps establish negligence. The more evidence is gathered, the stronger the case your attorney can build to pursue the compensation you deserve.

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Posted in: Car Accident

What to Do When a Dog Bites Your Child

By Julian Allen on December 17, 2021

More than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs every year, as reported by American Humane. More than half of dog bite victims are children. Dogs attack children for a variety of reasons, and any dog is capable of biting under certain conditions. With more dogs seen in public places today, it is important to know what to do in case a dog bites your child.

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Don’t Talk About Your Personal Injury Case on Social Media

By Julian Allen on November 8, 2021

Facebook as displayed in the App Store on the screen of an iPad.Many people today use social media platforms to catch up on news and connect with friends and family. When you post on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, TikTok, or any social media platform while a personal injury claim is in progress, that information may become accessible to the other side. Attorneys for the defendant will be looking for any information that could cast doubt on the cause or severity of your injuries, your credibility, and the validity of your case.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Texting and Driving: A Deadly Combination for Your Teen

By Julian Allen on November 1, 2021

A person's hand holding up a smartphone in the driver's seat of a car.

Teens ages 16 to 19 have a higher risk of traffic crashes than any other age group. Distracted driving is a major risk factor for accidents, as stated by the CDC. As found in a recent national survey among teen drivers in high school, 39% had texted or emailed while driving at least once during the previous 30 days. Crashes involving teen drivers killed 2,042 people in the most recent year for which statistics are available, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Posted in: Car Accident

Elements of a Defamation Case

By Julian Allen on August 28, 2015

Defamation is a legal term that includes a statement(s) that hurts someone’s reputation. A written statement is considered “libel”, and a spoken statement is “slander.” Both individuals and companies may have a claim for defamation if the message contained the following elements:

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Posted in: Defamation

Mediation Works

By Julian Allen on June 3, 2015

A majority of counties in South Carolina require mediation. Both state and federal courts now routinely require parties to participate in this process for a variety of reasons. Here are a few aspects of mediation for the plaintiff to remember:

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Posted in: Mediation

Allen Law Opens

By Julian Allen on June 3, 2015

After spending approximately eight (8) years with Turner Padget, Julian Allen opened Allen Law to start serving the Charleston community’s legal needs. Julian worked primarily for insurance companies, defending personal injury and construction defect litigation. Now, Allen Law will focus on primarily representing individuals and businesses who have been damaged or injured as a result of another’s conduct.

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