South Carolina is a strict liability state for dog bites. There is no “one bite rule.” A person who is bitten or otherwise attacked by a dog can seek compensation from the animal’s owner without having to prove that the owner was negligent or that the dog was known to be dangerous. This law applies if the injured person was in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the dog’s owner or another person who was keeping or caring for the dog. There is one exception to the rule – if the dog was provoked to attack, the owner is not liable for resulting injuries.
South Carolina has specific regulations about how swimming pools are to be constructed, inspected, and maintained, for the safety of those who use them. For example, outdoor public swimming pools must be enclosed by a chain link fence or equal barrier at least six feet high, under Regulation 61-51. These barriers must have gates or doors with latches that close automatically and can be locked. No openings are allowed in these fences that are large enough for a four inch sphere to pass through.
If you have been wrongfully arrested, you may have felt intimidated because a public officer or someone in authority is involved. The mental trauma, emotional scarring, and every setback that comes with a wrongful arrest gives you the right to be compensated. If you are in a similar situation and have been arrested wrongfully, speaking with experienced wrongful arrest attorneys can help you get compensated. Read on to learn more about wrongful arrest cases and what to do should you find yourself in one.
Dogs are man’s best friend and protectors of property, but they can also be very dangerous. There are many cases of people sustaining dog bites that leave them with catastrophic injuries. If you believe that another person’s negligence contributed to you suffering a dog bite, you should consult with an experienced dog bite attorney to see if you should file for a claim.
People visit supermarkets, grocery stores, and other shopping facilities at least once a week, if not more frequently. When visiting these places, you expect to finish your activities without any incident. While that is the case, in most cases, you can end up suffering debilitating injuries in a slip-and-fall accident. You might be forced to spend money on medical expenses you had not planned. Attorney Allen from Allen Law is here to help you seek compensation in such circumstances. We will help you understand the law and initiate a legal process that will see you get compensated.
While golf courses are mostly calm and laid-back areas where people go to relax, they can also be dangerous. There are many risks of injuries on golf courses, and it is vital to know about them.
If you sustained injuries on a golf course, Allen Law is here to help. We will help you seek compensation for damages suffered, especially if another person’s carelessness caused them. Read on to learn more about common golf-course-related injury risks.
A “No-knock warrant” is any search warrant issued by a judge that does not require law enforcement officers to knock and announce their presence before entering a particular premises. Police obtain no-knock warrants to maintain the element of surprise, so suspects have no opportunity to destroy evidence or arm themselves. Although they serve a purpose under certain circumstances, no-knock warrants come with problems and risks.
The dog population in the U.S. is currently between 83 million and 88 million, as reported by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). With that many canines living among people, dog bites are bound to happen. Any dog can bite, regardless of breed, age, or gender. If you or your child has been bitten, it may be reassuring to know that not all dogs who bite a person are put down.
Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc on the South Carolina coast in late September 2022. The storm flooded homes and businesses, causing extensive property damage, leaving thousands of people without power. Ian’s second U.S. landfall hit near Georgetown, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, and at least 74 mph winds seventy miles from the center of the storm.
Swimming pools are a great way to have fun and cool off during hot South Carolina summers, but they are not without risk. Every year, approximately 3,960 people die from drowning in the U.S., at an average rate of 11 deaths per day, as reported by the CDC. An estimated 8,080 nonfatal drownings occur every year, at an average rate of 22 per day. Our state has one of the highest drowning rates in the country.