As one of the largest vehicles on our roads, trucks can cause devastating consequences in a collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2020, there were 132 truck accidents in South Carolina, the highest annual tally from the previous five years.
Car accidents can be life-changing. If you have suffered severe or permanent injury after a car accident, you might be worried about how you are going to take care of yourself or your family. Medical bills related to a car accident can add up, and you might not be able to go back to work for a long time, or maybe you won’t be able to work ever again. In the worst cases, car accidents can lead to the death of family members or friends as well.
Everyone has opinions. In some cases, having an opinion is even protected by law. However, there can be a fine line between opinion and defamation which can lead to legal wrangling between parties. This is particularly common when people provide their opinion about a business or a person and do so in a way that crosses the line from opinion to defamation.
It is possible to control conditions on your own property. If a dangerous condition develops, you are likely inspired to fix it to protect yourself and others from harm. Property owners in South Carolina have a legal responsibility to do just that – to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. The situation is different when you are on someone else’s property, public or private. You could be injured because of a hazardous condition that the owner failed to warn you about. If that happens, you have the right to seek compensation in a premises liability claim.
Riding a motorcycle is inherently more dangerous than driving a car, as stated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Motorcycles are smaller, less visible, and less stable than four-wheeled passenger vehicles. They are far more likely to crash in emergency maneuvers such as swerving or braking.
A dog attack is a traumatic experience, especially when it happens to a child. We know it’s difficult, but try to remain as calm as possible and make sure the person who was bitten receives immediate medical care.
A fully loaded truck weighs about 25 times as much as a regular passenger vehicle. When a truck crashes into a car, the results can be devastating for you and your passengers. That’s why state and federal regulations require special training for truck drivers.
Police officers have a duty to serve and protect citizens. This duty must be upheld under all circumstances. When police officers believe they are above the law, it is inevitable that they will abuse their power.
While making an arrest, police officers are only allowed to use the amount of force necessary to subdue the suspect. Anything beyond that is excessive, and this type of inappropriate police behavior must not be tolerated.
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.
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.