Keeping Safe Around Trucks on the Highway

By Julian Allen on June 5, 2022

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.

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Posted in: Truck Accident

How Car Insurance Companies Will Try to Deny Your Claim

By Julian Allen on May 30, 2022

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.

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When “Opinions” Are Defamatory

By Julian Allen on May 15, 2022

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.

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Posted in: Defamation

Injured While on Someone Else’s Property?

By Julian Allen on April 20, 2022

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.

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Posted in: Premises Liability

Why Motorcycles Are Significantly More Dangerous Than Cars

By Julian Allen on April 4, 2022

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.

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Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

Steps to Take After a Dog Bite

By Julian Allen on March 30, 2022

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.

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Posted in: Dog Bite

Careless Trucking Companies Cause Accidents

By Julian Allen on March 12, 2022

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.

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Posted in: Truck Accident

Were You a Victim of Police Brutality?

By Julian Allen on February 25, 2022

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.

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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