SCDPS “Sober or Slammer” Campaign Focuses on Drunk Driving During Labor Day Weekend

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) refers to the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day as the 100 Deadly Days of Summer. This is a period, “during which traffic fatalities historically increase,” and this is primarily due to an increase in drunk driving accidents. To cap off its efforts to target drunk [...]

What are Your Legal Rights After an Accident Involving a Teen Driver in South Carolina?

According to the South Carolina Department of Insurance (DOI), a teen driver is involved in a collision that results in injury or death every 1.4 hours. This amounts to approximately 17 accidents per day or 6,257 accidents per year. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident involving a teen [...]

What Should You Do After a Collision with an Out-of-State Vehicle in South Carolina?

Summer is here, and with most COVID-19 restrictions in South Carolina having been lifted, we are already starting to see many visitors from other states. While this is good news for the state’s tourism economy, it also means our roads are getting busier. This, unfortunately, means that the number of car accidents in South Carolina [...]

How Do You Recover Compensation for a Rear-End Collision in South Carolina?

Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident by far. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data, approximately 40 percent of all car accidents in the United States are rear-ended collisions. One of the reasons why rear-end collisions are so common is that they can result from a wide range of [...]

How Much Can You Recover for a Car Accident in South Carolina?

If you have been injured in a car accident in South Carolina, you need to know how much you can recover. This is critical for dealing with the insurance companies, and as your claim progresses, you will need to know when (and if) you should consider accepting a settlement. So, how do you calculate your [...]

10 Things NOT To Do After a Car Accident in South Carolina

We recently published a list of 15 things to do after a car accident in South Carolina. While it is essential to know what to do, it is important to know what not to do. With this in mind, here is a list of 10 things NOT to do after being involved in a vehicle [...]

What are Your Rights if You Were Partially at Fault in an Auto Accident in South Carolina?

When you are involved in an auto accident that is someone else’s fault, you are entitled to just compensation for your accident-related losses. But, what happens when you are partially to blame for your own injuries? The answer to this question varies by state. Some states allow accident victims to recover compensation regardless of their [...]

12 Reasons the Insurance Companies Might Deny Your South Carolina Auto Accident Claim

When you are injured in an auto accident in South Carolina, recovering your losses usually means filing an insurance claim. While the insurance companies are required to treat accident victims fairly and handle all claims in good faith, they are also well within their rights to deny coverage when coverage is not warranted. To be [...]

What are Your Family’s Legal Rights After a Fatal Car Accident in South Carolina?

If you spend much time on I-26, you have likely seen the signs that keep count of the number of fatal traffic accidents in South Carolina. But, the idea that a loved one’s death might increase the number almost certainly never crossed your mind. If you are now struggling to cope with the loss of [...]