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Preventable and Dangerous: Tire Blowout Accidents

Anyone can be involved in an auto accident. According to recent statistics, about 5 percent of the licensed population in South Carolina was in an auto accident in 2015, and other statistics show that 95 percent of accidents are preventable and due to human error or negligence. One type of accident that is completely preventable is tire blowout accidents. Here’s what you need to know.

Why They Are Preventable

Keeping your vehicle in good working order is your responsibility as a citizen with a driver’s license. This includes checking your tires for wear or damage on a regular basis. Tire blowouts happen most often when tires are worn or damaged on the side wall of the tire. Not checking your tires or repairing your vehicle is considered negligence in case of an accident.  Continue reading “Preventable and Dangerous: Tire Blowout Accidents”

What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

When you have a personal injury case, the last thing you want to worry about is how you will pay for your medical treatment and other costs relating to the injury. The stress of healing and treatment is more than enough for one to deal with. Having a good personal injury attorney to handle the insurance companies and entitled compensation will help you heal faster and without worry. Here’s what you need to look for in a personal injury attorney.

Free Consultation and Contingency

Most personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation, but not all. A free consultation gives the attorney the chance to hear about your case and make a decision about whether or not they can or will represent you. A good personal injury lawyer who believes you have a case will also work on contingency, which means that you pay nothing until you get a settlement or judgment in your favor. Continue reading “What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney”

Common Types of South Carolina Truck Accidents

Semi-trucks are among the most dangerous vehicles on the roadways. Semi-trucks have large blind spots. And because they are very large compared to other vehicles, they can cause a great deal of damage in an accident. While some truck accidents are not the fault of the semi-truck driver, there are several types of truck accidents that you should seek out an attorney for a personal injury case. 

Distracted Driving

Semi-truck drivers have a lot of technology at their disposal that makes their job easier and helps the company they work for to keep tabs on their movements and timing. This technology can include navigational systems, communication systems, and fleet management systems. Unfortunately, all of this technology can lead to distracted driving, which can lead to fatal accidents. Continue reading “Common Types of South Carolina Truck Accidents”

What to Do When You Are Injured in an Accident

Accidents happen frequently, and it is important that you take the appropriate steps when you are in an accident regardless of who is at fault. In April 2018, a research study was published that ranked South Carolina as the third deadliest state for auto accidents, with 20 deaths per 100,000 people in 2016. With that kind of statistics, it is inevitable that you may one day need to know what to do in an accident. Here are the steps you need to take.

Call for Help

You should immediately call 911 for any accident. If you or someone in your vehicle is injured in an auto accident or any other type of accident, your first priority should be to make sure that you are safe and receive medical attention. If you do not feel comfortable getting out of your vehicle before an ambulance arrives, resist assistance until they are on the scene.  Continue reading “What to Do When You Are Injured in an Accident”

3 Pieces of Evidence You Should Have for Any Personal Injury Case

If you have been injured by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury case or insurance claim. Regardless of the type of accident, you want to make sure that you have gathered some evidence to support your claims. Here are three pieces of evidence you should always be able to provide.

Medical Records

You will need to be able to provide your medical records relating to the incident. This includes your diagnosis and any treatment that was given. It should also include records of your treatment plan, including any long term physical therapy that may have been prescribed. The more information you can provide to prove the extent of your injuries and medical costs, the higher your compensation may be. Continue reading “3 Pieces of Evidence You Should Have for Any Personal Injury Case”