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How Social Media Use Can Impact Your Personal Injury Case

There are many things that can impact a personal injury case from filing to compensation. While an experienced attorney will be able to negate many negative things from impacting your case, there are some things that only you control. Your social media is one of those things. How you use your social media accounts while you have an ongoing personal injury case really does matter.

Posting About the Case

It is a good idea not to post anything about your personal injury case on social media. This includes posting pictures of your injury, updates about your injury and progress in healing, and details of the incident that led to the injury. While it may be convenient to keep everyone updated at once using social media, it can actually be detrimental to your case. You could accidentally divulge information that could hurt your case, or you could misconstrue information that could hurt your case if misinterpreted. Continue reading “How Social Media Use Can Impact Your Personal Injury Case”

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”